Cambodia has one of the richest cultures in Asia, the capital Phnom Penh, which is the largest city with a population of about one million, has been described as the most stunning of the former Colonial cities in Indochina. A number of fascinating pagodas and temples are dotted throughout the city with the Royal Palace dominating the centre. Phnom penh’s large, wide ,tree-lined streets make travelling around easy and enjoyable. Nestled between rice paddies, Siem Reap is a small charming town providing access to one of the most important cultural sites in the world; Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO Angkor encompasses dozens of unspoilt temple ruins.
Cambodia’s two dominant features are the Mekong River, which many visitors enjoy an express boat trip along, and the lengthy coastline, which draws visitors on the lookout for isolated tropical beaches. Perhaps the country’s best feature though, is its people, Cambodia has suffered beyond imagination in the last 50 years: War and genocide have left deep scars on the country and its people, but visitors are always surprised and charmed by the optimism and warmth of Cambodian people.