By Carissa Hickok
If you are the type of person who just loves to explore new places, then you’re probably wondering where to go next. Even if you have been to the majority of the cities in the United States, and have just so happened to have ventured out of the country a few times, there is still always more to see and do. There are new ways of life to explore, and tons of beautiful places to check out. If you haven’t already, then you will certainly want to check out Cambodia. Have a look at what makes this such a popular travel destination.
Cambodia is fast becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Perhaps the reason is the imperial ruins, or maybe it’s the French architecture. This is a place that has a lot of diversity and pure beauty. The tropical ecosystems are amazing. The historical monuments are stunning. It’s easy to see why it’s becoming so popular, so fast!
Cambodia boasts some of the best sightseeing in the world. The Khmer Temple was built in the 12th century and it is a great place to check out Buddhist and Hindu spiritual architecture and style. Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace is another spot which is absolutely breathtaking. This temple sits on top of a cliff and you will feel an overwhelming sense of magnificence when you finally are given the opportunity to stand in front of it.
Cambodia is a welcoming culture. The people here are incredibly friendly. In other places, it might feel intimidating to speak with a stranger, or to ask for directions. Here, the people are very sociable and welcoming.
Some of the greatest cities in the world are in Cambodia. Battambang, Siem Reap, and Phnom Penh offer great sightseeing and the ability to experience history. French colonialism is quite apparent in this part of the world.
Cambodia is the type of place that you can visit for a day or two, or a month. There is so much to see and do that you might think you can’t possibly accomplish it all in one trip. The truth is, you could keep yourself very busy if you only have a short amount of time. Whether your preference happens to be vast jungles, stunning coastlines, amazing temples or even the city life, you will find something you are sure to enjoy. You could come up with just a couple of things to do while visiting, ensuring that if you only have 2-3 days, there will be enough time. But you could also take your time and really take in all that Cambodia has to offer.
Clearly, Cambodia is quite the popular travel destination, and for good reason. See it for the amazing temples. Visit to bask in the sun on a beautiful beach. Or get to know the culture and people by spending some time in the city. Check out Cambodia – you will be glad you did!
Carissa enjoys traveling so much that she left the corporate world to work as a freelancer, which allows her to up and go on a regular basis. She lives with her dachshund, Daphne in central Florida.