Yachting in Cambodia
Denis Korablev
  • 13.04.2021
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Yachting in Cambodia

In the recent past, Cambodia for tourists was something like a "pandora's box" and it seemed much easier and safer to choose a tour to Thailand or Vietnam. However, according to statistics, over the past 10 years there has been a noticeable increase in the flow of tourists to this country, which is especially true for the winter months.

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a state located in the south of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia, a neighbor of everyone's beloved Thailand and Vietnam. It is a small country with a population of about 16 million and its capital in Phnom Penh (the largest settlement in Cambodia).

The predominant religion in the country is Buddhism, accounting for about 96% of the total population, a very small part of which is represented by followers of Islam and Christianity. Khmers are the main nationality in the population of Cambodia. The mysterious Asian kingdom is located in the monsoon area, which is the reason for the hot climate in this region. Starting from the end of January, the weather becomes hotter and more humid - the air temperature is stably kept at around 29-31 ° С during the day, and at night not lower than 23-25 ° С, the water during this period is warmed up above 25 ° С. Humidity rises from 67% (on average) and peaks at 93% in September.

As experienced sailors of 2yachts note, precipitation can often fall at the end of summer, but mostly in the evening. From the end of November to about February there is much less precipitation, the weather is cooler and drier, with an average temperature of 24 ° C. The average annual precipitation is relatively high and reaches 1500 mm in the central regions, and in the south of the country - 3000 mm. Cambodia is very rich in natural attractions, as well as ancient temples, ethnographic sites and opportunities for ecological tourism and extreme recreation. The best period to visit the country is from late November to April.

Motor rickshaws knock knock

Tuk-tuk - this is the name of the main mode of transport used when visiting historical and other attractions. You will have to negotiate with the driver of a three-wheeled motor vehicle for an amount that suits everyone, after which he is obliged to fulfill his part of the deal - to drive you so that it is convenient for you. He must also fulfill the wishes of the client, for example, bring him to the appointed place at the best time for viewing this particular attraction. It would also be great if the driver would independently suggest how best to cover more interesting places in the shortest possible time. Indeed, with the influx of tourists from China, it has become difficult to stay alone with the sights.

Tukers cannot afford to be attentive to tourists - this is facilitated by the general atmosphere. Since for many this is the only way to feed a family, tukers will not initiate you into their family life, introduce you to friends, etc. But when you meet at least a more or less sociable and friendly tuker, you are already happy.

Sights

An incredible journey to the Kingdom of Cambodia will allow you to see how the ancient Khmer civilization was born. Having found the colossal temples of Angkor Wat among the jungle, in the future you can soak up the beaches of Sihanoukville and swim to Rong Island with its sandy bays.

The two main and most visited resorts in the country are Siem Reap and Sihanoukville with famous sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. One of the main attractions for tourists is, of course, diving, which allows you to get to know the underwater world of Cambodia better, you can also ride a jet ski and a yacht, or go fishing in the Gulf of Thailand.

Siem Reap

One of the most important and most visited tourist attractions in Siem Reap is Angkor - a large-scale temple complex, which is spread over a vast territory. Once here, you can feel the atmosphere of the past centuries and enjoy the ancient architecture. Also in the city you can visit various master classes of culinary or pottery topics, there is a Khmer circus and Khmer boxing tournaments (this is one of the national sports) with the participation of the best fighters of the country are held.

At the end of the day, you can visit a massage or spa with all kinds of treatments, as well as go shopping. You can get around the city by taxi, tuk-tuk (covered three-wheeled motor transport), rented bike or bicycle. Hotels are suitable as accommodation, since there is a wide variety of them, from $ 2 rooms to 5-star suites. As for the city streets, in general they are not very dirty, but rather clean and tidy. At any time on the street you can see quite a lot of law enforcement officers who ensure security.

Sihanoukville

The main attraction of the city is the national park.You can visit it on your own or as part of a guided tour. The park occupies a significant territory and includes several large islands.You can explore the park on foot or by boat. Another interesting excursion for tourists is the bamboo island just a few kilometers long. Here you can rent your own small house or live as a "savage" in a tent. The water around the island is clear and clean, almost the entire island is covered by rainforest, with the exception of the beach. Basically Sihanoukville attracts tourists with its white and clean beaches, of which there are exactly seven.

Here is the main harbor of the country, a fishing port, where you can stay overnight and refuel if necessary. The nearest large yacht marina is Ocean Marina, located in neighboring Thailand (Pattaya).

Cambodia is currently actively developing the tourism sector, as evidenced by the scale of construction of new hotels, improvement of service in them, as well as transport services. Traveling through this amazing and picturesque country will reveal many secrets of the ancient civilization for you. Here you will get acquainted with hundreds of palaces and ancient temples, appreciate the beauty of mountain landscapes and the purest lakes. And an excursion to uncrowded beaches will allow you to forget about the noise of big cities for a long time. The ideal climatic conditions for rest, the aroma of tropical flowers and herbs, the cuisine of extraordinary richness will allow you to remember your stay here for a long time.

Cambodia is a fairly new area of recreation for yachtsmen, and the yacht infrastructure is just beginning to develop here. Nevertheless, the benefits of resting here are obvious, although few know about them. Tourism began to develop here relatively recently, after the end of the civil war. Probably, due to this, the uniqueness, original culture and exotic features have been preserved in the ancient kingdom.

Of course, many difficulties can arise in organizing a trip on the water. However, to resolve any issues, you can always contact the specialists of 2yachts for yacht charter in Cambodia to take advantage of our experience - it is much easier and more profitable than organizing everything yourself.