Cambodia is known as the country with the significant thickness in religion and it’s wild natural sceneries. As an experience travel agency, Far East Tour is always willing to provide the most helpful information for those who have not come to this kingdom. Here is the list of Top 10 things to do in Cambodia.
1. Contemplate sunrise at Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat, the most imposing and biggest temple, is located in prime location in all temples of Angkor. Angkor Wat was built under King Suryavarman II reign in the first half of 12th century. It is a pinnacle work of Khmer architecture.
The temple is famous for its long corridors sculptured hundreds of Hinduism epic reliefs and thousands of stunning Apsara dancer statues. In particular, getting up really early (around 4.30. a.m), preparing for catching the dawn (circa 5.30. a.m) at Angkor Wat will be an experience that you never forget.
2. Enjoy performance of Apsara “fairies”
While exploring Angkor’s relics, you will definitely see many carvings of Apsara dancers on temples’ wall. Apsara dance is one of the traditional long-standing forms of art in Cambodia, which is performed by beautiful and charming women. If you travel to Cambodia, especially Siem Riep, you should not miss this unique performance.
3. Being on boat to sightsee Tonle Sap Lake
One of the should do things, Far East Tour suggests for you in Cambodia is floating with a boat on Tonle Sap Lake. Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the most important lake of Cambodia. The lake enlarges and changes astoundingly in each season. From November to May time is dry season in Cambodia, Tonle Sap is almost dry whereas in rainy season it becomes much wider with many floating villages of residents living there. Sitting on boat and sightseeing Tonle Sap Lake will be an opportunity for visitors to understand more about the lives of people here.
4. Going by the “unique” mean of transportation
Battambang in Cambodia is well-known for the unique mean of transportation called Norris. Foreign tourists call it Bamboo Train (train made from bamboo). This is the main transport in Battambang region because it is both quick and cheap. With around 8 USD /time, visitors can go at anywhere in Battambang.
5. Kayaking is also one of the things to do in Cambodia
Visiting floating villages on the lake by kayak is considered as a “must try” experience when travelling in Battambang. Green Orange Kayaks is a nonprofit organization of local government, which specializes in opening free English classes for locals, as well as providing kayak tour service for tourists.
Here, visitors can rent kayak boats for half-day journey starting from Ksach Poy village. From this small outskirt village of Battambang, visitors can paddle along Stung Sangke river and return city.
6. Enjoying foods in Siem Riep
Siem Reap attracts visitors not only by famous Angkor temple, but also by delicious dishes from near and far. The special dishes here are always the exciting mystery with culinary enthusiasts, because appearance is usually quite simple, but how to make them is very wonderful and attractive. Can be listed as: Amok fish, Nom banh chok fish curry vermicelli, Tomyam papaya salad, jaggery yeast cake, dishes cooked from insects.
7. Visiting Mondulkiri ethnic minority village
Almost people in Cambodia are Khmer. In addition, there are also other ethnic minorities living here. And if visitors want to have more new experiences, they should try to discover Mondulkiri ethnic minority in Cambodia. It is located in the west of Cambodia. Mondulkiri district is bestowed marvelous natural beauty with pristine jungles, green hills and majestic waterfalls by Mother Nature.
Besides, community of ethnic minorities here are very friendly and honest, this place will be an ideal destination for travelers loving discovery and adventure.
8. Enjoy seafood in Kep town
Kep is a lovely small town, with one side next to mountain and one side next to sea. In Cambodia, this was one of the leading resorts which has a lot of things during period time of being colony. So, buildings and architectures here still be bold French style. Especially, visitors coming here should not miss the specialty of crab cooked with green banana– a specialty. It is evaluated as trying once time, will never forget a dish.
9. Enjoy a cup of beer at a local pub
Located in Siem Reap center, Pub Street has dense buildings and bustling nightlife. It is called “Foreigner Street” because every night Pub Street attracts a lot of foreigners to gather, visit, shop and enjoy specialties. Especially, the easiest way to feel atmosphere is ordering a cup of beer then chatting with friends and contemplating streets.
10. Shopping in Phnom Penh markets
Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, so it is easy to understand why there are so many places for shopping. Phnom Penh markets sell everything: from souvenirs to specialties of local. If you like shopping, you can refer to several popular shopping destinations in Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh night market, Olympic market, Russian market, Lucky supermarket, Sorya Shopping Center,… Maybe they are different between their settings up, but are the same in various interest things to buy and to do in Cambodia.