Cambodia

Get a feel for Cambodia
Out of all the places that were a part of my South Asia tour, I was able to relax and slow down the most in Cambodia. Coming from a Tamil heritage myself, Angkor Wat was a must see place for me. The temples were built by a Tamil Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. What started off as a Hindu temple, was completed to be a Bhuddist temple. The history behind this was truly interesting. Besides the history, the buzzing Pub Street in Siem Reap is a nice place to chill out in the evenings, a safe place to be at. Cambodia was very cheap to travel and the food options cover a large variety. If you miss the western food, this is the place to find a Bratwurst or Schnitzel due to the high number of German visitors in this country, they do accommodate to their cuisine as well. There’s entire meals starting from as cheap as 1-2 US dollar per meal.

QUICK FACTS

Language – Khmer

Currency – Cambodian Riel (KHR), US Dollar is more widely accepted in touristy cities such as Siem Reap. I didn’t have to use Cambodian Riel at all there.

Safety Relatively safe for solo travel, as a female as well. Do be aware of petty crimes and only keep necessary valuables on you.

Packing guides – South Asia Packing Guide