Cambodia is an unpopular country, however its ancient architecture still shows up on the wonders of the world, every year this country of pagodas welcomes nearly 5 million visitors. Why are people so passionate about Cambodia?
1. Easy to come
There are many ways to get to Cambodia from Vietnam, including air and road. If you are in HCM City, going to Cambodia by land is the most economical and enjoyable. It takes only 6 hours to get to many Cambodian destinations such as Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville for only over 400,000 VND. If you take the flight, the total time to check in and fly from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Siem Reap is 2 hours, with an average ticket price of 2 million.
Coming to Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh city is very easy to go
2. No visa required
Cambodia is one of 44 countries in Southeast Asia where tourists can travel freely without visa procedures. This makes it easy to get to this country faster and more convenient.
3. Angkor Wat is the most popular destination in the world
The first reason why Cambodia attracts visitors to come is Angkor – a large area called Angkor Archaeological Park. Including ancient buildings were forgotten, located in the forest for 800 years to be discovered.
The historical Angkor Wat
The most famous representative, the symbol of Cambodia is Angkor Wat. Besides, there are many temples that take a whole week to visit.
4. There are many paradise beaches
If you are looking for a place with quiet, pristine beaches instead of big and crowded resorts, you should choose Cambodia. From Phnom Penh, you can go to Kep and take the boat to Rabbit Island. This small island has only a few tents and the electricity only burns 4 hours a day. If you want to go to a larger place, go to Sihanoukville or take a speedboat to Koh Rong Island. The island is very quiet, with white sand and blue water. When you come here, you will feel completely relaxed as if you are in real paradise.
A beautiful beach in Cambodia
5. The beauty of Tonle Sap Lake
Tonle Sap lake, also known as Tonle Sap, is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and most important in Cambodia. The lake widens and changes dramatically each season. Tonle Sap brings tremendous fishery resources, and today is a popular tourist attraction in Siem Riep province. Sitting on the boat and sightseeing on Tonle Sap Lake will be an opportunity for visitors to better understand the lives of the people here.
The beauty of Tone Sap lake
6. The ancient beauty of Ta Prohm
Many Western tourists know about Angkor Wat, but they are really impressed and want to come to Cambodia by Ta Prohm, a temple chosen as the backdrop for the movie “Secret Tomb” Angelina Jolie starring in the lead role.
Ta Prohm and its ancient beauty
Coming to Ta Prohm, everyone was silent watching the huge roots of ancient trees fall from the roof of the temple, feeling like time drifting in that space.
7. Travel by “unique” transports
Cambodian tourists know Battambang because they own a unique kind of transport, Bamboo Train. This is the main means of transportation in Battambang because it is fast and cheap. For about $ 8 per visit, visitors can take a boat anywhere in Battambang.
Bamboo Train in Cambodia
8. Cheap travel expenses
If you are considering traveling somewhere nice and cheap, you should choose Cambodia. You do not need to save spending the whole year and still be able to travel abroad. On average, you only have to spend about 200,000-300,000 VND to rent a single room and if you are dorm room type – dormitory, the cost is even cheaper, about 60,000-100,000 VND per bed. The price of street food is also very soft, about 20,000 to 60,000 a meal. You also need to prepare a small amount of money to travel by bus, very convenient.