ANKOR WAT & RURAL PLEASURES CAMBODIA
It might be one of Southeast Asia’s smallest countries, but Cambodia can compete with the big boys when it comes to must-see sights. Once the preserve of trailblazing backpackers, this formerly war-torn nation is now firmly established on the Asia travel circuit.
The crumbling remains of the Khmer Empire are the biggest draw in Cambodia, though. After building up a kingdom that stretched into neighbouring Thailand and China, the Khmers fell, leaving behind an extraordinary collection of temple complexes, most notably Angkor Wat, which owns the bragging rights to being the largest religious monument in the world. The temples of Angkor are, without a doubt, one of the most mesmerising sights in Southeast Asia. But there is so much more to Cambodia than Angkor Wat. See the awesome spires of Angkor Wat and the enchanting faces of the Bayon and get introduced to the mystery and wonder of some of the outer lying temples, and jungle-covered Ta Prohm. Explore palm-fringed beaches and picturesque rural landscapes and get a feel of rural Cambodia taking a ride on the iconic Mekong river. Then there are more typical Southeast Asian attractions – frenetic cities crammed with rickshaws, strange and exotic food, blissful beaches, tropical jungles teeming with wildlife, and a densely-forested hinterland full of tribal villages. Having emerged from decades of civil war and general unrest, the Khmer people are incredibly welcoming and friendly and will be a highlight of your stay.
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Cambodia covers 181,040 square kilometers in the southwestern part of the Indochina peninsula.The country is bounded on the north by Thailand and by Laos, on the east and southeast by Vietnam, and on the west by the Gulf of Thailand and by Thailand. Much of the country’s area consists of rolling plains. Cambodia falls within several well-defined geographic regions. The largest part of the country- about 75 percent of the total, consists of the Tonle Sap Basin and the Mekong Lowlands. To the southeast of this great basin is the Mekong Delta, which extends through Vietnam to the South China Sea. The basin and delta regions are rimmed with mountain ranges to the southwest (the Cardamom Mountains the Elephant Range) and to the north (Dangrek Mountains).
Large cities like Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are typically built-up, busy and filled with modern conveniences like nightclubs, bars, public transport, internet cafes and restaurants. Smaller towns and rural areas enjoy more peace and space, with low-density, simple housing and a reliance on agriculture for income.
1. Marvel and explore the Angkor Wat Complex.
2. Get up close to the giant stone-carved Buddha faces of Bayon.
3. Soak in the atmosphere of the local markets in Phnom Phen.
4. Explore Siem Reap on a Bicycle or Tuk – Tuk.
5. Try Khmer cuisine including Amok, the national dish.
6. Visit Lake Tonle Sap and floating village.
7. Hit the Beach at Sihnoukville.
8. Spot Irrawaddy dolphins of the Mekong River in Kratie.
9. Visit the National Museum in Phnom Penh.
10. Go on an adventure to offbeat and remote Mondulkiri & Ratanakiri.