The Kingdom of Cambodia is located in the south of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It shares it shares borders with Vietnam to the east, Laos in the northeast, Thailand in the west and northwest, and has a coastline at the Gulf of Thailand in the southwest. Cambodia declared independence from France by the late King Norodom Sihanouk in 1953. The country has fabulous heritages, very warm and friendly people. The beautiful and extensive temple ruins at Angkor, now a UNESCO Heritage site, represent the glorious Khmer civilization and one of the most spectacular sites in Asia.
Phnom Penh, the capital city still retains its faded French colonial splendor, with wide, tree-lined boulevards and impressive architecture set amongst the busy traffic and commerce of an emerging Asian city. It is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum's historical and archaeological exhibits.
Cambodia remains refreshingly untouched by tourism and is ripe for discovery. You're bound to be moved by its tragic past, inspired by its spectacular beauty and captivated by its archaeological sites. The jewel in Cambodia's crown is undoubtedly the Angkor Temple Complex and iconic Angkor Wat, one of the great wonders of the world and the highlights of our tours to Cambodia.
But there's plenty more to this beguiling country, which is moving on from the blood-tinted days of the Khmer Rouge and is an increasingly popular destination for travellers. Many of the old colonial buildings from the French protectorate are being restored in pretty towns like Kep, and awareness is growing of the allure of Cambodia's natural wonders alongside its architectural gems.
Rare Irrawaddy dolphins can be seen at Kratie on the Mekong River, an artery that flows through beautiful countryside dotted with small villages and pretty waterfalls. Cambodia's other great waterway is the Tonlé Sap, the ‘Great Lake' that provides food in abundance and floodwaters that, after the summer rains, turn this into the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. Explore both on a tailor-made trip to Cambodia.
Cambodia beach holidays are stunning, with palm-fringed white sands that are far less touristed than neighboring Thailand. Elsewhere, coastal reefs shelter abundant marine life and forest-clad mountains are home to elephants, tigers, monkeys and bears. Of course you'll want to visit the mysterious remains of Angkor, but in the course of your Cambodia holiday leave a little time for some other attractions too.
|Country||Kingdom of Cambodia|
|Provinces & cities||25|
|Main Languages Spoken||Vietnamese, Khmer, English, French|