Things to do in Cambodia
A hidden gem in Southeast Asia that has just been discovered by tourists around the world. Though Cambodia is a popular tourist destination, it’s not much talked about. Captivating Cambodia offers temples, beautiful islands life and beaches to all those who visit. Rich in culture and history. And now tourism is slowly evolving as a top industry of the country. A country you don’t want to miss, so plan a visit and strike it off your travel bucket list. This country is full of amazing sights you will wish to capture in your camera and memory bank forever.
How to get to Cambodia
The major International Airport of Cambodia is Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap International Airport. There is no direct flight to Cambodia from India. The airlines that fly to Cambodia are Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia Philippines and Silk Air. Malaysian Airlines fares are comparatively the cheapest.
Visa for Indians
Indians who wish to visit Cambodia can avail of the online visa facilities.
One need not apply through Cambodian Embassy anymore, there is an online application form. After filling it out, you can pay with your credit or debit card. They will email you the e-Visa document and the requisite papers required to visit. Just take a print out and you are on your way for a Captivating Cambodia holiday.
Best time to Visit Cambodia
Cambodia’s prizes possessions, the ruins of Angkor Wat and the surrounding Khmer temples, attract almost two million foreign visitors each year. Such places are really crowded, you wonder why everyone chooses the same day to visit.
Cambodia experiences a warm climate all year round. Majority of tourists visit Cambodia from November to March. However, off-season prices and good deals can be grabbed to visit Cambodia from May to early October.
Things to do in Cambodia
1. Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat is the top contender on every travel enthusiast bucket list. These temples are a must visit of Siem Reap whilst in Cambodia. The world is mesmerized by its beauty at Sunrise. Its the biggest temple located at Angkor. Angkor Wat was built under King Suryavarman II reign in the first half of the 12th century. The structure and carvings depict work of Khmer architecture.
The temple is well known for its elongated corridors sculptured hundreds of Hinduism epic reliefs and thousands of stunning Apsara dancer statues. Angkor Wat is so special to the Country that the country’s flag has an image of the temple.
2. Angkor Thom
The site of the Angkor Thom displays lack of restoration nonetheless it still offers excitement to all those who visit. At the entrance of this ancient temple is the most amazing sight. An entry bridge which is flanked by 54 stone warriors who have been depicted having a game of tug of war with the Naga snake. Most of the warriors are headless due to the Vietnam War. The entire complex makes a great tourist spot for pictures, I was told by my travel buddies.
3. Ta Prohm
The third temple complex worth visiting on your trip to Cambodia. It’s better known and more famous as the Tomb Raider temple. The entire experience of narrow corridors, tree roots, moss, and crumbling walls gives you an eerie feeling.
4. The killing fields
This is not a very well known part of Cambodian history that people are aware of. The Killing Fields is the place where Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge regime ordered the capture and execution of over 1 million men, women, and children, together in the late 1970s. This was a nightmare for the people.
Besides these must-see places, Cambodia offers great silver sandy beaches, pubs, museums, palaces, nightlife, good food. So much to see and explore in this Land full of culture and character.
This post is a part of the Blogchatter A-Z Challenge – Letter”C”. #BlogchatterA2Z 2019. Here is my post for letter B – Beautiful Bali