Enjoy sunrise at Angkor Wat
The sunrise in Angkor Wat is a must-do while traveling in Cambodia. There is something magical about seeing this ancient city come to life as you watch the sun slowly rise above it. A high recommendation is that you should come early to find a spot that you like, about 5 AM in the morning. Furthermore, you can pre-arrange for a tuk-tuk to come to pick you up a day before to save your time.
Explore the Angkor Archaeological Park
Apart from catching the sunrise at Angkor Wat, this massive temple complex is vast and worth seeing. The temple of Angkor has been a symbol representing the struggle that the Cambodians went through so far. Additionally, the famed Angkor Wat, a visit to Bayon, Angkor Thom, and Ta Phrom is just a few more places that you should visit once. You can also either choose to get a 1-day pass or a 3-day pass in order to fully explore the entire place.
Go cruising in Mekong River
Cruising the Mekong River is one of the most exhilarating experiences for travelers visiting here. Sailing from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a traditional Cambodian boat is one of the most enriching and fun things to do in at Cambodia. Other than the relaxing journey, the stunning views of the sunset that visitors can witness from aboard the cruise are truly amazing. On the journey, tourists can also easily spot the Irrawaddy river dolphins - the rarest of all aquatic mammals in the water. Observing these friendly creatures in their natural habitat is undoubtedly among the refreshing things to do in Phnom Penh.
See the planktons glow at night in Koh Rong
In the beautiful island of Koh Rong, you can experience the magical planktons which lighten up at night. Let’s have a few drinks by the nearby beach bars and when it is dark enough, walk towards the shore in the darkest area, wading in about 1-meter deep water. If you stir the water a little bit, you will begin seeing the planktons glow at night- just like in the movie The Beach. It is truly an incredible experience that is worth traveling to Koh Rong. For the braver ones, you can even snorkel at night and watch the world illuminate as you move around the water.
Check out attractive Khmer artwork in the National Museum
The National Museum of Cambodia takes pride in its impressive art collection from the Khmer era, most of which disappeared at the time of the Khmer Rouge due to illegal smuggling. Some of the finest examples of Khmer artwork on display here include ancient stonework, bronze tools, and weapons, attractive bronze drums, ceramics, statues, sculptures, and more items with intricate carvings of Gods and Goddesses on it. Apart from being visually alluring, the artifacts also provide a deep insight into Cambodia’s history and the lives of its people back then, which is held a prominent place on the list of tourist attractions in Cambodia.
Sunbathe on the famous beaches in Cambodia
Cambodia has some of the most relaxed and laid-back beaches in Southeast Asia. Among the varied popular Cambodia tourist attractions are the sandy and pretty beaches of Sihanoukville, Kep, Koh Rong, and Ream which provide travelers with every bit of comfort and splendid views. In addition, travelers can bask in the sun lying comfortably on hammocks and recliners, get a massage, dine at the beach shacks, go snorkeling, fishing & boating, among other things.
Get traditional massage and spa treatment
Get all your muscle knots and fatigue removed by expert massage professionals when coming to Cambodia. The traditional Khmer spa has a distinctive approach to health and relaxation, which is reflected in its unusual variety of spa treatments and therapies. The major cities of Cambodia house have certified massage and spa centers. The spa and massage therapies of Cambodia popular among visitors include the Khmer Traditional Herbal Spa, Aroma Spa, Hot Oil Massage, Deep Tissue, Slimming Massage, Hot Stone, and various types of facials and scrubs.