Though there are many tourism sites in Cambodia, but the most popular attractions are probably in three cities and municipality. They are Siem Reap - the most popular one, Phnom Penh - the Capital of Cambodia and Sihanoukville - the beach & islands city. However, other cities are still popular for adventurers.
Popular site - Siem Reap
Siem Reap is the most popular and most exiting site in Cambodia that visitors must not miss. It is the former Capital of Khmer Empire and the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Angkor Wat. Besides Angkor Wat, Siem Reap has many more attractions that visitors will absolutely enjoy.
Those including Angkor Thom, Bayon, Beautiful Waterfalls, Holy Mountain of Phnom Kulen, Immense Culture, Great Fresh Water Lake of Tonle Sap, River of Thousand Lingams, Kbal Spean and the unique and exceptionally fine decoration of Banteay Srey makes Siem Reap the most popular site in Cambodia.
Plenty of hotels & guesthouses, international restaurants, air-conditioned and clean vehicles grant visitors a calm atmosphere all the time. Tourism is the lifeblood of Siem Reap’s economy, that’s why the Cambodia government thoroughly focuses on development, environment and safety of this charming city. Siem Reap is the perfect place to relax for several days. It’s located just north of the Western extent of Tonle Sap. The best duration to be spent for perfect holiday in Siem Reap is 6 days, while Adventurers spend one to two weeks.
The Popular Site - Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is the only one capital of Cambodia. It has the total size of 290 Square Kilometers and is the second popular sites in Cambodia after Siem Reap. If the visitors want to discover Phnom Penh in depth, three days would be reasonable for the tours. Besides, Royal Palace, National Museum, Silver Pagoda, Independent Monument, Cheung Ek Killing Field, Toul Sleng, Russian Market…etc, Phnom Penh is not rich in historical sites like Siem Reap. But for modern tours, Phnom Penh is most recommended and is the place that visitors should not miss. Plenty of beer gardens, KTVs, night clubs, casinos, national and international restaurants, all stars of hotels rank from zero to five stars, and entertainment club never fail to captivate the visitors.
Phnom Penh is the trade center of Cambodia, it is rapidly developing. River front area in Phnom Penh in the evening is very interesting; the surrounding fresh atmosphere makes the site the most popular place for national and international tourists. There are plenty of restaurants and pubs located along the riverside; it is commonly the appointed places for visitors and expatriates. Besides airplane, Phnom Penh can be reached by bus from Thailand by crossing Poipet, Cambodia – Thailand border and Siem Reap, from Vietnam by Moc Bai entry. Most of Vietnamese visitors visit Phnom Penh by crossing Bavet (Khmer Side), Moc Bai (Vietnam Side). It is commonly that Tour Operators send their tour guides and buses to pick up guests from Bavet, Cambodia – Vietnam border to visit Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. The
Popular Site - Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville is one of the most popular sites in Cambodia. Its size is 868 square kilometers and located 240km away from Phnom Penh. Sihanoukville is very popular for its beautiful beaches and tropical islands. It is suitable for visitors who like swimming and beach vacation. The visitors averagely spend 3 days for tours in Sihanoukville, while Adventurers spend around one week. The popular tours will be including O’Cheuteal beach, Prampi Chaon Beach, Lomhekay or Victory Beach, Deum Chhrey Beach, Phnom Leu, Kbal Chhay Waterfall and Preah Sihanouk Ream National Park.