Most of tourists travel to Cambodia to admire the Angkor Wat and surrounding temples. Cambodia is more than mysterious temples, it is also an ideal place for interesting activities such as Elephant ride, cycling, visiting the house farm, Fine art center, wildlife rescue center… Here are top 10 most interesting activities you should do when traveling in Cambodia.
Elephant ride in Siem Reap
If you do not explore the Angkor complex on your foot, you can take a ride around to visit the Angkor complex. Admiring the sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill will be more fantastic if you let the elephants take you up there. 15 to 20-minute elephant ride will be necessary to have a real visit to Siem Reap – the Angkor City.
Cycling in Siem Reap
Take a scenic route and visit Siem Reap and explore the relics of magnificent Angkor temples by a bicycle. Beside give you a glimpse of Cambodian life and a cycling trip in Siem Reap will allow you to go off the beaten tracks where you can only access by a bike. 30 to 40-munite cycling will truly be relaxed time in Siem Reap.
Take a horse ride at The Happy Ranch (Horse Farm) in Siem Reap
One of the must-do activities in Cambodia is taking a horse ride from the Happy Ranch to explore the unreachable places through the countryside villages, scenic paddy fields and relics of temples… Admire the peaceful countryside of Cambodia on the horseback and meet many friendly local along the road through the villages. See the local rice fields and get to understand how Cambodian people live as well as an adventure off the beaten tracks will offer you a chance to experience a unique Cambodia by unique way.
Ride a Quad Bike (ATV) in Siem Reap
You will find out the Cambodia Quad Bike at Siem Reap, no too far from the Old Market. Experience a memorable Quad bike adventure in Cambodia and explore the countryside areas, the back roads, paddy fields, and forgotten temples as well as getting to know the life of local people on the four wheeled fun machine. The individuals, families, small or big group can experience the Quad bike trip to have the other view of Cambodia life.
See performances at Cambodia Circus in Siem Reap
Siem Reap is one of the most unique, authentic, top-rated entertainment destinations in the evening. The Phare Cambodia Circus is more than a circus show, the Cambodian performers use the theater music, dance and modern circus tell unique Cambodian fairy tales, historical, folk and modern stories.
More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. You will be surprised by the passion, energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent of the young artists in Phare Cambodia Circus.
Visit Khmer Ceramic Fine Art Centre in Siem Reap
One of the famous tourist destinations in Siem Reap, Cambodia is The Khmer Ceramic & Fine Arts Centre which was established in 2006 to revive the skill and knowledge of this technically challenging and beautiful handicraft of the lost Cambodian art, pottery, ceramics & tableware… A visit to the ceramic center will offer the visitors a chance to admire and get the contemporary tableware, vases, lavabos,… inspired from Cambodian culture and environment with both functional and decorative usage that are exported worldwide. Besides, travelers can also learn how to make their own ceramic artifact, design the different one as well as paint and draw on the products.
Visit Phnom Tamoa Wildlife Rescue Centre in Phnom Penh
As a highlight of Phnom Penh, the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is situated 40 km south of the city. The center sits on area of 2,500 ha protected forest which provides a perfect natural residence for rescued Cambodian wildlife. The center is operated by the Cambodian Administration of Forestry but receives great assistance from non-profit groups of animal conservationist organizations with purpose of providing care and conservation to the victims of the illegal wildlife trade.
A visit to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is a must for those who love nature and animals when visiting Phnom Penh.
Take a trip to Back Street Academy in Phnom Penh
Back Street Academy is an interesting destination for the people who love doing than seeing. A visit to Backstreet Academy in Phnom Penh will allow you to get up close with Khmer tradition and culture in a different way. Get a practical short course such as dancing, fighting, and making handicraft products. There is a variety of choice from Khmer boxing, Apsara dancing, painting and sketching classes, Cambodian cooking and carving leather puppets or lampshades to a visit to Cambodian culture and enjoy Khmer massage… A trip to Backstreet Academy will offer you an opportunity to experience the Cambodia culture with a unique way.
Take a Bamboo Train Ride in Battambang
The Bamboo Train can move? For travelers who want to experience unique feelings, the Bamboo Train should be the funniest and most enjoyable experience in Battambang, Cambodia.
Located outside the Cambodian city of Battambang, Bamboo Train Ride set up with railroad tracks. These tracks are populated by a different sort of vehicle and have long since seen real train carriages running on them. Made up of a bamboo/wooden pallet set atop steel wheels and two axels, the “bamboo train” is anything but a train. Powered by a whiny lawn motor engine, these “trains” began being used to transport goods and livestock once the real trains stopped running.
Today, though, the locals make more money by ferrying tourists to and fro on the one-way tracks. Riding the bamboo train is not, in fact, a leisurely jaunt through the Cambodian countryside. It may seem like it will be that way when you first settle in for the ride on a cushion atop the bamboo frame. 20 to 30-minute Bamboo ride will refresh you sense of traveling.
Ride a motorbike of Stray Dog Adventure in Sihanoukville
This is without a doubt the highlight of traveling in Cambodia. Since its start in 2015 Stray Dog Adventure have offered thrilling and unique experience on and off road adventures in Cambodia. The travelers will have chance to cross the elephant mountains, see the stunning with sand beaches, visiting the local hill tribes at rural villages, traveling across the relics of Angkor and discover the scenic National Parks all over Cambodia. The best time to enjoy the riding adventures and other funniest outdoor activities is the dry season runs from November to April. But, the rain season is really a challenge when you can experience much more adventures as traveling along the dirty muddy and rough roads. In this time the landscape become more beautiful with lush green terrains.
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