If you have decided that 2019 is the year you are going to travel, look no further than Cambodia. Applying for a Cambodia visa is easy, whether you do it online or once you reach the destination in either major airport. Here are six great reasons to travel to Cambodia in 2019.

Beaches Without the Hustle

Although Thailand is home to some magnificent beaches, it is also very difficult to find time to visit without them being full to the brim with tourists and locals. Cambodia is home to some beautiful beaches that are far less traveled. Islands such as Koh Rong Samloem are a must-see while visiting the area.

Angkor Wat

This temple in Cambodia is the largest religious monument that has ever been built and is truly breathtaking. The whole of Angkor is a World Heritage site, and while wandering between the ruins within the jungle, you will understand why it has been named so. Each ruin is an architectural dream and has been carved with great precision and preserved very well considering they date back to between the 9th and 15th centuries.

Rich History

Many people are unaware of the struggles that many Cambodians faced from 1975 to 1979. During this time, the people were under the Khmer Rouge and nearly two million people passed away from disease, torture, execution, and starvation. There are many important lessons to be learned from traveling through Cambodia and these can be seen by visiting the museum within the old Tuol Sleng prison.


Markets can be found all over Cambodia and they are a fantastic way to meet locals, try their cuisine and explore everything this country has to offer. Every product you could possibly imagine can be found at one of these markets and it is great to see how the local people live, as well as support them.

Phnom Penh

This is the capital city and somewhere that should be visited while traveling around. A lot like the other capitals within Asia, Phnom Penh is modern and traditional all at once, without the hustle and bustle you would find in a place like Thailand or Vietnam. It is still a busy city to visit and the nightlife and restaurant scenes are very much alive and growing. Visiting the Mekong River waterfront while in this city is a must.

Great Accommodation

No matter what your budget is, Cambodia has something for you. With inexpensive hostels such as the hostels near Pub Street Siem Reap, you are sure to find a place to stay to suit your needs. When you envisage a hostel in your mind, you may be surprised at how modern and high-class many of the hostels are here. Hostels are also a great way to meet fellow travelers and find friends when on your journey through Cambodia.

Traveling to Cambodia from Bangkok is easily done via bus, meaning you can be in this beautiful country within a matter of hours. While you are in Cambodia, be sure not to miss out on its rich history and beautiful beaches.