It’s now easier than ever to finally explore the myriad of cultural wonders and breathtaking landscapes that make Cambodia so special.
Lying just south-east of the traveller Mecca that is Thailand, Cambodia is blessed with a similar all-round tropical climate but with far less trodden paths, making it literally ‘off the beaten track’. It’s impossible not to feel the magic in the air that surrounds the incredible temples of Angkor Wat the serenely relaxed atmosphere of it’s lily-clad pristine lakes, or question whether you’ve stepped back in time in one of the many idyllic villages scattered throughout the countryside.
A honeymoon in Cambodia can be anything you want it to be, whether it’s an all-inclusive romantic hideaway tucked within the verdant rainforest or a luxury holiday just around the corner from Angkor Wat, you’re guaranteed an experience that is both romantic and unforgettable. Family holidays in Cambodia are more then catered for as well, with all-inclusive, 5-star resorts boasting huge swimming pools, exciting kids clubs and inspirational tours that all offer solace to those who don’t want to leave anything to chance.
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Cambodia experiences warm weather throughout the entire year, and peak travel is between November and March when the climate is dry and hot. If you prefer to avoid the crowds, visit between May and October when it’s technically the rainy season, but downpours are often brief and days are still blessed with plenty of sunshine.
A visit to Cambodia is incomplete without spending at least one day exploring the vast, ancient ruins and crumbling temples of the incredible Angkor Wat.
Known affectionately as the ‘Seventh Wonder of the World’, Angkor Wat is an absolutely magnificent monument that houses vast galleries, bas-reliefs, soaring spires, ancient temples and so much more. Spend a day wondering through it’s winding paths and you’ll feel like you’ve jumped back in time or onto a movie set. Arrive at sunrise for the most incredible views of sun rising behind Angkor Wat, or opt for a quad bike tour for a thrill ride!
Ta Prohm can be easily tagged on as part of an Angkor tour and offers a completely different experience from the majestic and well-preserved beauty of Angkor Wat.
Made famous worldwide for it’s appearance in the Tomb Raider movie, Cambodia's incredible and enchanting temple is composed of crumbling galleries and moss-covered reliefs that have started to become one with the jungle it lives within. The trees that have weaved their roots and reeds throughout the temple as an attempt to reclaim it back to nature only add to the mysterious ambience.
Complete your Angkor tour with a visit to Angkor Thom and you’ll be mesmerised by the captivating Bayon, a huge ancient temple covered in thousands of stone faces; a truly unique visual experience, exclusive to Cambodia.
This Khmer temple was built in the early 13th century and is known for the serene and smiling faces that cover the stone walls and towers of the complex, as well as two impressive bas-reliefs. A walk around this extraordinary temple is awe-inspiring and mesmerising, and cannot be missed after visiting Angkor Wat.
Although more often synonymous with Thailand, Cambodia is also home to some really beautiful and authentic floating villages.
Head to Tonle Sap Lake in the early morning and you’ll find the quiet riverside villages coming to life on the waters edge, with women clad in do’un hats rowing along the river in traditional wooden boats ready to sell their wares or go about their day. Opt for a boat tour of the area and you’ll get a unique chance to witness how the locals live their lives on the waters and get some really incredible photos.
You’ll see this dish absolutely everywhere while you’re visiting Cambodia, and for good reason; it’s absolutely delicious.
The dish begins with slices of fish that have been cooked to the perfect melt-in-your-mouth consistency, which is then coated in a delicious blend of ginger, lemongrass, turmeric and coconut milk all mixed into a mildly spicy curry sauce. Finish it off by wrapping it into a banana leaf bundle, serve with rice and that’s it. You’ll find this dish everywhere, from the more sophisticated restaurants to the authentic street food stalls.
Just off of Cambodia on the nearby sleepy island of Koh Rong, you can catch a glimpse of one of the most mesmerising experiences in the world.
After sundown, unwind at one of the beachside bars with an evening meal or a couple of the local beers, and when it gets dark enough, venture out to the beachfront. Wander just a metre into the sea and stir the waters with your hands and feet, you'll soon be surrounded by planktons who glow in the moonlight, casting beautiful cobalt blue lights into the ocean.
Cambodia's beautiful coral gardens and colourful marine life have benefitted greatly from remaining relatively unknown, as they still look absolutely mesmerising.
The tropical waters surrounding Cambodia are perfect for both beginners and pro divers, and with plenty of sites to choose from, you could even visit a few! Head to Koh Rong, Koh Kon, Koh Tang and Koh Prins for kaleidoscopic coral reefs and plentiful marine fishes to swim among; nothing beats the weightless feeling of swimming through these underwater wonderlands.
Cambodia's answer to Khao San Road in Thailand, Pub Street is a great place to sit with a beer and watch the world go by.
Pub Street is a lively strip of bars, pubs, restaurants and street food stalls, with dishes and drinks from both Cambodia and also international cuisines, making it a popular destination for tourists who crave some home comfort foods. Come during the day and spend the afternoon people watching, or come at night and watch the street come alive with plenty to do, see and eat.
A great way to learn about a culture and get your hands on some excellent authentic cuisine is with a fun and interactive cooking class!
Cambodian cuisine is absolutely incredible, it's the perfect medley of fresh fragrances, crisp vegetables, succulent meats and fishes, and carefully selected spices and chillis. A cooking class will not only teach you some invaluable kitchen skills and add a bit of showmanship to your next dinner party, but you'll also get a chance to experience an integral part of Cambodian culture that not every visitor gets to see.
Best Time To Travel:
November - March
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