Cambodia is home to the temples of Angkor, the magnificent legacy of the Khmer empire that ruled over much of south-east Asia 1,000 years ago. The centrepiece is Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument and one of the Far East’s must see sites. National museums contain impressive Angkor-era art and insights into life during the Angkor period.
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Capital Phnom Penh
Flying time from London 13.75 hours
Official language(s) Khmer, Chinese, Vietnamese
Time difference +7 GMT
Visa requirements A 30 day visa is available on arrival for UK passport holders (must be valid for 6 months).
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Though this picturesque city is the second largest in Cambodia, it still has a small town feel and is dotted with riverside cafes and French colonial architecture. The Battambang Museum is well worth a visit, as well as the local temples of Wat Banan and Wat Ek Phnom.
Experience coastal Cambodia
Stay in the sleepy town of Kep or in Sihanoukville for a spot of relaxation by the beach. Take excursions to outlying islands, explore Buddhist caves or simply enjoy delicious seafood underneath swaying palms.
Cruise through the country
Take time out on a boutique river cruiser, travelling through Phnom Penh, Tonle Sap and then on to Siem Reap. It is one of the best ways to view local life, and to visit sleepy temples well off the tourist trail.
Take a temple safari
Spend the night in a luxury safari tent deep in the jungle, and uncover some of the lesser frequented temples with a guide. It is a special way to experience the temples and to avoid the crowds.
Escape to a private hideaway
Song Saa Private Island is two interconnecting islands, offering the height of romance and luxury. The perfect place to relax, the resort includes spa experiences, world-class food and private plunge pools all in stunning surroundings.
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"The most inspirational moments included visiting Ta Prom with our guide, no one else there - just us - amazing experience, and seeing Angkor Wat on the morning that 600 minds and 100 nuns were being ordained - it was a marvellous sight.
Mr David Yorke
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