Welcome to Cambodia – one of the most authentic and unspoiled destinations in Southeast Asia.
Nestled along the tropical waters of the Gulf of Thailand and sharing boarders with Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, Cambodia has a lot to offer intrepid visitors. It has remarkable ancient temples, unique cultural experiences and picturesque rural landscapes as well as idyllic beaches.
Cambodia is a small country with a big history. This was once the seat of one of Asia’s most magnificent early civilizations, the mighty Khmer empire of Angkor, whose legendary temples continue to provide a touchstone of national identity – as well as attracting millions of visitors every year.
Many parts of Cambodia are still unspoilt and the sleepy towns and cities here are a delight to see and experience. Many of these towns and cities have faded colonial architecture and old-fashioned charm. The country side offers memorable landscapes from the mighty Mekong River and great Tonle Sap lake to the remote forested highlands of Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri and the Cardamom Mountains. Travellers keen on visiting idyllic beaches and magical islands should head down South.
However, by far the most popular attraction in the country is the ancient temple complex of Angkor, a magnificent ‘Lost City’ which is undoubtedly one of the most magical tourist attractions in the world and a bucket-list destination for many.
Unlike its neighbours, Cambodia is in essence a rural society and hinterlands appear to have changed little in generations. Here you can enjoy an older and simpler way of life with beautiful stilted wooden houses set among a rice paddies and sugar palms.
Information & Fast Facts
Country: Kingdom of Cambodia
Population: approximately 58.58 million
Capital city: Phnom Penh (population 1.5 million)
Biggest city: Phnom Penh
Area: 181,040 sq km (69,900 sq mi)
Currency: Cambodian riel
Country dialling code: +855
Religion: Theravada Buddhism