Cambodia Activities and Itineraries
I think of beautiful colours and friendly people when I look back over time in Cambodia. We spent a wonderful three weeks here and have documented some itineraries and activities below.
You don’t need to look far to see a variety of bold colour across this vibrant country. Unfortunately, Cambodia doesn’t have such a bright past.
Generally, we like to visit places that offer something a bit different to the usual tourist places, but Cambodia is definitely an exception to the rule. For good and for bad.
From the beauty of the magnificent Angkor Archeaological Park, to the devastation of Choeung Ek (The Killing Fields), there are so many important sites to visit.
There is also a lot more to Cambodia than temples and it’s brutal history. You can trek through dense jungle, camp in the wilderness, relax on a beautiful beach and so much more.
Tips for travelling around Cambodia
Tuk tuk is the number one mode of transport for getting around towns and cities in Cambodia. Unless, of course, you can reach your destination on foot.
When travelling between towns and cities, buses are available with tickets being sold through most hotels and hostels.
We used buses to get from place to place with the exception of the boat from Siem Reap to Battambang.
The language barrier
You’ll find English speaking staff in most hotels that cater to westerners. Most menus also have an English translation, making eating out very easy. When you start getting into rural areas, English becomes a lot more limited. Google Translate has Khmer translation, but sound is not available, so the correct pronunciation may be difficult. Screenshots are your friend.
Make use of the Wi-Fi that is widely available. All hotels we stayed at provided it for no additional charge. We didn’t buy a SIM card in Cambodia, as we didn’t use any public transport and the Wi-Fi was enough for what we needed.