Traveling to Cambodia? Top 10 Things to Do and See

By Halal Trip | 27, Dec, 2016
Traveling to Cambodia? Top 10 Things to Do and See

There are a number of top attractions and activities in Cambodia that makes it a great destination for Muslim travelers around the world. With so many top attractions and top things to do in Cambodia, your holiday experience will be full of thrills while at the same time creating the most relaxing vacation ever. Here is a helpful travel guide to Cambodia by HalalTrip to guide you through your journey.


1) Witness the sunrise at Angkor Wat

Witness the sunrise at Angkor Wat

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This is by far one of the most popular and must-see attractions in Cambodia. Waking up in the early morning hours of the day would never be so rewarding once you witness the exquisite view of the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Considered a UNESCO world heritage site, the ancient carvings of the temple will have you amazed. 


2) Ta Prohm - Siem Reap

Ta Prohm - Siem Reap

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Famously referred to as the ‘Tomb Raider' temple you will be able to witness the site in the natural way it was discovered. The history of the complex dates back to the 12th and early 13th centuries and it has earnt itself the title of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


3) Sihanoukville

This is one of the best places to experience the best beaches in Cambodia. There are several good quality resorts located in the vicinity which will give you the luxury of witnessing picturesque scenery right from your hotel room. 


4) Battambang

This town is one of Cambodia’s top sights as it is one of the best-preserved Colonial towns. There are many reasons to visit Battambang - from its bamboo railway to its friendly hospitability - this is a must-visit Muslim-friendly destination in Cambodia!


5) Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary

prek toal bird sanctuary

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Located near Battambang town is the world-class bird sanctuary, a great place to see rare avian species.  


6) Kampot Province

You might want to keep a close eye on time passing by as this alluring location has a tendency to captivate all those who drop by with its unique architecture.


7) Bamboo Island

bamboo island

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After taking a 30-minute boat ride you can reach one of the most secluded parts of the country offering the ultimate point for relaxation.


8) Shopping in Cambodia

You will find that the experience of shopping in Cambodia would also be as exotic making it also one of the top attractions and activities in Cambodia. There are several shops featuring hand-crafted arts and crafts which are unique displays of the hidden talents of the country. Well known for being producers of fine silks and textiles you might want to purchase some yardage that will make beautiful pieces of clothing.  


9) Halal Food in Cambodia

With the increased focus paid on encouraging international tourism within the country, there are many high-quality Halal food eateries located around most of Cambodia’s top sights. You will find no difficulty in finding such locations in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh but one of the essential travel tips to Cambodia would be to plan ahead when you visit other more remote parts of the nation. 


10) Mosques in Cambodia

There are a number of mosques in Cambodia that you will be able to go to for religious observances. Some of the most accessible mosques are situated in Phnom Penh – closer to the central market, in the Steng Tmey village of Siem Reap, and in Kampong Cham province where the largest community of Muslims in Cambodia reside. 


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