A staycation in Cambodia can be both relaxing and wonderful for family bonding time if you do it right.
Cambodia is one of the best places to have a staycation as there are so many places to explore. You can choose to relax by the beach or even be adventurous and explore bat caves in Battambang.
Here are some ideas on what to do during a staycation in Cambodia:
Khmer Cooking Classes
Learn how to cook local delicacies at the first and only Khmer Cooking School, located in Phnom Penh. The best way to learn how to cook local cuisine is from a local teacher. You will be brought to the market and be educated about Cambodian vegetables, herbs, spices and other ingredients. Students get to learn from an experienced English speaking teacher so there is no need to worry about the language barrier.
Temple exploring in Cambodia
If you are into exploring, there are many lost temples around Cambodia, just waiting to be discovered. Beng Malea is one of Cambodia’s lost and forgotten temples, left to decay and reclaimed by nature. This is one of those adventures you must go to experience.
Referred to as Snookey, one of the main reasons to stop here is the beaches. It is not as crowded as Thailand’s beaches. With six sandy spots to chill on, you are spoilt for choice. It is also less popular than Victory or Serendipity beach, so you can usually find quiet spots and you can also try your hand at wind surfing or kayaking.
Visit Koh Rong
Only accessible by a small local ferry, not many tourists know about this place. It is a short ride out from Sihanoukville. With 23 pristine beaches to choose from, it is a short getaway from the city and a place to wind down and laze around. You will also find cheap cocktails and tasty Khmer food overlooking the best sunset view at Monkey Island.
Visit Battambang for a day
Battambang is located just a few hours away by bus from Siem Reap. Battambang is an underrated place and it is often overlooked by travellers. This makes it a perfect place to visit, if you are looking to go somewhere different. There are many activities to do in Battambang, such as cycling, visiting the bat caves and swimming. Battambang has one of the most thriving coffee shop cultures that you will come across in Asia.
We all need a day off sometimes: work is frantic, your boss has been on your back, and deadlines are slowly grinding you down. With a vacation out of the country a hassle to plan as you have to book the flights and plan complex itineraries, a staycation could be just what you need.
We hope that you will find these locations a relaxed choice for your next staycation.