One of the best ways to find some unique sightseeing locations is to take advantage of tours in Cambodia. This is a cost-effective way to efficiently and effectively see the most important attractions quickly. When talking about tourism in Cambodia there is one site that makes the entire trip worthwhile. The temple at Angkor Wat is an ancient but well-preserved site that will impress every visitor. It is historically significant and a major archaeological site. Some people consider it the eighth wonder in the world on par with the pyramids in Egypt. There are several other ancient temples and historical sites in the country that make a trip here a great value.
The country has emerged from decades of guerrilla war, civil war, and a crushing dictatorship that killed a large portion of the population. While it is one of the poorest countries in the world, Cambodia may have the best potential. During the political unrest, the country was not a popular tourist destination, even to see the magical Angkor Wat. Now that the country has a stable political system and is being redeveloped, tourists are heading to the country in droves. It is now common for at least two million people to visit the country each year, which represents a large source of money for the economy. The large cities have accepted that tourists are a necessary part of life that will help bring the country back.
Cambodia is still one of the poorest countries in the world as it slowly recovers from decades of unrest. To bring in even more vacationers and tourist dollars, there are resorts that are springing up to take advantage of the gorgeous white sand beaches on the Gulf of Thailand. Those who want to experience a more remote and natural setting might want to check out one of the uninhabited islands a short boat ride away.
Almost anything is available to negotiate, as is common in poor countries, but it is more that the locals would like to get an extra dollar, than they are trying to rip people off. Friendly negotiations will be able to agree on a fair price with just one or two offers. Because poverty is still a problem, it is wise to stay close to the most popular areas and avoid getting caught out at night. Those who are prepared will find a variety of jungles and mountains to explore that are off the beaten path. These features make Cambodia a great international travel destination.
If it’s Asia you’re after instead, this weeks guest blogger Karen Malling, may be able to help you. She helps organised tours to Dharamsala India, to visit his Holiness the Dalai Lama.