Cambodia's rich culture and complex history provide plenty of things to see and do with the renowned temples of Angkor being the country's top attraction. The mystical Ta Phrom is a highlight and best visited at dawn as the rising sun illuminates the jungle-covered temple ruins. Elsewhere, the floating villages on Lake Tonle Sap provide a glimpse into a highly traditional way of life, while the country’s capital, Phnom Penh, sheds light on the brutality of Cambodia's years under the Khmer Rouge. For a more uplifting experience, visit during the annual Water Festival that takes place on the city’s riverfront, with boat races, food stalls and fireworks creating a lively atmosphere.
Ideas for experiencing Cambodia
The experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Cambodia, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed.