Published: 24 September 2014
As a holiday destination, Cambodia is a relatively unseen part of the world. But for those who do travel to see this incredible country, there are a wealth of amazing activities and sights to ensure the holiday is one to remember.
Here are the top five things to see and do when you holiday in Cambodia.
Angkor Wat Temple
The town of Siem Reap is home to one of the most incredible pieces of architecture you’ll ever see. The Angkor Wat temple was initially a Hindu and later a Bhuddist temple, and tours are available to take you to the carvings and depictions on the wall which illustrate heaven and hell.
If you want to make it even more memorable, go early. Very early. To watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat is a truly magical experience, and one that you certainly won’t regret waking up early for.
La Residence D'Angkor is a luxury accommodation close to Siem Reap, making it an ideal retreat for holidaymakers to retire to after a day of exploring Cambodia’s cultural offerings.
Tonlé Sap Lake
The largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Tonlé Sap Lake is a must see for visitors to Cambodia. During the country’s monsoon season, which runs between June and October, the Tonlé Sap River reverses its flow, which fills the Tonlé Sap Lake. This makes it the only river in the world that flows in both directions.
Phnom Penh Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
Built in 1866, the Throne Hall was constructed to house the King of Cambodia and his family. It was also designed to be a symbol or icon of the Kingdom itself, and to act as a venue for court ceremonies.
This, along with the famous Silver Pagoda, provide a great taste of Cambodia’s rich history and culture. For those who like to immerse themselves in the splendour of a new country, the Phnom Penh Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are essential viewing in Cambodia.
Apsara Dance Performance
Drawing inspiration from the mythological court of the gods and celestial dancers, Aspara dancers are extraordinarily elastic and flexible.
This traditional Cambodian form of dance was in the 13th century reserved for the upper classes and particularly the king. In modern day Cambodia, the dance is still performed and makes for a night of great entertainment.
Relax on a Private Island
For those who prefer a more laid back approach to a holiday, Cambodia can also provide that.
The Song Saa resort in Cambodia is a stunning place to enjoy a relaxing break, perfect for romantic holidays, honeymoons or some quality family time. Located on a private island, it really is a world away from the stresses of everyday life.
With stunning dining options, relaxation and massage treatments and incredible natural beauty framing this gorgeous island, Song Saa will certainly provide a holiday to remember.
Book a 4 night stay at Song Saa resort by the 30th September 2014 and enjoy a 50% discount. Click here for more details.