Family holidays create lasting memories for kids like no other experience. Choosing a destination that fits in with the budget, doesn’t take two days to fly to and has experiences that are fun for the kids can be a mission. But Cambodia ticks all those boxes and more. In fact, heading to Cambodia with kids is a family holiday you wished you’d done sooner as there are so many great places to visit that the kids will love. Here are five spots kids will love in Cambodia, including a spot you won’t find on the travel guides.
Angkor Wat is a must visit for families as children will be able to say they have visited the largest religious monument in the world. The temple offers children a historical experience as well as immersing them in architecture that has been admired worldwide. There are cultural considerations that need to be abided by when visiting Angkor Wat, so be sure to check out this post, when adding this must see destination to your itinerary list.
If your kids love the performing arts, they will thoroughly enjoy Phare. Phare is more than just a circus. The shows incorporate original live music combined with dance, theatre and circus acts to create a breathtaking and visually inspiring performance. The vibe and energy is amazing to watch. All profits from every ticket purchased is given back to the Cambodia Youth, providing free education and social support programs of Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang.
The Eco Soap Bank offers tourists a hands-on experience, allowing the kids to take home a little souvenir of their very own handmade - recycled soap.
Situated in Siem Reap, the soap recycling facility educates tourists on how they provide recycled soap and promote hygiene, not only in Cambodia, but worldwide.
It’s a tour that educates and gives back to the people of Cambodia, which makes this attraction another must visit for families.
Described as ‘captivating’ and ranked by Trip Advisor as the Number 1 place to visit in Siem Reap, the whole family will be in awe when visiting this temple. It’s a wonder of the world that will leave a lasting impression on the kids.
Combine your visit with a jewellery workshop at Ammo Jewellery (one of our ethically made jewellery suppliers) to take home a souvenir of your visit. The workshop is suitable for children aged ten years and older.
One of the newest attractions in Cambodia which will be sure to impress your little people is the Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre. Situated in Siem Reap Province, it is south east Asia’s largest butterfly enclosure. All profits from tourist admission are donated to poverty alleviation and conservation projects.
One of the amazing benefits of taking your children to Cambodia is simply for the cultural experience. However, with that will come scenes and situations that they may never have experienced back home.
There will be language barriers and poverty that may be unsettling for little eyes to comprehend. It’s important to talk with your children about what they may see when in Cambodia. The tourist attractions in this post provide a positive way to give back to the people of Cambodia. Simply reading the stories of the start-ups like jewellery made from bullets and making an ethical jewellery purchase can also help those that are less fortunate in Cambodia.
But this is what makes Cambodia a wonderful place to visit for families. It’s a destination that offers a breathtaking experience, and your tourist dollars support initiatives that help the local people.
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