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.

Cooking Class with Kethana

Country Cooking With Kethana

Discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in a half-day cooking class in a rural location outside of Siem Reap with the renowned chef, Kethana Dunnet. After dining on your creations take a guided visit of Golden Silk Farm followed by the jewel of Angkor, Banteay Srei. Return to Kethana’s house at the end of the day to see sunset over the rice fields and toast your memorable day with a glass of champagne.

Duration: Half Day
Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Food: Lunch and Champagne and Canapes at Sunset

    Horseback Riding and Cycle the Countryside

    Travel away from the tourist areas and in to the heart of the Cambodian countryside on horseback and bicycle. Start with a three hour horseback ride, passing rice fields, local villages, and the remote Wat Atvea at a leisurely pace.  This afternoon, pedal your way along the local river to explore rural Siem Reap and meet friendly locals.

    Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
    Food: Lunch

      Sambor Prei Kuk

      Near the town of Kampong Thom, lie the 6th and 7th century temples of Sambor Prei Kuk which are well off the tourist trail and blissfully free of crowds. Spend a day walking or cycling through these magnificent ruins, which are connected by shady dirt paths. Stop for a catered lunch, enjoy the scenic countryside, and visit a local craftshop.

      Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
      Food: Lunch
      Duration: 2.5 Hours

        Siem Reap Bird Watching Ang Trapaeng Thmor Wetlands

        Spend a fantastic day in rural Siem Reap observing Cambodia’s diverse bird life.  Start with a visit to the Sam Veasna Centre, which promotes and develops bird watching sites, before heading to an area of protected wetland. Your expert guide will help you spot some of the 200 species of birds in the area, including Sarus Cranes and other endangered birds.

        Duration: Full Day
        Transport: Air-Conditioned Vehicle
        Food: Breakfast and Lunch

          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
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