Planning on going to cambodia in February, could you give us some advices on where to go, where to stay and how to travel, please?
2 weeks is too long for Cambodia. 1 week is long enough.
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Kolalampur is the best tourist place where you can enjoy a lot.
Cambodia is the my favorite country I have visited thus far, I am envious of your trip, I went in 2013. I disagree with the previous answer, 2 weeks is not too long.
I commenced my trip in Phnom Penh, stayed 2 nights but wished we spent 3.
Next we set off to Tatai to stay three nights at the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge ( http://ecolodges.asia/ ). It is a very beautiful secluded part of the world. The staff & chefs are from the local community. Once you get to the lodge there are no towns nor large villages for miles. Only sparsely scattered villages hidden in the jungle around the river made from traditional huts. We spent two days kayaking around the river on the free kayaks and exploring tracks which go into the jungle (tip- don't go off the track as it is very easy to get lost!!) TIP: If you decide to go, bring your own alcohol to enjoy at your room. We learnt the hard way, alcohol was very expensive! The food was fantastic and relatively well priced. We pre-organised a private driver to take us from PP, the trip was LONG and SCARY (badly kept roads and the speed of the car wasn't a good mix) but well worth it! TIP- Learn how to say "slow down" and "stop" in Khmer, or have it written down on a piece of paper. We wished we had!!
We went to Sihanoukville, we only spent two nights a glad we didn't spend more time. It was off season so it didn't attract as many travelers, mainly sleazy old men mingerling with the working girls. However, a group of my friends went there in peak season and loved the party atmosphere and couldnt stop raving about how much they loved it! They didn't notice the sleazy side as it was so busy.
From Sihanoukville head to one of the islands (eg Koh Rong Sanloem) for a few nights stay.. Most of the islands are secluded, very peaceful, cheap, extremely beautiful and attract lovely down to earth tourists. However, as they don't have high speed modern boats, you have to travel by old boats which feels a bit unsafe but was all part of the adventure. What ever island you stay at they organise the boat for you as part of check-in. We were meant to stay 2 nights on the island but extended our stay for another two nights, we didn't want to leave! TIP: buy sea sickness medication.
Next we took an over night bus from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap. We were given the best advise to cancel our private car (which would have taken over 8 hours and wasted a day). We took a bus which I think was called "The Hotel" bus. You can book it at all the local travel agents in Sihanoukville. Remember to book at least two days in advance. It is a bus which has private double bunk beds so you don't have to sleep upright! Locals and tourist took the bus. I felt save the whole trip but I still kept locks on my backpack which was under the bus, and "cuddled" valuable items while I slept just in case. I was a great and different experience!
In Siem Reap we spent four nights.. One full day touring Angkor Wat. It was AMAZING!!! Some people get 2 or 3 day passes as there are so many temples to see, however 1 day at Angkor Wot was more than enough for me and the 1 day tour took you to the main temples. We spent the rest of our time in SR wandering the streets, people watching while sitting in cafes and reading books. I recommend you stay at a hotel with a pool, SR gets REALLY hot and its lovely cooling down in the afternoon. SR also has heaps of bars and clubs if your into that.
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