Sharing its borders with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Southeastern Asia. It is known for its majestic temples and its always-smiling people who have a keen sense of hospitality. From the Khmer jungle to the South Beach, through the Tonlé Sap; this country has what it takes to please every traveler: those who want to relax as well as lovers of exploration and adventure. Protected parks are home to a huge variety of wildlife that nature lovers can enjoy seeing, whether by foot, by boat and even by elephant.
Cambodia is a small country with a big history. Now a modest player on the world stage, this was once the seat of one of Asia’s most magnificent early civilizations, the mighty Khmer empire of Angkor, whose legendary temples continue to provide a touchstone of national identity – as well as attracting millions of visitors every year. Away from the temples, much of the country remains refreshingly untouristed and, in many places, largely unexplored.
This huge temple complex is the reason most people visit Cambodia. The temple ruins are massive, and you’ll need a few days to explore all of them. While there’s a lot more to the country than this UNESCO site (too many people only come to visit Angkor),
As the capital of Cambodia, this place has a wild west ambiance with dusty streets and a “devil may care” atmosphere. There are a few good attractions to see and an up-and-coming foodie vibe to the city. Since the destruction of the lake and the nearby backpacker area due to development, most of the action and hostels have moved towards the river.