Highlights of Northern Cambodia you should visit in your holiday

09, July, 2016

Highlights of Northern Cambodia you should visit in your holiday

If you are looking for a memorable Cambodia tour with majestic temples and friendly people, Northern Cambodia will be the best place for you to discover. Traveling to this place, you will have a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful picture-postcard scenery of temples, the rural life in provincial towns.

When traveling to Northern Cambodia

The first destination you cannot skip is Siem Reap. This place is considered as a home of the majestic temple with famous one are Angkor Wat and nearby temples. So, when traveling to Siem Reap, you should visit Angkor Temples, just some minutes from city centre, they are the most famous, impressive and the most important tourist attraction not only in Cambodia but also in Southeast Asia. These temples were built between 9th and 14th centuries by a succession of god-king and they are the legacy of a highly developed society. Besides famous temples you also can visit great Tone Sap Lake, this is a unique and very amazing eco-system and the cultural area which offers you an opportunity to enjoy the different side of floating villages, cultural and nature trips or bird watching.

In Cambodia, the remote Khmer temples are also destinations you should visit such as Sambor Prei Kuk. This is a pre – Angkorian temple site which dates back to the 7th century when it was known as a capital of Khmer kingdom. Nowadays, it is one of the most exciting temples in the group of Khmer temples.
Besides, you also can visit Banteay Chmar – Buddhist, this temple complex close to the Thai border which was built by Jayavarman VII and dedicated to Jayavarman VII's sons who were killed in battle repelling the Cham invasion of 1177.

Furthermore in Siem Reap, you will have a chance to explore Battambang city, this is the second largest city in Cambodia. In this city, you can visit some of the most interesting Pre-Angkorian and Angkorian sites and others in the 7th century such as Wat Toul Baset, Wat Ek in the 11th century and Phnom Banon in 10th century which are located on the top of a hill with stunning view surrounding countryside.

In Northern Cambodia, one of the most interesting destinations you should visit is Ratanakiri city. This is a beautiful place with mountainous and forested landscapes which offer you some interesting adventure trekking tour. In this place, you also have a chance to discover the different hill tribes and one of the highlights of this area are taking a boat trip to visit Yeak Laom Lake which offers the tranquil and charming oasis surrounded by pristine jungle.
Mondulkiri is the largest province in the Northern Cambodia you should explore. It shares the border with Vietnam and as the least visited region in country offers you a great opportunity for discovering lush tropical jungle where you can see the various wildlife, different hill tribes

How to get to Northern Cambodia:

As you know, Siem Reap is the centre of Northern Cambodia, so to traveling to this area, all of the travelers will stop at Siem Reap International airport. From you here, you can take a public taxi or private transfer which you can book from travel agents in Cambodia to the city centre. It takes you about 20 minutes.
From Siem Reap city centre, you can start your trip to Northern area by private transfer or by bus.