Today it's bordered by Vietnam, Laos and Thailand but Cambodia was part of the once mighty Khmer Empire, which mostly covered all these countries. Read more...
Visit the 8th Wonder Of The World
The magnificence of Angkor Wat is testament to Khmer genius. Said to be the world's largest religious building – along with the 3,000 unique heavenly nymphs carved into the temple walls, it's the soul and iconic attraction of modern Cambodia. Siem Reap is the gateway town to Angkor Wat and the locals are enjoying the tourism encore here. Wherever a holiday in Cambodia takes you, you'll soon realise this is a country striving futureward, away from the sharp shadows of the past.
Phnom Penh is the capital. It's more on the undiscovered tourist route at the moment, so why not start your holiday here and explore before everyone comes for a taste this metropolis on the Mekong? This is an older Asian city, no flash technological wizardry here; there are the sounds (and smells) of motorbikes and life. Street stalls will give you a taste of the city you're unlikely to forget and it may be tricky to digest the recent history examined at the Tuol Sleng Museum but if you can stomach it, you'll be changed.