5 great destinations for a summer vacation in Cambodia

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Great destinations in Cambodia for a great summer vacation.

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Song Saa

The island of Song Saa is located on two islands of Cambodia, Koh Ouen, and Koh Bong, which belong to the Koh Rong archipelago. You can buy airplane or bus tickets to get to the port city of Sihanoukville. Song Saa Island is a 25-minute drive from Sihanoukville International Airport and a 40-minute boat ride away. The resort provides a free shuttle service from Sihanoukville International Airport and a boat shuttle from Sihanoukville to Song Saa Island.

Coming to Song Saa you have two choices: one is the villas on the water or the villas in the forest that are made entirely of environmental-friendly natural materials. Each villa has one to two bedrooms, with an extremely comfortable swimming pool. In addition, most of the rooms have a sea view, which is a great plus point for you to enjoy watching this beautiful land.

Peace and quiet, Song Saa makes people think they are lost in a separate world outside the hustle life. Only blue sea, white sand, brilliant sunshine, night sky sparkle stars, … Song Saa is loved by tourists called the island of love because of its wild and romantic beauty.

Koh Rong

Koh Rong @ Koh Rong

If you’ve ever dreamed of a trip to a place with green beaches, bridges near the ocean, small houses under the trees, behind the foliage or a swing by the sea, pick up your backpack and go to Koh Rong island in Cambodia.

Koh Rong is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand, 20 km from the coastal city of Sihanoukville. The place is the most famous island in Cambodia but is still wild, preserved and poetic. Koh Rong Island is known as an exciting and attractive tourist destination because of the romantic, peaceful beauty. This is the place to enjoy the fresh air and quiet after the busy life. In particular, Koh Rong is an island once chosen by the New York Times as one of the 45 most worthy spots in the world in 2012 and was dubbed “Hawaii of Asia.”

In Koh Rong you can take part in many activities such as snorkeling, trekking through the forest, fishing, volleyball or just lying around reading on the beach.

 

Koh Rong Samloem

Along with Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem Island is also one of the most attractive destinations in the Cambodian tour, which also attracts tourists with blue sea and white sand. Koh Rong Samloem is also chosen as the best island for visitors to relax and take a break. Lying on the windswept beaches under the shady trees, enjoying the peace of the island, it will be an impressive experience for visitors.

On the island, you can use the free chairs, swings, tree houses, hammocks at the beach, and even go to any of the shops to rest without ordering anything. You can cross the forests to other resorts such as HubaHuba, Robinson, The Lazy. Also, you can join the “Full Moon party” if you go to the island on the full moon day.

 
Siem Reap

Siem Reap @ International Traveller

Located in northwestern Cambodia, Siem Reap is the city that attracts the most Cambodian tourists due to the majestic Angkor temples. Formerly the capital of the ancient Khmer empire, the ancient capital of Siem Reap, although thriving, but still has many mystical, ancient features of one of the most glorious civilizations of the time.

 The 7 km from the center of Siem Reap is the world famous Angkor Wat relic complex. It is one of the most important historical monuments in Cambodia and is considered the culmination of Khmer architecture. Angkor Wat was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1991 and can be compared to the Great Wall, the Egyptian pyramid.

In ancient times, Angkor Wat was the capital of the Khmer empire. The Angkorian complex was built 37 years ago on a surface longer than 1 kilometer in the first half of the 12th century. It is the place where Hindu god Vishnu is worshiped. Later, when the Khmer dynasty of Buddhism, Angkor Wat became a temple sacred shrine. After the capital was destroyed by the Siamese, the kings moved to Phnom Penh in the 15th century, from which Angkor Wat gradually fell into oblivion with the old forest covered.

Koh Tonsay

Koh Tonsay, also known as Rabbit Island, is an island located close to the southern coast of Cambodia, about 4.6 km from Kep City. Especially compared to Koh Rong, Koh Tonsay is still quite wild because not many visitors come.

As soon as you arrive at Koh Tonsay, you will feel a pleasant atmosphere, the lush greenery, the clear blue sea, the white sand, the mild ripples, many coral species and abundant marine life. In particular, the sea around Koh Tonsay is quite shallow and the bottom is sloping slowly, making it an ideal place for swimming.

Most visitors come to Koh Tonsay Island in the morning and come back to the mainland, but many visitors want to spend the night on the island for a new experience. At present, on the island, there are about 5-7 people doing guesthouse services with about 20 bungalows along the beach made of coconut leaves, small lovely. The price of vacation homes on the island is quite cheap, only from 5-7 USD / bungalow.

Similar to Koh Rong or most of the island’s tourist attractions in Vietnam, seafood that has just been caught and sold at the beach is quite pleasant and very fresh. If you take a little hard, you can enjoy a full stomach without having to spend too much money, generally food in Koh Tonsay not too expensive.

Hope you enjoy your stay in Cambodia!

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