Is 7 Days in Phnom Penh Too Much?
My husband and I are going to Cambodia in February. We are not at all interested in seeing Angkor Wat so we were going to give Siem Reap a miss and go to Phnom Penh and maybe Laos (Luang Prabang).
We have 14 days.
Is 7 days too much in Phnom Penh? Could you recommend some things to see and do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Reply from Travel-Budget-Asia.com
7 days is too long in Phnom Penh for some people. For many others, 7 days is not nearly enough.
Many of the most popular tourist sites in Phnom Pehn
can be seen in a few days. They are all mainly temples or tributes to those who suffered during the reign of Pol Pot
, who conducted a program of genocide that saw upwards of 2-3 million people killed.
If you are interested in renting off-road bikes for tours through the mountains, riding in the back if an open Jeep through the dense jungle road to the Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary, or spending a day pool side at one of the many Top Phnom Penh Hotels
then a week is not nearly long enough.
You might also consider taking the 5 hour bus ride down to the beaches at Sihanoukville, Cambodia
A trip up to Luang Prabang in Laos is a long one unless you intend to fly
. Then it gets expensive.
A ticket from Phnom Penh to Luam Prabang direct will cost as much as $340USD.