Cambodia is a key traveller’s destination in Southeast Asia. It offers its visitors historical ruins, archaeological exhibits, massive stone temples and modern fusions of local cultures and arts.
This is the most famous, largest and most ancient temple in the world. Built in the 12th century, this beautiful structure is a major global attraction.
Spend time at this local elephant sanctuary to engage with the elephants and learn more about their plight in Asia. This is the perfect place to see elephants in an environment that protects the animals’ wellbeing.
Built in 1866, this magnificent structurserved as the royal residence. The Silver Pagoda is made up of a floor inlaid with over 5,000 solid silver tiles. The entire building complex is an overview of Cambodia’s history and global political relationships.
Commonly known as the Killing Fields, this museum and memorial offer an important insight into Cambodia’s recent history. The War Museum and the S-21 Detention centre are not what is typically regarded as ‘touristic’, but they have become key spots for visitors to learn and pay their respects.
From national parks to sanctuaries, Cambodia offers many options to enjoy a range of some of the rarest species of animals, birds and sea life. Diving sites in Sihanoukville are blessed with crystal clear waters, colourful corals, and temperate waters. Take a dive here and discover the range of marine life, including seahorses, stingrays, barracuda, starfish and eels. Visit Virachey National Park to see elephants, sun bears, tigers and clouded leopards, or head to Ream Park for globally endangered birds of prey, like the Brahminy kite, grey-headed fish eagle and white-bellied sea eagle.
This dish made up of steamed coconut fish in banana leaves is one of the many delights of Cambodian cuisine. With its vast range of seafood, Cambodia is one of the best places for seafood lovers. Sign up for a cooking course in any of the major cities to learn insider tricks to Cambodian cuisine.
The best time to visit is from November to March. But, to avoid the crowds and arrive when prices are lower, it is best to travel in the shoulder season from May to early October.