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Angkor Wat Temple

Cambodia, Asia

Rising from its turbulent past with resilience, energy and a warm welcoming smile, Cambodia has arrived on the holiday scene as a destination that offers a plethora of experiences for families; combining an extraordinary historical past with a glittering future.

The astounding legacy of Khmer temples and monuments in fabled Angkor Wat rivals most in scale and grandeur and should be firmly at the top of any traveller’s bucket-list. Deep in the jungle outside bustling Siem Reap, the temples are truly magical and the pinnacle of achievement of this mighty Empire that once ruled Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.

While the temples are foremost in the mind of most visitors, there is a lot more to Cambodia. Nearby Siem Reap is now a destination in its own right, with vibrant markets and cosmopolitan cafes in the lovely French quarter. Of course, there is also the famous Phare Cambodian Circus - a must for any family visit. Further afield, Battambang enchants with its French colonial architecture, quirky cafes and various restaurants. Phonm Penh, despite its terrible recent history, has become a sophisticated, charismatic capital city with wide tree-lined boulevards, a lively riverside scene, and world-class dining. However, away from the tourist trail to the temples and cities, part of the magic of this ancient Kingdom is that it remains more of a rural backwater, a refreshing and exciting throwback to days of travel before the hoards, largely untouched and relatively unexplored. Swathes of glimmering rice paddies dotted with sugar palms stretch over the countryside, down to the southern tropical wilderness of the Cardamon Mountains (a haven for eco-tourist wildlife adventures) and north to Cambodian villages replete with wooden stilted houses; a glimpse of an older, simpler, way of life. For beaches, the southern peninsula of Sihanoukville offers white powder sands, turquoise waters and is the gateway to hazy tropical islands off the coast.

We'll be adding more information to this page shortly but in the meantime do give us a call on 0845 124 4455 and we can suggest an itinerary and hotels to suit.

Angkor Wat Temple

when to go

Cambodia is a destination that works at any time of year. Warm year-round, its dry season runs from November until May and peak season is during the cooler months which are November until February. March until May tends to be hot, while the wet season begins through May to October and is a great time to see the temples because of the stunning water reflection.

climate

travel essentials

Flights: There are no direct flights to Cambodia from the UK and unless you fly from London Heathrow or Manchester you'll need to make at least two stops before you land in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. It works very well with a city stopover in Singapore or Bangkok or as a multi-destination itinerary.

Time Zone: GMT+7

Health: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cambodia/health

FCO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cambodia

where to go in Cambodia

  • Phnom Penh

    Royal Palace Phnom Penh
  • Coastal Cambodia

    Credit Alila Villas Koh Russey
  • Siem Reap

    Angkor Wat

Cambodia suggested itineraries

  • Coast & Culture: Singapore to Cambodia, via Vietnam

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    This exciting itinerary includes not one, not two but three fascinating and contrasting Asian destinations, giving you your fill of compelling culture, tantalising ancient temples, fast-paced city-life, lush green rural scenery and luxurious beach time on your very own tropical island complete with white sand and turquoise waters.

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