While traveling in Cambodia is easy to see how much of its population still live in poverty and facing very harsh life conditions. But don’t feel bad about traveling here while you see poor people around, tourism industry is for sure a great help to develop the country and provide jobs! But more than that, there is a movement of social enterprises focus on providing great services to travellers while actively working in the support of the local community. From training hotels to social conscious restaurants in Siem Reap or handicraft fair-trade shops, you will have at your disposable various ways to help the local community while enjoying your trip!
Being the biggest religious complex in the world and the main attraction in Cambodian tourism, Angkor Wat and Siem Reap town are definitely some of the most visited places in the world. But then you see the photos of travellers and they’re mostly the same, with no variations or creativity whatsoever. If you’re planning to visit, why not try something different and follow our little photography challenge as a way to have alternative pictures from your vacations?
For the ones enjoying some jungle time and contact with nature, nothing better for a weekend getaway from Phnom Penh than Kirirom National Park. Enjoy long walks into the nature, epic views on the mountains and some quality time on a peaceful forest located not more than 100km from the busy Cambodian capital! The vKirirom Pine Resort can take of your transport and accommodation, while you sit back and enjoy your time.
Travelling is many times a struggle to get off the beaten path, and even being South East Asia one of the major backpacking destinations in the world, is still possible to visit interesting and uncommon places everywhere. In South Laos there are still some villages where people keep their ancient beliefs and traditions, the ones they had before the arrival of Buddhism to South East Asia.
After some good nights of partying in Sihanoukville are you now looking for some rest and a nice place to chill out? Or maybe you never came to Sihanoukville because you thought it’s a busy place full of tourists and only bars as scenery? We have good news for you, the heaven on earth called Otres Beach is just around the corner, always quiet and with some sort of hippie feeling to give you plenty of peace and relaxed vibes!
One of the best things in travelling is to discover new cultures and mingle with the local lifestyle; and what better way to do that than street food and local markets, and especially in a city like Kampot? Exploring Kampot is one of the most interesting experiences you could have in Cambodia.
Famous for its calm pleasant life by the river, charming cafés and old colonial buildings, beautiful sceneries and friendly locals, Kampot is definitely one of the main attractions in Cambodia. If you are looking for a break from the vibrant (but sometimes chaotic) life of Phnom Penh or the party environment of Sihanoukville, this small town in the south, just three hours from the capital and one hour from the most infamous party whirlpool of the country, Kampot is full of little preciosities to discover, plenty of activities to do and, in other hand, plenty of time and space to do precisely nothing. One thing is for sure, there’s no better place to chill out than here!
One of the best ways to know a place while traveling is to just walk on the streets of the place you’re visiting. Observing how the locals live, breathing in the pace of life, experiencing the colours and smells, the texture from a city’s walls to the taste of a delicious street snack that you never tasted before. And probably no country in the world has so much life sprouting from its streets than Vietnam. The streets of Vietnam are its signature as a lively and buzzing country.
Southeast Asia is filled with beautiful temples, with their intricate carved or painted walls, shiny golden stupas and delicate architecture. But after visiting one after another, you may start to feel you want something new for a change. Why not visiting the unique one million bottle temple in Thailand? It’s a temple entirely made of bottles of beer and other drinks, that a group of creative thai monks made near Si Saket, on Isaan province near the border with Cambodia. Read the guide to finding different temples in Cambodia and Thailand!
Just one hour away from the mainland (you can take a boat from Sihanoukville or Otres) it exists a paradise almost untouched by humans, an island filled with long yellow beaches and thick jungle, a couple of bungalows and places to camp, and definitely some of the most unforgettable days in your journey: if you are traveling in Cambodia don’t miss the opportunity to experience Koh Ta Kiev! The best way to come to the Read more…
Living in Phnom Penh, me and my roommate decided to take a weekend off and go to Ho Chi Minh for Water Festival. We both never had the chance to go to Vietnam so the 4-day weekend was for us, a perfect occasion. Also, we learnt that the trip from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh by bus was only 9$ so it was an easy decision!
If you are planning on visiting Cambodia, then you are probably wondering whether or not you need a visa. Many travellers encounter a lot of issues when trying to find information on how to enter Cambodia, so we wanted to provide clear information on how the process works to get a Cambodia visa.