Despite the progressive development and the increasing tourism to the wonders of Angkor and to other sites and attractions throughout the country, Cambodia remains among the poorest countries in the world. However, the Cambodians are clearly some of the most open-hearted, friendly, resilient and optimistic people you can ever meet. I can honestly say that Cambodia was a thrilling revelation to me, one that had pleasantly surprised me in so many ways. I heartily recommend it as a worthy travel.
PROS: Backpacker Friendly, Friendly Locals, Very Cheap
CONS: Tourist Scams, Poor Food Hygene, Road Traffic Accidents
For the most part, Cambodia is a pretty cheap place to travel. Bargaining is a must everywhere. You should pay only about half to 2/3 of what the merchant originally asks. Accommodation rates start from $2-$5 per night for a bed in a dorm room and up to $15 for fancier private rooms with private bathroom and AC. A meal in a local restaurant will cost $1-$3 and they often offer discounts for groups. Local beer and canned beverages start from $0,5.
Top - Worth seeing and doing
- Explore the ancient Angkor Wat temples.
- Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville.
- Discover the the bustling beauty of the fabulous capital city of Phnom Penh.
- Explore the picturesque riverbank in the Battambang countryside.
- Relax in the quaint beach resort of Kep.
- Visit the peaceful city of Kampot.
- See the Mekong fresh water dolphins in Kratie.
- Explore the jungles and waterfalls of Koh Kong Conservation Corridor.