The Cambodian Sojourn- An Exciting Insight

The Cambodian Sojourn- An Exciting Insight

Cambodia is a country situated in Southeast Asia. It shares borders with Laos to the northeast, Thailand to the northwest, the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, and Vietnam to the east. The capital city of Phnom Penh is an urban city that reflects the developing spirit of the nation. The city of Phnom Penh is an enticing mix of history, culture, and nature. Cambodia has had its fair share of war and civil unrest. It is evolving with time into a progressive nation. Khmer is the official language of Cambodia.

It has a 97% of Buddhist population, with some Hindu, Christian and Chinese minorities. From its mysterious abandoned towns to the sunny hidden beaches to the ancient temple of Angkor Wat, the tranquil yoga and meditation retreats, the ethnic Khmer cuisine, and a lot of environmental experiences like Gibbon spotting, Mekong river biking, Mekong river dolphins, river paddleboarding and many more such activities and breathtaking sites make it a must-visit country.

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Let us peek into some interesting places to visit and activities to do:

The Hidden Southern Beaches

  • Lazy Beach at Koh Rong Samloem, with golden sunsets and turquoise water, is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. 
  • Koh Thmei has pristine beaches with coral reefs, local wildlife, the Ream National Park, and sea-front forests. 
  • The Lonely beach at Koh Rong is secluded, with only one resort and a very dwindling WiFi connection which makes it a paradise for people looking for peace and a disconnect from the outside world. 

Yoga and Meditation Retreats:

  • Hariharalaya Retreat Centre 
  • Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat 
  • Wat Langka – You will find a lot of practicing monks and ancient scriptures.
  • Vagabond Temple- Detox programs, reiki courses and healing sessions.

Abandoned Cities and Towns

  • Kampong Chhnang Airport 
  • King Sihanouk”s Seaside Palace at Krong Kaeb 
  • Kep-Sur-Mer at Krong Kaeb 
  • Bokor Hill station 

The Ancient Khmer Temple

Angkor Wat means the “City of Temples” in the Khmer language. It is in Siem Reap and is the largest religious monument in the world. It is one of the most major pilgrimage sites for Buddhists globally, Angkor Wat is the symbol of Cambodia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most visited monuments in the country. It is on the National Cambodian flag and has played a pivotal role in transforming Cambodia into a Buddhist nation. 

An immersive travel experience will be incomplete without trying the local cuisine. Try your hand at a well-curated Khmer cuisine cooking class. Do taste the spicy Kampot food and some other local delicacies. Go for an exciting scuba diving session in the Gulf of Thailand. Visit The Killing Cave, The Well of Shadows and, The Tuol Sleng genocide museum to understand the Khmer rouge history. 

Plan your Cambodian vacation to relax, rejuvenate and experience the Buddhist culture. Take in the temples’ exemplary architecture and immerse yourself in yoga and wellness retreats experiences.

You will come back at your peaceful best and never forget the Cambodian experience.