There are some unique opportunities available to those who are interested in tours in Cambodia, whether they be purely for recreation or more of a business travelling opportunity. There is a deep and rich history in this region that mixes nicely with the culture and heritage of ethnic groups. The country has been rebuilding for several years, but is still facing economic challenges. A large part of the country’s economy comes from tourism, which is increasing as more development takes place. It is not very crowded and the few urban areas are very friendly to tourists. Mice Travel is in its very early stages here but the industry is growing at a steady pace. One of the emerging companies offering high business events and destination management is Exotissimo Mice, one of the regions longest established operators.
The Great Temples of Angkor
The busy cities in the area include the capital of Phnom Penh, which offers the best collection of places to experience authentic local cuisine. For those who want to experience a more remote location, there are also some beaches that offer a primitive untouched beauty. The town of Sihanoukville is close to the port and has a range of accommodations and resorts. There are some huts on the beach that offer a genuinely remote experience and there are islands close to shore that offer uninterrupted beauty. Those who want to go on an even greater adventure will be able to explore the Mekong River by boat and the expansive jungle to interact with native wildlife. Angkor Wat may be the prime reason to visit, but there are plenty more reasons to stay. There are enough opportunities here to keep travelers, vacationers, and adventurers, busy for a long time.With a population of around 15 million, Cambodia is still a relatively remote and uninhabited country with lots of untouched natural features. While Cambodia offers several benefits to international travelers and vacationers, there is one site that is one of the rarest in the world. The temple at Angkor Wat has been a major tourist attraction for years, but the political situation made access difficult. The site is significant, not only because it is an excellent example of ancient construction, but because it is the largest religious structure in the world. Now that access is easier, the site will gain appreciation and be as sought after as Machu Picchu in Peru or the Pyramids in Egypt. Anyone traveling to the region must experience this temple and bask in its glory. It represents a major accomplishment for those who originally built such an impressive structure. The fact that it still stands and draws visitors from around the world is equally impressive. As the eighth wonder in the world, the locals know they have a great resource to take advantage of.
Lisa Tully works and writes about travel when not running Spiritual Quest Adventures here