Top 5 things to do in Cambodia
Located in South East Asia, Cambodia is called the “pearl of Asia.” Over the decade, the country has gained popularity amongst tourists all over the world. There is so much to do and places to visit in this small country. What to in Cambodia in such a short period of time? Here are some of our recommended tour or things to do.
Follow Lara Croft’s footsteps
The popular movie Tomb Raider aired in 2001 with Lara Croft as the protagonist, played by Angelina Jolie, was shot in Cambodia. To relive these moments, let’s follow the footsteps of Lara Croft as she searched for an ancient object.
The “Tomb Raider Temple” was shot at Ta Prohm at Angkor Wat. A temple built in 12th to the 13th century and was reopened to the public in early 2000. A lot of visitors lined up to take pictures at one of the recognizable spots next to a gigantic Banyan tree that grew in the middle of the ruins.
The iconic Angkor Wat was seen as a backdrop to the movie. Lara Croft rode on her Land Rover in front of Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom is the city where commoners liver whilst Angkor Wat is the temple for they placed the remains of the royalty.
This is Kulen Mountain. This is the early capital of Angkor Wat civilization. This is where Angelina Jolie jumped in the movie.
While shooting Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie has been spotted numerous times in Red Piano Pub. The street is lined up with multiple pubs and restaurants which is a feast for both local and international tourist.
Reminisce the dark history of Cambodia during the regime of Khmer Rouge where a million were killed and buried. Commemorative statues were built in the village of Choeung Ek.
Live like the locals
Experience the daily lives of the locals by riding the remorque, daily transportation in Cambodia. You can also enroll in cooking lessons to experience the delicacies of the country. They also offer cocktail lessons if you are not keen on cooking meals.
Enjoy the beach
Never miss the opportunity to cool down in this hot country by visiting some of their beaches from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong. Sihanoukville, otherwise called “Snooky,” is a relaxing beach where you can enjoy the beach life minus the crowd. Try your hand on other water activities such as windsurfing and kayaking. Meanwhile, Koh Rong is an island that can only be accessed via a ferry. Be mystified with the planktons glowing at night.
Not too far from Koh Rong is a private island that is almost similar to The Maldives with some of their cottages built on stilts. It is called Song Saa.
Explore Kampung Phluk
The Floating village is called Kampung Phluk. It consists of houses built on stilts in the Tonle Sap Lake. The lake is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Cruise along the river while watching the sunset and eating a sumptuous Cambodian meal on a Mekong boat.