Cambodia, the Southeast Asian country has been enchanting its visitors with its picturesque peaches, otherworldly landscapes, beautiful food and crystal clear waters. With its cheap economy and rich history and culture, Cambodia is has become a popular destination for travellers from all over the world. From backpackers to luxury tourists, this beautiful country has become a go-to country in Southeast Asia for every kind of travellers. The history and gifted geographical location have filled Cambodia with a ton of beautiful locations. There are a lot of stunningly beautiful places in Cambodia which you can visit. Here are the top four places which you must visit when you explore Cambodia on your holiday.
The fastest growing city of Cambodia, Siem Reap, is a must visit place in Cambodia because of its close proximity to the main historical attraction of Cambodia, the Angkor temples. However, the city itself is worth exploring. The laid-back lifestyle of this city makes it a great place to relax before you embark on your journey to the ruins of the Angkor temples. There are a lot of local shops for you to explore, and a ton of street food vendors for you sample some of the awesome delicacies Cambodia has to offer.
The most famous location in entire Cambodia is undoubtedly the Angkor Wat temple complex. In fact, many tourists come to Cambodia only to visit the ruins of this temple only. Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument ever built in the entire world. The grandeur and the vastness of this temple complex will surely blow you away. The temple was originally built as a temple dedicated to the Hindu god named Vishnu, however, it was converted into a Buddhist temple in the 14th century. Angkor Wat is the largest and the most well-preserved temple you can explore in the complex, however, there are many other temples in the complex worthy of exploring.
The awe-striking archaeological site, Koh Ker, used to serve as a Khmer capital during 928 to 944 AD. The site has been neglected and abandoned for many centuries. You can visit this site by taking a day-trip from Siem Reap. There are more than 42 structures in Koh Ker. Among them, Prasat Thom, a 98-feet tall temple pyramid is one of the most popular structure to explore.
If you want to explore the beautiful seaside of Cambodia, then Kep is the place which you need to visit. This beautiful seaside resort is full of beach activities and watersports. From snorkelling to water-biking to banana boat rides, you will get to enjoy an array of activities here. Snorkelling is really popular in this area. You can also visit Rabbit Island, which is a really popular beach among the locals and the tourists alike. Built as a colonial retreat in 1908, the town showcases a lot of historic architectures. You can explore the ruins of the old villas of this town which were destroyed in Khmer Rouge days. Kep National Park located near the town is a great place to enjoy some panoramic views of the ocean.