Things to do
Tatai Waterfalls - As the source originates in the Cardamom Mountains where human settlements are scarce, the water is very clear. The sound of the cascading waters will seem to be pleasantly complementing the serenity of the previous day.
Angkor Thom - The capital city of the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom is the textbook definition of the term, 'fortress'. Surrounded by a formidable wall 8m high and further bordered by a 100m wide moat, the city was built to stand and thrash back foe after foe. Some of the temples inside the walls of this city are Bayon, Phimeanakas, Baphuon, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Prah Palilay, Tep Pranam and Prasat Suor Prat.
Champey Academy of Arts - Visit the charitable Champey Academy of Arts, a marvellous non-profit endeavour started to teach the destitute community the traditional Cambodian arts for free. It also has the added benefit of preserving the culture and arts of traditional Cambodia.
Best time to visit November - September
The best time to visit is in the cooler months of November to February. Though fairly wet in the rainy months of May and June, the country turns a spectacular green with waterfalls. If you’re planning to hit the beaches, the ideal time is the dry season, between October to May. Rituals and superstition play a big part in Cambodian culture with the most popular Cambodian festivals being the Water festival (October or November), Pchum Ben (September) and Khmer New Year's Day (Mid April).
How to reach
Cambodia has two international airports, Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap International Airport in Siem Reap.
A number of international airlines have direct flights to Cambodia.
Getting around this country is surprisingly easy with all-weather sealed roads, reasonably good bus network, affordable taxi hiring system, and special tuk tuk or Samlor rides.
There are now a number of private bus companies offer shuttle tours from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to other destinations across the country.
Feel the unique way of travelling in Bamboo train, an improvised rail vehicle with wooden frame covered with board of bamboo and powered by a motorbike engine.
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