Read on to discover our Cambodia Photography post, which is part of our Southeast Asian trip. Where to stay, see & do, best street food, the trip map, Angkor Wat, the authentic Made in Cambodia market. Plus, you might be wondering how’s the wet season in Cambodia?
We stayed at the following hotels and hostels:
However, you can also check the below hotels if you are not in a budget:
2. Eat & Drink
↠ Enjoy great Cambodian dishes (amok, lok lak beef…) at Khmer Kitchen Restaurant. It is a small family restaurant situated in the Psar Chaa Area.
↠ If you can afford the splurge, then cross the river! We discovered great little restaurants with plenty of different cuisines.
↠ For coffee lovers, you must go to Temple Coffee & Bakery. A cute café-restaurant-cocktail lounge with pool and bean bags on the rooftop!
↠ Grab a cocktail or some food and enjoy the sunset with excellent views at Le Moon Rooftop.
↠ We had food mainly at our hostel, 88 Backpackers. We thought it was great having food on the terrace by the pool, but you can try some street food as there’re plenty of options in the city centre.
↠ If you are into it, happy pizzas are a Phnom Penh’s speciality, a pizza with marijuana sprinkled on top. However, we won’t recommend any places, marijuana is not legal in Cambodia and it can land you in trouble.
3. See & Do
↠ Obviously, if you are in Siem Reap, you’re probably planning to visit the famous Angkor Wat, so below are a few tips:
- It is recommended to spend 3 days to visit the vast walled city of Angkor, but if that’s not possible you should allow at least one full day.
- We recommend to get up early and enjoy the sunrise at Angkor Wat, just don’t expect to be the only one there…
- It might be a good idea to hire a tuk-tuk for the day, it’ll be the fastest way to visit the temples.
↠ Visit Les Chantiers Écoles, by Artisans d’Angkor, where impoverished young Cambodians learn traditional skills like stone carving or silk painting. You can also buy the handcrafts at the shop and get the free shuttle to the silk farm.
↠ For the markets lovers, the Made in Cambodia Market is a must. The market brings together the most exciting examples of craftsmanship in Cambodia today.
↠ Enjoy a lovely day trip to Kompong Pluk Floating Village, a charming village built on stilts on the Tonle Sap. If it’s wet season, you can explore the flooded forest by canoe.
↠ Visit the Royal Palace or just have a walk around the main square and the riverfront.
↠ We found this amazing temple just outside of the city, called The Golden Temple, a beautiful golden temple situated near the silk island.
↠ If you have time, try to visit Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes, it preserves a tragic period in history with the aim to encourage visitors to be messengers of peace.