Holidays to Cambodia

Spectacular scenery… Elaborate temples…. Relaxed atmosphere… It’s no wonder Cambodia has come into its own in recent years. Shaking off the chains of its troubled past, this captivating country has emerged as a one-stop holiday destination, whether you’re looking to indulge your love of architecture, lounge on the beach or experience the traditional way of life. And because its tourism industry is still relatively undeveloped, you’ll discover authentic experiences nearly everywhere you go.

Angkor Archaeological Park is undoubtedly the country’s best known – and best loved – attraction. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to Angkor Wat, an iconic temple complex and the biggest religious building in the world, as well as scores of other temples and monuments. While Cambodia may not be able to compete with Thailand in terms of numbers, it might just have the upper hand when it comes to stunning detail. An Instagram classic #watapicture.

Floating villages are another often photographed sight in Cambodia. Found on Tonlé Sap Lake and along its many rivers, these clusters of stilt houses and house boats are a great place to meet locals and see how they live. Cambodia still has some untouched regions, featuring rainforest and wildlife. Koh Kong is a nature-lover’s paradise, and the country’s premier ecotourism destination. The Cambodian Coast may not be the first place you think of for a beach holiday, but once you arrive on the soft white sands, and explore the small fishing village of Kep, you’ll soon change your mind.

Of course you can’t visit Cambodia without acknowledging its dark history: the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. There are plenty of places where you can pay your respects and learn more about this horrific time, including the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, and Killing Fields throughout the country. But Cambodia is moving forward, too. Cities such as Phnom Penh have plenty on offer for the sophisticated, cosmopolitan traveller, from boutique shops and buzzy nightlife, to creative cuisine and a vibrant cultural scene. Up-and-coming Battambang is getting in on the act too, garnering a reputation for its contemporary arts scene.

Wherever you choose to go in Cambodia, you can be sure of an experience you’ll never forget.

Highlights

  • Explore Angkor Archaeological Park, home to one of the largest religious complexes in the world

  • Explore some of Asia's best preserved colonial architecture

  • Discover small fishing villages and stilt houses on Tonlé Sap Lake and see how local life unfolds

Key info

  • Capital city: Phnom Penh

  • Language: Khmer

  • Currency: Cambodian Riel

  • Time difference: GMT + 7 hours

  • Flight time: 14 hours to Phnom Penh via Bangkok

Katie
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I have lived and worked in Thailand and explored in depth Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam.

Cambodia Trip Ideas

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Places to go in Cambodia

Here are some of the best places to go in Cambodia. Got a few ideas about where you’d like to go or need some help? Call our Travel Designers now: 01483 319 333

Things to do in Cambodia

Here are some of the things you can do in Cambodia. When you've chosen your favourite experiences, just give our Travel Designers a call and they'll put a trip together for you. If you need help choosing an experience, or if you want to learn more about it, our Travel Designers will be happy to help. Just call them on: 01483 319 333

Map of Cambodia

When to go to Cambodia

The most ideal time to visit Cambodia is from December to March, when the weather will be dry and the heat will be pleasant. If you want the best of Cambodia, then the months after the rainy seasons may be better: from August to November. The rains will have increased the water levels, making them high enough to take a boat out on Tonle Sap Lake and see the floating villages. At the Angkor temples, the moats and pools around the temples will be full of water giving you a unique view most people don't get when visiting.