Cambodia is best known for its UNESCO World Heritage-inscribed Angkor Wat Complex in Siem Reap, the largest religious monument in the world and the seat of the 12th century Angkor Empire. Get lost in its crumbling, jungle-clad temples or climb up ancient structures to see the sun setting over the iconic spires of Angkor. However, beyond the ancient temples of Siem Reap, the small country of Cambodia is filled with highlights
Once known as the ‘Pearl of the East’, the capital city of Phnom Penh is modernising at light speed, an intriguing mix of skyscrapers and chic boutiques promoting authentic design alongside historic heritage buildings recalling its glory days as the seat of a royal kingdom and a French protectorate. Discover Cambodia, with its emerging art and performance scene and fascinating ancient and modern history, made all the more inviting by the gentle nature and genuine hospitality of the Cambodian people.
A spectacularly carved riverbed, Kbal Spean is set deep in the jungle to the northeast of Angkor. More commonly referred to in English as the ‘River of a Thousand Lingas’, the name actually means ‘bridgehead’.
Witness the evolution of these magnificent temples from the early days of the Khmer empire.
The ruins of Roulous are among the oldest Khmer monuments in the area, dating back to the 9th century reign of King Indravarman I.