Cheap Flights to Cambodia
Flights to Cambodia
Cambodia, or as it is officially known, the Kingdom of Cambodia, is situated between Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Cambodia is an enigmatic country brought about by a painful history and survives today with modern influences and locals who live a spiritual way of life and endearing smiles that greet every traveller they meet.
Also formerly known as Kampuchea, Cambodia is home to many beautiful Khmer temples, tree-lined boulevards, river promenades and laid-back beaches and coastal resorts. The country has an old world charm of quiet colonial towns offering a unique cuisine that is full of fresh flavors.
Spending a holiday in Cambodia would definitely note be like any other. Cambodia lies in the Indochina Peninsula and has two of the world’s largest freshwater bodies – Mekong River and Tonlé Sap Lake. The country enjoys warm, tropical Southeast Asian weather almost all year round so travellers are free to visit anytime they wish to.
When planning to travel to Cambodia, there are many choices on places to go, sights to see and activities to do. Here are just a couple of the more popular cities in Cambodia to add to the itinerary and should not be missed:
Phnom Penh – Once considered to be the “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh is a bustling city where travellers are met with a charming mix of sights, sounds and smells. To take advantage of what Phnom Penh has to offer, hop onto a motodup – the local motor bicycle taxi – and dive into the army of tuk-tuks swelling on the streets. Begin your city tour at the Royal Palace located at the convergence of Tonlé Sap and Mekong River. There you’ll find a gleaming pagoda still beautifully preserved despite the monarchy’s struggle with the Khmer Rouge. From there, drop by the Wat Ounalom, which is the headquarters of the Cambodian Buddhism. Another popular tourist stop in Phnom Penh is the mass grave at Choeung Ek. This place as once used as the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge Genocide from 1975 to 1979. There is a museum on the grounds that exhibit photographs of every single victim of this genocide. It is a haunting place but a poignant commemoration to the past. For a more upbeat time, visit and experience the shopping at the bustling Russian Market – named after the Russian population that patronized the market back in the 1980’s.
Siem Reap – Head over to this magical land of temples. Siem Reap is home to the famous and iconic Angkor Wat. Try to catch the sunrise here at Angkor Wat before delving into the maze of temple complexes dotted all over Angkor. Visitors typically head over to Ta Phrom, which is a tree-temple complex that was famously featured in the motion picture, Tomb Raiders. Angkor is also considered to be the spiritual heart of Cambodia. Learn its history through the story-telling walls of Angkor Thom – a walled city constructed by King Jayavaran VII.
Visit Cambodia now and experience the country’s unique culture and historically breath-taking landscape. There are definitely more cities worth a visit. Search for the cheapest air tickets and promo fares to Cambodia on Skyscanner Philippines.
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