Is Cambodia worth visiting? Are you planning your trip to Asia and look for a concrete reason to include Cambodia on the bucket list? Is Cambodia worth visiting?
The short answer is YES.
You will find hereafter the long answer to why you should visit Cambodia.
Visit Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat scenes in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). No copyright infringement intented.
Whether you are a historian or not, people will tell you the most commune reason to visit Cambodia is Angkor Wat. And they are right.
Before Angelina Jolie came on location to film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001, there are many celebrities who came to visit Angkor Wat, just to name a few: Charlie Chaplin (1936), Jacqueline Kennedy (1967), David Beckham (2015) and many more.
The temple was built in the 12th century and you will not believe how people could build such beautiful temples. There’s no clear answer to that. All you need to do is to visit it, then you will find your own answer.
Relax on the beach
A photo of Koh Rong from Instagram. No copyright infringement intented.
Koh Rong is the 2nd popular destination in Cambodia. I’ve been there myself. It’s a paradise on earth. If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax, you found the right place.
The sea is clear. The sand is white. The weather is perfect. That’s all you need for a good vocation.
Get to know people
Whether you visit Phnom Penh, meet the S21 survivors Chum Mey or Bou Meng or visit Phare, the only Cambodian circus show in Siem Reap, you will meet great new people, learn about their stories that could inspire you to move forward no matter what you expecting in your life.
Everything is cheap
You can find a doom to sleep at $5 USD in any city. The typical meal will cost you between $1-2 USD. The transportation is also relatively cheap.
You can have a glass of beer at $0.50 USD. Everything is cheap but good and safe.
If you prefer a luxury trip, Cambodia also can offer. It depends on the much you want to spend. Check out our Cambodia Travel Guide page for more information and how to plan your first trip.
I hope this information will help you to decide if you should visit Cambodia or not.
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