Cambodia

Why visit Cambodia?

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Ever heard of large monument with smileys or smiling face or 200 smiling faces?  “Svakom kar mokkan bratesa kampouchea”:  Welcome to Cambodia, an ancient country with a history that can be traced back to at least the 5th millennium BC. The temples and monuments of Cambodia represent a combination of history, spirituality and mythology.

The Golden age of Cambodia was between the 9th and 14th century, the Angkor period, during which it was a powerful and prosperous empire that dominated almost all of inland Southeast Asia. This civilization collapsed after much bloodshed, but many temples from this period, like Bayon and Angkor Wat still remain today as a reminder of the grandeur of Khmer arts and culture.

A lot has been said about Cambodia, its history, architecture,  grand monuments and temples. If you think Cambodia is only for the history buffs, it is clearly not the case.

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Cambodia can be broadly classified in to 3 different experience zones. Ancient history and architecture experience at Siem Reap. Modern history at Phnom Penh,  and beaches and water sports at Sihanoukville. Besides, there is wildlife, shopping spree and the Khmer cuisine.

One of the things that make Cambodia stand out is its people. You will be welcomed by the ever smiling faces of Cambodians, with a sweet expression of Sampeah and Awkoon (Greetings and thank you). The people are a very simple, innocent and happy lot despite the hardships that they have survived in the recent past.

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Cambodia Experiences

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Best places to visit in Cambodia?

What is the traveller inside you craving for? For history buffs , Siem Reap, Koh kher and Phnom Penh is a good combination. Siem Reap and the Angkor city is all about architecture grandeur, ancient history and stories from Indian Epics like Ramayana.

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Angkor city in itself has a lot to offer and the experiences there would keep people occupied for 5 days. Koh Ker , once an ancient capital of Cambodia has its own unique set of temples. It is around 120kms from Siem Reap, and can also be called as a place with temples in the jungle.

Phnom Penh , the capital of Cambodia narrates the stories of the autocratic ruler Pol Pot and the Koh Rong island is a great option for unwinding or adventure sports.

Sihanoukville is the most popular Cambodian beach on the Gulf of Thailand. Also known as Kompong Saom, Sihanoukville is where the United States fought its last battle in the Vietnam War.

If you are looking for an immersive experience in Cambodia then , all of them should be added to the plan, else one can choose places basis what is the experience zone one is interested in.

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Top things to be experienced in Cambodia

  • Explore the majesty of Angkor Wat
  • Enjoy the Apsara Ballet based on Indian mythology
  • Meet the locals at floating villages of Tonle Sap
  • Relive your Tomb Raider moments at Ta Prohm
  • Uncover the stories of Shiva at Preah Vihear
  • Visit the National museum of Cambodia
  • Get up close the dark Cambodian history at Choeung Ek: the killing fields
  • Say hello to the smiling faces of Bayon, rightfully called the Monalisa of East
  • Trek up to the 1000 Linga Valley at Kbal Spean
  • Spend a day at Kulen mountain or Mount Mahendra Parvat
  • Get your quota of shopping at the night market
  • Sip some liquid Nirvana at “Angkor What ?” at Pub street.
  • Savour the Khmer cuisine and don’t forget to try Fish Amok
  • Indulge in some water sports at Sihanouk Ville

Things to note

Cambodia is all about the grandeur of architecture and the audacity of vision in its history and all of it visible in the magnificent ruins that dot the country. The joy of life in fact shines through in most experiences that this country has to offer the history, the temples, the ruins, the beaches, the people and even the cuisine.
Come Beyonder with us and experience this amazing country. Take your pick from our selection of experiences basis the time you have at your disposal and your interest area. We will customise the plan to suit your requirements.

Contact us to create a customized Cambodia itinerary for your self

What our Cambodia Travellers Say

Mandar SalunkheBeyonder Traveller - Cambodia

The trip overall was a quite nice and enriching experience. Cambodia as a country with its different culture as well as the epic nature of the monuments that we witnessed left us awestruck. The guide was quite helpful and was knowledgeable too. The hotel facility was decent and was in a nice locality that had good access to Pub Street, Airport, as well as restaurants for lunch/dinner…

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We would surely visit other places too through Beyonder as you did hand hold us throughout the entire process of the trip unlike other travel agents that forget the client once the money is paid.

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Mandar SalunkheBeyonder Traveller - Cambodia

The trip overall was a quite nice and enriching experience. Cambodia as a country with its different culture as well as the epic nature of the monuments that we witnessed left us awestruck. The guide was quite helpful and was knowledgeable too. The hotel facility was decent and was in a nice locality that had good access to Pub Street, Airport, as well as restaurants for lunch/dinner…

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We would surely visit other places too through Beyonder as you did hand hold us throughout the entire process of the trip unlike other travel agents that forget the client once the money is paid.

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Cambodia experiences in words

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Angkor Wat Cambodia – Everything About It

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Cambodia : Angkor, Phnom Penh & Beyond

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The Story of Samudra Manthan

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