Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambodia has incredible jungle temples, beautiful waterways along the Mekong and tropical, mountain backed beaches in the south.

Although the temples at Angkor are the biggest draw, there are many things to see in this beautiful country. The local people are very hospitable and there are opportunities to discover Cambodia’s colonial past and turbulent history.

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Local weather information

Phnom Penh

When is the best time to travel

Whether you are visiting the beaches in the south, the paddy fields, the jungles or the temples throughout the country, you’ll find the driest period between Nov-Apr. During this period you should expect bright blue skies and very little rain.

The rest of the year has higher rainfall and humidity however, like the rest of Indochina, this certainly should not be a time to avoid. The rains bring a lush countryside, the temples do not have the large crowds and the rivers are at their highest levels.

 

If the beaches are an important part of your visit, it should be noted that rainfall is particularly high Jul-Sep in Sihanoukville. The whole country averages maximum temperatures of  84- 90 degrees Fahrenheit year round.

Peak Season:

November to April

Alternative:

August (A good time for wildlife as Tonie Sap lake rises)

 

Cambodia in brief

The people of Cambodia, with their constant smiles and warmth have survived against the odds, and welcome visitors to their country with open arms and friendship.

Without doubt, the most incredible sights in Cambodia are the temples of Angkor which draw visitors from all over the world. Beyond Siem Reap is Phnom Penh which is the gateway to the northeast, with hill tribes, impressive countryside and wildlife. To the south are hidden beaches, uninhabited islands and Cambodia’s prime beach destination of Sihanoukville.

 

Come and enjoy this wonderful destination with our local experts making sure you don’t miss anything and see all that Cambodia has to offer.

Cambodia history & Culture

Cambodia was powerful and prosperous during the 9th-14th centuries during the Angkor period. After a period of in fighting with royalty and increasingly powerful neighbours of Da Viet and Siam, Ankor eventually collapsed.

French colonialism took hold after the country was tossed between Vietnam and Thailand, followed by the harrowing history of the Khmer Rouge and a civil war. It wasn’t until UN peace talks in 1992 that Cambodia started back on the road to peace. The vast majority of the population today are Buddhist.

Things to do and see

Cambodian Water festival

Angkor Wat

Siem Reap

Sihanoukville

Phnom Penh

Battambang

Kep

Koh Kong

Mekong River

Cardamom Mountains

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