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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, ...
Exotic Birds & Ancient Temples of Cambodia
Already renowned for its inspiring ancient temples rising out of the jungle, Cambodia is also rich in exotic wildlife. In particular, birdwatching enthusiasts will find much to twitch about with a number of key sites to enjoy their passion.
Cambodia has some spectacular opportunities for the more adventurous, active visitor. The mountainous northeast provinces of Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri are still largely forested and home to a number of tribal minority peoples, while the Cardamom Mountains of the southeast are considered to host the largest remaining contiguous block of rainforest on mainland South East Asia.
Cambodia Highlights - Angkor & The Penh
If you have never visited Cambodia before and are limited on time, the highlights not to miss are the ancient, UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples of Angkor, including Angkor Wat, and the Mekong riverside capital of Phnom Penh, once regarded as the Venice of old French Indochina.
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.