As a part of Indochina and sharing the land border with Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, Cambodia is truly a heritage site of magnificent ancient civilizations of the Khmer Empire. Though experiencing a tumultuous history, the people of Cambodia are still steadfast and friendly to foreigners. Mysterious Angkor Complex-the largest religious monument in the world is attractive to travelers with its iconic architecture. After immersing yourself in the Angkor UNESCO World Heritage sites during the day and at sunset, discover dynamic Pub Street when dark covers the peaceful city of Siem Reap. Or, spend a day in tranquil countryside villages or even the idyllic floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake. However, there is so much more to Cambodia. The mighty Mekong flows through this country and Kratie is home to the rare. fresh-water Irrawaddy dolphins. Stung Treng is a quaint town that offers some great sight-seeing along the Mekong. There are island getaways such as Koh Rang and some of the finest seafood in the world in Kep and other magnificent temples such as Preah Vihear. Battambang is a vibrant city with a bamboo railroad, French colonial architecture, temples in town and very close such as Prasat Banan and some caves. Phnom Penh is underrated with its renovated downtown, river walk, central market, Wat Phnom, royal palace and some somber remnants from the Khmer Rouge. You can enjoy all this while munching on pomelo, sticky rice or a deep-fried tarantula. With years of experience specializing in tailor-made itineraries, “Go Southeast Asia” will provide you a memorable journey to unique Cambodia.
Like other countries experiencing a tropical climate, Cambodia has 2 seasons with warm temperatures all year round. The southwest monsoon brings in high temperatures and humidity in May and June. Cambodian weather features the highest rainfalls throughout September and October. In the dry season from December to April, it is sunny and dry as a result of the effects of the northeast monsoon. If you are thinking about the best time to visit Cambodia, months from November to April are the best time for you you can fully enjoy the cultural getaways of this beautiful country.
CAMBODIA PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Though experiencing tumultuous history and poverty, Cambodians still get love from tourists by their courteousness and friendliness with their smiling faces. Khmer is Cambodia’s official language spoken by a majority of the population, except for the hill tribes living in remote highland areas located in the north and southeast of the country. Regarding religion, Buddism is Cambodia’s central religion and influences countless aspects of daily life. It will be a memorable experience for you when participating in a traditional monk’s blessing, a ceremony using a variety of flowers, incense, and candles or exploring the traditions of local people in the rural villages.
CAMBODIA FOODS & DRINKS
Like every country in the world, Cambodia has its own unique food culture that gets the impression of all travelers from vegetarians to non-vegetarians. Khmer food is a blend of simplicity, traditions and satisfaction, using local products with a mixture of contrasting flavors. Like other nations with agricultural civilization, rice plays an important part in most meals with various forms from rice cakes, rice porridge to desserts. Strolling along bustling backstreets, tourists will find a lot of delicious dishes as well as unique twists for adventurous eaters such as fried bugs. Try a distinctive experience from your country by using chopsticks for sharing meals – way of bringing people together as a Cambodian tradition. Just go and enjoy all of the amazing Cambodia!
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