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Cambodia tours 2023: Best places that you can’t miss out in Cambodia

Posted By: Sao La Tours / Cambodia Travel Guides
Cambodia tours are always full of excitement. Let’s find out what are the best places that you can’t miss out on when visiting Cambodia.

Cambodia tours are always full of excitement, especially for those who are visiting this beautiful country for the first time. Cambodia is always considered a must-see country in Southeast Asia as it has so much to offer: the mysterious Angkor Wat to the endless beaches and the vibrant Phnom Penh. If you’re going to visit Cambodia, have a look at the best tours and places in Cambodia that Sao La Tours have listed below!

What are the major tourist attractions in Cambodia?

World Heritage Sites

  • Angkor: Known as the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. This city is where you can find Angkor Wat – one of the most visited tourist sites in Cambodia.

  • Preah Vihear Temple: This ancient Khmer temple was built on top of a cliff in the mountains of Dângrêk during the Khmer Empire.

  • Sambor Prei Kuk: An important archeological site in Kampong Thom Province.

Angkor Wat is located in Angkor city - Cambodia tours

Angkor Wat is located in Angkor city (Source: Collected)

Museums

  • Angkor National Museum: This archeological museum is built to preserve Angkorian artifacts and provide comprehensive information about Khmer civilization.

  • Cambodian Cultural Village: Situated on road no. 6 of Siem Reap, Cambodian Cultural Village was a cultural museum and theme park which houses the small versions of many historical structures.

  • National Museum of Cambodia: Considered the biggest museum of cultural history in Cambodia. The National Museum of Cambodia is situated in Chey Chumneas, Phnom Penh.

Natural areas

  • Bou Sra Waterfall: Also known as Boo Sra, Busra or Bu Sra Waterfall. Bou Sra Waterfall belongs to the Bousra Eco Park in Mondulkiri Province.

  • Lake Yeak Laom: This is a scenic volcanic crater lake located in Yeak Laom commune, Ratanakiri Province.

  • Phnom Kulen: This mountain range lies in the Phnom Kulen National Park located in Siem Reap Province.

Bou Sra Waterfall is situated in Mondulkiri Province - Cambodia tours

Bou Sra Waterfall is situated in Mondulkiri Province (Source: Collected)

National parks

  • Angkor Borei and Phnom Da: These Ancient Funan sites are situated in Takéo Province, which belongs to the southern part of Cambodia.

  • Botum Sakor National Park: Located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Botum Sakor National Park is the biggest national park Cambodia.

  • Kep National Park: This national park is situated in Kep Province of Cambodia with an area of 66.64km2.

Best Cambodia tours in 2023 for an authentic and comprehensive experience

Authentic Cambodia

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Departure: Phnom Penh

Vehicle: Car – Flight

Price for adult/children/baby: Contact Sao La Tours for more information

Suggested Program:

Day 1: Go on a cruise to observe the sunset on the Mekong River and enjoy a buffet dinner with live traditional Khmer music.

Day 2: Discover the best tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, among which the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. Explore Tuol Sleng in the afternoon and head 17 kilometers south to visit the Killing Fields.

The Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace in Cambodia - Cambodia tours

The Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace in Cambodia (Source: Collected)

Day 3: Take a flight to Siem Reap to visit the School of Art, where various Khmer Arts are taught, including Yike drama, Pin Peat Music, folk dance or classical dance.

Day 4: Early risers will have a chance to admire the scenery of sunrise over Angkor Wat. Discover the West Gate of Angkor Thom, which is less visited by mass tourists. Continue your journey to Ta Prohm – a Buddhist temple built to honor the mother of King Jayavarman VII and then visit Banteay Kdei. Visit Angkor Wat and the Pre Rup Temple in the afternoon.

Day 5: Explore the Angkor complex, which includes Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. Cruise along Tonle Sap Lake to immerse yourself in the daily life of the Cambodian fishermen. Visit Chantie Ecole-Artisan D’Angkor and the Old Market.

Day 6: Find out more about the local’s daily life by visiting a local farm and make your own food in Cambodian style.

Day 7: Free time to experience Siem Reap.

Ultimate and Luxurious Cambodia

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Departure: Siem Reap

Vehicle: Car – Flight

Price for adult/children/baby: Contact Sao La Tours for more information

Suggested Program:

Day 1: Pay a visit to the Angkor National Museum to learn more about the ancient Khmer civilization. Have dinner while enjoy the Apsara Dance show.

Day 2: Go on a bicycle trip to explore the world heritage areas and enter Angkor Thom through the West Gate. Visit Angkor Wat in the afternoon.

Day 3: Early risers will have a chance to admire the scenery of sunrise over Angkor Wat. Discover other must-see temples, among which Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. Back on your journey to see Ta Prohm, Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Thommanon and Chaosay Tevorda temple.

Day 4: Explore the temple of Prei Monti. Then experience the local spirit by discovering Phsar Rolous market. Discover Poeung Komnou, Beng Mealea and head to Banteay Ampeul temple for a camping night.

Day 5: Stroll through the Banteay Ampeul temple to add some adventurous aspects to your trip.

Banteay Ampeul temple is less visited by mass tourists - Cambodia tours

Banteay Ampeul temple is less visited by mass tourists (Source: Collected)

Interesting facts about Cambodia

  • The flag of Cambodia is the only one to have a building in the world

  • The grounds of Angkor ancient ruins cover an area of over 500 acres, which is 50 times bigger than Machu Picchu

  • The traditional Cambodian weddings are celebrated for three days and three nights non-stop

  • The New Year in Cambodia is celebrated in April

  • Counting the chirp of a gecko is believed to be able to tell if someone will be lucky to marry

  • Insects are one of the main food in Cambodia

  • The Tonle Sap of Cambodia is the biggest freshwater lake you can find in Southeast Asia

  • Tuk tuk is more popular than taxi in Cambodia

Tuk tuk is more popular than taxi in Cambodia - Cambodia tours

Tuk tuk is more popular than taxi in Cambodia (Source: Collected)

There are so many other Cambodia tours that you can check out on Sao La Tours’ website. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact our hotline or send us an email. We’re always willing to assist you with arranging your trip to Cambodia and make it the most memorable vacation ever!

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