Cambodia is popular among backpackers for its remote beaches – but it’s quickly offering much more. If you are traveling as a familiar or couple and want to be pampered in a resort without ever having to leave for food, entertainment, beach or massages, The Sokha Resort on (almost) private Sokha Beach is a good choice – find out more about Cambodia’s Best Beaches!
Phnom Penh is a fast-growing city and changing quickly. It has turned from the town-trodden city in shambles after the end of the civil war in 1994 to a bustling city that you can enjoy on any budget. That becomes very obvious when you visit the riverfront promenade during sunset, when everybody enjoys the calm of the day’s end, from young couples on a date to boys playing soccer or wealthy tourists going for a stroll!
While the islands of Cambodia have received a lot of interest and unleashed a wave of backpackers onto their shores, they are still a remote destination that takes a little effort to get to and that see far fewer visitors than their Thai neighbors – and you can still find peace and quiet without having to walk far, like this lagoon behind Long Set Beach on Koh Rong, my favorite on my list of Best Beaches in Cambodia!
Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is often bypassed by travelers – but it’s worth to stop and see the rich history of Phnom Penh, from ancient Khmer artifacts to the Royal Palace built during the French colonial history!
I admit it, I’m a sucker for sunsets. There is just nothing as peaceful and relaxing for me as the sun setting over the ocean, watching it with my toes in the warm sand and (ideally) a cocktail in my hand! Otres Beach is a great place to do that and to do it without paying a fortune. It offers great beach, clear water and beautiful sunsets at bargain prices – what’s not to like?
Check out my Best Beaches of Cambodia to find your tropical paradise!
Singapore is an easy city to visit, so you should be able to see a lot more of the city than Kim and Trump during their summit! And Orchard Road should be on hour itinerary, with all its stores, restaurants and art installations – especially during the annual Great Summer Sale with lots of discounts thrown in!
Long Set Beach on Koh Rong is my favorite beach in Cambodia. It’s secluded enough to pretend you are all alone in a tropical paradise, yet well maintained with pristine white sand. And the natural beauty is all around – just behind the beach is a lagoon, with the tropical forest shining in the mirror-like surface!
Check out the Best Beaches of Cambodia and the Long Set Resort to plan your own escape!
Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was little more than a few huts in the sand just 100 years ago – and has grown to a shiny city of skyscrapers since. No building conveys that rags-to-riches story better than the fascinating Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque with its white domes, moorish gateways and millions of Swarowski crystals – it’s a must-see even on the shortest stopover visit!
If you are looking for an unspoiled tropical paradise beach, without hordes of backpackers or plastic trash washed up on the shore, Long Set Beach on Koh Rong is your best bet. With few hotels, few visitors and a well maintained stretch of white sand, it’s as nice a beach as I’ve found in Cambodia.
Check out the alternatives in my review of the Best Beaches of Cambodia!
Luang Prabang is one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever been to, with a leisurely pace and friendly locals to make life easy. And if you want to get out of the heat, the Tat Kuang Si waterfalls make for a refreshing day trip!
Find out more places to enjoy in Luang Prabang, places to stay or eat and travel tips in my Destination Guide Luang Prabang!