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Emerging Hotspots in Indochina-Cambodia

February 23, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , , , ,

Go beyond Angkor Wat and consider traveling to these places to visit in Cambodia. There really is more to this captivating country than ancient temples such as the following hotspots, all within easy reach from Phnom Penh.

Chi Pat

Sadly, much of the forest in Cambodia has been destroyed. Therefore, projects such as the community-based tourism (CBT) in Chi Pat that focus on the well being of the forest are attracting attention for their ability to preserve a beautiful biodiversity hotspot. The jungle areas of Chi Pat enable guests to really explore a thriving ecosystem of flora and fauna while offering a chance to connect with the members of the local community. Khiri Travel Cambodia offers trekking for one day or overnight sleeping in hammocks and awakening to the sound of gibbons calling out up in the forest canopy. Your travelers can visit some tranquil spots such as waterfalls and clear water lagoons. There is kayaking, breathtaking boat rides at sunrise and sleeping in riverside bungalows. Chi Pat is a wonderful place to explore and be educated about the natural wonders of Cambodia.

Koh Phdao

Koh Phdao, famous for Irrawaddy dolphins, is an island in the Mekong River near Kratie. Home to interesting villages each with their own rituals and folklore, Koh Phdao offers cycling, temple visits with monk blessings and quiet evenings watching the dolphins feed and frolic in the river. At the 100 Pillar Pagoda, your guests should be sure to ask someone to tell the Buddhist story about the queen and the crocodile.

Koh Rong Samloem

Koh Rong Samloem is traditionally known as a backpacking area. However, as more upscale accommodations such as Saracen Bay Resort have opened up on the island, it is becoming a great little ocean retreat from mainland Cambodia. This small island hotspot with gleaming white sand and clear waters is located off the southern coast at Sihanoukville. The island’s new bungalows are very comfortable but since they lack Internet connections, guests can spend time overnight in this island paradise with time for true reflection.

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