Cambodia

Cambodia Travel Guide

Travel to Cambodia to experience a slice of intoxicating history, meet the incredibly friendly Khmer people and take-in the country’s breathtaking natural beauty. The powerful Khmer empire once ruled Cambodia (along with contemporary Laos, Thailand and Vietnam). Remnants from those days can be found scattered throughout the country in the form of ancient monuments, most notably the temples of Angkor.

Note, however; Cambodia travel isn’t solely about the past. The country’s capital city of Phnom Penh is bustling, noisy and seductively chaotic, bursting with quality restaurants and a lively nightlife.

Things Not to Miss in Cambodia

• Hiking through the Cardamom Mountains, a jungle terrain studded with waterfalls.
 • Relaxing on one of the country’s many beaches
 • Visiting one of the country’s numerous temples, the most famous of which is Angkor Wat
 • Haggling for products at one of Phnom Penh’s bustling outdoor markets

When to Go to Cambodia

Cambodia enjoys a relatively balmy climate year-round, so visit Cambodia at your leisure. Keep in mind, however, that the country has two distinct seasons: dry (October through late April) and wet (May to late September). While the hottest months are typically May and June, humidity peaks in March and April.

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