If there is one tourist destination in Southeast Asia worth visiting, it would be Cambodia. A country with a long and rich history, it has today become one of the hottest tourist destinations in the region, attracting people from across the world. From historical sites to cultural treasures, there is indeed much to look forward to, for those visiting Cambodia. If you happen to be traveling to Cambodia anytime soon, know that there is much that you can look forward to when you arrive here, especially if you are visiting the country with your kids.
Given in the list below are some of the best things you can do in Cambodia, should you ever visit the country with your kids.
1. Explore the Country’s Vast Southern Beaches
Located in the south of the country are some of the most beautiful beaches and shorelines in all of Southeast Asia.
From crowded ones to those that are completely hidden, Cambodia has something for just about everyone who may be interested in the seaside. Indeed, there are more than enough choices to go for, located across the country’s vast southern region.
So whether it is to relax along the shoreline, watch the passing ships or pick up a random seashell, this is one place where you can have it all.
2. Explore the Angkor Wat
The Angkor Wat is by far one of the most beautiful examples of Cambodian architecture.
Built centuries ago, the temple complex served as a Hindu place of worship, which was then converted to that of Buddhism.
For centuries, the place remained in ruins and covered by undergrowth, and as a result remained largely unknown. This however changed with the passage of time, as the news of the place spread far and wide.
Today, it is one of the most popular destinations in all of Cambodia, and is in fact has become one of its most iconic landmarks.
3. Dig into Some Amazing Cambodian Cuisines
When it comes to food, one of the best you can ever find would probably be the cuisine of Cambodia; and where better to dig into something delicious, than Cambodia itself?
From the humble momo to an assortment of rice dishes and more, there is much to check out while you travel across Cambodia.
If you are a foodie and would like to enjoy an amazing dining experience, just make sure to go to places that are relatively hygienic; you don’t have to go to a five star restaurants, but it is advised to take some precautions with regard to sanitation.
4. Travel by Ferry Across the Mighty Mekong River
Of the many water bodies that the country is home to, one of the most iconic is perhaps the Mekong.
Originating near the eastern ranges of the Himalayas, the Mekong river stretches across southeast Asia, before emptying into the sea.
A common way that people traverse the river is through the many ferry services that exist across the length of the river.
While these are largely used for practical purposes, it is also a great way to discover vast expanses of Cambodia as well.
5. Visit the Dangrek Mountains
The Dangrek mountains are a popular tourist destination for two things, namely the landscapes and its historical landmarks. The mountain range itself is located near the border region of the country, adjacent to Thailand.
The region is rich with greenery and natural beauty, mixed in with the occasional villages and more. In addition to this, it is also home to the Preah Vihear, a Khmer temple that dates back to ancient times.
The temple boasts of iconic Khmer architecture, and offers a stunning view of the surrounding valleys, hills and mountains.
6. Relax in Sihanoukville
Of all the places that you could relax in Cambodia, there is no better choice than Sihanoukville.
Located in the southern region of Cambodia, the place is a small port town famous for its laid-back atmosphere and relaxed way of life.
Although much of its economy is based on trade and fishing, it has increasingly become a popular resort town seeking a vacation from their daily lives.
In addition to this, the place also offers lovely beaches, a great view of the distant waters and last but not the least, spectacular views of the sun.
7. Check Out the Royal Palace
Last but not the least would be the Royal Palace, located in the capital city of Phnom Penh.
Built using iconic Cambodian architecture, the palace is one of the most important tourist destinations in all of Cambodia. The seat of power for the royal family in the country, it is well known for its golden hue, vast courtyards and beautiful gardens.
As a whole, Cambodia is a country like no other in Southeast Asia.
From beautiful seashores and historical landmarks to cultural elements and everything in between, this is one country that has it all on offer to any interested traveler from across the world.
So if you happen to be coming here, especially with family, know that you will be in for an adventure in life like no other.
This article is part of our popular series, Place To Go With Kids!