CAMBODIA Luxury Tours

One of the last travel frontiers, Cambodia is slowly being rehabilitated as a key destination on the Asia overland trial. Although the legacy of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge remains imprinted on the landscape, a can-do spirit is sweeping across the country and aspiration rather than desperation is the new watchword for the nation. The attractions of Cambodiaare the same as they ever were – the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor, the swirling yellow waters of the Mekong, monks in saffron robes, beaches on the Gulf of Thailand, hill tribes and steamy jungles, motorcycle traffic jams and chaotic markets in Phnom Penh. Bring your pith helmet and push back some travel boundaries.

Best time to visit in Cambodia

November to January (the dry season)

Places to visit in Cambodia

  • Astonishing temples consued by the jungle at Angkor.
  • Irrawaddy dolphins splashing in the Mekong at Kratie.
  • Rarely-seen Angkor-era temples in remote Preah Vihear Province.
  • Mist swirling around the ruins of the French Hill station in Bokor National Park.
  • The heart-rending displays at Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek in Phnom Penh.

Top things to do in Cambodia

  • Feel the pulse of Phnom Penh from the back of a motorcycle taxi.
  • Ride the Mekong ferry through stunning scerey between Siem Reap and Battambang.
  • Cheer on the racing boats crew during the annual Water Festival.
  • Trek through uncharted jungles in Virachay National Park.

Discover Cambodia

  • Read harrowing accounts of the Khmer Rouge years in Pin Yathay’s Stay Alive, My Son, and Loung Ung’s First They Killed My Father.
  • Listen to a pinpeat orchestra playing tunes that were composed for the kings of Angkor.
  • Watch Roland Joffe’s The Killing Fields, still the most powerful portrayal of the Khmer Rouge revolution.
  • Eat pleah (hot and sour beef salad) or kyteow (rice-noodle soup) – or bite into a deep-fried tarantula.
  • Drink the thick and delicious fruit smoothies known as tukalok.

Cambodia Highlights

Angkor Wat, the mighty Mekong, Pol Pot, the Knmer Rouge, monks on bikes, maniacal motorcycle taxi drivers, fried spiders, landmines, easily available drugs and tough penalties

One word for Cambodia Tourism

Niak teuv naa? (Where are you going?) – something visitors are asked all the time by inquisitive Khmers

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