Adventure Guide to Cambodia

Adventure Guide to Cambodia


by Janet Arrowood

Why visit this part of the world? It is relatively safe, untrammeled by tourists, and still gives a taste of the "old" Southeast Asia and French Colonial empire. There are tremendous waterfalls, impressive rivers, huge lakes, wildlife, elephant rides, jungles, wonderful people, and fabulous food. The costs are a fraction of those "at home" and the experience will last a lifetime. Once you've been, the region will call you back again and again. Adventure awaits. Eco-tourism in the area is in its infancy, and cultural, adventure, and active travel only at the toddler stage. Still, changes are happening at a near-lightning pace, so you are in for a real treat. The people are warm and welcoming; the temples are spectacular; the museums are fascinating; the opportunities to explore and experience unique cultures are almost limitless; and the variety of action-packed and light adventure opportunities is boundless. The main attractions, hands down, are the temple complexes at Siem Reap - Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and the surrounding temples and monuments. Next is Phnom Penh with its Silver Pagoda, National Museum, and remnants of Colonial architecture. Finally, there are the beaches and park at Sihanoukville, the Tonle Sap, and nearby Battambang. Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most incredible places you could ever hope to visit. Plan on three days just exploring the main temple complex, and another day or two for the temples and sights in town and outlying temples. Another not-to-be-missed adventure to consider is the speed-boat ride from Siem Reap through miles of floating villages, to the former resort town of Battambang. There's still a lot of Colonial architecture to be seen, and much of it is in better repair than in Phnom Penh. Dinner along the river in a market restaurant is a great way to unwind after your speed boat ride. In Cambodia there's so much to see and do, or you can kick back, relax, and do nothing. This guide has all the information you need: how to get around, what to see and do, where to stay and eat, the history, the culture and more. Filled with color photos.

Hunter Publishing; January 2014 ISBN 9781556501777 Download in secure EPUB Title: Adventure Guide to Cambodia Author: Janet Arrowood   Buy, download and read Adventure Guide to Cambodia (eBook) by Janet Arrowood today!
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