Cambodia's top MICE tourism sites in 2024

Cambodia is an ideal MICE destination in 2024, with its magnificent temples, captivating landscapes and rich culture. It offers the perfect blend of adventure, discovery and relaxation, promising unforgettable experiences for event organizers and participants alike.


Cambodia has potential for MICE and business tourism due to its historical and cultural sites, its developing infrastructure and the range of activities on offer to event participants. These include guided tours of historic sites, boat excursions, jungle safaris and cooking classes. Here, we explore the most attractive MICE destinations in Cambodia for 2024.

1. Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat

Siem Reap, home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, is a must-see destination for any MICE event in Cambodia. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts the world's largest Hindu temple and a plethora of other attractions including Angkor Thom, Bayon temple, Ta Prohm temple, Baphuon temple, floating villages and the Tonle Sap lake. Don't miss this breathtaking and culturally rich location for your next MICE event.

Practical information

Highlights: historical and cultural sites, MICE infrastructure, starting point for numerous excursions and activities.
Accommodation: Siem Reap offers a variety of hotel establishments, from budget hotels to luxury resorts.
Accessibility: Siem Reap is served by an international airport linking the town to major destinations around the world.
Activities: As well as visiting the temples, Siem Reap also offers activities such as cooking classes, walking and cycling tours of the surrounding countryside and cruises on the Tonle Sap.

2. Phnom Penh, the Pearl of Asia

Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is an ideal destination for MICE events thanks to its dynamic urban setting. The city offers many attractions such as the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom (one of Phnom Penh's oldest Buddhist pagodas) and the National Museum, all of which showcase the country's history and culture. What's more, Phnom Penh is famous for its colorful markets, delicious restaurants and lively nightlife. Don't forget to include a boat trip on the Mekong River in your Bleisure activities!

Practical information

Highlights: captivating cultural and historical sites, a lively culinary scene, modern infrastructure, air connections and competitive prices.
Accommodation: Phnom Penh offers a variety of hotel establishments, from boutique hotels to internationally renowned hotels. It's worth noting that the capital is home to many hotels and conference centers that adopt environmentally-friendly practices, meeting the requirements of eco-friendly organizers.
Accessibility: Phnom Penh has an international airport linking the city to major international destinations.
Activities: In addition to cultural excursions, Phnom Penh also offers activities such as boat trips on the Mekong River, visits to Koh Dach island and cooking and Khmer boxing classes.

3-The southern coast, a relatively unknown paradise

Cambodia's southern coast is becoming an increasingly attractive MICE destination, thanks to its sandy beaches, tropical landscapes and turquoise waters. After a period of neglect and isolation due to security problems in the hinterland, the southern coast has rapidly developed as a tourist destination in recent years. Numerous new hotels, resorts and top-quality restaurants have sprung up along the palm-fringed beaches. Sihanoukville is the largest seaside town, while Kep and Kampot are charming coastal towns. Sihanoukville is the gateway to neighboring undeveloped islands such as Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem, and offers a range of water-based activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, excursions to Ream National Park (not far from Sihinoukville), island hopping...

Practical information

Highlights : beautiful surroundings with sandy beaches and turquoise waters, modern infrastructure and booming upscale services, growing connectivity.
Accommodation: upscale hotels, conference centers and resorts specially designed for events. MICE
Accessibility: Sihanoukville has an international airport with direct flights from Asia and sea links to the surrounding islands.
Activities: Water sports, trips to tropical islands, exploration of local culture, visits to temples and historical sites.

Ratanakiri : A destination to watch, according to Trusted DMC

Ratanakiri, in northeast Cambodia, is an emerging and promising destination for business tourism. Although relatively unknown to the general public, the province offers great potential for hosting MICE events.
It is often referred to as the Khmer Wild West, one of Cambodia's wildest and most remote regions. During your MICE program, you'll discover an authentic Cambodia in an unknown land, with an atmosphere imbued with serenity and calm.

Ratanakiri offers many advantages for business tourism

A tranquil, authentic setting: Away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, Ratanakiri offers a tranquil, authentic environment for business events. Participants have the opportunity to recharge their batteries in a protected natural setting and discover the culture and traditions of the local people.
In addition to conferences and seminars, Ratanakiri offers a variety of activities to enrich MICE programs. Possible activities include jungle trekking, river rafting, visits to ethnic villages and wildlife discovery.
Here are just a few ideas
  • Explore the ethnic minority market in Banlung, the provincial capital.
  • Enjoy an authentic experience by exploring the hiking trails for the Yeak Laom volcanic lake, the Katieng, Cha Ong and Kachang waterfalls, and the Tat Tai rapids...
  • Explore Virachey National Park to discover the local biodiversity.
  • Meet the inhabitants of the surrounding villages to discover the true ancestral culture of Cambodia...
High-quality accommodation: environmentally-friendly hotels and leisure facilities have established themselves in Ratanakiri, offering comfortable, contemporary facilities while preserving the environment.
 An increasingly accessible province (but well worth the effor)t: from Stung Treng, the region is accessible by cab along National Road 7. This is the best way to get around Cambodia. The journey to Ratanakiri takes between 5 and 7 hours, depending on the season. You can also take the bus from Siem Reap to Ban Lung, the provincial capital.

General practical information about visiting Cambodia

  • Visa: Most nationalities require a visa to enter Cambodia. Visas can be obtained either online or on arrival at the airport.
  • Currency: The Cambodian riel (KHR) is the official currency of Cambodia. In tourist areas, however, the US dollar is widely accepted.
  • Language: Khmer is the official language of Cambodia. English is also spoken in tourist areas.
  • Weather: Cambodia's climate is tropical, with two seasons: the dry season (November to April) and the rainy season (May to October).
  • Cambodia has a booming air and road network. The country's main cities are served by domestic flights. Buses and cabs are also available.
  • Health: Before visiting Cambodia, it is advisable to take out travel insurance. It is also essential to keep abreast of recommended vaccinations.

In conclusion

A fascinating country, Cambodia presents many opportunities for MICE event organizers to create memorable experiences for their participants. The "Kingdom of Wonders" is the perfect destination for a successful MICE event in 2024, thanks to its exceptional cultural sites, spectacular landscapes and friendly people.

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