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Exploring Cambodia with Kids in 2024: A Family Adventure Guide

Fun Activities, Ancient Ruins, and Delicious Spring Rolls: A Family Journey Through Cambodia with Kids

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Cambodia with kids is an adventure! This fascinating country is steeped in rich history. A visit to the ancient Angkor temples is one of the best things to do in Cambodia with kids. These ancient ruins are a World Heritage Site. Your children will love exploring the area in a tuk tuk or cyclo.

Citizens of most countries will require a visa to enter Cambodia. Check the Cambodian government website for current requirements. Children under 12 require a visa however it is free. You may be able to obtain a visa on arrival (need 2 spare pages on passport, 2 passport photos(bring with you) and 4 months left before passport expires). There is also a departure tax when you leave the country. $30 per person valid for 30 days. If you intend to stay long-term you can get a Business Visa for $35 per person. Both types of visas can be renewed once you arrive at any of the local travel agents.

Cambodia Family Tours

The heat is quite intense in Cambodia. Be sure to pack sunscreen and sun hats and carry bottled water with you when you visit the sites. Our strategy was to book a hotel with a pool. We visited the sites in the morning and then spent a few hours cooling off in the pool. We headed back out in the late afternoon again.

Mosquitoes can be a problem in Cambodia. Malaria and Dengue fever are present. Consult your doctor for advice. When we traveled to Cambodia we used a strong DEET cream to protect ourselves.

Siem Reap With Kids

Photo credit: Serey Siv

Siem Reap is one of the best places to visit in Cambodia with kids. It is rich in history and home to the famous Angkor Wat temple. Your children will have a great time exploring the fascinating ruins including one in the jungle.

There are lots of great things to do in Siem Reap with children. You can visit the floating village, explore Angkor Wat  or take a pottery class together.

Finding a family friendly hotel when traveling to Cambodia with kids is always a challenge. We have found the best Siem Reap resorts and hotels for kids. Stay in a charming guesthouse in town or a country side hotel with the kids.

My kids and I had a really great time in Siem Reap!

Phnom Penh With Kids

Photo credit: Serey Siv

The bustling capital city of Phnom Penh is another interesting place to visit in Cambodia with the little ones. The town is situated on the banks of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers.

There are lots of interesting Phnom Penh Attractions that you can visit with the kids. A trip to the Royal Palace is a must do as well as a visit to Phnom Tamao Zoo. A cooking class is a great way to spend the afternoon together learning about the delicious local cuisine.

We have found the best family friendly Phnom Penh hotels. Choose from budget friendly Phnom Penh hotels for kids, serviced apartments and luxury family accommodations.

Sihanoukville with Kids

Don't miss out of the most beautiful part of the country! Kids will love visiting the beaches of Sihanoukville and having a chill few days!

With watersports, mini golf, horse-riding and more you're going to love this chill place!

Things to do in Sihanoukville

Mondulkiri Project

If you are an animal lover, don't miss a few days at the Mondulkiri Project helping to take care of elephants in the jungle.

You'll have the best sleep of your life and you will not be disappointed. While many places treat elephants cruelly, this place is a responsible organization with the utmost respect for these beautiful creatures!

We recommend the 3 days package!

Cambodian Food For Kids

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Check out the local cuisines when in Cambodia. Your children will love sampling the tasty local fare:


  • Spring Rolls
  • Curries
  • Fish Soup
  • Khmer Chicken Soup

Check out these tasty Cambodian food your kids will love!

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Visit the Cambodia tourist board here.

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