Embark on an adventure through the captivating landscapes and rich heritage of Cambodia. A captivating destination offering unique opportunities for TEFL teachers! Explore Cambodia through its ancient temples to engaging vibrant markets, Cambodia provides enriching experiences for those seeking cultural immersion. In this blog, discover five incredible activities that illustrate Cambodia’s diverse history and inspiring culture. Get ready for the Top 5 bucket list activites in Cambodia

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1. Angkor Wat: Marvel at Ancient Wonders

Angkor Wat is a jaw-dropping temple complex that’s thousands of years old! It’s like stepping into a magical world filled with history. The sunrise at Angkor Wat is spectacular, painting the sky in beautiful colors. Exploring the temple grounds and learning about the stories hidden in the ancient carvings is an adventure you’ll never forget.


2.  Floating Villages: Experience Unique Communities

A woman offers you her hand to get onto a thin boat floating amongst green leaves.Ever seen a village floating on water? In Cambodia, you’ll find floating villages on the Tonlé Sap Lake. The houses, schools, and markets all float!

Take a boat ride to witness the daily life of people living on the water. You can buy snacks at the floating markets and watch the fish swim underneath you. It’s incredible how they adapt to their unique environment, and you might even get to meet some friendly locals.

FUN FACT: Tonlé Sap Lake is the largest freshwater lake in all of Southeast Asia!


3. Discover Cambodian Cuisine: Taste Delicious Foods

Get ready for a taste adventure! Cambodian food is delicious and full of flavors. Don’t miss trying Samlor Korkor which is a nourishing soup eaten by Cambodians for hundreds of years and their national dish! Or Amok, a traditional dish made with fish or chicken cooked in a tasty coconut sauce. There are neverending local markets to explore. Your taste buds will thank you!


4. Visit Sihanoukville’s Beaches: Relax and Unwind

Cambodia beach with crystal blue water and golden sand.

Need some relaxation? Head to Sihanoukville’s beaches for some sun, sea, and sand.

Whether you want to swim, sunbathe, or enjoy water sports like snorkelling and diving, these beaches have it all. You can also experience stunning sunsets that paint the sky in breathtaking colors.

5.  Explore History: Delve into Ancient Chronicles

Immerse yourself in Cambodia’s rich historical narratives that span centuries. From the powerful Khmer Empire to the colonial era and beyond, discover the layers of history etched into the country’s landscapes. Visit sites like the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh or the Killing Fields to gain insight into Cambodia’s past. Engage with local experts and historical landmarks to unravel the intricate tales that have shaped this nation’s identity.


Cambodian students laugh and make silly faces while hugging their TELF teacher

Cambodia is a land of wonders waiting for you to explore! Whether you’re into history, adventure, food, relaxation, or connecting with nature, Cambodia has something for everyone. So, pack your bags, prepare for a fantastic journey, and create unforgettable memories in this captivating country! Start crossing off adventures on your Cambodia bucket list and blend teaching and exploration in this extraordinary country.

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