Cambodia Travel Guides for Backpackers

Ways to Save On Your Budget in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Have you watched Lara Croft: Tomb Raider? Did you know that it was filmed in a little known place called Cambodia? Cambodia, also known as Kampuchea, is a country located in the southern part of the Indochina peninsula. This country is an ancient place that was formerly known as the Khmer […]
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The Best Spots To Visit in Siem Reap, Cambodia

When people think about travel in Asia, maybe they imagine the overwhelming sights, sounds, and smells of the bustling metropolises. In Cambodia, motorbikes travel the roads with three, four, even five people on one Honda Dream. Sidewalks are used as secondary parking spots, making navigating the streets tricky for the […]
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A Guide to Art and Culture in Battambang

The beautiful and historic country that is Cambodia undoubtedly has a LOT to offer to travellers. History buffs and adventure seekers alike could be entertained for weeks roaming around this stimulating country. From the bright lights and nightlife of Phnom Penh to the devastating site of the killing fields, from […]
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Things you need to know before visiting Angkor Wat in Cambodia

“The Kingdom of Wonder”. Cambodia. Located in South East Asia, next to Vietnam and Thailand with the beach of the Gulf of Thailand. Their pride and honour is the Angkor Wat temple, even represented on the flag. Located right next to city Siem Reap it is the most visited place […]
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Hanoi, Vietnam : A city worth getting lost in

December of last year, I was invited by my Aunt to join her on her trip to Vietnam, then Cambodia, then Thailand all in the span of ten days. Being the wanderlust that I was (and it is my first time to go out of the country), I said yes. We […]
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Experience The City Of Love; Tabaco City

The Philippines is known for crystal clear beaches, hospitable people, good singers, and succulent foodstuff. Tourists of any kind visit our country not just to explore culture but to introspect as well. The intention of most tourists might be cultural enrichment but they’re actually contemplating too even if they’re not […]
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Visit Siem Reap: What to Do and See

Cambodia is becoming one of the most popular tourist and expat locations in the world and it’s easy to see why: low cost, balmy weather, and friendly locals. Expats especially flock to the capital city of Phnom Penh, but Siem Reap is best for culture, beauty, and history! The Tourist […]
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Thailand's Koh Kood – Rustic Luxury

Soneva Kiri on Thailand’s easternmost island before Cambodia, Koh Kood เกาะกูด (sometimes spelled Ko Kut) is what happens when luxury meets nature. It is more than just a hotel, it is an experience, a place you will never want to leave, the perfect coalescence of jungle, ocean, opulence, and simplicity. Arrive in Style Private […]
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Cambodia: Exploring Ratanakiri, home of glorious nature

Well, Angkor Wat would pop up in your mind if you hear about Cambodia, but there are a lot more to expect from this developing country. Rattankiri, a province located in the northeastern edge of Cambodia and a home to the splendid green field, breathtaking forest view and glorious waterfall […]
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Cambodia: Getting the Best from Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat (Khmer for Temple City) is a world heritage site located in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province. Known as the largest religious site in the world, Angkor Wat was originally built as a Hindu temple, it is now a Buddhist site. One can see orange clad Buddhist monks around the temples and […]
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Cambodia's Authentic Charm in Battambang

For a real look at Cambodia visit the small city of Battambang. Not the crazy busyness of Phnom Penh, the tourist catering Siem Reap or the party oriented coast, Battambang shows you the Khmer people with all their warmth and what it’s really like day to day in Cambodia. Cambodia’s […]
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Kampot: Cambodia's Sleepy, Riverside Heaven

Many people who travel through Cambodia make the terrible mistake of going from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and then crossing over into either Thailand or Vietnam. Let me tell you guys something: YOU MESSED UP! Whenever I asked travellers about their plans in Cambodia, they’d shrug and tell me […]
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A Cultural-Spiritual Adventure to Nha Trang's Pagoda's

Spread out across the coastal resort city of Nha Trang is more than 10 beaches, each unique in its own way, attracting different cultures and accommodating various activities for visitors around the globe. Besides offering one of the best sunsets, Nha Trang also offers a journey into its more cultural […]
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Battambang; Cambodia's Second Largest City and Why You Should Go

Cambodia has a place on many destination bucket lists and is home to the worlds largest temple, a great and cheap nightlife, rich jungles and to the south, some of Asia’s nicest islands but the place which left the biggest impression on me here was Battambang, an often overlooked city […]
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Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City, My First International Stop

On December 17th, 2017 I drove to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to catch an international flight to Vietnam. My trip to Vietnam actually took shape three months earlier when I met Nghia online. Nghia was the aunt of a shopkeeper I worked with at the Asian Garden Mall in […]
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Best Vegetarian Places to Eat in Cambodia

If you are like me, you love your greens. But not just your greens, you love your reds, whites, purples, oranges and your yellows. Basically, a rainbow on your plate! Traveling while living a meat free, dairy free, gluten free or even organic lifestyle isn’t always easy nor is it […]
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Tourism and trends in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sun going down after the rain in Siem Reap Cambodia Cambodia has started to be attractive for tourists about a decade ago. In terms of popularity and GDP it is still far from its neighbor countries Thailand or Vietnam but tourism has grown a lot in the last past years. […]
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6 Cool Spots To Visit In Hong Kong

Kicking off my first-ever post with a Hong Kong trip with friends! I never got to write about this, especially since we flew over there on a tight budget (we spent roughly $250 for the entire trip), so now’s a good time as any. For those who might not know, […]
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Getting Around Phnom Penh

Navigating the City Transportation is an important topic when traveling. We all know the struggles of finding that perfect Uber driver in a crowded city. Well, Phnom Penh is no different. Well, maybe a little different. Getting from point A to point B can be a daunting task, that is […]
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Kampot, Cambodia: Hanging out near the Main Downtown Area

Kampot Sunset Riverside Town Cambodia has some of my FAVORITE places. One of those places is Kampot. It is a small riverside town that somehow seemed to have everything I needed to be happy and only that. There were great international restaurants along with people from all over the world, […]
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Khao Yai National Park: A Backpacker Safari

A Safari A Bus Ride Away From Bangkok I recently finished a teaching placement in Hanoi, and afterwards travelled to Thailand and Cambodia. The place that I was most excited to visit was Khao Yai National Park, but when I got there, everything was not as I expected. I. Was. Stoked. Ecotourism was top […]
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Getting off the beaten path in Siem Reap: see the real Cambodia

‘Cambodia is nice’, they said. ‘But two weeks will be more than enough’, they said. Big mistake! And I will explain you why. A lot of backpackers quickly cruise their way through this country, while going from Vietnam to Thailand or the other way around. They drink a few beers […]
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How and Why You Should Move to China

Most of us daydream of it, you know getting up from our desk and quitting our day jobs, hopping on a flight and going somewhere different? And then there are the small group of people that actually do it! We have all seen the pictures on Instagram, heard the stories […]
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Koh Rong and island life.

When I pictured my trip to Cambodia, I imagined lots of temples and ruins, and small villages where life was simple.  Upon my arrival in Thailand, I began talking to some girls who had just come from Cambodia.  They insisted that I should go to Koh Rong and the little […]
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Five things you should not miss in Luang Prabang

Laos, situated in South East Asia, is a unique country, not only for its cascading mountains, glorious waterfalls or the genuine locals, but rather the influence from Western countries has been minimal, compared to Thailand or Cambodia. This means that you will not find any fast food restaurants, no convenience stores […]
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Angkor Wat: The City of Temples

Angkor … What? If you haven’t heard of Angkor Wat, it is one of the most iconic temples in the Angkor complex located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is by far one of the most famous places to visit if you are every in Cambodia. As a bit of a […]
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A Little Life: Koh Rong Island

“How long have you been on the island?” My story is unoriginal and told before by every other enamoured foreigner who has come to visit and subsequently settle on Koh Rong Island, Cambodia. I was only supposed to stay here for a few days …   FIRST IMPRESSIONS In the […]
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The dreamy island of Koh Ta Kiev

     The dreamy island of Koh Ta Kiev Cambodia is a country of bustling cities, big jungles, beautiful beaches and almost many islands. Most people travelling to Cambodia go here for the beaches around Sihanoukville, and of course Angkor Wat. This time I want to take you to Sihanoukville and the […]
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Sin City – Cambodia Dirty South

I was not a seasoned traveller I visited Cambodia twice. Beginning with a cumbersome suitcase, so not cool among the backpacker community, I spent three weeks in the country arriving from Thailand via air, again frowned upon as a totally unnecessary waste of time and money when a couple of […]
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Why Vietnam might be my new favourite place

It's been 5 days since I left behind Vietnam to return to grey, chilly, dismal England – which seems the perfect time to remind myself of why Vietnam might just be my favourite place in the world (disclaimer: according to TripAdvisor I have only travelled a meagre 12% of the […]
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PAKSE: First and Lasting Impressions

Rare Opportunity Studying about Asian countries in grade school, I never thought that I would ever get to visit Laos.  The country never triggered any interest in me.  I even confused it with Burma and Cambodia.  Yeah, I guess I was that ignorant back then.   Years later, the opportunity to […]
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Ten things to know about Cambodia before visiting

Cambodian Proverb: Negotiate a river by following its bends, enter a country by following its customs. Hello from wherever you are in the world. If you’re reading this article, I suspect you are going, or thinking about travelling to Cambodia. My first piece of advice is; You absolutely should visit. […]
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Street food and Cocktails – the Weird and Wonderful things to eat in Cambodia

Cambodia is a fascinating country. From the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, to the grisly graves of the Killing Fields, it is a place full of new experiences. And this includes the adventurous eaters out there! The street food in the major cities ranges from fresh exotic foods, to creepy […]
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Cambodian island life

Cambodia's tourism has increased considerably in the past years, with scores of backpackers and tour groups flocking to see what is undoubtedly it's most famous attraction: Angkor Wat. And although it is indeed an awe-inspiring sight to behold, Cambodia has so much more to offer, including pristine beaches on it's […]
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How to plan your trip to Thailand

How to plan your trip to Thailand Can you put it on a map? – A Geography lesson A place of wonder, Thailand has become the sweetheart of backpackers all around the world. Temples, elephants, long neck woman, insects on a stick, waterfalls, jungle, monks, tuk tuks, massages, national parks, mountains […]
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Cambodia: From Ancient Temples to Lazy Beaches

Long off-limits from the traveler's map, Cambodia has established itself as a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. It has become an interesting spot to visit for various kinds of travelers ranging from luxury tourists to independent backpackers and adventure seekers. We lined in between the latter two and commenced […]
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Quick Layover at Kuala Lumpur

It was just hours before the flight when we decided to go to Kuala Lumpur. Well, it was not much of a choice. To backtrack a little, let me tell you our missing-the-plane story. Goodbye Manila turned Goodbye Marianne It was August 25 (Thursday), 5:49PM. No Grab or Uber drivers […]
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Myanmar; The Unknown Entity

Although Myanmar has had open boarders for foreign tourists for a number of years, there is little on the internet that is clear an d complete to help you plan your trip around one of the least well trodden South East Asian countries. After the comfort of 4 months on the […]
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Layover at Incheon Airport: Best idea ever.

A year ago I traveled with my boyfriend to Japan. Since we were very far away from home, we decided to take advantage of the situation and travel a little bit through Asia. After looking through many different options, we decided to go to the ancient and beautiful country of […]
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Siem Reap: Short Circuit & Pub Street

Cambodia, The kingdom of wonder That little place is Cambodia in case you are wondering! This is my first time in Cambodia and frankly when I got to know that I was accepted by an NGO here for my summer internship, the first thing I did […]
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LAOS: Christmas in the treetops

For most people Christmas has some sort of tradition attached to it. I am exactly like most, I have strong traditions in my family and each year Christmas tends to be much the same. But this one year I had decided to spend Christmas away from my family, across the […]
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Johor Bahru, Growing City

Johor Bahru also known as JB, is the capital state of Johor in Southern Peninsular Malaysia. Once known as the “cowboy town”, is now a leading state in Malaysia, thanks to the current megaproject Iskandar which according to experts will turn Johor Bahru into the biggest financial state in Malaysia. […]
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Southeast Asia: 6 Cheap Destinations for First Time Solo Travelers

It’s no surprise why South East Asia has long been dubbed as a backpacker paradise. It has an endless list of white sand beaches with sapphire waters, lush jungles and high mountain ranges ideal for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. But aside from these lures, South East Asia is a popular destination […]
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Beyond the beaches of Mahabalipuram

The sun shone brightly in the clear sky. The breeze got warmer with the rise in mercury. The port was busy with the incessant arrivals and departures of archaic ships laden with goods and wealth. The cargo was loaded and unloaded ceaselessly. The vivid images that my mind created felt […]
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Inspiration named Thailand

 (1st of the stories from Asian soil) Introduction Before I start talk how the time I spent on Asian soil inspired me, I want to make some introduction. The moment I started work on this stories is the moment when my calendar showed that I've spent exactly 3 months here.  […]
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Kep: Cambodia's sleepy beach

Think “Cambodian coastline” and most people mention popular seaside town Sihanoukville, but travel seventy-five miles east and you will arrive at the sleepy town of Kep – a serene spot to relax by the sea. Sunset over Kep beach Rabbit Island, just […]
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