Flee away from temple exhaustions by taking out some time for Zipline Canopy Tour inside the Angkor Archaeological Park.
Timings : 7 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee : USD 109
Located close to Angkor Wat, this archaeological park conducting the thrilling zipline activity is a safe and adventurous pursuit for children. Flying tree to tree over the beautiful dense jungle and admiring the majestic canopy of trees is always an impressive sight. The views from the top are fantastic amidst the serene nature and lush green trees. The staff are friendly, and utmost care is taken such that safety standards are maintained making the experience enjoyable.
Located northeast of Phnom Penh, the town of Kratie is situated on the banks of the river Mekong. Visit the village of Kampi and go kayaking along the glorious river of Mekong by yourself or with the local tour guides. Experience the one of a kind opportunity to watch freshwater dolphins and other water creatures. Kayak through the tropical rainforests and halt at a small island to relax, nibble and swim.
Kampot is situated at the mouth of the river of Praek Tuek Chhu. Kampot boasts of its charming French architectural buildings and colonial structures by the coastal beaches and serene riverside. Visit the old market and fish markets to shop and enjoy seafood or spend an exciting evening on the appealing river cruise offering a stunning view of the glowing planktons and beautiful fireflies.
Kep is half an hour away from Kampot and is a gateway to the Rabbit Island. The small island offers plenty of activities like snorkelling, hiking, visiting the local fish and crab markets, pepper and butterfly farms, etc. Enjoy a walk through the ruins of Cambodian houses and French colonial architecture and or watch the fishermen bring in freshly caught fish and try the infamous fresh blue crab along with a variety of seafood options.
The Bamboo Train or Nori is among the top attractions in the provincial town of Battambang in Cambodia. It is an old railway track made of wood or bamboo running on a simple motor system, and on a 20-minute ride, the train takes tourists through the beautiful countryside of Battambang. The old track was shut recently, and alternative new routes for tourist rides pass through Angkor ruins amidst the lush villages, making it a worthy attraction to explore. Locally known as Norrie, this activity is an absolute kid favourite.
Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM
Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee: 3 to 5 USD per person for a ride
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Also known as the Hanging Bridge, Plov Thmey swing bridge is a serene attraction located in Battambang. The small bridge connects two beautiful villages in the area and was built as a means of getting across the river. Due to high river water levels, the bridge is constructed on a much larger height, offering breathtaking views of the river and the surrounding picturesque green landscapes. Regularly used by locals for commuting, the start of the bridge has an excellent monastery to visit.
Situated at the infamous Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia, the floating villages are a group of four main villages called Chong Khneas, Kampong Phluk, Mechrey and Kampong Khleang. These villages have a school, church, cemetery, garden, plenty of houses and other structures that are constructed perfectly on stilts and sway as the water does, all 8 feet above water. Take an exciting boat ride through these marvellously blue waters and explore this eccentric area of water villages.
Phare, the Cambodian Circus is located outside the city of Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is a unique circus company which gives performances combining modern arts, theatre, music and dance to tell tales from the various parts of the country. It's more than just a circus performance and is one of the activities worth trying for the tourists exploring Siem Reap to experience and appreciate local folklore and circus arts.
Timings: 5 PM and 8 PM every day
Time Required: 1 hour
Entry Fee: 72558 Riel to 153178 Riel (18 to 38 USD)
Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre (BBC) is an interactive butterfly zoo located near Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is the largest butterfly enclosure centre in SE Asia and is one of the top attractions for visitors in Siem Reap. Tourists can get to see thousands of species of colourful butterflies belonging to Cambodia and other nearby regions on a short trip to this farm, which is worth exploring, especially enjoyable if you are travelling with kids.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee: 16,124 Riel (4 USD)
Located in the south-west region bordering Thailand, the Cardamom Mountains offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the tranquillity of nature. Trek along the safe forest trails, explore the dense exotic jungle, spot monkeys, butterflies, tropical birds and animals and get to a stunning waterfall to swim at the base forming a pool. Go kayaking or book a boat ride to enjoy the breathtaking sunset views overlooking the mountains and Mekong river.
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