Reasons to Visit
Otherwise known as the water festival, Bon Om Tuk is when Siem Reap and Phnom Penh come alive. Cambodia's most important festival, Bon Om Tuk celebrates the turning of the water in the Mekong, a phenomenon to which the Tonle Sap owes its very existence.
Despite Cambodia`s turbulent history the Khmer people show true strength of character. Everywhere you travel you will be greeted with a smile, from the urbanites of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to the eclectic indigenous populations of the remote Rattanakiri and Mondulkiri provinces.
Often overlooked by the more famous cuisine from its neighbours Cambodia is actually home to some savoury delights. Sample a tasty amok at the market in Siem Reap or indulge in Kep's delicious crab. For those more adventurous you could try an infamous deep fried spider or cricket!
From the sleepy coastal town of Kep with its dilapidated 1960s villas to the mangroves near Koh Kong, the Southcoast has plenty to offer. And for a bit of barefoot luxury, you can spend some time at Song Saa or the 'Sweetheart' islands.
The number of visitors to Angkor multiplies exponentially each year but we can recommend ways to appreciate even the busiest sites, like Angkor Wat, and would encourage you to visit some of the lesser-known temples, such as Beng Melea and Banteay Srei. Alternatively, escape the crowds and explore the temples further afield on a temple camping safari.
It's hard to ignore the mass genocide of an estimated 2 million people. The effects of Polpot transcend the nation and every Khmer can tell you a story of their time under the despot, the history can be felt and explored throughout the country - from the historical musuems in Phnom Penh to the final resting place of Pol Pot near Anlong Veng.
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Located in the unspoilt Koh Rong archipelago are two small islands which make up Song Saa. Accommodation consists of stunning jungle, sea-view and overwater villas. Song Saa also has a strong commitment to conservation, the environmental and social responsibility.
Located in the unspoilt Koh Rong archipelago lie two small islands, Koh Ouen and Koh Bong known locally as Song Saa, Khmer for 'The Sweethearts'. Linked by footbridge, the islands form the premier resort of Song Saa Private Island, with 27 villas occupying one and a superb spa on the other. A strong commitment to marine conservation, as well as an environmental and social responsibility underpins the resort.
Accommodation consists of stunning overwater villas, each with its own private pool, perfectly placed to relish dramatic sunsets, as well as a choice of hilltop and beachfront villas all with ocean views that combine natural elements of the surrounding area with the greatest of comfort for guest's enjoyment. An overwater restaurant and lounge provide a stunning venue.
Reached by a one hour flight from Siem Reap to the neighbouring island of Koh Rong, or by 30 minute speedboat transfer from Sihanoukville, Song Saa is beautiful and exclusive retreat located in one of Cambodia's most pristine locations.
You would not necessarily associate Cambodia with beaches, but located in the south lie the lovely beaches of Sihanoukville. The white sands and clear waters provide an ideal place to unwind after days of sightseeing.
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