What's happening in Asia?

Tales from the Trails

Support Khmer Traditional Arts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]  In any country, supporting and understanding traditional arts is a wonderful way to sustain a local culture through your travels – but in no country is this more important than in Cambodia. During the Khmer Rouge era, many of Cambodia’s traditional arts were nearly lost, and only now has the resurrection of traditional Khmer […]

Read more

Relax on the Beaches

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Though certainly not its most stand-out feature, Cambodia is home to a small collection of beaches that are a great place to sum up a journey. Because most in search of sand and sun will head to more developed beaches in Thailand or Malaysia, the beaches in Cambodia still retain an off-the-beaten-track vibe that […]

Read more

Learn About the Khmer Rouge Era

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Though Angkor Wat is arguably the most iconic cultural element of Cambodia, most that come to the country will have heard of the horrific atrocities of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s, when nearly a quarter of the population was killed in what is still one of the world’s most devastating instances of genocide. […]

Read more

Experience Cambodia’s Spirituality

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Cambodia is a devoutly Buddhist country where locals’ lives are deeply intertwined with spirituality. This is perhaps one of the most fascinating and distinctive cultural elements to see in Cambodia, as Buddhism is more enduring in Cambodia than many of its neighbouring countries. Consequently, many of its historic temples and wats are still very […]

Read more

Explore the Waterways

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Though Cambodia may not have the 3000 kilometres of coastline like its neighbour Vietnam, Cambodia does share Vietnam’s penchant for fascinating river lifestyles, with the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap River feeding much of the country’s agricultural industry. Its importance in the lives of Cambodians is what makes rivers and waterways such a […]

Read more

Visit a Local Village (1)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] One of Cambodia’s most alluring characteristics is its people, and the rustic rural communities in which they live. Despite the fact that most of Cambodia is made up of agrarian communities, these unique communities are usually far enough outside of the tourist track that many visitors will leave Cambodia without having ever experienced what […]

Read more

Explore Cambodia’s Temples

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] One of the biggest tourism draws to Cambodia is the spectacular temples of Angkor, bastions of an ancient empire centred around modern-day Siem Reap. Often the focal points of any visit to Cambodia, the Angkor Temples are usually a must-see destination for any first-time visitor – but many stop short of exploring all of Cambodia’s […]

Read more