Visiting the forgotten temple of Beng Mealea
Visiting the forgotten temple of Beng Mealea

Activities in Cambodia, Things to do in Cambodia

Most people travel to Cambodia to visit the Angkor Temples, but surely there are other activities you may like to do on your holiday to this beautiful country. Below you can find useful information as to things to do, travel and tour activities in Cambodia.

Visiting Ancient Temples and Wats
The temples of Angkor are surely on top of the list of what to do in Cambodia. But there are nice ancient temples and wats (Buddhist pagodas) around the country that it's worthwhile to visit them while on vacation here. Say in Siem Reap there are few old wats in town such as Wat Bo, Wat Polanka, Wat Damnak…

Visiting museums
There are good museums of fine arts in Phnom Penh, war museum and landmine museums in Siem Reap…

Cooking & savoring culinary delights
Khmer cuisine may be lesser known compared to its neighbors, but if you take part in cooking classes organized by Paradissa in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, you could surely add another gem to your vacation to Cambodia. Paradissa could arrange a meal that you savor Khmer traditional dishes accompanied by Khmer traditional music.

River Cruising
Trips on the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers offer fresh countryside scenery and riverine life of the locals. You can have boat cruises on the Tonle Sap, between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, around Kratie. Near Kratie, having a boat tour to get a sight of the freshwater dolphins could be a highlight of your trip in Cambodia.

Bird-watching
Paradissa hosts a number of day tours for you to watch and learn about the birds in Cambodia.

Trekking
You can go trekking around Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri which offer stunning mountainous scenery and colorful ethnic culture. Still there are are lots of unexploded landmines in some remote areas of Cambodia. Having a good tour guide is definitely necessary for your safety. While trekking, don't stray from the well-trodden paths.

Watersports
There's a wide range of watersports including swimming and snokelling available at Sihanoukville.

Biking & Motorcycling
Paradissa could organize a number of adventures by bike and motorbike which allow you to explore Cambodia thoroughly from popular tourist attractions to the rarely visited temples and villages.