Michael Turtle – TIME TRAVEL TURTLE
But recent decades have seen huge improvements and Cambodia is an incredible destination for travellers. The temples of Angkor is the most popular site and caters well for tourists. In other parts of the country things can be slightly rough but that’s part of the fun. Don’t let it put you off.
I would suggest giving yourself time to see the capital, Phnom Penh, and explore some of the countryside. There are some great beach destinations and smaller cities like Battambang also have things to offer.
BEST TEMPLES AT ANGKOR >> A ONE DAY GUIDE < <
Of course, the highlight of Cambodia is the Angkor temple complex. It’s hard to imagine how vast it is until you get there and start to see it for yourself. To make the most of your time I have put together this guide on the best temples at Angkor to see in one day.
DARK SIDE TO PHNOM PENH >> GENOCIDE TOURISM < <
Cambodia’s capital is often seen as dirty, chaotic and not worth visiting. I disagree (about the not visiting bit – the dirty and chaotic stuff is right) and find the history of the city fascinating… but gruesome. You can see what I mean in my story about ‘genocide tourism’.
IS CAMBODIA SAFE? >> TOURISTS HAVE THEIR SAY < <
Speaking of Phnom Penh being chaotic, it has also gathered a bit of a reputation for being dangerous and I know a lot of travellers are concerned about that before going. I’ve put my thoughts into this post with lots of comments from other travellers.