No trip to Cambodia would be complete without paying a visit to Angkor, the legendary capital of the Khmer empire. Once lost to the jungle, this sprawling ancient city was home to the Angkor Wat temple complex, the world’s largest religious monument and now one of its most spectacular tourist attractions.
Just south of Siem Reap, Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South-East Asia. This immense ecosystem is perhaps best known for its picturesque floating villages, offering one of Cambodia’s most colourful spectacles.
As well as being the capital city and first port of call for most tourists visiting Cambodia, Phnom Penh boasts a phenomenal array of temples and museums, not to mention the royal palace. Cambodia is also blessed with a spectacular coastline, looking out over the Gulf of Thailand. Head south to the seaside resort of Sihanoukville, the gateway to the country’s immaculate beaches and exotic islands.