In mid 2015, I fell head over Havaianas in love with Cambodia! As a result, I’m writing this Cambodia Travel Guide to share my helpful tips and experiences. Everything from where to go, what to see, things to do, what to eat, the beaches and islands, transportation and more – from Siem Reap down to Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Kampot and Kep.
Whether you have plans to travel to Cambodia, are choosing your next destination or are a day dreamer after inspiration, you’re sure to be captivated by Cambodia’s charm.
Where to travel in Cambodia
Read about my adventures in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Kampot and Kep. Discover the Cambodian islands, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem.
Things to do in Cambodia
- Visit the breathtaking temples of Angkor
- Eat like a local on a street food tour
- Explore the sites of Bokor National Park
- Go off the beaten track with a countryside tour
- Take a Khmer cooking class
Food in Cambodia
What to eat
- Fish Amok, Cambodia’s national dish! Tonle Sap white fish, steamed with a lightly spiced blend of coconut cream and steamed vegetables.
- Fresh crab in Kep
- Banana Blossom Salad
- Cambodian Barbecue on Pub Street in Siem Reap
Where to eat
- Any of the Tree Alliance NGO training restaurants; Friends the Restaurant and Romdeng in Phnom Penh, Sandan in Sihanoukville and Marum in Siem Reap. We ate at all of the above at least once and many of the meal will appear on my list of the top 10 things I ate in Cambodia.
- The Sugar Palm in Siem Reap serves traditional Khmer dishes in a romantic open air setting with a tree house vibe.
- Mr Mab and Mr Mab Psar Kdam in Kep.
How to get around Cambodia – tuk tuks, buses and planes
- Tuk tuks are an affordable and fun mode of transportation throughout Cambodia. Be sure to be clear about where you’re going and agree on a price with your driver before you get in. Some hotels and hostels have a list at of approximate fares costs to nearby points of interest near,to use as a guide.
- Cambodian Angkor Air offers affordable domestic flights. Perfect for those only in Cambodia for a short period.
- Giant Ibis buses have regular services between many of the major cities. The buses are air conditioned, have Wi-Fi onboard and GPS to enforce the companies 60km per hour speed limit policy.