Cambodia Trip: 6 Attractions and 4 Food Places

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Cambodia is one of the top choices of many when it comes to an out-of-the-country trip. Because, why not? The country is magical, full of charm, and staggering all at the same time. Its combination of ancient and modern worlds is what makes someone’s adventure to the country looks surreal and authentic.

Before you book a flight to this wonderful country, it is important to know that dry season falls from November to April while the rainy season is from May to October. According to travelers, the best time to visit the country is between December to January where the weather is about 26℃ which is very ideal for such activities.

 

#Attractions

1. Angkor Wat

 

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Even those who don’t have much interest in History surely would want to know more about this complex temple in Cambodia. It is considered as one of the largest religious monuments in the world encompassing an area about 500 acres (200 hectares).

2. Royal Place, Phnom Penh

 

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A composite of buildings which was built to serve as the royal palace of the king of Cambodia. Originally, the palace was built on wood and later converted into a cement structure. There are Indian myths murals that can be seen inside which were painted by 40 artists.

3. Tonle Sap Lake

 

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The largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the second most popular tourist spot in Siem Reap next to Angkor Wat. Tonle Sap Lake is rich in aquatic resources, hence there are many local residents living nearby.

4. Phnom Bakheng Hill

 

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Phnom Bakheng Hill is where you should go if you fancy the lovely view of the sunset with the ancient temple. Just be guided that visitors are ban from entering at 5:30 pm, that is why it is recommended to get to the hill as early as possible.

5. Siem Reap Art Night Market

 

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If you love handicrafts, there is Siem Reap Art Night Market to visit! In addition to artistically made crafts, the night market also features food stalls, plus you can even take a night walk around.

6. Cambodia Cultural Village

 

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For those who want to know more about the culture of Cambodia, this theme park and museum in Siem Reap is an absolutely must-go! It features dance performances which tell the culture and history of the Angkor Dynasty.

 

#Food

1. Amok

 

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One of the most typical and national dishes in Cambodia which is present in almost every restaurant in the country. This dish is a combination of fish based curry with lemongrass, chili, and coconut milk and wrapped in banana leaves. In addition to fish, you can also enjoy the dish in chicken or beef.

2. Cambodian Spring Roll

 

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There are two kinds of Cambodian spring rolls: one which is similar to that of Chinese fried spring rolls and the other one that is the same with the Vietnamese spring rolls.

3. Angkor Beer

 

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A famous local beer which you shouldn’t miss to try when visiting Cambodia. The beer costs about 0.65 USD which is equivalent to RM2.60. Angkor Beer is light and not bitter in taste since it underwent two fermentations.

4. Happy Herb Pizza

 

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As the name tells, Happy Herb Pizza will make you feel happy after eating since one of the ingredients used in this pizza is marijuana. Yes, it is legal to use marijuana in Cambodia. So, if you want to try, you may visit this pizza parlor.

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