Khmer culture, white beaches and an extraordinary heritage; Cambodia is an enthralling destination. From the ancient ruins of Angkor to the pulsating nightlife of Siem Reap, Cambodia holidays are captivating.
Things to Do in Cambodia
- Angkor Wat is one of the most impressive structures ever built, but it's best experienced at sunrise or sunset. Be sure to also visit the pretty stone faces of the Bayon Temple and the surreal Ta Prohm – you may recognise it from Tomb Raider.
- Pay your respects at the Killing Fields. Lying just outside Phnom Penh, the Killing Fields are one of the sites of the horrific mass genocide that took place during the Civil War – a dark chapter in Cambodian history.
- From the balmy beaches of Ream to the jungle-clad highlands of Rattankiri, Cambodia’s national parks are mesmeric.
- Go bar-hopping on Pub Street. Siem Reap’s main bar district boasts an assortment of bars from laid-back pubs to neon nightclubs. Begin at the Mad Monkey's rooftop beach bar, it's not actually on Pub Street but it's our favourite haunt in the city.
Best Time to Visit
Nov-Feb: The weather is cooler and drier, making life a lot easier than the hotter months if you're planning on exploring the outdoors (a must).
Cambodian weather is hot and quite humid all year with daytime temperatures generally remaining in the 30s. Rainy season runs from June to October so expect showers if travelling during this time. March to May is usually dry, however these months can get very hot.
Visit Phnom Penh in October for the Cambodian Water Festival. Celebrating the end of rainy season this festival is three days of dragon boat racing, music, dance, fireworks, food and drink.
Take a trip around September/October for Pchum Ben Day. Cambodia’s “Ancestors’ Day” involves locals visiting pagodas bearing gifts for the monks and offering food to deceased ancestral spirits. This is particularly poignant given the country’s recent history.
Why We Love It“Cambodia is incredible. The temples of Angkor are unbelievable, the Ta Prohm was my favourite, the jungle has grown into the stone and it just looks so surreal”.
Jennifer Kearney, Sales Executive