Things to Know When Planning to Visit Cambodia in 2013

People have a lot of misconceptions regarding Cambodia. It is considered a poor country, but people can be sure that it has a rich village culture and a colorful life. In case you are planning a trip to Cambodia, there are some places that you should visit.

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

The capital city of Cambodia is known as the Pearl of Asia. Here tourists can find world-class restaurants and the city has a rich coffee culture. In case you ever visit the city, make sure to take a look at Art Deco PsarThmei. This is a yellow colored market with four wings.

The National Museum is another point of interest of the city. There tourists can find sculptures of 1,000 or more years. Right beside it you will find the Royal Palace that still seems to dominate the entire city. The most important experience that tourists will have in the city is related to history and culture.

Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap

Me Chrey is one of the most interesting villages to visit. The houses are floating on water and the entire life of people revolves around water. As the night falls, the village comes to life. People selling fruits and vegetables row their boats among the houses and children are playing music.

Angkor

Angkor

Angkor Wat is known to be the world’s largest religious structure. Although the temples were built over 600 years ago, they still represent an active Hindu religious center. Ta Prohm may also turn out to be interesting for you. Here you will find other temples in different stages of ruination.

Cardamom Mountains

Cardamom Mountains

The tourists who would like to get acquainted with the wildlife of Cambodia should make the Cardamom Mountains one of their points of interest. The location is filled with conservation corridors and protected forests. It may be interesting to learn about the culture of the people living here, who are still using traditional medicine.

Takeo Province

Takeo Province

In this province the tourists will find small communities that really look out for each other. All the members of the communities are related, but even the distant relatives are close. For these people working the land is very important, even though they can buy food from the nearby market as well.

There is a lot to learn from the people with different cultures and after a trip to Cambodia tourists can turn back to their homeland as a different person.