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Location: Siem Reap

Day 1 - 26 Nov 2019

Temples of Angkor

Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor
Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor
Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor
Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor
Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor
Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor
Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor
Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor
Siem Reap, Temples of Angkor

Content: Siem Reap is mostly known for the famous temples of Angkor, the symbol of Cambodia. Most people refer to these temples as Angkor Wat, but this is only one temple out of more than tens or even hundreds of stunning temples in this complex of over 300 km2. The best way to get around at the temples of Angkor is with a local guide in a Tuktuk. Normally most of the hotels offer you those tours.

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Day 1 - 26 Nov 2019

Blossoming Romduol Lodge

Krong Siem Reap, Blossoming Romduol Lodge
Krong Siem Reap, Blossoming Romduol Lodge
Krong Siem Reap, Blossoming Romduol Lodge

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Location: Siem Reap

Day 2 - 27 Nov 2019

Siem Reap

Siem Reap, Siem Reap
Siem Reap, Siem Reap

Content: You can either spend another day exploring the temples of Angkor or you can stroll around the city of Siem Reap. The city of Siem Reap itself has grown very quickly because of the popularity of the Angkor Temples, therefor this city has even more to offer to its visitors. Besides the temples, you’ll find many restaurants and in the evening you can stroll over the cozy night market and through the busy Pubstreet with its ‘happy hours’ that last the whole day. Be sure to visit the Landmine museum and the war museum, if you want to learn more about the history of Cambodia.

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Day 2 - 27 Nov 2019

Blossoming Romduol Lodge

Krong Siem Reap, Blossoming Romduol Lodge

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Location: Battambang

Day 3 - 28 Nov 2019

Bamboo Train

Battambang, Bamboo Train
Battambang, Bamboo Train
Battambang, Bamboo Train
Battambang, Bamboo Train

Content: Battambang is the second largest city of Cambodia. However, compared to the biggest city Phnom Penh and the touristy Siem Reap, this city feels really relaxed and calm. It is a fascinating city where you recognize a lot of French influence of the past in the architecture in the streets. This city will bring you closer to the local life of the Cambodian people and the countryside. In the surrounding area there are some interesting things to do. You can hire a bike to explore the city and the countryside peacefully. To visit the other sights in the area, you can rent a motorbike or even better is getting yourself a tuktuk driver who knows the area. If you have a nice driver, he’ll tell you even more information about the things about the environment and the things you can visit.  A nice way to explore the countryside of Battambang is by going on a ride with the Bambootrain.

Location: Banan

Day 3 - 28 Nov 2019

Phnum Sampov

Banan, Phnum Sampov
Banan, Phnum Sampov
Banan, Phnum Sampov
Banan, Phnum Sampov

Content: Climbing the Phnom Sampeau will reward you with a beautiful panorama view, a wonderful temple and amusing monkeys. On the other side of the Phnom Sampeau you can visit the killing caves. This is not a amusing sight, but definitely worth a visit as it’ll educate you about the Cambodian history.

Location: បាណន់

Day 3 - 28 Nov 2019

Bat cave of Phnom Sampov

បាណន់, Bat cave of Phnom Sampov
បាណន់, Bat cave of Phnom Sampov
បាណន់, Bat cave of Phnom Sampov
បាណន់, Bat cave of Phnom Sampov

Content: For a nice end of the day you can find yourself a good spot in front of the bat cave to behold a spectacular natural phenomenon of millions of bats flying out of a giant hole in the rocks and disappear in the landscapes of the Battambang.

Location: Krong Battambang

Day 3 - 28 Nov 2019

Lucky Hostel

Krong Battambang, Lucky Hostel

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Location: Phnom Penh

Day 4 - 29 Nov 2019

Choeung Ek

Phnom Penh, Choeung Ek

Content: Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodja. It is the perfect combination of a typical busy Asian city and the peacefulness of the Mekong running through this interesting place. Nevertheless, visiting this city is not the same as the average city trip that you may be used to from other travels. The interesting thing about the sights of this city is what they can teach you about the history of this country and its people. We think you cannot visit this country and leaving without knowing what it has been through. A little out of town you can find Choeung Ek, also known as the Killing fields. In this place several poignant stories will give you more insight into what happened in the past of Cambodja under the reign of the khmer rouge.

Tuol Sleng (S21) Genocide Museum

Phnom Penh, Tuol Sleng (S21) Genocide Museum

Content: In the center of the city you can pay a visit to the genocide museum of Tuol Sleng (S21). Also in this place you’ll get more insight in the horrible events that happened in the past of this interesting country. Here we decided not to take pictures out of respect and because pictures cannot describe the feeling you get in this place.

Riverside Path

Phnom Penh, Riverside Path
Phnom Penh, Riverside Path

Content: Last but not least: the long boulevard next to the Mekong offers you the perfect place for a walk to clear your mind. Here locals come together to do some sport or just sit and relax while enjoying the view over the river. Grab something to eat or to drink in one of the bars or restaurants and enjoy the diversity this city has to offer.

Location: រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ

Day 4 - 29 Nov 2019

Mama's Villa

រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ, Mama's Villa

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Location: Phnom Penh

Day 5 - 30 Nov 2019

Wat Phnom

Phnom Penh, Wat Phnom

Content: After a long day of reality checks it’s time to see the other side of Phnom Penh. There is much more than just harsh reality. To add some lightness to your trip to this city, you can pay a visit to some of its wonderful temples, such as Wat Phnom on top of the hill.

Koninklijk Paleis

Phnom Penh, Koninklijk Paleis

Content: After Wat Phnom you can behold the beautiful complex of the Royal Palace and the silver pagoda: Wat Preah Keo.

Location: Kampot

Day 5 - 30 Nov 2019

Kampongbay Makeng II guest house

Kampot, Kampongbay Makeng II guest house

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Location: Kampot

Day 6 - 1 Dec 2019

Kampot

Kampot, Kampot

Content: In the south of Cambodia many tourists decide to visit the well-known Sihanoukville, but more South-east you find this cozy village Kampot, where you can escape all chaos. It is less touristy than Sihanoukville and really worth a visit as the people over there are really friendly and the surrounding is stunning. There aren’t really impressive sights to see, but it is a nice laid-back place to relax and escape from hectic travels.

Nationaal park Preah Monivong

Kampot, Nationaal park Preah Monivong
Kampot, Nationaal park Preah Monivong
Kampot, Nationaal park Preah Monivong
Kampot, Nationaal park Preah Monivong
Kampot, Nationaal park Preah Monivong

Content: Bokor national park is located a little out of the center of Kampot. Jump on your scooter and drive over the winding roads through this beautiful park. Inside the park you find Bokor Hill Station: a collection of abandoned French colonial buildings such as a royal palace, a hospital, a hotel, the king’s vacation home and so on. There used to be an old abandoned casino as well but unfortunately they turned it into a new five star hotel. All these buildings were constructed as a temperate mountain luxury resort but history changed these plans and made this place as fascinating as it is right now. Besides Bokor hill station the park has some beautiful viewpoints over the Cambodian coastline. It is a wonderful place with an interesting history.

Kampot River

Kampot, Kampot River

Content: Kampot is located next to the Kampot river. In the evening several boats leave for a sunset/fireflies cruise. You sit on the roof of the boat watching the sun set, holding an ice-cold Angkor beer. When it is completely dark the boat stops its engine at this place where you can spot all these little fireflies in the bushes. It is a magical phenomenon to see. It is also an ideal moment to meet other travelers on the boat and have a nice chat together. Remark: When the boat honks, mind your head and bend or lay down. The boat passes some bridges that it just fits under, it is a matter of only a few centimeters. It is a very simple but fun experience.

Location: Krong Kaeb

Day 6 - 1 Dec 2019

Bacoma

Krong Kaeb, Bacoma

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Location: Krong Kep

Day 7 - 2 Dec 2019

Visit a pepper plantation

Krong Kep, Visit a pepper plantation
Krong Kep, Visit a pepper plantation
Krong Kep, Visit a pepper plantation
Krong Kep, Visit a pepper plantation
Krong Kep, Visit a pepper plantation

Content: The region of Kampot and Kep is, due to its climate and composition of the soil, the ideal place to grow pepper. Kampot Pepper has one of the most famous pepperproductions in the world. During a visit to one of these plantations you walk through these big fields with crops while the local pepper farmer gives you some information about the whole process from growth to harvest. You can find different pepper plantations in the surrounding of Kampot and Kep.

Kep Crab Market

Krong Kep, Kep Crab Market

Content: Kep is another cozy village located next to Kampot. You can either stay in Kep for a couple of days or make it a daytrip from Kampot. In Kep you can chill at the beach and eat some delicious fresh crab next to the water. Here you have also the possibility to take a boat to a little island with the misleading name ‘rabbit island’ (nope, there are no rabbits), but we don’t think there’s much going on on this island. If you’re more up to something active you can go for some hiking in Kep National park and try to find a beautiful viewpoint over the coastline of Kep.

Location: Krong Keb

Day 7 - 2 Dec 2019

Krong Keb

Krong Keb, Krong Keb

Content: A trip through Cambodia is not only very beautiful but also very educational. It is a country with an eventful history, but that does not take away from its beauty. Now you can return home satisfied or cross the border with Vietnam to continue your backpacking trip through South East Asia.