angkor wat in cambodia

Why Just Visit Vietnam When You Can Visit Cambodia As Well?

Holidays to Vietnam are increasing, and it’s easy to see why. But what about booking a holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia?

Wondrous Vietnam

Vietnam is a wondrous country skirting the edges of the Southeast Asia block.

With a troubled history where the country was once split in two, it has picked itself up and opened its arms wide to tourism. From the colonial chic of Hanoi to the emerald waters of Halong Bay in the north, the golden sands of Hoi An in the centre to frantic Saigon in the south, there is something for everyone in Vietnam. Coupled with delicious French influenced cuisine and the most friendliest people you could ever meet, Vietnam is certainly the jewel in Southeast Asia’s crown. Go now and see its enchanting nature for yourself!

halong bay

But why visit just one incredible country when you can visit two? Why not visit Vietnam and Cambodia on one brilliant holiday, especially as it’s Vietnam’s neighbour?

Why Should I Extend My Holiday In Vietnam To Include Cambodia?

Straddled between two economic giants, tourists often overlook Cambodia and its magnificent treasures: ones that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

It’s likely that you’re familiar with its most famous tourist attraction: the crumbling ruins of the Angkor complex, situated on the edge of the city of Siem Reap.

Here, you can find Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It represents the sheer architectural prowess of the ancient Khmer Empire and is a beautiful sight to behold. It’s best seen at sunrise, where the orange hues of the morning casts Angkor Wat’s shadow into its lily-pad filled moat.

sunrise at angkor wat

But did you know that Angkor Wat is but a small part of the Angkor Complex? Generations of Khmer rulers built hundreds of crumbling temples, all ripe for exploration.

There’s the epic Ta Prohm, where the jungle have engulfed its ancient bricks. Both Indiana Jones’ Temple of Doom and Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider were filmed here.

Ta Prohm

There’s the Temple of Bayon, richly decorated in beautiful, smiling faces and built primarily as a shrine dedicated to Buddha.

bayon temple

And not forgetting the city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. It’s a walled city with five entrance gates: one for each of the points on a compass and one known as the Victory Gate.

angkor thom

What’s more, you’ll get to experience Siem Reap’s bustling markets, notable museums and exciting food scene in your 3 days in Cambodia. If Vietnam is Southeast Asia’s jewel, Cambodia is its undiscovered gem. You’ll leave wanting to know even more of this untouched country.

So tick both Vietnam and Cambodia off your bucket list for the price of only Vietnam; and come home with memories to last a lifetime.

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