If you’re considering a Southeast Asia holiday but want something a bit different from the usual spots, a Cambodia holiday may just be what you are looking for. Famous for its ancient temples and the iconic Angkor Wat, Cambodia is an enchanting place for your next holiday. Phnom Penh is a welcoming introduction to Cambodia, offering visitors the chance to learn about the country’s history and culture at the National Museum, before setting out to see the city’s sights. Cruise the celebrated Mekong River on a sunset cruise, take a Khmer cooking class, and visit the Royal Palace, an intricately beautiful complex which houses the King of Cambodia.
Travel north from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, where you will discover the breathtaking temples of Angkor, or travel south for a beach holiday in some of the most untouched tropical beaches in the world. If you’re making a long-haul holiday to Cambodia, while you’re here you could hop across the border into Thailand, Laos or Vietnam to continue the adventure. What are you waiting for?
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Frequently asked questions
By far the biggest drawcard of Cambodia are the majestic temples of Angkor, located in Siem Riep. Angkor Wat absolutely lives up to the hype, but you’ll be surprised to discover many other ancient temples in the area which are just as incredible as the mainstay.
Cambodians are some of the friendliest people you will meet! Tourism is one of the key industries in Cambodia, and the people are only too willing to help you make the most of your time here.
High season in Cambodia is November through January, bringing with it dry weather and loads of visitors. June through August is the rainy season, so if you’re travelling mid-year make sure you bring a poncho!
Discover magic stone-carved temples in Angkor, cruise the Mekong River in Phnom Penh, take a Khmer-French fusion cooking class, learn about the history of Cambodia and how the country is rebuilding after the Khmer Rouge, or seek out remote tropical beaches.
To do Cambodia justice you really need two weeks, which would give you a few days each in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and a tropical beach stay, with a day or two for travel in between.
Light clothing and a spare change of clothes in case you need to dry out from the humidity. Make sure that if you are planning to visit palaces and temples that you wear modest clothing. You’ll also need sunscreen and insect repellent.
Start in Phnom Penh and learn about the history and culture of Cambodia, before taking a trip north to Siem Reap. Once you’ve uncovered Angkor, seek out a tropical beach location for some relaxing time by the sea.