A short time of 4 days in Cambodia is fine to visit highlights of the country! Located in the southern part of the Indochina Peninsula, in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is one of the unmissable destinations on your trip to Indochina. 4 days in Cambodia is suitable to visit the best destinations in this country! With these 4 days, travelers can visit Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, one of most world most famous heritage sites and/ or extension to nearby countries Vietnam, Laos or Thailand.

4 days in Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Best Time to Visit Cambodia

Cambodia has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: the rainy season (May to October) and the dry season (November to April).
We recommend that you spend 4 days in Cambodia between November and March because the temperature is warm but bearable, and you can avoid the rainfall of the wet season.

Best Places to Visit for 4 Days in Cambodia

With a 4-day short circuit in Cambodia, travelers can visit Phnom Penh, the temple of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, one of the world’s most famous heritage sites and / or an extension of neighboring countries: the Vietnam, Laos or Thailand.

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is located at the confluence of the Mekong river, Bassac and Tonle Sap. Regarded as the most beautiful of Indochina’s French-built cities, Phnom Penh is home to many temples, museums and other places of interest in and around the city. This city offers a multitude of activities that will delight you on your 4 days in Cambodia. Travelers can visit this region by bike, by car or especially by tuk-tuk. They are the traditional means of transport in the country.

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The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace is located in the central of Phnom Penh, along the Sothearos Boulevard and facing the river. It is a main tourist attraction of Phnom Penh and a must-visit for every tourist on their 4 days in Cambodia.
This place is open to the public every day of the week,  from 07:30 to 11:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee is $3 plus an extra $2 to pay for the photo.

The Silver Pagoda

The Silver Pagoda is located inside the Royal Palace complex in Phnom Penh, separated by a wall. It has its formal name Preah Vihear Preah Keo Morakot, also known as Preah Keo Temple; which means Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

The National Museum

This tourist site attracts visitors for its originality. A visit to the National Museum will give you the pleasure of admiring all the splendor and evolution of Khmer art. Besides, it also offers you a moment of tranquility and coolness in the heart of the vibrant capital.

Choeung Ek (sadly known as killing fields)

This was the main place of execution and mass grave of prisoners of Democratic Kampuchea, the regime of Khmer Rouge, when it chaired the destinies of Cambodia, from 1975 to 1979. Located 17 km southwest of Phnom Penh, Choeung Ek is a memorial for the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime. This place allows you to discover several vestiges which made its sad and horrifying history.

Wat Phnom

This is a Buddhist temple located north of the capital of Cambodia. It is nestled on the only hill in the city, 27 meters high. If you are passionate about the history of Asian countries, you should not miss Wat Phnom on your 4 days in Cambodia.

The Independence Monument

Located in the city center of Phnom Penh, this symbolic monument of the country’s independence has become a must-see for visits on their 4 days in Cambodia. Many local and foreign tourists come here every year to admire this majestic lotus-shaped architecture.

Siem Reap

This is one of the biggest cities in Cambodia that attracts tourists not only by the beauty of its landscapes but also by the originality of the culture and the local’s lifestyle. A trip to Cambodia is a great idea to deeply understand Cambodians as well.

The temples of Angkor

It is impossible to speak of Cambodia without addressing the famous temples of Angkor. Angkor Wat is the largest temple in the Angkor complex, a destination not to be missed on your 4 days in Cambodia. It represents the typical Khmer architecture and its grandeur has made it the symbol of the Cambodian national flag.

Indeed, Angkor retains thousands of other temples, more or less lost in the jungle! Do not miss visiting the magnificent Bayon temple and its elephant terrace, just a few hundred meters away. Or Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples with its huge cheese tree whose roots dribble from the roof to the top. Whatever place you visit, we are sure that you will fall right in love with the charm of these sites, that are gradually invaded by Mother Nature!

Best Food to Try for 4 Days in Cambodia

Cambodian cuisine has Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese and French influences. 4 days in Cambodia is an opportunity to eat all kinds of soups, vegetables and of course rice, and the staple food. Diversified and succulent Cambodian dishes delight the taste buds of gourmets. Here are 3 dishes that you should not miss during your Cambodia Tour.

Amok – Fish with coconut milk

This is a very popular dish in Cambodia. It consists of fish or chicken, according to your preferences, accompanied by coconut milk and many spices, all cooked in a banana leaf.

Name banh chok – Khmer vermicelli soup

It is a popular breakfast in Cambodia. Rice noodles are served with fresh green curry sauce and garnished with bean sprouts and other vegetables.

Bai Sach Chrouk (pork rice)

This is one of the simplest dishes that should satisfy even the most difficult eaters. The pork is grilled, a little sweet, because they are often soaked first in coconut milk or garlic, then served with hot rice, cucumber, radish and broth.

Suggested Itineraries for 4 Days in Cambodia

Visit the ancient temple of Angkor Wat, as well as many other lesser known ancient temples. Experience the ancient history in Phnom Penh by visiting the Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace and Wat Phnom; or experience Cambodia’s more recent, dark history by traveling to the Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge carried out their genocidal actions.

Travelers can access Cambodia through 2 main international airports Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or by river way to Phnom Penh from Chau Doc, Vietnam

Many travelers spend less than 1 week in Cambodia as a part of their tours to Southeast Asia countries

With 4 days in Cambodia, these are some itineraries which have been most chosen by our customers:

Itinerary 1: Cambodia

  • Day 1: Siem Reap
  • Day 2: Siem Reap – Explore Angkor Wat
  • Day 3: Siem Reap – Flight to Phnom Penh
  • Day 4: Departure

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Itinerary 2: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

  • Day 1: Arrival – Siem Reap
  • Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor
  • Day 3: Banteay Srey
  • Day 4: Siem Reap – Boat Trip Tonle Sap lake – Departure

Check out our program in details: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – 4 Days/ 3 Nights

If travelers are interested in Cambodia beaches, they can spend the whole 4 days on Sihanouk Ville Beach

Itinerary 3: Cambodia and Vietnam

Mekong floating market

  • Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap
  • Day 2: Siem Reap – Explore Angkor Wat
  • Day 3: Siem Reap – Flight to Phnom Penh
  • Day 4: Phnom Penh – Flight to Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Cao Dai Holy See
  • Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong delta (2 day trip)
  • Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc Island
  • Day 8, 9, 10: Relax on Beach in Phu Quoc
  • Day 11: Phu Quoc – Flight back to Ho Chi Minh City – Departure

Itinerary 4: Cambodia and Laos

Luang Phrabang, Vat Nong Sikhounmuang

  • Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap
  • Day 2: Siem Reap – Explore Angkor Wat
  • Day 3: Siem Reap – Flight to Phnom Penh
  • Day 4: Phnom Penh – Flight to Vientiane (Laos)
  • Day 5: Vientiane City tour
  • Day 6: Vientiane – Vang Vieng
  • Day 7: Vang Vieng – Luang Phrabang
  • Day 8: Visit Luang Phrabang
  • Day 9: Luang Phrabang – Departure


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