ABOUT CAMBODIA

Famous for the ruins of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap as well as a stark reminder of how evil humanity can be, the country offers so much more including white sand beaches and sleepy island resorts in the Gulf of Thailand. Charm and chaos are bound to intrigue even the most avid traveller. Cambodia has a very youthful population with almost 1/3 being aged under 14 and 2/3’s aged between 15 – 64 years.

Cambodia Destinations

SIHANOUKVILLE

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On the south coast, in the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville encompasses several beaches and islands including Koh Rong. The beaches are more developed and have better infrastructure in neighbouring Thailand but things are swiftly morphing into something new here – it will have to be seen whether it’s a forward or backward step! Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem are where you’ll find that more tropical island feeling. Accommodation varies from backpackers through to ultimate luxury.
Find yourself a nice spot on the beach, chill out and relax.

SIEM REAP

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Located in northwestern Cambodia, Siem Reap is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the royal city dating from the 9th to 15th centuries. Located about 8 kilometres from the ancient ruins, Siem Reap has a surprising variety of hotels, restaurants, bar and entertainment and sees over 1 million tourists passing through each year.
Angkor Wat temples is the obvious reason for visiting Siem Reap. Generally a day is plenty enough time to see the highlights although you can purchase a 3 or 7 day pass for the serious temple lovers out there. The Land Mine Museum, founded by a former child solder brings to life the reality of how evil things became in the late 1970’s. Millions of land mines and unexploded objects were left behind by decades of conflict, and the effects are still seen in the many legless beggars around town. Watch the circus! The big top Phare Circus features acrobatics, comeda and apsara dance. Talk a walk down Pub Street and visit the night market. Street food, cheap drinks and markets are all to be had after dark.

PHNOM PENH

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Chaotic, colourful, perhaps a little crazy, it’s rising from the ashes to perhaps becoming even a little hip with its alluring café culture, bars and a world class restaurants. Phnom Penh is where you can find shocking reminders of how evil humanity can be.
Visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. It’s unfortunate that one of the main things to experience has to do with the Khmer Rouge atrocities of the 1970’s. Not a place to take the kids. If you like hot, stuffy markets built like mazes, then check out the Russian Market that sells food, clothes, trinkets and every other sort of merchandise imaginable. Take a cruise on the Mekong River which is home to lots of life and colour.

BATTAMBANG

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Battambang is a city on the Sangkae River in northwestern Cambodia and makes a interesting stopping point between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus is the number 1 attraction. Performers in the big top are students in a professional circus school. The Bamboo Train is a fun and thrilling trip though the countryside. The 4km trip takes you through some fantastic scenery.