Travelers' Top Picks in Cambodia
One of the best ways to plan your magical journey is with tips and advice from those who have traveled here before. To help you get ideas, take a look at these options that have been rated the best by travelers who have taken these journeys in Cambodia. Spend your holiday time waiting in line? No, not you!
• Traveler Top Picks: Cambodia
» Private Tour: Angkor Wat Ancient Temples Full-Day Tour from Siem Reap
Visit Cambodia's magnificent Angkor temple complex on this private full-day Angkor Wat tour from Siem Reap. In the morning, visit the Roluos Temple Group, then return to Siem Reap for lunch. In the afternoon, spend two and a half hours touring majestic Angkor Wat before climbing up to Phnom Bakheng to enjoy a magnificent sunset over Angkor and its surroundings.
Located near the small town of Siem Reap, the Angkor temple complex is comprised of countless ceremonial structures built between the 9th and 13th centuries by the once mighty Khmer Empire. In the morning, you will pickup from your hotel and headed in the direction of the Roluos Temple Group, which includes the oldest temples of the Angkor Complex. Return to Siem Reap for lunch and in the afternoon, then take a two and a half hour tour around the majestic Angkor Wat.
Your tour concludes with a climb up to Phnom Bakheng where you will be able to enjoy a magnificent sunset view over Angkor Wat and the surrounding countryside.
» Tonle Sap Cruise Small-Group Tour
Enjoy a half-day, small-group tour from Siem Reap to the lake town of Chong Kneas on Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake. Travel by tuk-tuk to the lake, exploring the rural countryside. Then board a boat on the lake and cruise past the floating fishing villages.
Travel by tuk-tuk through the outskirts of Siem Reap to the lake town of Chong Kneas, the gateway to Tonle Sap. Board your boat and cruise through Tonle Sap, observing life on the lake as you travel past floating fishing villages that have their own schools, shops, hospitals and even crocodile farms!
The lake is home to rare and endangered water birds and is unique for its flow of water, which changes direction twice a year. With the change in seasons, the lake has the ability to expand and shrink dramatically. At the height of the wet season, the lake can be more than 7,400 square miles (12,000 square kilometers) and provides half of the fish supply for Cambodia.
On the return journey to Siem Reap, take the back roads into town and get a glimpse of daily rural activities, such as rice planting and harvesting, duck farming, and making the popular but smelly fish paste. Stop at a local Buddhist temple, chat with the villagers and try the local snacks.
» Mekong River Half-Day Small-Group Tour
Take a trip into the Cambodian countryside and along the Mekong River on this half-day, small-group tour from Phnom Penh. Travel out of the city by tuk-tuk, and then cross the river to Koh Dach, an island also known as Silk Island. You’ll travel back to Phnom Penh on a sunset cruise along the Mekong, where the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the city.
Leave the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh behind as you jump in a tuk-tuk (a type of auto rickshaw) and travel over the Japanese Bridge and into the countryside. Pass through rural settings and by roadside stalls selling everything from paper-mache animals to steamed corn. Then board a barge that will take you across the river and onto the island of Koh Dach, also known as Silk Island.
The village on Silk Island is typical of many rural Cambodian villages, with houses built up high on stilts. You will see people underneath the houses, weaving silk on hand looms and dying it vibrant colors. See how the silk is transformed from a cotton wool-like texture into thread on homemade spinning wheels made from bicycle parts. Try using the looms to weave the silk into distinct Ikat patterns, or wander the village and meet the locals.
Later, board a boat for a sunset cruise down the Mekong River and back to Phnom Penh. Admire the city from the water as the setting sun provides a stunning backdrop to the skyline.
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