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The definitive Cambodia travel guide with expert tips, advice and ideas on how to plan your Cambodia trip for the most rewarding of Cambodia vacations.

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Mekong River With Kids: Top 5 Things To Do With The Family

The contrasting landscapes and cultural complexities of the lush Mekong River Delta in Vietnam layers one iconic scene upon another: rice fields; orchards laden with exotic fruits; farmers and fishermen in classic […]
honeymooners visiting a temple
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Cambodia Honeymoon Guide: Dream Destinations & Resorts

Cambodia is one of the world’s most exciting honeymoon destinations; its reputation grew around a breathtaking ancient wonder, but this buzzing country also offers lively cities, lots of incredibly romantic accommodation, adventure-filled […]
family of tourists taking pictures
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Cambodia With Kids: Top 12 Things To Do With Family

Cambodia offers families the perfect blend of rich culture, awe-inspiring ruins, friendly villages, remote jungle and tropical palm-fringed beaches. Here are some of the top things to do and the best places […]
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What To Do At Angkor Wat: 18 Things You Shouldn't Miss

Cambodia‘s massive Angkor Archaeological Park deserves its rank at the top of many a world traveler’s bucket list. Located just outside of Siem Reap, the 250-square-mile sandstone complex was constructed between the […]
honeymooners visiting a temple
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Angkor Wat Honeymoon: Romantic Siem Reap Hotels & Activities

Deciding on a perfect honeymoon destination is one of the most important decisions you will make as an about-to-be-newly-wedded couple. Where will you choose to go if you want to feel like […]
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Where To Stay In Siem Reap: The Best Hotels & Areas

Siem Reap is a bustling town in northwest Cambodia on the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake. It acts as the jumping off point to visit the majestic Angkor Archaeological Park, which […]
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Where To Stay In Cambodia: The Best Hotels & Areas

Rich in both culture and history, Cambodia is a symbol of raw beauty and resilience. Despite the country’s horrific past, tourists are welcomed everywhere. Marvel at the many temples, including the legendary […]
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Angkor Wat With Kids: 12 Top Tips And Things To Do With Family

Entering the Angkor Wat complex and seeing the lost city and the temple ruins for the very first time is a magical, awe-inspiring, rewarding experience that you and your children will remember […]
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The Top 10 Tourist Attractions In Cambodia That You Have To See

As it slowly recovers from the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror, Cambodia is becoming a rising tourist destination. The stunning temples of Angkor are the obvious draw for most visitors, but the […]
sunny temple
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The Top 13 Things To Do In Siem Reap (Cambodia)

A lively city with a small-town feel, Siem Reap has undergone a rapid transformation in recent years, from humble beginnings to tourist mecca. Yet despite its booming travel industry, Siem Reap hasn’t […]
tourist at temple complex
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The Top 11 Angkor Temples You Must See

Situated between the Tonle Sap lake and the Kulen Mountains, amid dense rainforest and rice fields in the province of Siem Reap, the Angkor Archaeological complex consists of hundreds of awe-inspiring temple […]
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12 Of The Best Places To Visit In Cambodia

Cambodia still manages to straddle the line between tourist hotspot and untrodden eastern destination, and is dotted with an array of unforgettable places, views, and experiences. Below are some of the best […]
cambodian traditional dishes
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Cambodian Food: 10 Traditional Dishes You Should Eat

Traditional Cambodian food, though uniquely Khmer, is likened to Thai food, but with a precise set of flavors − salty, sweet, spicy and sour − to form a distinctive taste. Because of […]
Khmer boys playing in water with water buffalo
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When Is The Best Time To Visit Cambodia?

Wedged between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos, Cambodia is right in the heart of Southeast Asia, with year-round travel-friendly weather. Cambodia has just two climatic halves to the year, the wet and dry […]
Beautiful girl dressed as Apsara
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8 Best Things to Do in Cambodia

Most people travel to Cambodia for the same sole reason – to see the incredible Angkor Archaeological Park, visit its temples, and (for some of us) to find our own “Tomb Raider” […]
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Eating Spiders in Cambodia and Other Creepy Crawly Cuisine

Cambodia is a country largely known to tourists as the home of the Angkor Wat Complex, the Mekong River, and its dark history under the Khmer Rouge Regime. However, it is also […]
Colorful tail of the Khmer Boat
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Water Festival Of Cambodia: Bon Om Touk

Illuminated boats speed across the Tonle Sap River like racing water dragons, their oarsmen bent over in fierce concentration.  Fireworks light up the night sky under the glowing full moon, in a […]
Aerial view of vendors' boats
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Floating Markets of the Mekong River

It’s quite hard for anyone to choose which floating market to visit in the Mekong Delta. From the frigid Tibetan Plateau to the warm South China Sea, the Mekong River has defined […]
Colorful star hung up for Khmer New Year
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Khmer New Year: Cambodia’s Choul Chnam Thmey Celebration

Cambodians love to celebrate. The country’s calendar has a staggering 28 festivals and public holidays, earning it the title as one of the countries with the most holidays in the world! One […]
Silhouettes of temples by the river
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Mekong River History & Importance During the Khmer Empire

The Khmer Empire, or Angkor Civilization, was one of the most powerful and prosperous states in history, formed in the 9th Century and dominating Southeast Asia for the best part of 7 […]
Sunrise over the Mekong
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Upper Vs Lower Mekong – What’s The Difference?

If you’re planning a Mekong River Cruise, you might want to get clued up on your destination before you set off. The Mekong River starts at the Tibetan Plateau and runs for […]
Upper Mekong
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When Is The Best Time To Do A Mekong River Cruise?

The Mekong River is among the largest in the world and flows all the way from the Tibetan Plateau through Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is a vital resource for […]
Angkor Wat in the red sunset light
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Angkor Wat History: A Cambodian Monument For The Ages

Angkor Wat has occupied 402 acres across some of the world’s most magical surroundings since the height of the Khmer Empire in the 12th century. Its original purpose is still clear, designed […]
Aerial view of Angkor Wat
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Where Is Angkor Wat? Location & How To Get There

Perhaps you already know the best time to go to Angkor Wat, but another rather critical consideration is where is Angkor Wat exactly? And how might you get there? A thorough understanding […]
Beautiful sunset over Angkor Wat
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Best Time To Visit Angkor Wat

Cambodia is home to one of the most fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Angkor Wat. This is something no other Southeast Asia country […]
Traditional Khmer scarves rolled in the box
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Cambodian Khmer Garments – The History of the Krama Scarf

Are you a fan of multi-functional clothing? Of course, you are. So are we – and our absolute favorite, we discovered across our Rainforest Cruises travels, is the beautiful Krama scarf of […]
A cyclo in the Phnom Penh street
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The 6 Best Things to do in Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital is full of life, color, and energy. It’s hard to believe that less than 40 years ago heinous crimes against humanity were committed in this very city. A ruthless regime […]
Bor rowing a small boat on the lake
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A Guide To Tonle Sap Lake

What is Tonle Sap Lake? Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. A vast body of water in northwest Cambodia, 3 million people live on or around the Tonle […]
Aerial view of the Mekong in Laos
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7 Interesting Facts About The Mekong River You Never Knew

One of the world’s great waterways, the mighty Mekong River cuts right through the heart of Southeast Asia, flowing through 6 countries in total and harboring an astonishing array of wildlife, landscapes, […]
Mekong aerial view
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Where Is The Mekong River?

The mighty Mekong River is one of the most impressive waterways on the planet. Certified as the 12th longest river in the world at 2,700 miles (4,350 km), its basin draining an […]