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Discover the majestic temples of Angkor Wat
After years off limits to all but the most intrepid travellers, today Cambodia welcomes visitors with open arms. This magical land boasts ancient temples, dense forests, glorious beaches and a captivating culture and history. Its blend of delightful people, delicious cuisine and historical treasures makes Cambodia truly unforgettable.
- Sihanoukville is Cambodia's premier beach resort and an ideal place to stop for a few days before or after touring around
- Phnom Penh is the best place to start your Cambodia adventure - you'll need a few days here to see all the main sites
- Siem Reap is the gateway to the Temples of Angkor - three to four nights here gives you time to explore as well as relax
- If Vietnam also appeals, consider our Mekong River Cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
- We recommend you speak to a Personal Travel Expert who will pull together an itinerary to suit your individual interests, duration and budget
Best time to visit Cambodia
The climate is hot and dry from December to April/May. There are showers from May to September and the wettest months are October and November.
Cambodia holiday highlights
Marvel at the imposing beauty of Angkor, rising phoenix-like from its jungle setting.
This awe-inspiring ancient temple complex is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Discover the laid-back, colonial-style charm of Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor. Travel further afield and find lazy sunkissed beaches in Sihanoukville, sleepy towns and spectacular national parks. Tour the capital, Phnom Penh, a beautiful city that oozes charmingly dilapidated colonial heritage. Take in the vibrant riverside promenade and a plethora of cafés and restaurants. Experience several sides of this incredible country on one of our Cambodia Tours.
Cambodia - The Essentials
• The traditional greeting in Camodia is the Sampeah, the bringing together of hands, as if praying, combined with a bow.
• Never touch someone on the head or point with your feet, always remove your shoes before entering a person’s home and dress conservatively, especially when entering temples and sacred religious sights.
Birthdays are not generally celebrated in Cambodia; many members of the older generation do not know when they were born as birth certificates were lost when families were separated under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. For the people of Cambodia the most important factors are which year they were born in and the celebrations of Chaul Chhnam – Cambodia’s New Year.
National Museum of Cambodia
Located in Phnom Penh, here you’ll discover hundreds of ancient Khmer artefacts.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Learn more about this tragic piece of history at this museum in Phnom Penh, set in the grounds of Pol Pot’s secret prison.
Cambodia Landmine Museum
This museum was set up to raise awareness of and educate about the dangers of land mines in Cambodia.
Angkor National Museum
Visit this museum in Siem Reap and learn about the golden era of the Khmer kingdom.