Once the Khmer Empire in the 9th to 15th centuries, the remains of this empire can be witnessed at the fabled temples of Angkor, monuments unrivalled in scale and grandeur, in Siem Reap‘s Angkor Archaeological Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cambodia’s main attractions include a trip to its capital city, Phnom Penh, to visit the Royal Palace and the city’s notorious Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, a sunset cruise on Mekong River, and experience the nightlife that is abundant with many quaint and charming restaurants serving local and international cuisines. If you travel up north-west, you will be on your way to Battambang, also famously known as the “Rice Bowl of Cambodia”, a leading rice-producing province.
For the beach lovers, travel south-west to the coastal town of Sihanouk Ville, the country’s prime beach destination with an almost uninterrupted string of beaches along its entire coastline. Towards the southern coastline, you will find Kampot, a small town that is rich in French colonial architecture and particularly famous for its world-renowned Kampot Pepper. Also, get to Kep (a neighbouring town of Kampot), which was a top former seaside getaway for the French and Cambodian elite until the early 1970’s.