Angkor Wat and other impressive temples were forgotten for nearly 400 years, before being rediscovered around 1860. These impressive buildings remind of Cambodia’s bygone era.
Tourists travel to Siem Reap to see the world-famous Angkor temples. The heart of Siem Reap is called Old Market. Here you will find many interesting restaurants, bars and shops.
Phnom Penh, the charming capital of Cambodia can compete with Bangkok, but is much more picturesque. There are lots to see: colonial buildings, the royal castle with Silver Pagoda, the National Museum including statues from Angkor temples, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (S21), Choeung Ek Killing Fields, Wat Phnom, and beautiful newly renovated market from 1937.
In Sihanoukville you will find beaches and beautiful islands. t’s a pretty new city, not so big, with wide streets and big buildings. All backpackers have made this city a tourist destination. The beach closest to the city is full of bars in the evening, but if you go further away you will find beaches with fewer visitors and smaller hotels. You can climb a little hill Wat Leu to see the city or visit a newly built temple Wat Krom. Just outside the city you can visit Ream National Park and beautiful Kbal Chhay waterfall.
Kep was the former seaside resort of French who lived and worked in Cambodia during colonial times. That is why the city is built in a Renaissance style. The seafood is delicious and cheap, especially crabs. Here you will also find a national park with mountains and dark green jungles. Taking a boat trip to the nearby islands is a fantastic experience.
Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city which was founded in the 12th century. The river Sangker gives the city a harmonious look. Like many other places in Cambodia, you will find beautiful French old colonial buildings here as well.
Kratie is located in the eastern province of Cambodia. There you can see the abandoned temples, make a boat trip on the Mekong River, hike in the beautiful countryside and discover small villages. There you can see the endangered Irriwaddy dolphins. The most beautiful sunsets are in Kratie.
Kampot is known for its old French colonial architecture, which gives the city a different and charming character. There are beaches and small islands nearby at Kep. Kampot Province offers Angkor ruins and caves, jungle hikes, bike rides, river cruises, island tours, fishing trips, isolated beaches and pepper garden visits, for which this area is famous.