June 11, 2012

Visiting Cambodia

Cambodia 2010 Pictures, Images and Photos
I was overwhelmed that my last post on "What I Like And Dislike About Cambodia" arouse the interest of my co bloggers to see the place.  Many had expressed their interest to visit the country and make it a part of their "must see" destinations.  Well...to assist them in their plans to visit Cambodia someday, I've decided to dedicate this post in giving some useful information about what can you expect to see here.

When I first came here in 2007, Cebu Pacific flights are not available yet and I used to fly with Philippine Air Lines whenever I go back home in the Philippines.  Philippine Airlines fare is quite expensive, normally $450 for a two way ticket.  Good thing that Cebu Pacific open flights to Hoh Chi Min City, Vietnam or more popularly known as Saigon.  Since then, I always fly via Cebu Pacific as they are offering very affordable fares.  Before Cebu Pacific, there is no direct flight to Cambodia, so our only option is to get here via Saigon, Bangkok or Malaysia if you are taking the Air Asia flight from Clark, but this is more inconvenient since you have to take two legs of flight.  April of this year, Cebu Pacific again, has opened a direct flight to Cambodia via Siem Riep and this made all the Filipinos staying in Cambodia happier as there are more options available and more convenient.

This is a good news for those who would like to visit Cambodia for a tour.  Why did I say so?  Because normally, people are visiting Cambodia because of it's famous Angkor Wat.  This is Cambodia's pride and many people from Asia and western countries are so eager to have a glimpse of the legendary "Angkor Wat". Angkor Wat is located right on Siem Riep so it would be cheaper and easier to visit the place now that Cebu Pacific has a direct flight to Siem Riep Cambodia.

Around 4 hours travel by bus from Siem Riep, you will have the chance to visit the country's capital Phnom Penh and have a tour of the Royal Palace and the National Museum.  Around Phnom Penh, there are lots of must see places like the newly opened cinema, various and exciting restaurants and be delighted to go for a traditional Khmer massage on numerous spas around the city.  Accommodation will never be a problem as there are lots of hotels and  guest houses around the area on both Siem Riep and Phnom Penh that will suit your budget. You will also never go home empty handed as there are lots of souvenir items available on their famous Central Market and Russian Market where you can buy lots of silks which is the trademark of Cambodia.  Other souvenir items are also available for a cheap price.  You just have to haggle the price with the friendly stall owners and you are sure to get some bargains which most Filipinos loved.

I might be posting more of the exciting places in Cambodia on my future posts, so please stay tuned.

Have a great week!

28 comments:

  1. Do we need visa to get there? Or passport is enough?

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  2. Awesome place to live, actually. They may not be as economically competitive, but I hear it's a fine place to work in. Yannie, no we don't need visas to travel to fellow Asian countries. At least most of them

    http://maesup.blogspot.com

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  3. I will definitely wait for more photos. Glad that aside from PAL there are airlines also that offers much cheaper airfare.

    Mommy Maye (http://momayes.blogspot.com)

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  4. Thanks for sharing sis. If only I have money to go abroad, I will definitely fly in Cambodia.

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  5. Nice promotion of the place sis! Infairness, kinabog mo ulit ang post nato. Umaani ulit ng interested people! Ikaw na yan.

    Just an inquiry though. Do they speak Chinese there? Or are there Mandarin speaking community? Or do you know any Methodist churches around? Our Chinese church might be interested to visit and establish connections there. We have connections na din kasi with Taiwan and Malaysia. Hubby will be thrilled to hear if there are Methodists there.

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  6. yes, may direct flight na nga sa cambodia. =)but right now, HK pa ang nasa plan namin, baka hindi pa kasi maappreciate ng anak ko ito.

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  7. i want to visit cambodia because of this post. nice place

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  8. nice piece on cambodia, which i included among my bucket list of places to visit

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  9. This post makes me want to visit Cambodia. Ilang days ba pwde mag stay ang tourist dyan sis?

    Mga how much ang ma spend if in case magbakasyon dyan?Pwde ba mag work ang tourist? Hehehe

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  10. Thanks for posting the details. This will come in handy for my trip with my friends :)

    <a href="http://www.atwerpslife.com/a-visit-to-avilon-zoo/”>The Twerp and I</a>

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  11. my sister went there for their honeymoon and i love their pics. i hope one day we could also visit the place.

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  12. I've heard a lot of feedback how beautiful Cambodia is. I wish sometime soon my little family can have a visit there too :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing your Cambodia stories! I'm looking forward for some more!

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  14. Cambodia is really booming in tourist

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  15. wow, you seemed to have enjoyed your trip :) want to see that Place where Lara Croft has been.. heheh :)

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  16. Great blog post.. really fascinating.. do you have blog post on whats great to eat in Cambodia or any local dishes thats a must try

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  17. i'd love to go to Cambodia, because i also heard from friends that it's really a nice place with lots of remarkable sites as tourist spots. Thanks for this post.

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  18. will stay tuned for more Cambodia posts! want to visit the place someday...

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  19. Very interesting and helpful to tourists!

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  20. Hi Krizza, I see that you have another blog. It's great that you're sharing more about Cambodia to help us know more about the place. Keep it up!

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  21. it is great indeed to showcase the place we are in. These tips are helpful tourists. Good job!
    Pinay Mom in Germany

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  22. Cambodia is definitely included in my Places To Go list. Thank you for your helpful posts!

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  23. Want to see more of your interesting photos of Cambodia, Hope i can visit!

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  24. I wish I can fly overseas too. Yes, thank God for Cebu Pacific! They really made flying so affordable.

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  25. Ang ganda pala ng Cambodia..sa movie lang pala yong nakakatakot bisitahin hehe.

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  26. we're considering either Cambodia or Thailand next year... i want to choose only one and explore the off the beaten path places... cant wait for your other cambodia posts... :-)

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  27. Wow thank you for sharing your experience! I would love to go there too.

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