A holiday in Cambodia introduces the traveller to charming people and incredible history, all combining to make Cambodia an essential element of any tailor-made journey in Indochina. The influence of the Khmer Empire can be seen at the magnificent temples of Angkor, a perfect fusion of creative ambition and spiritual devotion of former emperors. This World Heritage Site provides a fascinating insight into the rich history of this country.
An often overlooked area is Tonle Sap, one of the world’s largest lakes. Home to Vietnamese and Cambodian floating villages with crocodile farms, fish farms, a bird sanctuary, submerged forest and waterborne restaurants, life here continues at the same hectic pace as on land.
Phnom Penh is the attractive capital and home to the Cambodian Royal Family. A visit to the Royal Palace is essential, with its Silver Pagoda, throne room and religious icons. Wat Pho, the city’s namesake temple, markets and the National Museum are also well worth visiting, while the riverfront is a thriving area full of bars and restaurants. Complete a journey with a stay on one of the 61 islands nestled like natural jewels in the warm sapphire waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Resorts in Cambodia are of the utmost luxury and there are accommodation choices to suit all.