Discover the most stunning – yet budget-friendly – place to visit
Can you imagine going on the most interesting journey of your life and spending only $25 per day? This is possible if you travel to Cambodia. Several places in the Asian continent like Laos & Vietnam are known for having a rich culture and being budget-friendly, Cambodia isn’t the exception. Here’s everything you need to know in order to have an amazing but cheap journey.
The pandemic isn’t close to being over, but humanity is arriving at a point where fear is no longer a big impediment to doing anything. A big amount of the global population has been vaccinated or has had the virus already, which gives at least some illusion of immunity. Concerts & festivals are slowly returning and everyone wants to finally travel.
It’s undeniable that there are pricier places than others, however, the cost of your trip will to a good extent depend on how you organize your expenses. According to several blogs from travelers, you can easily spend a month in Cambodia for $1000. Obviously, this implies not staying in fancy places, yet, you can find really cheap decent basic dorms to stay in, the same goes for food & alcohol.
Why visit Cambodia?
There are two main reasons why you should visit Cambodia, the first one is its cultural & historical value and the second one its fascinating nature. One of the reasons why people decide to travel is logging off from work & screens and finding other personal connections. Cambodia is a great option to learn new things while enjoying a different culture.
You can visit the shocking architecture of the Khmer Empire in Siem Reap or enjoy a stunning Cambodian Living Arts show with apsara dancers. Nonetheless, Cambodia has a difficult history that must be remembered with respect, lets’s keep in mind its hard recent past with the Toul Sleng Genocide. However, this last one can be commemorated and learned about at its museum in Phnom Penh.
Visiting Cambodia and not going to Angkor Wat is like going to New York and not at least walking around the Empire State. It’s been considered a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992. Yet, this visit is one of the few most significant expenses you’ll have, which isn’t that hard to make actually, a three-day pass to Angkor Wat is $62.
Angkor Wat is the largest Hindu temple and also the best-preserved one. This temple is considered to be the largest religious structure ever built and one of the most important archaeological treasures in the world. Yet, Cambodia is full of other temples, relaxing islands, amazing food, natural parks, and tourist attractions besides Angkor Wat that are cheap.
Lounge on the pristine beaches
While several tourists travel to Thailand to spend some days at heavenly islands, those in the southwest of Cambodia are often forgotten. Withal, Cambodian Islands are less booked and less exploited, which makes them more enjoyable. Koh Rong Samloem has intact beaches with fantastic tropical flora. You should also look for Koh Thmei, Koh Ta Kiev, and Ko Totang.
If you’re looking for a place to travel, you should totally go to Ko Rong, which is known as a party island and has the best nightlife spots and activities. On this island, you can have a great night at beach parties for less than $10.
Useful tips for Cambodia
Cambodia is a marvelous place, also Cambodians are known for being friendly and great hosts. Yet, it’s never too much to know some of these tips to make your travel even cheaper and more fascinating. The first one is planning everything in advance, especially when it comes to transportation. If you can rent private tuk-tuk transportation, your hotel might help you.
Angkor Wat is an amazing place, however, the general recommendation is to attend the temple as early as you can. In this way, you can get the best pictures without many people in the back and have a deeper connection with the place. Also, remember that all cities have their insecure spots, beware of pickpockets in Cambodian crowded areas.
To end, remember most Cambodians use dollars, so you don’t have to worry about exchanging money. Also, take into consideration Covid-19 restrictions are constantly changing so just be sure of the current sanitary situation before purchasing your travel.
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