If you have occasion to travel to Cambodia, it is advisable for you to visit and gain experiences in the 5 largest cities in Cambodia listed below.
1. Phnom Penh
Once considered as “Paris of the East”, this biggest city in Cambodia was built at the confluence of Mekong, Tonle Sap, and Bassac.
The past of Cambodia, which once belonged to the French colony, continued to have a strong influence on Phnom Penh today. You can be surprised by the scene that people are smiling and chatting comfortably, and friendly on the streets.
You will have opportunities to see eye-catching colonial architectures, golden temples, and magnificent palaces.
Enjoy high-quality dishes are not expensive at all due to the cost range from $2 to $8. It is also great if you explore the historical sites near the capital and the wonderful countrysides.
The major shopping areas have grown up, so this is also an ideal destination for shopping lovers
There are 5 top tourist attractions in the biggest city in Cambodia:
- Phsar Thmei
- Sisowath Quay
- Royal Palace of Cambodia
- Wat Phnom
- Russian Market
Battambang is often overlooked by many tourists. This is quite understandable because there is neither beautiful beaches nor the capital.
However, in fact, it is the second biggest city in Cambodia, which is bustling, friendly, and contains many exciting things to discover, including:
- Great restaurants: best natural food in Cambodia, diverse dining needs for foreign visitors
- The ideal place to explore Battambang by bike
The countryside of Battambang is the perfect place for riding a bike. The bumpy road will lead you through beautiful villages, or quite temples.
- Interesting experience traveling by Kayak
The floating village on the lake by Kaylak is considered as a ” must-try” experience when landing to Battambang
- Moving by ”unique” means of transport: Norris, or usually called Bamboo Train (Bamboo Boat) – the main type of transportation because it both fast and cheap.
3. Siem Reap
Famous for once being the gateway to the great temple of Angkor, Siem Reap has grown constantly to become a modern, joyful, and friendly city.
The tourism industry in Siem Reaps today really grow up with beautiful and affordable resorts, and unique shops.
Visitors can participate in many activities such as visiting contemporary galleries, enjoying local dishes while walking on the French Crossroad.
This is a coastal town in Southern Cambodia, having the deepest water port in Cambodia since the late 1950s. In recent years, it is Cambodia’s premium seaside resort destination.
Now, I’d like to recommend some places in Sihanoukville you might be impressed:
- Otres Sea
- Independence Port
- Kbal Chhay
- Koh Rong Island and Koh Rong Samloem
5. Kampong Cham
If anyone has ever traveled to Kampong Cham, they are probably attracted by the only reason, the legendary Mekong River that runs along with this town.
Traveling to Kampong Cham, visitors also admire the spectacular picture of the sunset on the river
Some of the ancient temples are suggested below:
- Wat Nokor
- Prasat Andet
- Sambo Prei Kuh
- Prast Phum Prasat
These are the top biggest cities in Cambodia, which are not only lively with crowded people but also the best destination for you to travel and experience.