Despite a turbulent history, Cambodia has emerged as an infectious holiday destination, home to one of the world’s most impressive archaeological sites, charming and relaxed river towns and gorgeous beaches.
Embarking on Cambodia holidays will see you joining the recent tourism boom as adventurous holidaymakers flock to experience the remarkable temples of Angkor, dine on traditional cuisine in the capital Phnom Penh
and soak up the sun and clear blue water around Sihanoukville.
There are countless things to do in this diverse country, continually switching from charming and tranquil towns and villages, to bustling and forward-thinking cities, and from temple fortress to sand-filled islands – loved by backpackers and frequented by tour groups; holidays to Cambodia are quickly becoming features of many a traveller’s wish list.
Temple Empire and Charismatic Capital
Alongside Borobudur in Indonesia
and Bagan in Myanmar, the Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the most significant and breath-taking sites in Southeast Asia. The bustling town of Siem Reap
provides the access point for the park and is home to some great restaurants and, along with the capital, some of the best Cambodia hotels. The expanse and maintenance of the park is staggering, and catching the sunrise or sunset beside the imposing Angkor Wat will create a memory you won’t forget in a hurry.
A Natural starter point for most Cambodia holidays comes in the form of Phnom Penh
- a rejuvenated capital city that contains many historical sites of interest and provides a good insight into Cambodian ideals. A Mixture of French and local influences can be found embedded in the architecture, landmarks and cuisine, while recent significant history can be explored at the moving Killing Fields and Genocide Museum.
If you need some sunshine and sand to remove the morose nature of the Khmer Rouge from your mind, head south to the beach resort of Sihanoukville
or the island escape of Koh Rong – both boasting stunning sandy strips and clear blue water, providing the perfect beach break element to your holidays in Cambodia.