Cambodia, is one of the countries in Asia that have many beautiful temples and places to visit. When you are travelling to the Asia region, and visit Cambodia, you should come to some of the best tourist destinations. We have some information on some of these tourist spots you all should visit.
- Angkor Wat, which means ‘City Temple’, is a temple located in Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia. With an area of about 500 acres, this temple is the largest temple in Cambodia. It was built in the first half of the 12th It can be said that Angkor Wat is the oldest temple in Cambodia. Angkor Wat is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu who is known as the ‘protector’. It was then converted into a Buddhist temple in 14th century. There are about 1,200 squares meters of carved reliefs at Angkor Wat. When visiting Angkor Wat, you can take a walk to enjoy the beautiful reliefs and the splendor building of the temple. You can also see the sunrise from the upper level of the temple in Bakan Sanctuary which open from 5am to 7.30 am. What is the best time to visit Angkor Wat? You can visit this temple anytime, but the best time is around November to February when the wheatear is dry and cooler. The open hour is from 5am to 5.30 pm. The entry pass for one-day costs around $20, there’s also entry pass for 3 days and for a week.
- Bokor Hill Station is located in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park, Kampot, Cambodia. This place also known as ‘Ghost Town’, why? because this place is an abandoned place, not only abandoned once but twice on its history. The first abandoned was in 1940 during the Indochina war and the second is in 1972 when the Khmer rouge took it over.
And this is another reason why this place called as the ‘Ghost Town’, Bokor Hill Station was built in 1920 by the French and used as a center of amusement, gambling, casino, hotel and as a place to escape hot and humid of Phnom Penh. The construction of Bokor Hill Station started in 1921, according to the story there are 900 workers killed during the construction. Many locals also said that there are many unfortunate gamblers who lost too much money at the casino take a suicide by threw themselves from the step cliff behind the old casino building.
For you who like to feel this kind of ‘horror’ place, Bokor Hill Station is the right place to be visited while you are in Cambodia. In this place, you can explore the chilling and creepy resort. Bokor Hill Station located 42 kilometers from Kampot, it can be reached with scooter or taxi.
When you travel to Cambodia please make sure you have your travel medical insurance with you. We at Good Neighbor Insurance have heard, over the course of our 20 years in business, stories of needing travel medical care while outside of your own home country. Yes, the odds of needing medical care overseas are small. But would you rather afford a 60USD two week travel medical insurance premium or 20,000USD or higher medical evacuation when on your travels? I know I would not like that latter option at all!
As an avid scuba diver who travels South East Asia for great dive trips I know the perils of not having any medical travel insurance on me. And if I can afford a vacation that is many time zones from my home then I sure can afford 60USD or so for my medical travel insurance. Peace of mind of knowing I can hand over my travel medical insurance instead of my Credit Card to the medical staff is so worth it! I know because I broke my left toes when on a vacation trip to Bali, Indonesia.
Now back to some more great Cambodia areas to visit.
- Kratie is a small riverside town located in the banks of Mekong river. In this place, you can see the rare irrawaddy dolphins. These dolphins only have a small number of population because it was hunted and killed by the fisherman in the past. You can see those dolphins in the early morning hours, around 6am and the late afternoon or early evening hours. You can also hire a boat to take a closer look of the dolphins, it charged 3,500 riel per person. Beside seeing the irrawaddy dolphins, you can also enjoy the green island around the river and some of French and Khmer styles homes.
- Koh Rong is the second biggest islands in Cambodia, it has white sands, clear water and beautiful palm groves. It is located 25 km from the Sihanoukville Coast in the Gulf of Thailand. To visit this place, you can ride a boat from Sihanoukville, it costs around $10. This place is the perfect place for vacationing and relaxing by yourself or family. No traffic, no internet, only the beauty of nature that will make you enjoying the relax moments. There are over 12 guesthouse and bungalows that can be chooses as your place to stay in this island.
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