Surrounded by Vietnam to the east, Laos to the north and Thailand to the northwest, Cambodia remains a terrific travel destination that promises a magical blend of adventure and serenity. From remarkable landscapes, world-famous temples and imperial colonial towns to tropical beaches, rural villages and striking wildlife sanctuaries, there’s a lot in store for families wishing to explore and experience something truly remarkable.
Visit Tonle Sap and its surrounding floating temples
The largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Tonle Sap is a serene spot where you can explore different natural attractions. Home to Vietnamese and Cham communities residing in the many floating villages in the surrounding, the lake is a lively place reflecting the local culture of Cambodia and is one of the world’s richest fishing grounds. Mechrey Floating Village, Krakor Floating Village, Kompong Khleang Floating Village and Phnom Kong Rei are some of the finest floating villages to explore here.
Discover thrill at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Park
Just an hour away from Phnom Penh, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Park is an ideal place for wildlife enthusiasts. The largest zoo in Cambodia, it is home to more than 1200 rescued animals including endangered Asian elephants, tigers, Siamese crocodile, Pileated gibbon and Malayan sun bears. Have a great time interacting with the animals and feeding them! Besides, you can relax on the hammocks and have a delicious Cambodian-style lunch to make your family outing more memorable.
Go Ox cart riding in Siem Reap
Visit Kompheim Village, a 25-minute drive away from Siem Reap, and hop aboard an ox cart with your kids and ride through the village, palm trees, rice paddy fields and smiling locals. You can make the most of this ride by also indulging in various activities such as rice planting, harvesting crops and weaving thatch roofs. Living the life of locals for a day at Kompheim Village will leave you admiring the authentic Cambodia and its culture.
Enjoy a cruise on the Mekong River
One of the largest rivers in Asia, Mekong River flows through different countries such as China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. A cruise on the river presents a tapestry of colour and culture, and is a luxurious experience for travellers visiting Cambodia. You would love crossing country borders on the cruise and witnessing the river banks coming to life.
Explore Cambodia’s history at Bokor Hill Station
Built as a French retreat away from Phnom Penh, Bokor Hill Station is a beautiful spot to relax with your family while experiencing the history of Cambodia. Lying at a height of 3438 feet, it is an ideal place to escape the heat and take delight in the true beauty of nature. Here you can experience a colourful Cambodian culture and discover different beautiful beaches, glittering bays, stunning landscapes and colonial structures. Sampov Pram Pagoda, Bokor Church, Phnom Bokor and Preah Monivong National Park are some of the major attractions to explore here.