Gap year travel to Cambodia is on the rise as more and more people discover its culture, traditions and historic treasures. A relatively unexplored country compared to its neighbours, Cambodia opened up for tourism very recently.Troubled by extreme poverty, Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Asia according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with over 75% of the population living on less than 2 USD a day. Things such as infrastructure, healthcare, and education are lacking in quality and are often not available to their fullest extent. Gap year travel in Cambodiaprovides the opportunity to help communities in a variety of areas such as volunteer teaching, temple conservation, community work, tourism development and marine conservation leaving you with lasting memories of a remarkable country.
Cambodia has been experiencing a rise in stability over recent years and has developed a rather fruitful tourism industry, as Cambodia was formerly a large empire known as the Khmer. It was the most powerful empire in Southeast Asia and with the use of satellites, it was determined that Angkor was the largest pre-industrial urban centre in the world. The Khmer Empire was formed in 802 AD and remnants of the history and culture remain to this day, dotting the jungles and hills with temples, caves, sculptures, and more. Indeed, one of our gap year opportunities in Cambodia is working on temple conservation. Cambodia is a country wide open for your discovery.
With a wide range of volunteering opportunities, Tru Experience wants to help you find the gap year trip that’s perfect for you whether you are looking to work & travel in Cambodia or go on a road trip across the country. By visiting Cambodia, you can find yourself in a world where you can help those less fortunate than yourself while exploring the many cultural treasures of the nation and getting to know the people in a way that can’t be compared. If you are looking for a gap year holiday in Cambodia, a road trip, conservation work, teaching, community work or other work & travel in Cambodia have a look at our latest experiences below or contact us for more information.