Cambodia Travel Guide
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- 85%Green Travelers
- 84%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 81%Local Culture
- 73%Art & Design Lovers
- 71%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (40)
- CambodiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 28, 2013
Although I only spent a week in Cambodia, it remains as one of my favorite countries. Genuinely friendly people left a lasting impression on me. And of course the splendor of the temples of Angkor cannot be debated.
- CambodiaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsNov 09, 2013
While Thailand and Vietnam get all the Southeast Asian press, the lovely nation of Cambodia often gets overlooked. Few ever go beyond the dark reputation of Phnom Penh's infamous Tuol Sleng prison and the Killing Fields, or 'must-see' reputation of the temples of Angkor in the north. Some travellers even skip the country entirely, choosing to devote more time to its big-name cousins to the east and west. More's the pity, of course, because for all its dark history, Cambodia is twice the "land of smiles" that Thailand is, and infinitely more rewarding than the aggressive tourist treadmill in Vietnam. With lovely beaches in the south, seriously under-rated Khmer cuisine, a cosmopolitan vibe in Phnom Penh, and -- yes -- the world's greatest single collection of temples near the wonderful town of Siem Reap, think twice about how you choose to budget your time in Southeast Asia, and give this wonderful and misunderstood nation a deeper look.
- CambodiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 07, 2012
Cambodia is a country rich with majestic and tumultuous history. The ancient ruins of Angkor Wat illuminate the golden age of the Khmer empire while the Killing Fields memorial displays the dark era of the Khmer Rouge. Reconciling the two isn't always easy, but fortunately Cambodia is currently picking its feet back up and it is no longer shackled by its violent past.
- CambodiaSep 13, 2012
The Kingdom of Wonder! Rolling green country side filled with rice paddies and palm trees. Beautiful people that are kind and genuinely friendly. All this plus the largest, most stunning religious site in the world! By far one of the best countries in South East Asia.
- CambodiaAug 05, 2012
i have been here 3 times now ,its agreat to see all the temples and Ankor watt,my advice is take lots of American dollors when you change that back its alot.there lots of bargains at phon penn.must be still some of the infustructure is missing ,but ccambodai trully is a Adventure, when you caome back you eat frese food you will feel a lot healthy,word of advice buy bottle water,and protect againts mosquitos,see tyhe countryside by motorcycle or fourweel drive its better.
- CambodiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 16Aug 01, 2012
Contemporary Cambodia is the successor state to the mighty Khmer empire, which during the Angkor period (9th to 15th centuries) ruled much of what is now Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The remains of this empire can be seen at the fabled temples of Angkor, monuments unrivalled in scale and grandeur in Southeast Asia. The traveler's first glimpse of Angkor Wat, the ultimate of Khmer genius, is simply staggering and is matched only by a few select spots on earth such as Macchu Picchu or the Taj Mahal.
But behind the brochures just as Angkor is more than its wat, so too is Cambodia much more than its temples. The south coast is ringed by tropical islands with barely a beach hut in sight. The mighty Mekong River cuts through the country and is home to some of the region's last remaining freshwater dolphins near Kratie. And the northeast is a world unto itself, its wild and mountainous landscapes a home for Cambodia's ethnic minorities and shy wildlife.
- CambodiaJul 03, 2012
Where to begin with Cambodia? Start with the amazing food everywhere you go, so fresh, terrific and distinct flavors. Then the beautiful people, always ready with a smile, always helpful, everyone in the tourist industry speaks English and it's easy to get around because of that. No matter where you go, pick up a copy of "Stay Another Day," available in all the touristy places for fun and interesting restaurants and activities that help support the local NGOs. That little booklet served as our guide book for our latest trip to Cambodia!
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