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06 Reasons Why Cambodia is one of the Best Countries to Visit – Amazing Adventures Galore!

Foodies have much to savour at the numerous eateries and restaurants in Cambodia. Local favourites include fish amok, Khmer curry be it made with meats, seafood or veggies and bai sach chrouk (a pork dish), not forgetting various noodle and rice dishes too. Featuring a diverse range of flavours and aromas, such culinary delights can be sampled in cities like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap; dining aside, certain resorts and hotels even offer cooking classes so you can learn to make local dishes yourself!

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Lively Markets

Offering everything from souvenirs and clothing to street food and shadow puppets, the markets in Cambodia are ideal places to explore amidst a lively atmosphere. While you can expect to find a variety of items on offer, travellers with good bargaining skills can look forward to some great discounts too! Those heading to Phnom Penh can visit the historical Central Market and the BKK1 Market; if you are holidaying in Siem Reap, make sure to head to the Angkor Night Market and the Old Market called "Phsar Chas".

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Rich History

History buffs and those looking for an Indiana Jones-like adventure have plenty to discover as well. Amongst the most notable historical attractions in Cambodia is the stunning Angkor Archaeological Park with structures that date back to the days of the Khmer empire. Located within easy reach of properties such as Anantara Angkor Resort, this immense complex is where you will find ancient wonders such as the Temple of Angkor Wat and the Bayon Temple.

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Culinary Diversity

Foodies have much to savour at the numerous eateries and restaurants in Cambodia. Local favourites include fish amok, Khmer curry be it made with meats, seafood or veggies and bai sach chrouk (a pork dish), not forgetting various noodle and rice dishes too. Featuring a diverse range of flavours and aromas, such culinary delights can be sampled in cities like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap; dining aside, certain resorts and hotels even offer cooking classes so you can learn to make local dishes yourself!

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Lively Markets

Offering everything from souvenirs and clothing to street food and shadow puppets, the markets in Cambodia are ideal places to explore amidst a lively atmosphere. While you can expect to find a variety of items on offer, travellers with good bargaining skills can look forward to some great discounts too! Those heading to Phnom Penh can visit the historical Central Market and the BKK1 Market; if you are holidaying in Siem Reap, make sure to head to the Angkor Night Market and the Old Market called "Phsar Chas".

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Captivating Culture

The local culture is full of fascinating traditions and rituals that are very much a part of the way of life. As with many countries in Asia, religion is a major influence on culture too. There is much to see and experience here be it traditional music, shadow puppetry or Apsara dance performances; the latter is a form of classical ballet which features an enthralling array of hand gestures and precise movements.

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Hospitable People

The genuine hospitality and friendliness of the people also make Cambodia a great place to visit. As you explore the cities and countryside villages you will come across locals who are ever ready to lend a helping hand or a friendly smile that will make you feel more welcome. Many Cambodians are also willing to show you their homeland of which they are proud of and give you a chance to enjoy authentic experiences too.