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Background & Highlights
Travellers with a taste for leaving the beaten track are rediscovering Cambodia and loving what they find. Cambodia is friendly, uncrowded, gorgeous, and a largely unexplored alternative to more developed Thailand and Vietnam.
The ancient temples of Angkor Wat are undoubtedly the biggest draw in Cambodia. Once the capital of a vast Khmer empire, ...
The Hidden Temples and Forests of Cambodia by Mountain Bike
Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat is only one of many ancient temples scattered around this captivating country. The best possible way to explore them, and the rural countryside, villages, rice fields and forests is to ride a mountain bike, following back roads, tracks and trails where few tourists venture.
Kampot Province is quintessentially Cambodia - verdant, shimmering rice paddies puntuated with sugar palm trees, with a backdrop of karst limestone hills and the infamous Bokor Tabletop mountain... from where the Kampot River flows down to the French Colonial era river port town of Kampot itself and out to the Gulf of Thaland.
The largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat stands as the crowning glory of ancient Khmer civilisation. At its height during the 9th-12th centuries, the city of Angkor covered more than 1,000 square kilometers and played home to history's largest pre-industrialised civilisation.