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Cambodia Road Trips

Cambodia currently has no train service, but there are bus links to neighboring countries.  As always, overland travel will be far more interesting than flying, as well as better for the environment, and the journeys will be as much part of your travel experience as the destination cities and sights. 

Off the vibrant Phnom Penh City or Siem Reap, you take a bike or motor ride into rural Cambodia, getting a great opportunity to see the rice paddies and sugar palms of Cambodia. The landscapes here are second to none, and as you venture further into the provinces you can discover a slice of true Cambodian life.  The road trips are also ideal way   to discover Cambodia and get an accurate impression of the Khmer culture in your pace. 

There are various road trip options to choose from, some of which are a ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Siem Reap to Battambang, or ride along the coastal region of Cambodia or venture into the remote north of Mondulkiri or Rattanakiri.  This is really  a spread to remote mountain region and rural villages that overflow with old-world charm.

 

PHNOM PENH

SIEM REAP

BATTAMBANG

KEP

SIHANOUKVILLE

MONDULKIRI,

RATTANAKIRI

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia Trekking

Trekking in Cambodia is not anywhere near as developed as it is in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. There are few  'major' trekking areas in Cambodia;  Cardamon Mountains, Mondulkiri Province, Virachey National Park in Koh Kong Province, and Ratanakiri.

The excellent trekking and less strenuous walks are available for travellers of different background. The scenery is often remarkable – think plunging highland valleys and soaring limestone mountains. Generally, Virachey National Park in Koh Kong province seems the best choice for trekking adventurers in Cambodia. The Jungle stays in hammocks as well as kayaking, mountain biking, butterflies and bird watching are all growing in popularity. A less tourism friendly but popular activity is dirt biking and trekking.

If you want to combine the trekking and the hill tribe exploration, Ratanakiri seems to be the best choice in Cambodia. You trek through the jungles of Ratanakiri, swim at a waterfall and Crater Lake and meet many hill tribe groups.

 

KOH KONG

RATTANAKIRI

MONDULKIRI

 

 

Cambodia Foods

Squished between culinary heavyweights Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is often overlooked when it comes to food. But once you've sampled Khmer cuisine, you won't turn back. Cambodia was a French colony for many years and also has many Chinese immigrants, so both French and Chinese foods are widely found. In the west of the country, the cuisine is, naturally, influenced by the food of neighboring Thailand while in the east the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine are more evident.

Common ingredients in Khmer cuisine, Cambodia are similar to those found in other Southeast Asian culinary traditions – rice and sticky rice, fish sauce, palm sugar, lime, garlic, chilies, coconut milk, lemon grass, galangal, kaffir lime and shallots.  

The popular dishes in Cambodia you should try, are Fish Amok -steamed coconut fish in banana leaves, Samlor Machu Trey -sweet and sour soup with fish, Char kroeung Sach Ko -stir-fried lemongrass beef, Twa Ko -Cambodian sausage, Nom banh chok -Khmer noodles, Bai Sach Chrouk- grilled pork and broken rice, Kuy teav-noodle soup.

 

SIEM REAP

BATTAMBANG

PHNOM PENH

SIHANOUKVILLE

 

Cambodia Culture and History

Explore Cambodia, one of the most inspiring and incredible sights of South East Asia. This country offers so much more than just a holiday, a visit to Cambodia will not only bring you to some of the world's best ancient sites, but will envelop you in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a fascinating culture and a slice of real South East Asian life.

The country's most famous attraction is Angkor Wat, the largest religious complex ever built and ancient capital of the Khmer empire. This is the most visited site in Cambodia and features on the country's flag. If you have more time, catch a glimpse of Battambang where is the colonial architecture teetering into genteel disrepair, the riverside setting, and the laid-back cafes.

To understand more the culture and the history of Cambodia, you need to make a stop in  Phnom Penh,  country  capital city full of life. Lying on the edge of the Mekong River, Phnom Penh is the perfect place to relax after an adventurous day and is a fine place to be to see picturesque sunsets over the city's lake. Here is where we can learn about Cambodia's recent tragic history of the brutal Khmer Rouge dictatorship and the resulting genocide, at the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields memorial.

 

SIEM REAP

BATTAMBANG

PHNOM PENH

KAMPONG CHAM

KAMPONG THOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia Beach Escape

The coast of Cambodia already had uninhabited islands, white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and a national park, but now there are some excellent hotels too. There are several beaches that really stand out, and match up to anything its more popular neighbors have to offer.

Kep, a chic colonial beach resort until its destruction at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, is making something of a comeback while the town of Sihanoukville is also emerging as one of Southeast Asia's premier beach destinations. Situated in the centre of a small peninsula on the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville town is surrounded by several palm tree-lined beaches. Long Set Beach, Koh Rong is ideal for sunbathing, collecting shells and crabbing, this beach only began to see development quite recently and retains a very calm and desolate atmosphere. Under the sea, however, is a different story. Saturated with marine life and rich coral, Long Set is one of the best locations for snorkeling and diving in Cambodia.

 

KEP

SIHANOUKVILLE

KOH KONG

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia Cruise

There is no better way to discover the mysteries of Asia than a river cruise on its main artery the magnificent Mekong River. This mighty river melds the rich cultures of Cambodia and Vietnam in what was known as Indochina. Today, South East Asia, has an allure, intensity, and exoticism few travel destinations match.

The cruise along the Mekong Delta from  Vietnam  to Cambodia or vice versa  is an invigorating, enlightening and unforgettable holiday experience affording a relaxing way to discover Cambodia and Vietnam. From a tropical sun beating down on the lush rainforests of Cambodia, to myriad winding rivers in Vietnam's Mekong delta - you will witness unbelievable sun sets, unrivaled archeological and cultural treasures, warm smiles, exotic cuisines, and the frantic energy of reborn cities. Actually , there are several  overnight stay cruises available to offer  travellers an ideal way to travel  from PhnomPenh to Siem Reap or Cambodia to Vietnam, some of which are Bassac cruise,  Amalotus Cruise , Jahan Cruise , CF Mekong cruise, Pandaw Cruise, Jayavarman Cruise,Mekong Prestige II , Indochina Cruise,  Mekong Prestige Cruise, Toum Tiou Cruise, and  La Marguerite Cruise.

 

PHNOM PENH

SIEM REAP

KAMPONH CHHNANG

 

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