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Cambodia
Travel Guide

Cambodia featuring a sunset

Small though it may be, this fascinating country has a long, intriguing history. Majestic temple complexes, archaeological wonders and laid-back beach towns await.

Cambodia is a fascinating Southeast Asian destination, where relics of ancient Khmer civilization sit among busy modern cities, magnificent Mekong countryside and fantastic Gulf of Thailand beaches. See breathtaking temples, archaeological wonders, impressive mountain ranges and lush national parks. Cruise down the Mekong River and visit Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s lively capital city. Delve into Cambodia’s past to learn about this country’s tumultuous history and the enduring spirit of the Cambodian people.

Visit Phnom Penh, a modern city on the banks of Tonlé Sap and the Mekong River. Catch glimpses of French colonial architecture, stroll along the grassy riverfront and explore colorful marketplaces. Visit the National Museum of Khmer Arts, the Royal Palace and the scenic Buddhist temple atop Wat Phnom Hill. Take in some of Cambodia’s solemn history at the Choeung Ek Killing Fields.

Head east to see some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Hike through the jungle in the Cardamom Mountains and see waterfalls and an enormous mangrove forest. Go to the beaches of Koh Kong or Sihanoukville and laze on the soft, white sands.

Follow Tonlé Sap north from Phnom Penh to find Siem Reap, the gateway to the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park. The park’s mesmerizing ruins from the Khmer Empire date back to the 9th century. Join a tour to see countless Hindu places of worship and the magnificent sculptural spires of Angkor Wat. Watch an unforgettable sunset over the temples.

For wild natural attractions, travel east to Ratanakiri Province. Base yourself in Banlung and discover Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake, mountainous national parks, picturesque waterfalls and Buddhist monuments.

Try delicious Khmer cuisine, known for its sweet and sour tastes and coconut milk sauces. Visit Cambodia in April to join three days of celebrations for Khmer New Year.

Reach Cambodia by plane through Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap Airport. Alternatively, enter the country by road, boat or bus from Thailand, Vietnam or Laos. Use taxis or tuk-tuk auto rickshaws to explore the cities. Visit Cambodia outside of the monsoon season, which lasts from May to October.

Popular cities in Cambodia

Phnom Penh featuring food
Phnom Penh
Known for River View, Shopping and Castle
Trip time! Discover the museums, castle and bars in Phnom Penh.

Reasons to visit

  • Riverside
  • Royal Palace
  • Central Market
Phnom Penh featuring a fountain, a square or plaza and nightlife
Phnom Penh
Known for River View, Shopping and Castle
Phnom Penh lures visitors with its ancient relics and temples, deep and turbulant history and modern day energy.

Reasons to visit

  • Riverside
  • Royal Palace
  • Central Market
Siem Reap featuring a ruin
Siem Reap
Known for Poolside Bars, Temple and Tour
This Cambodian city borders the fascinating Angkor Archaeological Park, making it a must-stop location on any Southeast Asian trip.

Reasons to visit

  • Angkor Wat
  • Pub Street
  • Angkor Night Market
Cambodia featuring heritage elements
Banteay Srei
Check out popular sights like Angkor Wat as you discover the local area in Banteay Srei.

Reasons to visit

  • Angkor Wat
  • Angkor Archaeological Park
  • Banteay Samré
Sihanoukville which includes tropical scenes, landscape views and a beach
Sihanoukville
Known for Beach View, Relaxing and Swimming
Watch the sunset from a beach bar or play castaway on the untouched islands near this Cambodian town that has a laid-back atmosphere, despite its growing popularity.
Battambang
Battambang
Known for River View, Tour and Excursion
Get away to quaint Battambang! Enjoy the temples, monuments and countryside.

Cambodia