What can I expect from Cambodia?

Cambodia in Nutshell:
Kingdom of Cambodia located in south portion of Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia bordered with Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and Thailand to the southwest.A land of plains and rivers which linked as trade routes of India to China and southeast asia.Influenced with many asian cultures of France and United states.Cambodia with French colonised and experienced turmoil of war during 20th century. During Khmer Rouge’s period nearly 1.5 million civilizations were killed with a monumental tragedy from which still country suffers.

Climate: Two major seasons with monsoon winds and high humidity
Economy: Tourism and Major agriculture products of rice paddy and rubber.

Tourism: Second greatest source after the textile industry. Major tourism cities were Angkor wat and Phom Penh, including Sihanoukville with popular beaches and Battambang with popular stops for backpackers. Bokor hill station is also interesting place for visitors.

Currency: Eventhough the currency is cambodian riels , US dollar plays an important role of being used as main currency.

Culture: Houses in Cambodia were built on wood and thatched roofs with palm matting walls.Lifestyle was cambodians were attuned to the agricultural cycle based on family oriented farming.The Civilians awake before dawn and most of the major works complete by noon, minor works in the early evening. Electricity is major drawback in villages and people sleep soon after sunset. Farmers celebrate their festival and marriages after harvesting and with the money saved from the sales of grains.


  • Amok trey-a popular khmer dish
  • Rice noodle soup with pork and seafood
  • Toasted baguettes
  • Prahok a fermented fish paste fried in banana leaves with veggies and rice

Sports: Football and kick boxing


  • Cambodia has two rail lines
  • Inland waterways for international trade
  • Two major ports Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville
  • Three commercial airports Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sihanouk
  • Tuk tuk , airport shuttle are minor public transports

Language: Khmer language

Religion: Buddhism

Places to see in Cambodia



Angkor Wat

The Capital of temples in Cambodia one of the largest religious unesco heritage. Earlier it was constructed as temples for Hinduism and dedicated to Lord Vishnu during Khmer Empire built by Khmer King.


Country Side

The beautiful country side must visit which exists in the shadow of Angkor Wat by riding vespas. The Memorable tour takes you to the colourful village to explore about rural life of cambodians.


Bayon Temple

The Face temple with distinctive feature with smiling stone faces on the towers.The temple has Combination of mythological and historical scenes.


Prasat Beng Mealea


Pub Street

The Nightlife in the town of Siem Reap is the best entertainment for backpackers with friendly Bars and Pubs. Iconic clubs and international restaurants with lively atmosphere in the street 08.


Kompong Phluk Village

One of the collection of three floating villags with around 2000 to 3000 residents located near the Tonle Sap Lake which is a convenient residence for Fishermen.


Ta Prohm temple

The Picturesque combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the forest surroundings made one of the most popular temples for visitors.




Lotus Farm

Seasonal visit to Lotus Farm is one of the worth visit in Siem Reap which opens daily its textile mill to visitors. The textile made from lotus fiber is unique handicrafts by Cambodians with beautiful scenic spot.


Phnom Kulen Waterfall

HThe National park located in the Phnom Kulen mountain also known as Mahendraparvata during Angkorian era. There are two waterfalls one with 4-5metres and 15-20metres.


Neak Pean

Man-made artifical island with a buddhist temple in Jayatataka Baray associated with Preah Khan temple built during King Jayavarman VII..


Phimeanakas Temple

Activities in Cambodia


Tuk tuk Ride Tour


Boating in Floating Village


Spa in Siem Reap


Accommodation – As a solo female traveller, it is always necessary to take proper accomodation in a comfort zone in order to stay safe and secure. Same time, chose the budget and comfort private rooms in homely atmosphere within apartment, Bed & Breakfast, hostels and airbnb. Some 3-Star hotels are best with good deals in prices can be considered for luxury stay.


  • Amok trey-a popular khmer dish
  • Rice noodle soup with pork and seafood
  • Toasted baguettes
  • Prahok a fermented fish paste fried in banana leaves with veggies and rice

Transportation – If you want to travel inside the city better take tuk tuk rickshaws and better bargain for the reasonable price. For day tours book with your hostel for good deals.



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