Posted By : Threeland Travel / Cambodia Travel Guide
You may have seen a lot of couples spending their honeymoon vacation in many famous places such as Maldives, Hawai, Europe, etc but have you ever heard of a honeymoon in a Southeast Asian country like Cambodia? You may have a ton of questions in your mind now. Is it great to spend your honeymoon in Cambodia? Are attractions romantic enough for newlyweds? How about the quality of services? etc.
Understanding that honeymoon is the foremost vacation in life, Threeland Travel would like to suggest to you the most appropriate destinations for your Cambodia holidays. Now, it’s time to explore the best honeymoon destinations in this country.
Often stereotyped as the land of temples, Cambodia also offers dazzling nightlife, vibrant culture, ancient relics, and pristine beaches,.. which improve Cambodia's attraction in newly-weds' eyes.
1. Phnom Penh
As Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh contains the harmony of cultural heritages and lively vibrant cities. Staying in this city will be the highlight of your Cambodia honeymoon itinerary.
Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
The Royal Palace of Cambodia is regarded as a jewel in the heart of Phnom Penh with an unmistakable style. The palace was constructed during the mid-1800s when King Norodom moved the capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh. The magnificent royal architecture and the great Khmer cultural storage discriminate this destination from others.
On the left of Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morakot) is a treasure of Cambodia for its religious preservation function. It contains more than 1650 treasures such as gold, silver and other valuable donations offered by kings, queens, nobles to pray for peace, prosperity, and happiness for future generations. Moreover, the floor is tiled from 5329 pieces of silver slices each of which is handmade at a weight of 1,125kg.
Identified by the iconic high yellow walls that shelter the site, the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Phnom Penh. How peaceful, relaxing time it is when being with your mate, sitting on a small patch of grass in the shadows of the palace’s Moonlight Pavilion to watch cute pigeons, enjoy snacks and locals’ rhythm.
Tips while traveling:
• Do not wear short pants on knees, tight T-shirts to respect the indigenous culture.
• Bringing animals, weapons and slippers are forbidden.
• Staterooms of Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are not allowed to wear slippers or shoes… Besides, making noise, taking photos and videos inside the Stateroom are not allowed.
Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere with pigeons in the fresh atmosphere nearby Royal Palace
Built in 1937, in the French colonial period by the architect Desbois, the Central market is the largest construction in Asia following Art Deco style. This shopping center is truly a marvel of both technical and fine art, reflecting the traditional Asian architecture in a typical way.
A huge yellow central dome remarks this architecture in the middle of Phnom Penh. Four huge corridors spreading around, in which a world of shopping stalls sell any items you need.
How joyful it is when you are hand-in-hand with your destiny, strolling around the Central market, seeing the lovely local items and choosing interesting souvenirs for your family and friends.
A corner inside Central Market
Tonle Sap River
A short excursion on the Mekong River in Phnom Penh will leave you so much remembrance after your honeymoon in Cambodia.
While your cruise drifting slowly on the Tonle Sap River, your couple will have a wonderful view to enjoy the sunset over the whole Phnom Penh. The itinerary also offers interesting visions of Cambodia's landmarks such as the Royal Palace, temples, dozens of pub bars, cafes, libraries and restaurants. One side of the river is toward the “Four Arms” section which is the confluence of Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap river.
Romantic moments contemplating the sunset on your private cruise on Tonle Sap River.
Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue
At Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, Wildlife Alliance cares for and rehabilitates animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Just about 40 km to the south of Phnom Penh center,
Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Center and meet animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. It is said that caring animals will give a closer connection between people.
Here, they offer a lot activities such as buying fruits for the animals in a local market, hand-feeding female elephants, getting up close with leopards, gibbons, otters and the other endangered animals, visiting nursery in the rehabilitation area, seeing the beautiful baby animals that we care for up close and interacting with rescued baby macaque monkeys in their enclosure as you feed them (at the guide’s discretion).
Participate in caring elephants at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue
Besides, don’t forget to spend your leisure catching the panoramic city on the 24th floor of Phnom Penh Tower, taking a cyclo ride to discover the city’s center or simply just walking along the Mekong River and having a lovely dinner. If you prefer adventurous activities, it's Arey Ksat where you can go horse riding and enjoy private time with your partner.
2. Siem Reap
In Siem Reap, Angkor Complex presents a perfect backdrop to give you affectionate time. The complex of Angkor includes Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm standing out with their impressive archaeological sites since the 12th century, help visitors get to know about Khmer Empire at its heyday. You can pray at these ancient relics to hope blessings from the almighty for a happy new phase of life.
To fulfill your experience at the mystery Angkor, don’t miss out sunrise when the first rays appear on the forgotten civilization. A small note for you about the transportation here, although tuk-tuk is the most common vehicle, bicycles will give a more evocative and interesting experience for couples to explore the soul of Angkor Complex.
Catch a bike to discover the most stunning sites in Angkor Complex.
Catch a pair of bikes to discover the most stunning sites in Angkor Complex
Additionally, 25km from the center of Siem Reap, Tonle Sap Lake, which is known as the largest lake in Southeast Asia, is the best stop to enjoy the sunset and the tranquil atmosphere.
Ta Prohm is another ideal destination in Angkor Complex for honeymooners. Adorned with immense 100-year-old fig trees and green surroundings the temple adds up a romantic twist to the whole place. It is numbered among the mystery romantic spots in the golden land. Appeared in the movie Lara Croft, Tomb Raider and Ta Prohm deserves to be well contemplated. Generally, the mornings here are less overflowing, providing some much needed quite lonely time for couples at this romantic destination.
3. Sihanouk Ville
Heading to Cambodia’s beaches, Koh Rong Samleom is the first place that couples spot unforgettable honeymoon memories. Immerse yourselves on the ruined beaches; pristine white sand with turquoise water and perfect blue sky. What's more wonderful than both of you sitting on the beach, drinking cocktails with a passionate taste of love.
Spend the sweetest time in Koh Rong on the pristine white sand, turquoise water and blue sky
If Koh Rong is famous for peaceful shores, then Sihanoukville captivates tourists by its long coastline, unspoiled islands and typical tropical jungle landscape. For couples who favor exploring nature, they often take time to learn about wildlife, admire the secrets of the ancient forest. Probably it is not a bad suggestion for a different, unique honeymoon.
Your Cambodia holidays will be more interesting if you prefer to have a few and far between experience but still want to save the most romantic moments in a rustic country with your beloved partner. Do not hesitate to contact your local Threeland via email firstname.lastname@example.org or What’s App: +84342620068 or call +842439262056, our consultants are always available to give you the most conscientious travel advice.