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Tonle Sap

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tonle Sap is one of Southeast Asia’s most unique ecological wonders. The shape-shifting lake swells and evaporates with the seasons, which gives rise to one of Cambodia’s most fascinating natural sights. During wet season, it’s the largest lake in the region – expanding to approximately 15,000 square-kilometres. During this time, the Mekong River becomes so […]

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Mondulkiri

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The vast majority of Cambodia’s landscape is characterised by endless rice fields, sugar palms and jungle. Head far enough east though, and eventually you’ll run into the rolling hills of Mondulkiri.  Mondulkiri is Cambodia’s wild east, and despite being the largest region by land area, Mondulkiri is the country’s least populated region with just […]

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Kampong Cham

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Well enough off of the tourist track to maintain an adventurous vibe, Kampong Cham is the third largest city in Cambodia but usually treated as a stopover town for travellers. Those that stick around longer will find Kampong Cham a charming secret along the Cambodia travel route, and are in for a cultural surprise […]

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Siem Reap

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As the gateway to the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap is the epicentre of Cambodia’s burgeoning tourism industry, and the fastest growing city in the country. Having transformed from a sleepy town to a bustling tourist hub, Siem Reap is now the country’s most developed city without losing its distinctly rustic charm. Most that […]

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Kratie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Kratie is a small town on the banks of the Mekong River with clean lush villages surrounded by palm, banana and mango trees. Known for its charming colonial architecture, Kratie is said to have some of the best sunsets in Cambodia. Kratie’s main claim to fame, however, are the critically-endangered Irawaddy dolphins that you’re […]

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Kampot (and Kep)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Located on a river near the Gulf of Thailand, Kampot is known more for its peppers than it is for tourism. The black peppers in Kampot are world-renowned for their unique flavour, and are sought after by gourmet chefs from around the world. But beyond its culinary allure, Kampot’s rustic post-colonial aura and fascinating […]

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Battambang

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sleepy and relaxing despite it being Cambodia’s second largest city, Battambang is a bastion of the country’s historical allure. With its charming French colonial architecture and abundant Buddhist temples and shrines, it’s also a go-to destination for those interested in history. Battambang is easy to get around in on foot or bicycle, making it […]

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Sihanoukville

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Som, is a Cambodia’s most bustling beach town and port city. Sitting on the Gulf of Thailand, it may not be home to the region’s most photogenic beaches – but the beaches that it does have are vast, white and nearly uninterrupted. This makes Sihanoukville an easy getaway from […]

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Angkor Archaeological Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Far more than a simple assemblage of stone edifices and artefacts, Angkor was the beating heart of the world’s largest pre-industrial society. The urban sprawl of its vast historical territory extends some 1,000 kilometres out into the surrounding countryside. Even to this day, archaeologists continue to uncover surprising evidence of ancient Khmer sophistication. Taking […]

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Phnom Penh

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Many consider Phnom Penh an obligatory stopping point on their way to more famous destinations in Cambodia – but the former “Pearl of Asia” is an alluring travel destination in its own right. Part of the capital’s appeal is in how its charm slowly reveals itself to visitors. From its colonial architecture to its […]

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