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Cambodia Travel Guide

When the sun rises over Angkor Wat, it’s easy to understand why the citizens of the ancient city of Angkor considered their leaders to be gods. The rising sun reflects off the massive stone temple complex and the thick green jungle that surrounds it, creating awesome hues of purple and blue and an almost otherworldly glow. It’s no wonder that Angkor Wat draws two million visitors every year. But the incredible ancient site isn’t the only site worth visiting in Cambodia. In fact, this South East Asian country is so full of wonder, it should go right to the top of your bucket list.

It’s never a bad time to visit Cambodia, but if you sensitive with the weather then you should consider this. Cambodia’s dry season runs from November to May, and the busiest tourist season is November through February, when temperatures are coolest. The weather from April to June will be a perfect time for you. 

Experience the rhythm of rural life and landscapes of dazzling rice paddies and swaying sugar palms in Cambodia's countryside. The South Coast is fringed by tropical islands dotted with the occasional fishing village. Inland from the coast lie the Cardamom Mountains, part of a vast tropical wilderness providing a home to elusive wildlife and a gateway to emerging ecotourism adventures. The mighty Mekong River cuts through the country and is hosts some of the region’s last remaining freshwater dolphins. The northeast is a world unto itself, its wild and mountainous landscapes a home for Cambodia’s ethnic minorities and an abundance of natural attractions.

Everyone knows about Thailand’s beautiful beaches, but who wants to be so cramped on the sand that you can basically taste the sun tan lotion on the person next to you? Save that proximity for yoga class, and turn your attention to the less-traveled beaches of Cambodia. Visitors say islands like Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem are what Thailand used to be like 20 years ago. Get while the gettin’s good.

Despite having the eighth wonder of the world in its backyard, Cambodia’s real treasure is its people. The Khmers have been to hell and back, struggling through years of bloodshed, poverty and political instability. Thanks to an unbreakable spirit and infectious optimism, they have prevailed with their smiles intact. No visitor comes away without a measure of admiration and affection for the inhabitants of this enigmatic kingdom.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT Cambodia

Country LocationSouth Eastern Asia
Total area181,035  km2
Main languageKhmer
Phone code+855
ClimateTropical
Ethnic Group33
Main GroupTeochiu 
Coastline443  km
Population15.76 million
Longest RiverMekong River
Local TimeGMT+7
Politic SystemUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
City Phnom Penh
Largest CityPhnom Penh
CurrencyRiel (KHR)
ReligionTheravada Buddhism
DriveRight side 
Prime MinisterHun Sen
PresidentHeng Samrin
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Ascend to the realm of the gods, Angkor Wat. Descend into hell at Tuol Sleng Prison. With a history both inspiring and depressing, Cambodia delivers an intoxicating present.
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Kampong Thom

Kampong Thom, Cambodia
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Kampong Thom is a province of Cambodia. It borders the provinces of Siem Reap to the northwest, Preah Vihear to the north, Stung Treng to the northeast, Kratie to the east, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang to the south, and the Tonle Sap to the west.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In the city, there are museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, a Cambodian cultural village, souvenir and handicraft shops, silk farms, rice-paddies in the countryside,...
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