Cambodia is a unique location for vacation given its rich cultural history, wonderful natural features and the ever friendly behavior of Cambodian. Cambodia tours are very interesting, which is more and more attracting foreigners by several of its key attractions. This article will give you the guidances to get the experience of Cambodia travel tour during 5 days.
Day 1: Phnom Penh
Spend the day on a city tour, visiting the capital’s main attractions. In Phnom Penh, there are three destinations such as the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum, the National Museum and the Royal Palace all within walking distance. The national museum houses a large collection of Khmer history and art before a visit to Wat Phnom, the city’s namesake.
Phnom Penh, which is a center of culture, especially, it is constructed with a chilled riverfront, bars and restaurants and a bustling night market. The rest of this afternoon, you have a plan visiting the Royal Palace, home to the royal family and the opulent silver pagoda and spending sometimes at the Russian market for bargain hunting. Visiting the market, you can buy local foods such as made from creamy coconut curries to fried maggots and even tarantulas (apparently good for medicine).
Day 2: Phnom Penh – Siem Riep
Today we fly from Cambodia’s bustling capital, Phnom Penh to Siem Reap airport. Our driver and guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel for check-in. However, it is easy to transfer, you should move by tuk-tuk, which cost $20 per day. Spend the rest of the day to enjoy the pool of your hotel. After that, you can take a short walk to Old Market in the center of Siem Reap City.
Day 3-4: Siem Reap
Welcome to Siem Reap – the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor Temples. Devoted a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of historical temple such as Bayon, Banteay Srei, and the legendary Angkor Wat. In this list, the Angkor is one of the top tourist attractions in Cambodia. This huge and ancient temple features the remains of the famous Khmer Empire.
Starting with the magnificent Angkor Wat, which is the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture. It proceeds to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate and tops with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, you shouldn’t miss Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. These temples have many traditional elements of Buddhist temples, but the integration of elements of Hindu cosmology into its ornamental carvings sets it apart.
The West Baray Lake is Cambodia’s largest Baray, formerly used as a water reservoir during the Angkor period. Phnom Kulen National Park is the awesome park for anyone who is looking to explore the wildlife of Cambodia. It is located roughly 45 kilometers from Siem Reap, so it offers a refreshing change of scenery.
Day 5: Tonle Sap Lake
One of the destinations in Cambodia travel tour is Tonle Sap Lake. After enjoying the breakfast at the hotel, you will take a short walk through a tranquil Siem Reap neighborhood to discover the local way of life. Next, you will transfer to Tonle Sap Lake to board a local boat for a cruise through the floating villages. Especially, the Tonle Sap Lake is the most prominent feature on the map of Cambodia which is a huge dumbbell- shaped the body of water stretching across the northwest of the country. Moreover, this is the second largest freshwater lake in the world. Take a tour by boat to see floating houses, floating schools, and even a floating hospital.