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Where to stay in Phnom Penh

Where to stay in Phnom Penh 

Cambodia’s capital city holds an interesting juxtaposition of French Colonial and Cambodian heritage. While many first-time travelers to Cambodia pass up Phnom Penh for the allure of Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat temples, it’s worth spending a few days exploring this side of Cambodia. At the confluence of the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap River, this bustling city offers a unique cultural experience, just a bit off the beaten path. This city of 1.5 million people has several areas to choose for your Phnom Penh accommodation, so we’ve put together this guide for where to stay in Phnom Penh in 2019. Remember that when deciding where to stay in Phnom Penh, other areas are just a quick tuk-tuk ride away.  We will cover off all types of Phnom Penh accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Phnom Penh hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in…
Where to stay in Siem Reap

Where to stay in Siem Reap

Visiting the Angkor Wat temples is a major tourism draw to this Cambodian resort town, but it’s also a great place to unwind and relax with many budget-friendly Siem Reap hotels. With bustling a night market, unique French Colonial influence and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, you will want to stay in Siem Reap as long as possible. Aside from deciding how long to stay in Siem Reap, the hardest decision will be deciding where to stay in Siem Reap. There are many different areas to choose from, and many different hotels, from backpacker hostels to luxury resorts. Keep reading for our guide on the best places to stay in Siem Reap.   We will cover off all types of Siem Reap accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Siem Reap hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Siem Reap, the best Siem Reap hotels,…

Guide to Tayrona National Park

The Parque Nacional Natural de Tayrona aka Tayrona National Park is one of Colombia’s most famous natural areas.  It is located at the roots of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, where the foothills of the mountains run in to the Caribbean Sea. Located about 6 hours north of Cartagena, Colombia’s preeminent tourist destination, it is undoubtedly a stop that beach lovers and nature lovers have to include during a visit to Colombia’s Caribbean coast. In addition to some gorgeous views of the mountains running into the sea and the accompanying giant boulders, Tayrona is also a great chance to escape from the city, enjoy some peace and quiet, and chill out on some terrific and mostly unspoiled beaches. Plan your trip to Colombia Need data for your trip to Colombia? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using…

3-Day Phnom Penh Itinerary

Cambodia is an incredible country to visit. Without a doubt, visiting Angkor Wat is one of the best things to do in Siem Reap. Whereas Siem Reap is known for its temples, and Sihanoukville is known for its beaches, Phnom Penh is often seen as a transport hub to Cambodia. However, there is much more to Phnom Penh than meets the eye. Phnom Penh holds attractions to reveal the country’s culture and history, giving insight to the bitter past. This itinerary is perfect for travellers in Phnom Penh for three days. Follow this guide for a 3-day Phnom Penh Itinerary. Plan your trip to Cambodia Need data for your trip to Cambodia? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't be an idiot! Make sure you have Travel Insurance, it's…
The Best Diving Spots in Cambodia

The Best Diving Spots in Cambodia

Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia bordered by Thailand on its Northwest and bordered by Vietnam from its Eastern tip all the way to the South and has been part of the tourist trail for a long time. Famed for its iconic temple complex Ankor Wat, the largest religious monument in the whole world and a testament to the glory of the forgotten Angkor empire. Aside from Ankor Wat, the warm hospitality of the Cambodian people is a draw for travellers and Cambodia offers an insight into its tradition, culture and people through hundreds of authentic experiences, despite its development being primarily focused on the tourist sector and significant growth in the number of tourists in the last few decades, Cambodia has still not lost any of its authentic charm. But did you know that Cambodia boasts some fantastic diving? As a lesser known diving destination it is often…
17 Things to do in Cambodia

17 Things to do in Cambodia

Cambodia is nestled between Thailand and Vietnam, which makes it a frequent stop on most Southeast Asia travel itineraries. Cambodia is best known for the ancient Khmer temples that include Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. While nearby Thailand is well-known as a beach destination, Cambodia has beaches and islands on the Gulf of Thailand as well. Cambodia also has a dark history, with a mass genocide of Cambodians occurring under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970’s. This relatively recent tragedy has greatly shaped Cambodian culture, but you wouldn’t know it from the Cambodian people you will meet. The main areas for visitors to Cambodia are Siem Reap, the capital city of Phnom Penh and the coastal town of Sihanouk. Plan your trip to Cambodia Need data for your trip to Cambodia? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10%…
A Quick Guide to Siem Reap, Cambodia

A Quick Guide to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, a resort town in North Western Cambodia, it's the gateway to the ruins of Angkor and the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings including the preserved Angkor Wat (the main temple), which is pictured on Cambodia’s flag. Giant, mysterious faces are also carved into the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom. Siem Reap is full of surprises, everyone knows about the Angkor temples but Siem Reap has more to offer than that. I was expecting a quiet small town with little to do at night and few dining options but that wasn’t the case at all. Pub Street is a boombox at night and there are plenty of interesting restaurants in town, most of which won’t break the bank. Check out our quick guide on where to stay, what to do and what attractions Siem Reap has to offer! Plan your trip to…