Cambodia is a fascinating country with an inspiring history riddled with war and political instability. Despite its tragic past, beauty and intrigue can be found everywhere, from quaint riverside towns, to the scenic mountain ranges and rugged coastline. With much of Cambodia still untouched by tourism, the best way to explore is by joining a tour. Guided tours can help you discover the culture and natural surrounds of the country, whether it’s a walking tour through the awe-inspiring Angkor Archaeological Park or trekking through the Cardamon Mountains.
Don’t miss these Cambodia attractions
- Walking tours of Angkor Archaeological Park
- The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
- Exploring Sihanoukville on a buggy tour
- Royal Palace Phnom Penh
- Cycling tours in Battambang
The ancient world
Undoubtedly the most iconic attraction in Cambodia is the World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap. Discover the remnants of the ancient Khmer Empire on a guided walking tour of the temples, visiting famous sites including Angkor Wat – one of the largest and most impressive religious monuments in the world.
The 10th-Century Koh Ker is one of the country’s most inaccessible temples; however, there are a range of tours you can join to explore the surrounds, from trekking, off-road dirt bikes, or even ox cart rides. Another remote, yet must-see temple is Preah Vihear, which is situated atop a cliff in the scenic Dângrêk Mountains.
Some of the most popular touring options are extended trips that visit the most renowned destinations in Cambodia and incorporate all travelling styles from walking, trekking and cruising. Beginning in the seaside town of Sihanoukville, you can laze on the pristine beaches or island-hop on a sailing trip. Continue on to Battambang and cycle through the city and out to the countryside of grassy plains and emerald green rice paddy fields.
The ancient Angkor temples await in Siem Reap, alongside a lively nightlife, and you can opt to travel to Phnom Penh on a cruise down the Mekong River. On arrival you can visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda on a tuk-tuk trip, and then explore the esplanade and night markets by foot.