Millions of visitors go to Cambodia every year to see the biggest and most beautiful temple in the world – Angkor Wat. Although it is a beautiful sight and we will be talking about it in this post, it’s a shame that this is usually the only place visitors know about. This amazing country can offer a lot more to explore. Let’s explore the best places to visit in Cambodia together and I hope you will stay in Cambodia a bit longer and see more than Angkor Wat.
The Kingdom of Cambodia, home to more than 16 million people, is one of the poorest countries in its region. It is associated with the ruling of the Khmer Rouge, who committed genocide that resulted in the death of more than 2 million of its inhabitants. Although this happened almost 40 years ago, the country is still trying to overcome its sad past.
Despite this, Cambodia is a very popular destination in South-East Asia, mostly because it has something for everyone. You can spend your trip in wild nature, lying on the beach or enjoying sightseeing. These are our best places to visit in Cambodia and if you are not sure what to pack to Cambodia, trust us you don’t need much – check this great Southeast Asia packing list.
Angkor Wat – The largest temple complex in the world
Angkor Wat is one of the most breathtaking sights worldwide. The first temple was originally built as a Hindu shrine and rebuilt into the Buddhist temple during the 12th century. The whole complex is a part of World heritage, and it is so important for the country itself that you can even find it on the state flag. Just a little warning, you won’t be the only visitor in the temple. In fact, there will be at least a few hundreds anxious tourists, and most likely, the place will be very crowded. Check out our tips what you should know before going to Angkor Wat.