The Ultimate Travel Guide to Cambodia: Explore this Magical Land!

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Cambodia: Explore this Magical Land!

There are plethora of reasons to travel Cambodia! From it's pervasive beauty to the impeccably interesting history, there's something for every group of people. And, this perfect Travel guide to cambodia will take you through each of its parts. Millions of wanderlust plan trip to Cambodia, "the magic of nature", every year! Read More

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This precisely planned Travel guide to Cambodia is an apt way of experiencing the scuttling of  Phnom Penh, and the incredible panorama of Angkor. Though Cambodia is small in area, for travelers, it’s a paradise and there’s a lot one can explore here.

There are a plethora of reasons to travel to Cambodia! From it’s pervasive beauty to the impeccably interesting history, there’s something for every group of people. And, this perfect Travel guide to Cambodia will take you through each of its parts. Millions of wanderlust plan trip to Cambodia, “the magic of nature”, every year!

Trip at a Glance

Day 1: Phnom Penh - Welcome to Cambodia

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Explore the City’s Best Attraction

Day 3: Siem Reap - Travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Day 4: Angkor (Siem Reap) - Exploring Cambodia’s Biggest Attractions

Day 5: Angkor (Siem Reap) - the Second day to Angkor Archaeological Park

Day 6: Take your flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Trip Highlights

  • This is your first day in Cambodia! You will be landing at Phnom Penh International airport. It’s the capital city of the country.

  • And, if you are looking for one of the best cities in Asia to travel, then one name that can’t be missed would be Phnom Penh.

  • One of the most favorite destinations of travelers in Siem Reap! And, it is the glory of the extraordinary temples of Angkor, that attracts travelers from around the globe to Siem Reap.

  • Angkor Archaeological Park; This is the most sought-after attractions of Cambodia. Many people, plan a trip to Cambodia, to closely feel the glory of the place.

  • This day is going to be a complete day visiting this incredible park. As you already know, there’s a lot to visit in Angkor, but still, if you are restricted on time then you can make it in one day

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Phnom Penh - Welcome to Cambodia

This is your first day in Cambodia! You will be landing at Phnom Penh International airport. It’s the capital city of the country. For its dynamism and everything, Phnom Penh is considered as the cultural and economic center of the country. And, it’s great that you can easily get to find some of the cheapest hotels to stay in Phnom Penh, around the city’s Riverside areas. Once you are settled, our planned Travel guide to Cambodia will take you through every nook and cranny of the city.

Day 2: Phnom Penh - Explore the City’s Best Attraction

And, if you are looking for one of the best cities in Asia to travel, then one name that can’t be missed would be Phnom Penh. Not only with respect to the interesting places to visit, but there are also a range of things to do in Cambodia when you are in Phnom Penh. On your second day in Phnom Penh, you will be visiting gruesome past of the country, and also the outstandingly beautiful Palace that is the evidence of the country’s Royal stories. Some of the most interesting places to visit in Cambodia, Phnom Penh are the Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, The Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, and The 1930s Central Market. This market is the best place to shop in Phnom Penh with a lot of avenues to cherry-pick the perfect item, and that too at a reasonable cost.

Day 3: Siem Reap - Travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

One of the most favorite destinations of travelers in Siem Reap! And, it is the glory of the extraordinary temples of Angkor, that attracts travelers from around the globe to Siem Reap. You can take a direct flight from Phnom Penh, which is the fastest way to travel. But, if you are restricted with your budget, the best way to travel to Siem Reap would be taking a minibus. It takes around five to six hours to travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, costing you between $8 to $10. And, you can find a variety of luxurious and cheap hotels to stay in Siem Reap very easily. You do not need to panic!

Day 4: Angkor (Siem Reap) - Exploring Cambodia’s Biggest Attractions

Angkor Archaeological Park; This is the most sought-after attractions of Cambodia. Many people, plan a trip to Cambodia, to closely feel the glory of the place. The great Angkor Archaeological Park is spread in an area of 400 square kilometers. There are an assortment of reasons, why Angkor Archaeological Park is the best place to visit in Cambodia. You will get to see here, the ruins of Angkor Thom, capitals of the Khmer Empire, and Angkor Wat. The park houses several temples, and most of them were built from the 9th century to the 15th century. The Angkor Archaeological Park is spread in a large area, and you may feel one day not enough to explore whole of it. But, we have designed this Travel guide to Cambodia in a way to take you through the interesting highlights of the place in just one day. On the first day of your trip to Angkor Archaeological Park, just take a leisure trip around the park.

Day 5: Angkor (Siem Reap) - The Second day to Angkor Archaeological Park

This day is going to be a complete day visiting this incredible park. As you already know, there’s a lot to visit in Angkor, but still, if you are restricted on time then you can make it in one day. You can go around, seeing the highlights. But, of course, you will be willing to give only a few hours and will need to be quick enough to cover all the temples. It may be that you have to skip some of the farthest temples. The best way to visit the Angkor Archaeological Park in one day is to hire a private tuk-tuk. It will cost you between $12 to $15 to hire a tuk-tuk for the whole day. Follow the following Cambodia Travel tips for your one day tour through Angkor Archaeological Park.

  • Start your day as early as you can! Since the park opens at 5 am in the morning. Arriving before dawn will allow you to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat. Which is one of the incredible things here!

  • After the Angkor Wat, head towards Angkor Thom! Here you will see the Bayon, which is a Mahayana Buddhist temple of the 12th century. This temple is specifically known for the smiling face sculptures.

  • Then, head towards the moat where you will see Takeo! It’s a  pyramid temple built in five-levels and using sandstone blocks.

  • In the end, you can visit Ta Prohm, which was built in the 12th century. You will see this place in the natural state and has trees and jungle all through.

Day 6: Take your flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

This is your last day in Cambodia and you are definitely taking back home a lot of memories with you. On the morning of your seventh day in Cambodia, take your flight back to Phnom Penh from where you can take your connecting flight back home.

 

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