5 days in Cambodia Itinerary

5 days in Cambodia Itinerary

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Phnom Penh
— 1 night
Siem Reap
— 3 nights


Phnom Penh — 1 night

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
On the 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, stop by Confirel Showroom, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, and finally stop by Cambodian Creations.

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Singapore, Singapore to Phnom Penh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Phnom Penh due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Phnom Penh can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Siem Reap.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Siem Reap — 3 nights

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Spend the 14th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Siem Reap sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Spas
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Cambodia travel guide

Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.