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Visit Cambodia in about 1 week

From bustling Phnom Penh to incredible Angkor, Cambodia is a small country with a lot to offer for visitors. Although Cambodia has a lot to offer, it’s possible to see most of the country’s highlights in a single week. Below, we’ve prepared a quick travel itinerary that covers Cambodia’s must-see attractions in about one week.

Cambodia TOUR PLANS IN About 1 week

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Cambodia Culture

Cambodia Culture

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Cambodia Culture
Luxury / 9 days / fr. $3,600

Indulge in the best that Cambodia has to offer. Meet talented local artisans, discover ancient heritage buildings, feast on incredible cuisine and explore untouched natural wonders. Spend days imme... More

Cambodian Discovery

Cambodian Discovery

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Cambodian Discovery
Must-see / 7 days / fr. $840

An enchanting land steeped in history, Cambodia beckons the intrepid traveller. Focus on Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to connect the country’s intriguing past with its present charm. See the icon... More

Siem Reap & Sihanoukville for Honeymooner

Siem Reap & Sihanoukville for Honeymooner

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Siem Reap & Sihanoukville for Honeymooner
Honeymoon / 8 days / fr. $1,560

Are you having dificulty when finding a romantic tour as a gift for your spouse? If yes, let’s join our Romantic Siem Reap & Sihanoukville for Honeymooner 8 days tour. With this tour, you... More

River Cruise Toward Angkor

River Cruise Toward Angkor

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River Cruise Toward Angkor
Cruise / 9 days / fr. $1,820

Discover the markets, palaces and wats of the capital Phnom Penh and enjoy a relaxing river cruise up the Tonle Sap on the wooden vessel M/V Toum Teav to the temples of Angkor, the heart and soul o... More

Cambodia Exploration

Cambodia Exploration

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Cambodia Exploration
Trek & Hike / 9 days / fr. $1,080

Don't miss occastion to experience Sunset cruise along Mekong River to admire the beauty of Phnom Penh city on sunset and nightlife. We will have a great chance to learn more about elephant lif... More

Through the Mighty Mekong: Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

Through the Mighty Mekong: Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

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Through the Mighty Mekong: Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
Cruise / 8 days / fr. $990

See the best of the Mekong Delta while cruising pass riverside communities and markets of Vietnam. Then, explore the fast-changing cityscapes of Phnom Penh where its tragic history and recent rapid... More

RECOMMENDED ROUTES TO VISIT Cambodia IN
About 1 week

Our local travel experts have worked out some of the most popular routes to make the best of your 1-week trip plan in Cambodia
Ancient City of Khmer Empire
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Ancient City of Khmer Empire

Venture beyond the tourist trail and uncover the true wonders of Angkor. Discover the iconic sites of the archaeological park and then step into the countryside where hidden gems beckon to be explored. Between temple visits, explore local villages and experience Cambodia’s incredible culture.

Siem Reap

The life-support system and gateway for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap was always destined for great things. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus. 

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Essential cities of Cambodia
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Essential cities of Cambodia

With this route, you will gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia’s culture, heritage as well as indulge yourself in the natural beauty. You will start the tour from Phnom Penh - hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. Let's join with us to learn about Cambodia’s intriguing traditions and get to know Cambodian people in their everyday life  and end tour in Siem Reap - the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city).

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the charming capital city of Cambodia. This captivating and vibrant city has undeniable charm, with its roadsides teeming with street food stalls and colourful, bustling markets. Phnom Penh’s travel highlights include the thriving art scene, culinary experiences and stunning examples of architecture. The walkable riverfront is lined with parks, restaurants and bars, and you’ll also discover the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda here. Phnom Penh has a French colonial heritage, and the French influence is evident in the open-fronted shophouses lining the streets and several monuments.

Siem Reap

The life-support system and gateway for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap was always destined for great things. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus. 

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Cambodia temples & beaches
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Cambodia temples & beaches

If you are the one who really enjoys the great atmosphere from the beach, this tour can give you the opportunity to visit the most beautiful and well known beach in Cambodia. Discover Cambodia through a balance of historical tours, cultural immersion and relaxation. Go in-depth at the temples of Angkor, stepping off the tourist trail to explore lesser-known monuments. Get a dose of Khmer culture at local markets and traditional performances. Then unwind on the tranquil beaches in the south of Cambodia.

Siem Reap

The life-support system and gateway for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap was always destined for great things. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus. 

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville is the jumping-off point for the best of Cambodia's white-sand beaches and castaway-cool southern islands. The Serendipity Beach area is a decompression chamber for backpackers, who flock here to rest up between travels and party through the night. Away from the hustle south of town is relaxed Otres Beach, where cheap bungalow joints and bohemian-flavoured guesthouses are now neighbours with rather swish boutique resorts. 

Koh Rong

Located near the coast of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Koh Rong is famous for its serene beauty. Often described as an ‘island paradise’ by visiting tourists, the island boasts pristine white sandy beaches, warm crystal-clear ocean waters, and a hot tropical climate. 

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the charming capital city of Cambodia. This captivating and vibrant city has undeniable charm, with its roadsides teeming with street food stalls and colourful, bustling markets. Phnom Penh’s travel highlights include the thriving art scene, culinary experiences and stunning examples of architecture. The walkable riverfront is lined with parks, restaurants and bars, and you’ll also discover the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda here. Phnom Penh has a French colonial heritage, and the French influence is evident in the open-fronted shophouses lining the streets and several monuments.

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Cambodia cities & Southern coast
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Cambodia cities & Southern coast

An unforgettable adventure Bicycle tour of Cambodia from the heart of the former Khmer Kingdom of Angkor, through the capital Phnom Penh, to the charming coastal towns of Kep and Kampot. Experience all of Cambodia's highlights from north to south and immerse yourself in the rich culture, history and warm smiles of ‘The Kingdom of Wonder’.

Siem Reap

The life-support system and gateway for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap was always destined for great things. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus. 

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the charming capital city of Cambodia. This captivating and vibrant city has undeniable charm, with its roadsides teeming with street food stalls and colourful, bustling markets. Phnom Penh’s travel highlights include the thriving art scene, culinary experiences and stunning examples of architecture. The walkable riverfront is lined with parks, restaurants and bars, and you’ll also discover the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda here. Phnom Penh has a French colonial heritage, and the French influence is evident in the open-fronted shophouses lining the streets and several monuments.

Takeo

There’s not much happening at all in the languid, lakeside provincial capital of Takeo, but it makes a good base from which to take a motorboat ride to the pre-Angkorian temples of Angkor Borei and Phnom Da and experience river life. Since few visitors make it out to this impoverished rural province, you'll likely have these temples, among Cambodia's most ancient and fascinating, virtually to yourself. The main attraction in Takeo town is eating freshwater lobster on the waterfront (rainy season only).

Kep

Founded as a seaside retreat for the French elite in 1908 and a favoured haunt of Cambodian high-rollers during the 1960s, sleepy Kep is drawing tourists back with seafood, sunsets and hikes in butterfly-filled Kep National Park. Its impressive range of boutique hotels squarely targets a more cultured beach crowd than the party-happy guesthouses of Sihanoukville and the islands.

Kampot

It's not hard to see why travellers become entranced with Kampot. This riverside town, with streets rimmed by dilapidated shophouse architecture, has a dreamy quality; as if someone pressed the snooze button a few years back and the entire town forgot to wake up. The Kompong Bay River – more accurately an estuary – rises and falls with the moons, serving as both attractive backdrop and water-sports playground for those staying in the boutique resorts and backpacker retreats that line its banks upstream from the town proper.

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Remote area adventure
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Remote area adventure

Take an amazing multisport adventure and see the best of Cambodia in style. Cycle the jungles of Angkor Park and rural Cambodia to discover ancient temples. Kayak the Mekong River and camp under the stars in the remote outskirts before going on a ziplining adventure and more - there’s excitement at every turn!

Siem Reap

The life-support system and gateway for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap was always destined for great things. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus. 

Preah Vihear

A province in the far north of Cambodia bordering Thailand, Preah Vihear is named after the famous Prasat Preah Vihear temple located in the province. Meaning ‘sacred sanctuary’, Preah Vihear is a place for honouring the ancient Hindu temple that calls this province home. As well as the temple, Preah Vihear province is home to Preah Vihear city, a number of remote villages, and the dramatic Dangrek Mountains, which rise steeply and form the border between Cambodia and Thailand. Preah Vihear is also one of nine provinces that is part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve – named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to the incredibly unique ecology surrounding Tonle Sap Lake.

Stung Treng

Located on the Tonlé San near its confluence with the Mekong, Stung Treng is a quiet town. Loaded with largely untapped tourist potential, Stung Treng could benefit from the increased traffic if people stuck around. The main attractions are near the Lao border, where you can kayak out to a pod of Irrawaddy dolphins then continue downstream along a pretty stretch of the Mekong dotted with flooded forest. Further north, thundering rapids cascade over the border, a spectacular sight that's a continuation of the huge Khone Falls.

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the charming capital city of Cambodia. This captivating and vibrant city has undeniable charm, with its roadsides teeming with street food stalls and colourful, bustling markets. Phnom Penh’s travel highlights include the thriving art scene, culinary experiences and stunning examples of architecture. The walkable riverfront is lined with parks, restaurants and bars, and you’ll also discover the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda here. Phnom Penh has a French colonial heritage, and the French influence is evident in the open-fronted shophouses lining the streets and several monuments.

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Eastern Cambodia adventure
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Eastern Cambodia adventure

With this route, you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of Phnom Penh city and the impressive temples in Siem Reap. We will have a great chance to learn more about elephant life, washing elephants, and swimming with the elephant if you wish and enjoy the lunch near the waterfall and spectacular view. It offers a great opportunity that few travelers have had, to not only see the dolphins, but also to paddle through a picturesque and rarely visited section of the Mekong River.

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the charming capital city of Cambodia. This captivating and vibrant city has undeniable charm, with its roadsides teeming with street food stalls and colourful, bustling markets. Phnom Penh’s travel highlights include the thriving art scene, culinary experiences and stunning examples of architecture. The walkable riverfront is lined with parks, restaurants and bars, and you’ll also discover the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda here. Phnom Penh has a French colonial heritage, and the French influence is evident in the open-fronted shophouses lining the streets and several monuments.

Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri Province, the original wild east, is a world apart from the lowlands with not a rice paddy or palm tree in sight.
Home to the hardy Bunong people and their noble elephants, this upland area is a seductive mix of grassy hills, pine groves and rainforests of jade green. Wild animals, such as bears, leopards and especially elephants, are more numerous here than elsewhere, although sightings are usually limited to birds, monkeys and the occasional wild pig. Conservationists have established several superb ecotourism projects in the province, but are facing off against loggers, poachers, plantations and well-connected speculators.

Kratie 

A supremely mellow riverside town, Kratie has an expansive riverfront and some of the best Mekong sunsets in Cambodia. It is the most popular place in the country to see Irrawaddy dolphins, which live in the Mekong River in ever-diminishing numbers. There is a rich legacy of French-era architecture, as it was spared the wartime bombing that destroyed so many other provincial centres.

Siem Reap

The life-support system and gateway for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap was always destined for great things. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus. 

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Impressive Cambodia
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Impressive Cambodia

Indulge in the best that Cambodia has to offer. Meet talented local artisans, discover ancient heritage buildings, feast on incredible cuisine and explore untouched natural wonders. Spend days immersed in the country’s rich culture and evenings relaxing at the finest hotels. 

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the charming capital city of Cambodia. This captivating and vibrant city has undeniable charm, with its roadsides teeming with street food stalls and colourful, bustling markets. Phnom Penh’s travel highlights include the thriving art scene, culinary experiences and stunning examples of architecture. The walkable riverfront is lined with parks, restaurants and bars, and you’ll also discover the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda here. Phnom Penh has a French colonial heritage, and the French influence is evident in the open-fronted shophouses lining the streets and several monuments.

Battambang

Once the country’s unofficial cultural capital, Battambang used to be the epicentre of Cambodian art and music. Today, the sleepy streets of Battambang are once again bubbling with vibrant cafes, artist-run galleries and boutique shops. Just outside the city, you can find some of Cambodia’s premier outdoor attractions and unusual activities, including the famous bamboo railway.

Siem Reap

The life-support system and gateway for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap was always destined for great things. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you're templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus. 

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One of the most fish abundant lakes in the world and supports 360 floating villages and thousands of waterbirds.

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A playground for locals, Phnom Kulen (literally Mountain of the Lychees) is a gorgeous day out. The main attraction is the waterfalls at the top of Kulen Mountain and it’s also a great picnic spot; well set up in Cambodian style with hammocks and shelters to keep you shaded from the sun. It’s around 1.5-2 hours drive from Siem Reap and if you go all the way to the top by van or car, you need to get there early, as the road is one-way traffic only.

The birthplace of the ancient Khmer empire, it is said that it was at Phnom Kulen that King Jayavarman II proclaimed Cambodia’s independence from Java.

Additionally, it is a very sacred site with multiple temples easily accessible. Two sites most noted are the Thousand Lingas at Kbal Spean, within the Kulen National Park site and Preah Ang Thom pagoda with its giant reclining Buddha. The area is a magnet to “kru khmer” (natural medicine doctors), and attracts people seeking blessings from its holy waters, particularly the potent life-giving waters at Kbal Spean, that are said to help couples conceive.

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Preah Vihear Temple (Prasat Preah Vihear) is an ancient Hindu temple built during the period of the Khmer Empire, that is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled that the temple is in Cambodia.

Affording a view for many kilometers across a plain, Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-century-long Khmer Empire. As a key edifice of the empire's spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles.

Preah Vihear is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north–south axis, rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east. The temple gives its name to Cambodia's Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located, as well as the Khao Phra Wihan National Park which borders it in Thailand's Sisaket province, though it is no longer accessible from Thailand.

On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Deep in the forests of Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, the elegant spires of an ancient stone city soar skyward above the sprawling complex of Angkor Archaeological Park.

The Khmer Empire’s various capitals thrived here from the 9th to 15th centuries, while their rulers presided over an empire that stretched from Myanmar (Burma) to Vietnam. Including forested areas and newly discovered “suburbs” Angkor covers more than 400 square kilometers.

Though just one of hundreds of surviving temples and structures, the massive Angkor Wat is the most famed of all Cambodia’s temples - it appears on the nation’s flag - and it is revered for good reason. The 12th century “temple-mountain” was built as a spiritual home for the Hindu god Vishnu. The temple is an architectural triumph laden with artistic treasures like the bas-relief galleries that line many walls and tell enduring tales of Cambodian history and legend.

In other parts of Angkor such art depicts scenes of daily life - offering scholars a precious window into the past.

Reading the below epic guide for Angkor Archaeological Park, you will have all the information you need from its history, maps, best time to visit and so on to have the best out of your Angkor tours

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Banteay Kdei Temple (Prasat Banteay Kdei), meaning "A Citadel of Chambers", also known as "Citadel of Monks' cells", is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, Cambodia. It is located southeast of Ta Prohm and east of Angkor Thom. 

Built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries AD during the reign of Jayavarman VII (who was posthumously given the title "Maha paramasangata pada"), it is in the Bayon architectural style, similar in plan to Ta Prohm and Preah Khan, but less complex and smaller. Its structures are contained within two successive enclosure walls and consist of two concentric galleries from which emerge towers, preceded to the east by a cloister.

This Buddhist monastic complex is currently dilapidated due to faulty construction and poor quality of sandstone used in its buildings and is now undergoing renovation. Banteay Kdei had been occupied by monks at various intervals over the centuries till 1960s.

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Just east of Angkor Thom’s Victory Gate is Chau Say Tevoda. It was probably built during the second quarter of the 12th century, under the reign of Suryavarman II, and dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. It has been renovated by the Chinese to bring it up to the condition of its twin temple, Thommanon.

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Thommanon Temple is a Hindu temple site that's covered in intricate carvings and surrounded by forests in Angkor. The temple is in relatively excellent condition, thanks to extensive restoration work in the 1960s.

It was constructed about the same time as Angkor Wat. The style of architecture is quite evident in the towers and carvings, which are in very good condition. During the rainy season, the dampened sandstone offers great photo opportunities.

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the complex dates back between the 11th and 12th centuries. It is about 600 metres east of the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom, just opposite Chau Say Tevoda. Even before restoration, Thommanon was in much a better condition than Chau Say Tevoda. Unlike the latter, which was built using wooden beams enclosed in stone, Thommanon Temple's entire structure was made out of stone. 

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