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
Top things to do in Cambodia
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