6 days in Cambodia Itinerary

6 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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Phnom Penh
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Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

— 1 night

Charming City

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): admire the striking features of Central Market, steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, and then look for gifts at Mellow Linen.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Phnom Penh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Singapore to Phnom Penh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Phnom Penh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Siem Reap

— 4 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Spend the 20th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Angkor Thom, and don't miss a visit to Pub Street.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Siem Reap route planner.

You can fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Cambodia travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Siem Reap Province travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Siem Reap, officially Siemreap, is a province of Cambodia. It borders the provinces of Oddar Meanchey to the north, Preah Vihear and Kampong Thom to the east, Battambang to the south, and Banteay Meanchey to the west. Its capital and largest city is Siem Reap.Siem Reap is the 10th largest province in Cambodia. With a population of 896,309, it ranks as the 6th largest in the nation. A large portion of Siem Reap's southern border is demarcated by the Tonle Sap and as such, it is one of the nine provinces that making up the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. In modern times the province is best known as the site of Angkor and the Angkor Wat temple ruins.EtymologyThe name "Siem Reap" literally means "Siam Defeated", a reminder of the centuries-old conflict between the Siamese and the Khmer. In Siam, the province and its capital were called "Siemmarat" (เสียมราฐ), literally meaning "Siam's Territory".HistoryThe province came under the control of the Thai kingdom of Siam in 1795 and was later returned to Cambodia in 1907 after French made a treaty with Siam for exchange of Trat and Dan Sai for the Siamese province of Inner Cambodia which included Phra Tabong (Battambang), Siemmarat (Siem Reap), and Nakhon Wat (Angkor Wat). The Inner Cambodia province was split into Battambang and Siem Reap by the royal decree of King Sisowath the same year. This area became part of a disputed territory between France and Siam (now Thailand) which led to the Franco-Thai War in 1941, resulting in victory for Thailand and a return to Thai control (with exception of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat). The province again reverted to Cambodia in 1946, after the end of World War II with French and UN international pressure.

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