If you are seeking pure adventure and natural environment, foreign culture, beaches backed up by a jungle – you only need to get a ticket to Cambodia, but before you leave, make sure you are informed about the destination. This almost hidden in the jungle country, with a population of over 14 million people, has a lot to offer. You will be charmed by the numerous amounts of temples, castles, happy people, and mystic, mixed with Asian exotic.
Cambodia has many hidden and very less know places in the east part of it, and if you’re adventurous enough, you can get the best of it all. The country is located between Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, so the quality of the beaches is pretty much the same, but the country is penniless, and the infrastructure isn’t very well developed.
There are a lot of DIY vehicles on the almost missing roads, and the chance you feel dizzy watching them drive is almost promised.
The kingdom is slowly recovering from the crisis it has been through, and it’s turning into the desired destination by people from all around the world. Khmers are extremely helpful and happy people, and you will feel their warm welcoming immediately.
However, there are some things it’s better you avoid to secure your safety and a good time. Safety first – it is not recommended to go out on your own in the evening as well as to bring a significant amount of money on you or your passport.
It is also a good idea to make a copy of your documents and hotel card. Preferably use taxi or rickshaw and remember to always drink bottled water or boiled one, as the water that comes straight from the tubes is not good to drink. In Cambodia, you can even buy a malaria test from the pharmacy.
As it comes to sight-seeing there few locations, you shouldn’t be missing, and probably you won’t be left to. Phnom Penh is the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia that has become a metropolis with modern buildings. Among the sights of the city, you can see the compound of the Royal Palace and the famous “Silver Pagoda.” Ruins of Angkor occupy an area of about 200 square kilometers where hundred palaces and temples are standing still.
Southwest of Phnom Penh extends the Cardamom and Elephant Mountains where are situated the most famous national park in the country, “Bokor” waterfall Popokvil, the summer residence of the King and the “Old Palace,” which is now an open casino.
You probably are aware that the food is quite exotic and the local people don’t bother eating insects, cockroaches, spiders, and many other creatures that we aren’t used even to touch.
At the street markets, you can find everything from freshly fried tarantula through beautiful silk to handcrafted arts of a local artisan. It is certain that you will find many more exotic foods and unusual places and you should.