Cambodia ‘Pearl of Asia’ – The revival!
Cambodia traditionally has always been part of a 3 country holiday, either starting in Thailand and finishing in Vietnam or visa versa and visiting the temples of Angkor Wat in the middle. I speak to so many tourists on their way through Siem Reap doing this exact same trip and it is very interesting to hear their comments. The most common being; ‘Cambodian people are a lot friendlier and welcoming than their neighbours’ with the second following quickly after, ‘I wish I didn’t have to leave Cambodia so soon and had a longer time to discover the country’. Finishing off with ‘I will definitely be back but next time I will be just returning to Cambodia’.
I am not in any way trying you to deter you from visiting Cambodia’s neighbours as each country has it positives, but please take a long look of what a holiday purely in Cambodia can offer you. Most people come to Cambodia just to visit Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples and leave without knowing anything else about this fabulous holiday destination. Each part of the country has hidden secrets and offers completely different experiences. Get back to nature see the famous Irrawaddy river dolphins and local tribes people. Take a walk by a crystal clear volcanic lake and swim under a cascading waterfall. Go elephant riding or simply take time to relax on the sandy beaches and enjoy the fabulous seafood. Many of Cambodia’s destinations are unknown to the outside world, helping the visitor feel more of an explorer than a tourist.