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Mention the word Cambodia and it conjures up idyllic images of graceful classical dancers and intricate, monumental art, yet also exerts a recollection of its recent tragic history under the control of the Khmer Rouge. Although its international borders are shared with Laos and Thailand on the West and the North, and Vietnam on the East and the Southeast, Cambodia and its people radiate a distinct and intoxicating spirit and charm, which never fails to capture the hearts of visitors.
The mighty Mekong, the world’s 12th longest river, flows through the country sustaining all manner of life along its way through its food, water, transport and commerce and a number of our tours offer the opportunity to cruise along this watery lifeline. At Phnom Penh the river connects with the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and sustainer of a great many special ecosystems. It is also home to the human occupations of the floating villages that encircle the lake.
The temple ruins within the Angkor Archaeological Park around Siem Reap are a UNESCO World Heritage site and regarded as a highlight on many of our tours in Cambodia: Angkor Wat, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, the jungle temple of Ta Prohm and the Terrace of Elephants. Cambodia offers visitors numerous cultural sites, a rich and fascinating history and is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Indochina.
Weather & Climate
In the north, winters are generally colder, while throughout most of the country temperatures remain fairly constant. The average year-round temperature in Cambodia is 27.7°C
When to go
The most pleasant season for visitors is generally the dry season, stretching from November/December to April