5 Places To Visit In Cambodia
Author: Josh Harrison
Like any other destination in Southeast Asia, Cambodia offers the tourist so many attractions it is difficult to narrow the list down. In this article, we will give you some special insights into Cambodia life that you might like to include on your itinerary. But before you go, have you compared travel insurance quotes yet? It is always imperative that you arrange travel insurance before you travel anywhere in Southeast Asia so you can travel with peace of mind knowing that any contingency will be catered for.
There are five destinations you should at least consider before you finalise your travel plans:
- Phnom Penh. The capital of Cambodia has many interesting temples and markets that you can visit day and night. But perhaps one of the more famous destinations with tourists is the Russian Market. Also known as Psar Tuol Tompoung, this is a bargain hunters dream come true. You can find just about anything from food to souvenirs and clothing, and the prices are almost unbelievable. As long as you maintain a positive outlook and are friendly and smiling in your bargaining, you can expect to pay no more than half price and usually substantially less than that.
- Siem Reap. One of the most spectacular ways to see this famous city is by hot air balloon. From this vantage point you can really appreciate the expanse of Angkor Wat. It is difficult to obtain a proper perspective when you are walking through this ancient temple, so you will really come to appreciate the magnificence of this structure from high in the air.
- Choeung Ek. Although you may consider this a grisly recommendation, the atrocities of the recent wars in Cambodia provide a timely reminder of the value of peace. This area is better known as the Killing Fields made famous in film and print after the Khmer Rouge regime was toppled. Of the 17,000 people who were killed here, 8000 skulls remain as a haunting tribute.
- Kangpong Som. Located close to the Ream National Park, this delightful beach is the access point to some amazing scuba-diving. Divers from around the world marvel at the beauty of the coral and variety of fish all easily accessible by just walking off the beach. There is plenty of nightlife nearby as well so an overnight stay is in order.
- Angkor Wat. No visit to Cambodia would be complete without visiting Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world. It was constructed in the 12th century and it is an elaborate collection of buildings and monuments that seem to stretch out forever.
Cambodia is still developing as a tourist destination with its facilities improving every year. But you will still need to take out adequate holiday insurance so you can have a hassle free trip without the burden of worrying about adequate health cover for example.
Cambodia is ideally suited to the independent traveller as well as those who like the ease of travel that a group tour offers.
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