The perfect 3 days itinerary

Cambodia, located in the heart of Southeast Asia, is a country rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty. Known for its stunning temples, including the world-renowned Angkor Wat, Cambodia also boasts pristine beaches, bustling markets, and a vibrant food scene. The country's tragic history is evident in its museums and memorials, providing a poignant contrast to its natural beauty and cultural richness.

What to do in Cambodia?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Cambodia. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring the Majestic Angkor Wat


Start your day early with a sunrise visit to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Spend the morning exploring this vast temple complex, admiring its intricate carvings and grand architecture.


Visit the nearby Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Don't miss the Bayon Temple, known for its giant stone faces. Also, visit the Terrace of the Elephants, a 350m-long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and garudas.


Head back to Siem Reap and enjoy a traditional Khmer meal at a local restaurant. Try dishes like amok (a coconut curry) and lok lak (stir-fried beef).

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Day 2: Discovering the Charm of Siem Reap


Visit the Artisans Angkor, a social business creating job opportunities for young people in rural areas, while reviving traditional Khmer craftsmanship. Then, head to the Old Market (Psar Chas) for some shopping.


Take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake, Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake. Visit the floating villages and learn about the local way of life.


Enjoy a cultural performance at Phare, the Cambodian Circus. This social enterprise supports the education and artistic training of Cambodian youth.

Day 3: A Day in the Capital City, Phnom Penh


Visit the Royal Palace, a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. Don't miss the Silver Pagoda, named for its floor made up of 5,000 silver tiles.


Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former high school which was used as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime. Then, head to the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (Killing Fields) for a sobering reminder of Cambodia's tragic past.


Stroll along the riverside promenade and enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants overlooking the Mekong River.

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