Kingdom of wonder

Most people have heard of the magnificent Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap and ruthless dictator Pol Pot, but there are so many more things to know about Cambodia than that!

A simple quad bike ride into the Cambodian countryside will reveal daily life, where children fish by hand in the rice paddies and cows return home at sunset without a guide. Barefoot farmers water their plots from a nearby ditch while long-abandoned temples, disappearing into the jungle, invite you to be their only visitor. We spent one week in Siem Reap and never got bored.

The country’s culture, food, and history are both unique and memorable. On a Cambodian holiday, you can learn to prepare Khmer food at a cooking school in Siem Reap, or visit a farm that grows the world’s most aromatic black pepper in Kampot province.

You can meet survivors of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, then take a ride on the bamboo train in Battambang, boat to floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake, and soak up the sun on the glorious south coast beaches.

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Tourism website: Tourism Cambodia

Time Zone: UTC +07:00

Currency: KHR – Cambodian Riel (US Dollar widely accepted)

Official language: Khmer

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 3

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As We Saw It