Of course, we think the best place in Cambodia is in the Kampot / Kep Coast, but there may be a few other places to see and experiences as well. Learn a few Khmer words and phrases here!
O. K. Some people do come here only to see Angkor Wat. A 1,000 year old temple complex, covering dozens of square kilometers in the jungle. A few (thousand) other web sites can tell you a bit more.
The capital city, located in the center of the country. Situated on the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, this city of over a million people is growing every day.
Jungle To the North
and South-East are untouched jungles. Lions and Tigers and Bears. Some can be reached by road, some by small plane, some only by motorcycle, and some cannot be accessed at all. You do need to take precautions when going into the jungle (like appropriate clothing, medicines, food and a map would be nice)
Flights into Cambodia generally go to either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap (Angkor Wat). Once you're in the country, the most common forms of travel are by road (bus, taxi, bicycle, oxcart, or motorcycle) and by boat in the rivers or ocean. To get to Bokor Mountain, you have to take a pickup truck or a bigger motorcycle, but this will change soon.
The big cities have a host of rooms from $2 to $2,000 a night. $2 gets you a bed, fan, and light bulb. For about $10 at most places, you can get a nice room with air-con, cable TV, and hot water. Cheap. Phnom Penh, Sihanouk Ville and Siem Reap offer the finest luxury 5 star hotels to be found.