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Southeast Asia has something for just about everyone. Whether you want to explore some of the region's temples, add some adventure to your travels or experience big city life, it's all there. This is especially true for Cambodia tours, where there are so many opportunities you'll likely have to whittle down your itinerary. However, when you're deciding where to visit, you can't leave out the bustling capital city of Siem Reap.
Hit the Angkor Wat
A trip to Cambodia is not complete without a visit to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Located just north of Siem Reap, it's difficult to overstate the important role that Angkor Wat plays in Cambodian culture. In fact, it takes up such a large part of the public consciousness it has a place on the country's flag. Construction on the temple began in the 12th century and given its size it may seem hard to get to every corner fo the complex, but there are a few highlights that will make any visit worthwhile. (this doesn't really flow, I'd rework)
There are several main temples you should hit, including both the eponymous Angkor Wat and the Angkor Thom, but arguably the best experience at the complex isn't a building at all. Many tourists choose to show up as early as 5 a.m. to catch the sun rising over the ruins - something that can't be recreated once you head home.
Add some adventure
There is undeniable historic appeal to Cambodia, but there is also ample opportunity get your adrenaline flowing. For instance, if you're an outdoor enthusiast, one of the best ways to explore the outskirts of the capital city of Siem Reap is to do so on the back of an ATV. There are many experienced guides that can take you through the bucolic villages surrounding the bustling metropolis, and doing so as the sun sets is one of the most popular experiences on a Cambodia tour.
Remember the rest of the region
Cambodia tours are also appealing because they give you the chance to visit many of the other countries in the region. While there are many to choose from, you can't go wrong with transitioning to a Thailand tour. Much like its neighbor to the east, Thailand is a unique mix of old and new, with countless cites dating back centuries just a short journey from the modern hub of Bangkok.
As your small motorboat slides onto the sandy bank of a deserted beach and your attentive guides set up a gourmet seaside picnic, all that’s left to do is allow the turquoise waters of this remote paradise wash away your stresses.
(Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle Lake)
Watch the sun set over Myanmar as you sip cocktails perched high on Pyathagyi pagoda and reflect on the rich cultural heritage of this mysterious region.
(Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City)
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