If you are looking for an extensive package to fully discover “the Kingdom of Khmer,” then Cambodia Itinerary 2 weeks is an ideal journey to start. The 2-week program will take you to the best destinations throughout the country. It’s certain to visit Phnom Penh, Kroche, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Battambang, Tonle Sap, Udong, and Sihanoukville. For the fabulous albums, let’s travel Cambodia in 2 weeks and create your own episodes.
Phnom Penh City Tours
Charming and ancient, Phnom Penh is also friendly to all guests who will be happy to visit the local Central Market (Phsar Thmei) and the impressive Wat Phnom (Hill Temple). You can conclude Day 1 tour via the relaxing cruise on Tonle Sap and Mekong River to watch the majestic sunset and stunning attractions of Royal Palace, National Museum, parks, and floating villages while being onboard.
On Day 2, Phnom Penh City Tours will let you further discover the UNESCO-listed city. Be ready for a whole city discovery in Royal Palace (built for King Norodom) and Silver Pagoda (Pagoda of Emerald Buddha or Wat Preah Keo). While Royal Palace will bring the unique history learning, the Pagoda will surprise you at its unique architecture of 5,000 silver tiles, the life-sized golden Buddha statue featured with 9.584 diamonds, interesting frescoes that tell the Ramayana episodes. Spend the rest of the day in the Killing Fields (Choeung Ek), listen to its horrible past, and appreciate the present peace.
Kampong Cham Free Discovery
On the next morning (Day 3), get ready for the drive from Phnom Penh to Kroche, and then enjoy a good rest. Later, have fun in the boat trip from Kampi upstream the legendary Mekong River. With luck, you can see the freshwater dolphins. After the good night’s sleep, continue your expedition toward Kampong Cham – the little city that preserves British-colonial buildings. During the drive, pay a visit to Wat Nokor, Phnom Pross, and Phnom Srei hills. You will have free hours to discover the impressive colonial buildings.
Kampong Thom Temple Ruins Contemplation
You will reach Kampong Thom on Day 5 when it’s about exploring the pristine landmarks and spectacular nature. The first stop will be Skun insect market where to find a variety of insect food (deep-fried spider, silkworm, water betel, etc.) and tropical fruits. Next, come to contemplate Sambor PreiKuk (The City of Shiva in the Forest of Towers) which was the center of the pre-Angkorian kingdom, covering several temple ruins built between the 6th and the 7th centuries. On the next morning (Day 6), you will circle back to Siem Reap, and have plenty of free time for the initial feeling about the Angkor gateway.
Siem Reap – Angkor Tours
Angkor Archaeological Park is a must to see in the 2 weeks Cambodia itinerary. So, Day 7 will be about visiting the Angkor temples namely Angkor Thom (the last royal capital of the Angkor Empire), Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants, Ta Prohm (the jungle temple where the Tomb Raider movie was filmed). In the next hours, let’s head towards Angkor Wat to admire the world’s largest religious monument ever built, watch the temple-mountain architecture, the mysterious Apsara carvings, bas-reliefs, and more. There is, in fact, the Angkor Wat Sunset Tour which guarantees the incredible sunset watching from this touristy spot.
From Siem Reap, let’s take a morning boat trip to Chong Knies floating village and savor peace on Tonle Sap Lake. Activities during the day include the ox-cart ride, countryside landscape sightseeing, lake-view from the boat, and Khmer’s lifestyle. The voyage will let you find the local floating school, houses, and crocodile farms. Then, on the drive back to Siem Reap, make sure you don’t miss Banteay Srei that is famous for the delicate Angkorian carvings, pink sandstone, and fairyland setting. The ancient temple looks best in its color before 10:30 AM and after 2:00 PM.
Beng Mealea Jungle Temple Exploration
Making Day 9 special by exploring the jungle temple of Beng Mealea which is largely covered by vegetation. This temple is less-visited and remains very pristine which results in the “lost world” and the “trees in the temple” sceneries for photography and sightseeing. Beng Mealea is even older than Angkor Wat that both were built by Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Thereafter, go to see Koh Ker temple ruins and cherish Prasat Thom (the impressive 7-tiered pyramid and temple complex) and other antique Prasat sites.
Battambang Boat Trip and City Tour
On Day 10, you will take a boat trip from Phnom Krom to Battambang which ensures the scenic sightseeing of the river life and scenery. Please note that the boat trip will depend on the water level of Tonle Sap Lake; if it does not permit navigation, then the transfer will be done by road. And when you are in Battambang, a charming ancient city, enjoy the full Day 11 city tour to the landmarks of the 100-year-old houses, the weird “Bamboo Train Station,” and temples of Wat Banan and Phnom Sampeu.
Some of you might miss Phnom Penh, so enjoy the journey from Battambang to Udong and Phnom Penh on Day 12. The long drive will make your cameras busy with photographing the stunning countryside, the magnificent Udong hills, and then the charming UNESCO-listed Phnom Penh. After the good rest in the capital, be energized for the drive to Sihanoukville – a beach paradise.
Sihanoukville Beach Vacation
So, Day 14 will be full of excitement on beaches. From Park Ranger’s Office, you will embark a boat to the green Ream National Park featured with mangrove forest, lake, and rich wildlife. With luck, you can see the spot-billed pelicans and freshwater dolphins. Get insights about the local life in a fishing village, and then trek 3km from the village to the mountain and the KohSampouch beach in which a BBQ seafood lunch is prepared for you. The rest of the day will be your free time on the beach. On the next day, return to Phnom Penh for another city tour till your departure flight. The Cambodia Tour 2 weeks will turn to be a special milestone in your life.
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