Cambodia

Cambodia the Kingdom of Wonder.

Once known as the Khmer Empire and officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is well known for its history, both depressing and inspiring.

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In addition to the famous ruins of the Angkor dynasty, Cambodia is home to a wealth of exceptional off the beaten path locations. A southern coastline flaunting stunning beaches, scenic cruises along the Mekong and voyages onto Asia’s largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap, add several other dimensions to the Kampuchean experience. Visitors to Cambodia will experience a growing arts and craft scene and a nation proud of its Angkor Dynasty heritage.

Exploring Cambodia

Emerging as one of Asia’s more compelling capitals, Phnom Penh has transformed itself to gracefully blend a riverfront location with remaining colonial structures and a deeply fascinating history. However Siem Reap remains the most visited destination and is home to picturesque streets full of boutique shops, busy markets and an immense range of eateries to suit all budgets, and of course, the stunning Angkor Wat complex. The coastline of Southern Cambodia is noted for its quiet, tranquil atmosphere and pristine beaches that are still largely undeveloped or overcrowded. In addition to the coastline’s unspoiled beaches and idyllic offshore islands, the area is also home to lush tropical forests and attractive towns such as Kep and Kampot.

When Should I visit Cambodia ?

The winter months (October-February), are the best time to travel to Cambodia as the air is cool and the skies clear. However, the dust at this time of year can be irritating and the crowds at the Angkor temples at their highest numbers. March to May sees hotter temperatures and dry skies, and the heat continues into June and through August when the monsoon season starts. The rains however do not usually cause a major problem for travelers as they tend to be short and hard afternoon showers

Travel Tips for Cambodia

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Uniting Journeys offers a range of Responsible Accommodation Options and Day tours.

Full Day Siem Reap Sightseeing

Start your tour to the most spectacular temples at the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake.

Duration: Full Day
Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Food: Own Expense

    Angkor Wat Half Day Tour

    Enjoy the spectacular view from above and get an idea of the sheer size of the temple area as you ride in a tethered helium balloon that takes you 120m up in the air! See Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng, West Baray and other ruins amongst the surrounding jungle and rice paddies glimmering in the best evening light.

    Duration: Half Day
    Transport: Air-Conditioned vehicle
    Food: Own Expense
      Kulen Waterfalls

      Waterfalls – Trekking Kulen Tour

      This trek offers a view into one of the most sacred place in the ancient Khmer empire. You will experience a unique blend of jungle pagodas, stone carvings and atmospheric waterfalls.

      Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
      Food: Lunch

        Phnom Penh and Siem Reap Exploration – Cambodia 18th October 2014

        8 nights and 9 days through Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. History, architecture, culture and the opportunity to work alongside and talk to the real people of Cambodia

        Bringing Back What Was Lost Tour

        Immerse yourself in the Cambodian culture and make a difference by contributing to the wellbeing of local communities!

        When: 1st – 15th June 2015

        Where: Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Kampot, Kep

        Purpose - We support responsible and ethical travel. This tour has the goal of supporting a vulnerable community through engaging skilled international participants in a cross-cultural knowledge exchange.

        This culturally immersive experience offers you the opportunity to deeply engage with Cambodia’s complex political history and developmental challenges, including visits to key temples such as the Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple. Also you’ll visit museums such as Landmine museum and Angkor Borei. Participants will experience all that Cambodia’s rich culture has to offer including traditional rural life in Kampot, Cambodian market life and opportunities to plunge yourself in to the delicious Cambodian cuisine!

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        Contact Jim Wakelam
        Email jim.wakelam@victas.uca.org.au
        Phone (03) 9251 5492
        Contact Zoe Condliffe
        Email zoe.c@culturalinfusion.org.au
        Phone 0432 849 505

        Free the bear at Phnom Tamao

        Free The Bears at Phnom Tamao

        Try a unique programme at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre. Spend the day learning about the more than 100 sun bears that have been rescued from captivity and relocated to Phnom Tamao. You will get to go behind the scenes and learn about what it takes to be a bear keeper! Work alongside the dedicated staff and prepare enrichment toys and help in their feeding.

        Not to forget a visit to the pretty Angkorian-era temple at Tonle Bati before returning to Phnom Penh.

        Duration: Full Day
        Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
        Food: Local Lunch & Afternoon Tea
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