A city guide to Cambodia
When you think of Cambodia, you probably don’t think of bustling cities and highrises; but in fact, three of Cambodia’s top attractions are its major cities – and of course, the beauty that surrounds them.
If you’re looking for a tour that keeps you close enough to the shops to enjoy creature comforts, but allows you to also enjoy the country’s best tourism spots – the Big Three City Tour is the best choice. You’ll visit three of Cambodia’s major cities, learning about the culture, the cuisine and the customs of this amazing country. Here’s the top 3 cities and what you can see and do there:
Siem Reap is actually a pretty popular destination and to tourists, it’s known as a resort town. The architecture is colonial, and often Chinese style; and it’s filled with a fantastic array of hotels, resorts, restaurants and shopping. One of the best things about Siem Reap is that is located so close to Cambodia’s other most popular tourist destinations – including the beautiful Angkor Wat temple. It’s also home to the War Museum of Cambodia which is well worth the visit, the Angkor National Museum, and the famous walled city, Angkor Thom. You can explore floating villages, drink rice wine, and enjoy the beautiful climate all year round.
Located in the north west of the country, Battambang was founded in the 11th Century by the Khmer Empire and it is where the majority of Cambodia’s rice comes from. It’s located on the Sangkae River and is filled with French Colonial architecture. If you’re heading there, some of the most popular attractions you want to try to visit include Kamping Puoy Lake which is famous for the beautiful giant lotus flowers (the fiber of the flowers is actually used to make organic fabric as well so make sure you pick something up while you’re there!). The Baset Temple and Prasat Banan are also popular tourist spots, but there are many temples and sights to see and explore.
Phnom Penh used to be known as Krong Chaktomuk and is the busiest city in the country. It’s on the banks of both the Mekong River and Tonle Sap – both of which are extremely popular destinations for travellers to Cambodia. It was once known as the Pearl of Asia and there are lots of French colonial builders to explore. There is much to see and do in the area, from visiting the Royal Palace to paying your respects at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.
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