Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia best known for Angkor Wat, an ancient temple complex. These iconic ruins draw the most visitors to the country, but Cambodia has even more to offer, from laid-back beaches to friendly local people.
Cambodia quick facts
- Population: 16 million
- Language: Khmer
- Currency: Cambodian Riel (KHR)
- Capital city: Phnom Penh
- Country size: 69,898 square miles
- High season: Dry season (November through April)
Top 10 things to do in Cambodia
- Explore the Angkor Wat temple complex
- Kick back on the island paradise of Koh Rong
- Sail along the Mekong River
- Watch a traditional apsara dance show
- Try fried spiders, a Cambodian street food snack
- Explore Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh
- Take a cooking class in Siem Reap
- Learn about Cambodia’s painful history
- Try fish amok, a curry dish that’s popular with locals
- Spot endangered gibbons in the wild in Ratanakiri
Buses are the cheapest and most convenient way of getting around Cambodia. Buses from the capital of Phnom Penh to Siem Reap are around $5-10 one way.
Renting a motorbike or scooter is also a popular way to explore Cambodia, although inexperienced drivers should exercise extreme caution when considering this option.
Where to stay in Cambodia