Cambodia is rightly seen as an emerging tourist destination. With the spectacular temple complex at Angkor as its main drawcard, the country is a must for the cultural traveller. But apart from majestic Angkor Wat, there is so much to enjoy in the southeast Asian country. Read our essential Cambodia guide to discover more.
Cambodia Travel & Lifestyle Guides
Useful information for making the most of your time in Cambodia.
Living In Cambodia Guides
Useful information for living in Cambodia.
Here are some highlights of our Cambodia Guides
Cambodia Guide to the Temples
Temple complexes are dotted around the country, often discovered by the occasional tourist. From Preah Vihear in the north to the other Ta Prohm (not the one of Tomb Raider fame), let us guide you through some of the best temples in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
The capital Phnom Penh with its wonderful riverfront, contains a secretive buzzing restaurant and bar scene – not to mention affordable boutique hotels. Siem Reap is so much more than a base camp to assault Angkor. There is much to entertain in the Kingdom of Wonder’s towns and cities, most of it hidden from the day-tripper.
Cambodia still retains some of the region’s last vestiges of untouched nature in parts of the Cardamom Mountains
Exploring Provinces in Cambodia
Kep and Kampot have recently found their way on the tourist trail, but what about the country’s second city Battambang with its bamboo trains and artistic heritage, or Kampong Cham and even Kratie with its endangered dolphins. There is so much more to unearth in the provinces in Cambodia on your travels.
Outside of the cities, Cambodia still retains some of the region’s last vestiges of untouched nature in parts of the Cardamom Mountains, with up-market eco-glamping allowing you to discover the undiscovered in luxury.
Cambodia Beaches and Islands
Off the southern coast near Sihanoukville are islands and beaches that would make di Caprio think the Beach not worth a second look. From Koh Rong to Song Saa, we can guide you through the best beaches and most deserted islands in Cambodia.
Culture and Food in Cambodia
A vibrant contemporary art scene, incredibly friendly people and surprising gastronomy add to make the former Khmer kingdom a quite glorious place to visit. Follow us on our Cambodia guide to the cultural heritage of Cambodia and Cambodian food for an experience that will live with you for ever.
Festivals in Cambodia
We all love a good festival, and Cambodia has some of the best from Khmer New Year to the Cambodia Water Festival and Pchum Ben. You can discover more about the culture and history of these festivals as well as what to expect and do when attending one, at our Festivals in Cambodia Guide.
Essential Cambodia Guide
We also have essential guides to help you if you decide to relocate to Cambodia. These include mini guides on jobs, health, banking and insurance in Cambodia, as well as the excellent telephone and internet services provided in the country.
We hope you enjoy our Cambodia Guide series.
Cambodians are extremely proud of their Angkorian heritage. Evidence of the Angkor Empire’s importance can be seen on the national flag, which features the iconic 12th century temple, Angkor Wat. Did you know that Cambodia and Afghanistan are the only countries whose flag features a structure? The Afghanistan flag has a national emblem at its centre rather than a specific building.
Cambodia Travel Photos
Some of the sights to enjoy during your Cambodia travel
Khmer is the main language although English is widely spoken, especially in cities and among the younger generation.
Cambodia’s currency is the riel with around 4,000 riel to US$1, although the dollar is accepted everywhere, so there is no need to change currency before your Cambodia travel.
Cambodia has one time zone which is GMT+7.
Cambodia Country Code
Cambodia’s dialling code is +855.
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