Cambodia

Cambodia Travel Guide

Don't miss the dazzling array of Khmer relics housed in this Phnom Penh museum.

This Phnom Penh store and its other location, Angkor Making Shoes, in Siem Reap, will design custom sandals from a picture or copy ones you love, for $12 and up.

Don't miss the magnificent, unrestored Ta Prohm ruins at Angkor, overgrown with the gnarly roots of strangler figs and silk cotton trees.

At the Russian Market you can buy almost anything, from 12th-century ceramics (if you’re very lucky) to a bowl of noodles with chiles and frog’s legs. You'll find mountains of silk and cotton krama; stall No. 810-811 has stylish clutches and wallets made from Vietnamese rice bags.

Just two hours from Siem Reap and Angkor Wat lies the lesser-known—but no less majestic—stone temple complex of Banteay Chhmar. Commissioned in the 12th century by the Khmer king Jayavarman VII, the site in recent years has fallen victim to vandalism, looting, and disrepair.

The palace was constructed in 1866 along "traditional" lines—with elegant spires, golden roofs, and eaves held up by mythical figures—that were favored at the time by French administrators.