Angkor Wats and Cambodia have been my absolute favorite destinations and I have been wanting to see and explore these two places for a very long time. While planning for a trip we finally decided to tick this place off our list. Moreover, VISA laws are not at all tough. We got in touch with the TravelTriangle team who took care of all our things. They started making our itinerary and finally, we were ready to go our 8 days in Cambodia.
A Look At Our Cambodia Holiday Package
Cost: INR 27695
Duration: 8 Days
No. Of People: 2 Adults
Inclusions: Airport Transfer, hotel accommodation, 1 international Lunch, Local English Speaking Guide, Sightseeing, Entrance Fee, Bus Ticket, All taxes and service charges
Exclusions: International and Domestic Flights, Visa Stamp Fee, Drinks, Other items not mentioned in the itinerary
Travel Agent From TravelTriangle: Lotus CO LTD
8 Days Cambodia Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the hotel
Day 2: Visit Sihanoukville and Hotel Check-In
Day 3: Boat rides to various islands
Day 4: City Tour of Phnom Penh City
Day 5: Transfer to Siem Reap
Day 6: Angkor Temple and other places
Day 7: Day at leisure
Day 8: Shopping and Transfer
Weather In Cambodia In April
Our 8 days in Cambodia April were absolutely fun. The weather was hot and humid but the evenings were absolutely cool and nice. We enjoyed our time here, especially during the evening time. We also went to Sihanoukville beach where the weather was absolutely perfect.
Places We Visited In Cambodia
1. Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh was our first destination. We reached this place and were already ready to experience and explore this place to bits. We explore quite a many popular places here during our vacation like the National Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the very famous central market where we shopped and saw some of the most interesting shops in the area.
While in Sihanoukville, we made the most of the beautiful beaches that are available here. We spent most of our time exploring various places and spending time on the beach. The second here was all about island hopping as we visited three very famous islands called Koh Rong Saloem, Koh Reusey and more. These islands are perfect to try various water sports like snorkeling and swimming. We enjoyed a boat tour.
3. Siem Reap
While in Siem Reap we did the most obvious and explored all that this magnificent city has to offer. We visited Meanchey which is a mangrove of a hundred-year-old species of freshwater fishes and birds. This is a perfect place to actually experience the tradition and cultures of the locals. We also a boat ride on the Great Tonle Sap Lake. We also had a chance to witness the amazing floating villages.
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4. Angkor Wat
We were very excited to visit and explore the Angkor Wat temples. It has been our list since forever. We see the very famous temple here whose beauty cannot be described in words. This is the largest and the best-preserved historic architecture and God, it is a treat to the eyes. Along with this, the earlier places that we ticked off from our list were the terrace of the elephants, terrace of the leper kings, Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm Temple and many more.
Our Hotels In Cambodia
1. Sea Breeze Resort – Sihanoukville
This particular hotel was located right next to the beach which made it our favorite. We enjoyed all our stay here as the rooms were amazing and very spacious.
2. Silk D’Angkor Boutique Hotel – Siem Reap
This hotel was located right opposite to the Museum in Seam Reap. Staying here was again a great experience as we really loved our room here and the amazing service provided by the hotel.
3. Salita Hotel – Phnom Penh
Salita Hotel was an ok property with basic amenities. The rooms were also very basic and equipped with the basic facilities.
How To Reach Cambodia
Since we were traveling on a budget, we wanted to a flight that does not burn a hole in our pockets. We had a flight from New Delhi to Bangkok and then from Bangkok to Phnom Penh. No direct flights were available at cheaper rates.
Our Personal Expenses In Cambodia
We made use of all the meals that were added to our itinerary and hardly had any meals outside. But it is not that expensive too. The trip fit in rightly perfectly into our budget as we wanted. We saw all the popular places. Per day approximately INR 2100 is more than enough for a day to eat out which includes all three meals.
Shopping In Cambodia
Cambodia is a good place to shop especially for souvenirs. People should buy from local vendors and visit the night markets. A must buy is a replica of Angkor Wats which we also bought.
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Food In Cambodia
The food scenes are amazing here. We really enjoyed eating out at various occasions. For all the vegetarians who are planning to go to please make sure that while you order food you tell them to not add eggs into your meals because they consider eggs as vegetarian. For all the Indian food fans, there are multiple Indian restaurants in both Siem Reap and Phnom Penh who serve delicious food. Food for a couple here would cost around INR 1800.
What To Pack For Cambodia Trip
- Pack an umbrella with you
- Sunscreen too is a must as you would need it
- Pack light and cotton clothes
- Pack comfortable food wears as you would be walking a lot
- Pack conservative clothes if planning to visit the temples
Cambodia Travel Tips
- Do visit Cambodia as this is cheap on the pocket and the landscape will leave you awestruck.
- Do take some US Dollars in cash as everywhere in Cambodia USD is widely accepted. If a good is of a lesser value, they will give you some changes in Cambodian Riel.
- 1 USD = 4100 Riels, exchange rate given by the supermarkets and vendors.
- Traveler’s cheque and Credit card might not work in many places, so carry an adequate amount to cover your trip.
- Visa on arrival for Indians so carry a photograph and some USD and you won’t have any Visa issues.
- They do check the hotel you are going to immediately after you enter the country, so it is best to have the first hotel booked.
- Be nice to the locals. They will help you more than you can imagine.
- Cambodia is a poor country and they respect you as we respect
Do be kind to your guides and cab drivers and they will go out of their way(time) to help you.
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our experience with TravelTriangle was absolutely amazing, they gave us a lot of quotes and options to choose from for the vacation. They made the whole itinerary as per what we wanted and made sure that our interests, needs and requirements were met without any fail.
We really enjoyed our 8 days in Cambodia and cannot thank the TravelTriangle team enough to make such an amazing itinerary for us. Our vacation had all the elements that we wanted in a vacation. We ticked off every possible tourist place, stayed in good hotels and all this under a certain budget. These memories are now going to stay with us forever. If you too wish to have an equal adventure then plan your Cambodia trip with TravelTriangle and get ready to have a holiday whose memories are going to stay with your forever.
Common Questions You May Want To Know
A. Yes, most of the areas are safe to travel to but it is advised to visit the area late at night.
A. Khmer is spoken in Cambodia.
A. The sockets are type A, C and G and people can get chargers as per them.
A. The best time to visit Cambodia is from November to March.
A. One week is more than enough for Cambodia.
A. People can do a lot of things. There are many temples and other World Heritage sites to visit this place. People can explore Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.