Famous for the ruin of Angkor, Cambodia is home to unexpected treasures just waiting to be explored: its provincial cities, seaside resorts, varied and rich cuisine, fauna and flora… which makes this country one of the main tourism destination in the world. Do you want to discover the many jewels of Cambodia? Why not discovering them from above the water along the Mekong? Here are some of the essential destinations to see during your cruise along the Mekong.
Kratie is one of the unmissable places to visit during your Mekong cruise. This is a Cambodian province known worldwide for its breathtaking landscapes. During your stopover, don’t miss the unique Koh Trong island, Wat Roka Kandal temple (about 2 kilometers away from Kratie), the Irrawaddy dolphin of the Mekong… To discover the multiple attractions province has to offer, nothing is better than a bike ride along the Mekong river.
It would be unthinkable to visit the Mekong without visiting the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. City by city, discover Cambodia’s many facets during your cruise on the Mekong. Phnom Penh is an almost mandatory step. Don’t miss the main sites and attractions of this unique city. Here are some of the must-see: the museums and Khmer Rouge-era sites (Choeung Ek, Tuol Sleng…), the Independence Monument, the national museum, the markets (Psar Thmei or central marketl, night market, Russian market or Psar Tuol Tom Pong…), Wat Phnom and Wat Ounalom temples, etc.
If you want to escape the noise of Phnom Penh, we invite you to discover Koh Dach island (Silk island) located only a few kilometers outside of the capital. In addition to the province of Takeo, the Silk island is known for its traditional silk weaving center in Cambodia, which is the main activity of the island. The island is filled with stilt houses with one or several weaving looms.
Get to the city of Kompong Thom in the heart of the country by following the left bank of the Mekong from Kratie. The city is located between Phnom Penh and Angkor. It is also a place not to be missed. Moreover, this is an authentic city rarely visited by tourists but it is a land of fascinating insights and attractions. Among the must-see places, don’t miss the Sambor Prei Kuk temple, a ruins and temples complex. This visit will allow you to trace the fascinating life history of the ancient Khmer civilization. Here are also the points of interests that are worth a visit: Phnom Santuk temple, Santuk Silk Farm, etc.
The 4 900 km long Mekong River spans 6 different countries in Asia. It gives a remarkable cultural diversity to be discovered in full. Why not combining an authentic trip in Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar or in Thailand during your next cruises on the Mekong Delta?