Capital City: Phnom Penh
Population: 16.59 million
Area: 181,035 km²
Currency: Cambodian Riel
Time Zone: (GMT+7)
County Code: +855
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Cambodia is known for its tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons: the rainy season from May to early November and the dry season from late November to April. During the rainy season, Cambodia experiences 75% of its annual rainfall with warm temperatures and lush, green countryside waiting to be explored! The dry season from November to April appears more popular amongst visiting travellers, with clearer skies and sunshine. Temperatures in Cambodia remain warm and consistent across the year making it a perfect place to travel any month. However, if travelling throughout the North during the winter months (December to March), be sure to pack extra layers as temperatures can become cold during the evenings.
Cambodian cuisine is modest and comforting with a unique twist. Rice and freshwater fish are staples and a traditional Cambodian meal almost always includes a samlor (traditional soup) – Samlor machou bunlay is the most popular of these. Other esteemed national dishes include kyteow (rice-noodle soup) Fish Amok (freshwater fish covered in coconut milk, eggs, fish sauce and palm sugar) and Beef Loc Lac (marinated beef). Angkor Beer is the most well-known beer in Cambodia with prices varying from around US$1 for a glass to around US$2. Palm wine is popular in rural areas and tends to be very strong.
Cambodia is known for its tropical monsoon climate with two distinct seasons; the rainy season from May to early November and the dry season from late November to April. During the rainy season, Cambodia experiences 75% of its annual rainful with humid temperatures expected and lush, green countryside waiting to be explored! The dry season from November to April is more popular amongst visiting travellers, with clearer skies and glorious sunshine. Temperatures in Cambodia remain fairly warm and consistent across the year. However, if travelling throughout the North during the winter months (December to March), be sure to pack extra layers as temperatures can become cold during the evenings.
More than 90% of the people who live in Cambodia are ethnic Khmers, making the country the most ethnically homogeneous in Southeast Asia. Cambodian life is centred around family, faith and food and local people are known worldwide for their gentle and warm nature. Over nearly two millennia, Cambodians have developed a unique Khmer belief from the syncretism of indigenous beliefs and the Indian religions of Buddhism and Hinduism. Buddhism is the most popular religious for the nation, with 95% of the population following Theravada Buddhism. Superstition almost runs parallel to religion, with the belief of spirits and superpowers running rife.
STAY IN STYLE IN CHARMING COMFORTABLE HOTELSKnowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we take ultimate care whilst hand-picking each location we host you. Only the truly exceptional in terms of comfort, character, amenities, location and service are suitable to our standards.
Borei Angkor Resort & Spa (or similar)
This 5 star resort offers its guests access to steam bath & sauna, swimming pool, fitness center and an on-site beauty center.
Hotel Du Parc (or similar)
This gem in Hanoi offers contemporary design rooms, a sauna & massage room, fitness center and a restaurant.
La Regina Grand Cruise (or similar)
A luxurious 5 star cruise, designed for the comfort of its guests. The rooms are equipped with mini bar & kettle.
Allegro Hoi An – A Little Luxury Hotel & Spa (or similar)
Located steps away from the ancient town, this charming hotel comes with a SPA center, outdoor pool, fitness center and contemporary rooms.
Indochine Palace (or similar)
A contemporary hotel located in the heart of Hue City. A steam bath, fitness center, outdoor pool and a fine dining restaurant are just some of the facilities offered.
Mai House Saigon Hotel (or similar)
A luxury hotel with glamorous interiors. During their stay, guests have access to the SPA center, fitness room, swimming pool and restaurants offering delicacies from different parts of the world.
MUST SEE SIGHTS IN CAMBODIADiscover the fascinating highlights of Cambodia.
Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor.
Known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, where the narrow streets are roughly arranged by trade.
The port town of Hoi An is most famous for its Venice-like atmosphere with its canals and boasts a well-preserved Ancient Town.
Part of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay is famous for its crystal clear waters and the rainforest surrounding them.
The ancient Hue was recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. This city is the cradle of Vietnamese culture and used to be the national capital.
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh
Discover the life and legacy of Ho Chi Minh in this charming town famous for its french architecture, vibrant life.