When the purpose of traveling abroad is for humanitarian work, you want a place filled with solitude and nothing more. This is what you get when you volunteer in Cambodia.

Cambodia provides just the perfect kind of pristine environment and setup for any gap year traveler looking for an exciting yet peaceful volunteering sojourn. A highly chosen volunteering destination by many Europeans…

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Reasons to volunteer in Cambodia

Here are 8 interesting facts about Cambodia that will make it your immediate next destination for volunteering abroad:

The Wat of Angkor has one of the best sunrise view in the world

This UNESCO world heritage site is one of the biggest contributor for pinning Cambodia on the world map. Being the largest religious monument in the world, all made of stone, is just one thing that makes it stand out. Read our Angkor Wat 3 day itinerary.

Microlighting Over Angkor Wat
Microlighting Over Angkor Wat

Its history of break and make is intriguing

The country of Cambodia can be easily termed as one of the strongest regions, which resurrected from the ashes of war and genocide. Its dark history will make your heart wrench and its sustainability will make you feel proud about the country.

You will fall in love with the hospitality and warmth of people within no time

Close to 95% of the population in Cambodia are the followers of Theravada Buddhism; Period. If Thailand is known as the “City of Smile”, Cambodia can easily be termed as the “Capital of solace”.

Buying high quality stuff comes affordable here

They are lively, they are huge, they are bustling, they are cheap; markets in Cambodia are one of the best things about the country. Who said happiness is expensive?

Food so good, you will always be hungry for more

Just like any other Southeast Asian country, it’s the street food in Cambodia that will make you crave for more. This is one thing that you simply cannot miss out on while volunteering in Cambodia.

The capital city of Phnom Penh is the reflection of the country’s past, present, and future

Phnom Penh has it all that justifies its stature as the capital of Cambodia. The city has a contrasting blend of cultural heritage, being the hub during Khmer empire as well as French colonial days, and modern lifestyle.

Volunteer in Cambodia - Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A plethora of serene beaches to rest and relax

At a short 3 hours’ drive distance from the capital city of Phnom Penh, resides the port-city of Sihanoukville; the most happening beach destination of the country. With a series of white sandy beaches, surrounded by an untamed tropical forest land, the area is definitely a must visit spot.

It is a best fit for a great budget trip

When you volunteer in Cambodia, it is most likely that you will be working under a project through one of the volunteer placement agencies. This saves the majority of your travel expense, visa, meals and accommodation. Eating out, exploring places, and buying souvenirs also come cheap when volunteering in Cambodia. Overall, it is a brilliant destination for a nice budget trip.

So when are you leaving to volunteer in Cambodia?

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    Bridget Langer