Once the heart of the mighty Khmer empire, Cambodia is home to Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most magnificent sights.
Located at the border of Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, Cambodia has an inspiring history and is gifted with a sublime landscape of mountains, waterfalls and winding rivers.
Formerly known as Kampuchea, its name is derived from the Sanskrit name “Kambujadesa”. With a long history dating back to the first century AD, the Khmer empire of Cambodia was formed by a series of small kingdoms, which flourished in the province of Siem Reap where Angkor Wat lies today.
As Cambodia’s top tourist site, the ancient temples of Angkor Wat are truly a sight to behold. Dubbed the “mother of all temples”, it is the largest religious monument in the world. The Bayon stone faces, intricate wall sculptures and mysterious ruins are unrivalled in beauty and grandeur.
Cambodia, however, is more than its temples. Phnom Penh is the country’s buzzing capital, located along a gorgeous riverside with a lively wining and dining scene, while South Cambodia is home to secluded islands, laidback resorts and charming beaches.
Adventurous visitors will also find themselves experiencing the wildlife and tropical wildernes of eastern Cambodia, with its waterfalls, national parks, volcanic craters, and rare freshwater dolphins.