Cambodia Tourism. The History, Environment and Siem Peap Tour Guide. The beauty and darkness in Cambodia are blended well together with the timeless spirituality. In fact, the land provides you with more than the religious temples and wats. Cambodia today has overcome its dark history and put its remnants of history for tourism purposes. That helps the land receive the huge number of visitors per year. People value the Cambodians’ courage, the country’s attempts in preserving many historical ruins and natural sights of waterfalls, beaches, lakes, etc. It is full of surprises that wow you the first time you set foot on Phnom Penh capital, Battambang, Kampot, Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Angkor Archaeological Park, and so forth. Travel beyond your expectation! Phnom Penh is the vibrant bustling capital of Cambodia. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap, what was once considered the 'Gem' of Indochina. The capital city still maintains considerable charm with plenty to see. It exudes a sort of provincial charm and tranquillity with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Phnom Penh is a veritable oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian capitals. A mixture of Asian exotica, the famous Cambodian hospitality awaits the visitors to the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. SIEM REAP is Cambodia's most touristy town, and has sacrificed much of its charm and authenticity as a result. However, Western luxuries are freely available, and there are plenty of English-speaking locals. Arriving in Siem Reap by pick-up , you'll probably be dropped at the large central market to the east of the city, a hectic, noisy transport hub, knee-deep in mud for most of the rainy season. Boats cruise into the pier , 11km south of Siem Reap the approach is a tranquil introduction to the area, passing hundreds of floating houses, children splashing about in the water, and families going about their daily chores. At the pier, guesthouse reps will be keen to offer a free ride into town, so it's a good idea to decide beforehand where you want to stay. Guesthouse touts also meet the planes at the airport , 8km west of town; the other option is a moto ($1) or a taxi ($5).