Cambodia is a small country part of the Indochina peninsula. Popularized by its ancient temples and sleepy coastlines dotted with glowing plankton, Cambodia has so much to offer travellers to are willing to go off the beaten path. Along with an amazing historical and scenic place to behold, Cambodia also offers a vibrant adventure scene perfect for intrepid travellers. From postcard perfect islands, Tarzan-worthy jungles and ancient temples, to its rich culture and warm people – Cambodia has something for everyone. Here are our top picks:
- While you are on a trip to Cambodia, get a chance to learn the secrets of authentic Cambodian cuisine with local chefs. Nothing could be better than trying your hand while making delicious and authentic Cambodian meals. Also, learn about the various tricks which is used while preparing the country’s traditional cuisine. Also visit the rural villages in Treak Village, Sojourn Ln, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia and marvel at the sight of the amazing beauty of this region.
- Phare Cambodian Circus uses dance, theatre, live music, acrobatics Jaw-dropping cultural performances by at-risk Cambodian youth and to tell Cambodian folklore stories relevant to the modern day with energetic, impressive shows. The circus is at Siem Reap.
- Animal lovers are in for a treat because a variety of endangered and rare wildlife call Cambodia home. Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, about 30km from Phnom Penh, is run by Wildlife Alliance. The centre houses rescued animals, including sun bears, pangolins and a range of monkeys, who are rehabilitated before being released back into the wild, where possible.
- In the sleepy island of Koh Rong, you can experience the magical planktons which light up at night. Have a few drinks by the nearby beach bars and when it’s dark enough, walk towards the shore in the darkest area, wading in about 1-meter deep water. If you stir the water a little bit, you will begin seeing the planktons’ glow at night. You can even snorkel at night, watching the world illuminate as you move around the water.