Honeymoon in Cambodia
Home of the iconic temples of Angkor Wat and paired-back beaches, a honeymoon in Cambodia is ideal for adventure and beach lovers…
A honeymoon in Cambodia is a quintessential Asian experience. With the mighty Mekong meandering through the country, you’ll find stunning temples, rice paddy fields, tiny fishing villages and lush jungle along with beaches and fantastic dining. It’s also one of Southeast Asia’s most affordable honeymoon destinations.
Start in the capital, Phnom Penh, where recent history looms large. Explore the city’s French colonial architecture, stroll hand-in-hand through leafy parks and gardens, and enjoy delicious Khmer cuisine. Be sure to visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and don’t miss a boat ride along the Mekong River. The tours of the city’s sights Tuol Sleng Prison and Choeung Ek (also known as the Killing Fields) relating to the Khmer Rouge’s genocidal regime are gut-wrenching but important to include in your itinerary.
Discover the lesser visited second-biggest city, Battambang, for an authentic look at Cambodian life. Cambodia is also home to one of Southeast Asia’s iconic sights – the unmissable UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Wat. Built in the year 1112, they have only uncovered a fraction from the jungle.
Angkor Wat is a must do for a honeymoon in Cambodia. Spend a couple of days exploring the temples and, if you can, wake up early to watch the sunrise over the temples. Check out some of the other highlights near to the town of Siem Reap. The floating village of Chong Kneas, the Tonle Sap Lake and Phnom Kulen National Park where the waterfall is a highlight. You might need some downtime after this, so book a massage in a local spa and take a leisurely cooking class together.
Travel to Kratié to find the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. Although investment in recent years meant some over-tourism of beaches like Sihanoukville, Cambodia still has some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia and is much less developed than its towering neighbour, Thailand. Relax at Koh Rong and Koh Russey, which are essential stops on a honeymoon in Cambodia for a laid-back South-East Asia beach vibe.
There are some stunning beaches like Long Set Beach and Sok San Beach on Koh Rong. Feast on seafood, go snorkelling and diving and relax in a hammock. Go kayaking and zip line through the jungle. Take a boat tour from Koh Rong to see the bioluminescent plankton.
If you’re looking for a multi-destination honeymoon in Asia, you can easily combine a honeymoon in Cambodia with Vietnam and Laos. Consider an island-hopping add-on in Thailand or The Philippines. You can fly to other exciting Asia destinations like Singapore, Malaysia and China.
With its stunning temples and natural beauty, rich culture and history, tasty cuisine, and its affordable luxury hotels and resorts, a honeymoon in Cambodia will be magic.
Best time to visit Cambodia
The best time to honeymoon in Cambodia is during the dry season from November to April. The rainy season starts in May peaking during September and October when rain can be heavy on the Gulf of Thailand coast.
Honeymoon in Cambodia FAQs
Is Cambodia good for a honeymoon?
Yes! A honeymoon in Cambodia has so much to offer. Culture, history, laid back beaches and it’s very affordable, too.
How long do you need for a honeymoon in Cambodia?
We recommend at least 7-10 nights to explore Cambodia. However, the ideal duration of a honeymoon in Cambodia can vary depending on personal preferences and budget. 10 nights will allow you some time to recover from jet lag and have time for multiple destinations, activities and relaxing.
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