- Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 02:56
- Written by Steve Vaile
If you are traveling to Cambodia for the first time in your life, it is a good idea to invest some time in researching the best places to visit so that you don't miss out! Cambodia is often called the “empire of temples”. The amazing temples at Angkor belong to the legacy of the Khmer empire and Angkor Wat can be compared to majestic places such as Machu Picchu. The south coast of Cambodia harbors some great tropical islands that have much to offer to any tourist seeking some calm after a trip to the bustling capital Phnom Penh. Planning a trip to these islands will make for the most visually stunning and rewarding holiday that you can possibly imagine. You will find a wide biodiversity supported by the climate of the region.
The more rural side of Cambodia is absolutely worth a visit. The gorgeous views, rice paddies and sugar palm fields as well as the Cardamom Mountains, the perfect location for seeing wildlife in its natural habitat, offer natural beauty at its best.
Not many people know that Cambodia also offers the opportunity to see dolphins in the Mekong river. Take some time to take a boat trip and watch these amazing creatures if you have the opportunity. Anyone who has visited Cambodia as a region, or who has taken a city trip to Phnom Penh will tell you that the friendliness of the locals cannot be matched by the people of any other country in the world. Optimism and positivity as well as a very welcoming spirit is what makes Cambodia the best place to go for a rural or city break, at any time of the year. The many possibilities for different types of holidays or breaks offered to tourists make Cambodia a very well-rounded holiday location.