HomeAsiaSoutheast AsiaCambodiaCambodia – 5 Best Places to Visit for First-timersWhere to go in Cambodia? See the best temple ruins, cultural spots, beaches, riverside town and things to do for first-time travelers. By Marcos Detourist. Updated on January 15, 2017.Do not miss Cambodia, if you love to go on temple runs.This country to home to Southeast Asia’s grandest archaeological site — the ancient city of Angkor.Most travelers only go to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat.Hopefully, this list will inspire you to visit the country longer and see to other destinations that are worth a peek.Read on to discover must-visit places and top things to do for first-time travelers.1. Siem Reap & Angkor Sunrise at Angkor Wat, in Siem Reap, Cambodia Ta Prohm (temple)Apsara Dancers Why go — Angkor Wat is a good reason to wander into this part of the world. It is but one temple in the ancient city of Angkor, which is filled with many other ruined structures that are equally as marvelous. Almost all travelers arrive here by way of Siem Reap, a tourist hub worth spending, at least, a few extra nights to explore.Plan a tripSiem Reap hotels & hostels.16% OFF Siem Reap Uncovering Angkor Tour.See all Siem Reap tours & discounts.See more — Siem Reap blogs & guides.2. Phnom Penh National Museum, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Phnom Penh Royal Palace Why go — Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city, is a popular spot on the famous Thailand-Cambodia-Vietnam Indochina trail. This city is home to the Royal Palace, found on the riverside along with the impressive National Museum. Phnom Penh is also a jump-off point to several sites of the infamous Killing Fields.Plan a tripPhnom Penh hotels & hostels.See more — Phnom Penh blogs & guides.3. Kratie Sunset at the Mekong River, in Kratie, CambodiaWhy go — Kratie is a small riverside city in North Cambodia that is a popular stopover on the long overland journey from Cambodia to Laos. It is the place to go if you want to see Irrawaddy dolphins and enjoy blissful sunsets along the Mekong River.Plan a tripKratie hotels & hostels.See more — Kratie blogs & guides.On my Bucketlist:4. SihanoukvilleWhy go — This seaside resort town on the southern coast of Cambodia boasts of some of mainland Southeast Asia’s best white sand beaches. If Thailand’s islands are too touristic for you, the off-shore islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem, near Sihanoukville, might be a more worthwhile visit.Plan a tripSihanoukville hotels & Resorts.See also Asia – 11 Top Countries to Visit For First-timers Vietnam – 9 Best Places to Visit for First-timers Singapore – 16 Best Sights & Things to Do for First-timers Thailand – 8 Best Places to Visit for First-timers5. Kampot & KepWhy go — Both provinces, situated in Cambodia’s southern coast, are popular destinations among Cambodians for weekend getaways and foreign travelers who want to get away from the tourist crowds at Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Though only under an hour’s travel apart, each has distinct attractions to offer. Kampot, popular for trips to Bokor National Park, has a riverside setting, while Kep, is known for sandy beaches and upscale resorts.Plan a tripKampot hotels & hostels, Kep hotels & Resorts.Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.Don’t leave yet. There’s more!Indonesia – 13 Best Places & Islands to Visit forSiem Reap Itinerary 3 days: Angkor Temples without crowds1 Month Solo Travel in Northern India: A Survivor’s…Asia – 11 Top Countries to Visit For First-timersDiscover more blogs and travel tips in:Siem ReapPhnom PenhCambodiaKratieSoutheast AsiaAsia See all placesFind more posts about:Best PlacesBest TravelBest Things To DoLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Adventure Starts HereDiscover travel guides and blogs about the Philippines and beyond.