Cambodia is yet to make it’s mark on the tourism font, basking in the shadow of Thailand.
Cambodia is yet to make it’s mark on the tourism font, basking in the shadow of Thailand. Home to some stunning monuments – especially Angkor Wat, which is often referred to, as the eight wonder of the world, hidden undiscovered pristine beaches and bustling towns – it has it all. The history of Cambodia which has been through a lot, too has its own story to tell. Given below, are five reasons why you should consider taking that trip to Cambodia, sooner than planned.
The largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat (located in Siem Reap) is one of Cambodia’s largest draw. Built by the Khmer Empire, somewhere between the 9 th and 15 th century, the now sprawling 400 square kilometre temple complex, which includes the old walled city of Angkor Thom, Banteay Srey, Ta Som and covers many stunning structures and religious scriptures and monuments. Not to forget, this is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A trip to Cambodia unlike it’s costly counterparts like Thailand, Phillipines and Malaysia, is not only cheaper but also cost affective. A dorm stay is likely to cost around $3-$5 (roughly Rs. 214 – Rs. 357) per night, and if you’re seeking adventure, then you can opt for beach huts, which will cost around $5 (roughly Rs.357) per night. Cheap and filling street food is also available for about $1 to $3 (roughly Rs. 71 to Rs. 214). Therefore, $20 is sufficient to spend the whole day, not only comfortably but also lavishly.
Unlike it’s more famous counterparts like Thailand, Cambodia too has its own share of less-developed islands, yet to be discovered and explored, in all its glory. For travellers seeking to party and let loose, Koh Rong is the place to be, where as if you are seeking some peace and quiet, then Koh Ta Kiev is the place to be in, with pristine beaches, bamboo trees and huts for company. If you are seeking some adventure, then try swimming with bioluminescent planktons around Koh Ta Kiev and see the beauty of it all. Koh Ta Kiev
Cambodian cuisine although not as famous as Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, is equally delicious, if not more. The most famous Cambodian dish is known as fish amok – a coconut milk curry, served along with rice. Beef lok lak, Prahok and crab with pepper sauce is also equally famous. Rice and noodles are a staple and almost all food items have a hint of coconut in them. The seafood available there is also fresh and prepared in unique ways, worth trying. While there, don’t forgetto try out the famed Khmer cuisine, famous all around the world. P.S – For food enthusiasts, seeking something adverturous and exotic, try out some snakes, tarantulas, frogs, bats and crickets.
Siem Reap, Kendal Market and Central Market.
Cambodia has some of the best markets to look around and explore. In these markets, you’ll find clothes, food items and various types of artwork. Even if you are not into shopping, the markets are worth looking around and exploring. Some of the most well known markets are – Night Market in