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 enchanting land is home to ancient temples, dense forests, glorious beaches and a captivating culture and history. Its blend of delightful people, delicious cuisine and historical treasures makes Cambodia a captivating destination.
- Siem Reap is the gateway to the Temples of Angkor - three to four nights here gives you time to explore as well as relax
- Phnom Penh is the best place to start your Cambodia adventure - you'll need a few days here to see all the main sites
- Channel your inner Indiana Jones at the ruined temple-monastery of Ta Prohm which is slowly being reclaimed by the jungle
- If Vietnam and Laos also appeal, consider our Ultimate Indochina tour which journeys from Hanoi to Luang Prabang
- A foodie tour is a great way to experience Cambodia's delicious street food - a unique blend of Khmer and western cuisine
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
Temples of Angkor
Marvel at the imposing beauty of Angkor, an awe-inspiring ancient temple complex rising phoenix-like from its jungle setting. Discover the laid-back, colonial-style charm of Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor. Travel further afield and find lazy sun-kissed beaches in Sihanoukville, sleepy towns and spectacular national parks.
Tour the capital, Phnom Penh, a beautiful city with a charmingly dilapidated colonial heritage. Take in the vibrant riverside promenade with its many cafés and restaurants. Experience several sides of this incredible country on one of our Cambodia Tours.
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 period of history at this museum in Phnom Penh, set in the grounds of Pol Pot’s secret prison.
Cambodia Landmine Museum - This museum in Siem Reap 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 to learn about the golden era of the Khmer kingdom.
• The traditional greeting in Cambodia 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.