Cambodia

Overview

From adventure to luxury, Khmer temples to French colonial elegance, hospitable locals and incredible landscapes – Cambodia's charms cast a spell over all who visit.

A century has passed since explorers rode elephants through the Cambodian jungle and discovered the temples of Angkor Wat, this incredible complex of creeper-clad ruins outside of Siem Reap has been drawing visitors for years. Head off in the early hours to soak up the eerie silence whilst others sleep, and hop on a bike or a rickshaw to navigate these gnarly ruins in private.

We can introduce you to some wonderfully off-the-beaten-track cultural spots, like Beng Melea, Koh Ker, Preah Vihear and Preah Kahn temples. To up the adventure, we can arrange activities like micro-lighting over jungle-clad ruins, jet-skiing on the Mekong, and elephant trekking through whispering bamboo forests.

The pinnacle of the country’s troubled past is centered in its capital city, Phnom Penh, but it still retains a small-town atmosphere, with streets teeming with scooters and the quieter world of stilted villages lining the waterfront.

Visit this city which retains trace of French colonial lustre, with your private guide who will quite likely be able to give you a moving insight as to how the recent atrocities affected people so near and dear to him. The Killing Fields and S-21 Prison are a harsh but necessary reminder of the cruelties suffered by these beautiful people not too long ago.

Further south, Cambodia’s coast is varied and each region has their own charm.

Kampot, famous for its pepper, is a riverside town rich in French architecture and the perfect base to explore the Bokor Hill Station.

Sihanoukville has developed into a popular local beach destination and the jumping off point to the Koh Rong archipelago where eco-luxury resort Song Saa has recently opened.

Cambodia has long been a favourite of the Lightfoot Travel team and we take frequent research trips to dig out the finest activities and luxury properties the country has to offer. When booking your trip with us you are guaranteed expert, impartial advice and a fully bespoke itinerary.

Cambodia Regions

Koh Kong

Proving that there’s more to Cambodia than beaches and temples, Koh Kong is a pristine, hugely promising eco-tourism spot and one of Indochina’s soon-to-be coolest luxury holiday destina…

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Siem Reap

Vast stoic stone faces stare across huge stone temples devoted to bygone kingdoms now ensnared by jungle creepers, the incredible complex of temples has astounded archaeologists and mesmeriz…

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Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh still retains a small-town atmosphere, with streets teeming with scooters and the quieter world of stilted villages lining the waterfront.

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Cambodia's Coast

Amongst the mountain-fringed beaches of the sleepy south, the coastline is home to white sand beaches and quiet villages where time still slips slowly by.

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Cambodia Itineraries

Siem Reap in a Weekend

Cambodia, Siem Reap

Siem Reap is the vibrant base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire and the largest religious monument in the world. With fascinating decorative…

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Cambodia Properties

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Amansara

Cambodia, Siem Reap

Behind its walled garden compounds lies the former royal guesthouse of King Sihanouk. Like a private home characterised by its gracious elegance, the idyllic Amansara is just minutes away fr…

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Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa

Cambodia, Siem Reap

Situated moments from the legendary Angkor Wat, the Eighth Wonder of the World, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is the magnificent Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa. The design of this luxury boutiqu…

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Battambang Resort

Cambodia

Located in the vibrant Cambodian hub of Battambang, the luxurious Battambang Resort offers comfort, privacy, and hidden charm to travellers exploring this Southeast Asian jewel. In just four…

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Belmond La Residence D’Angkor

Cambodia, Siem Reap

Special offer: Book a stay before 30 May and save up to 30% off your stay Situated on the banks of the river in the heart of Siem Reap in Cambodia, close to the famed Angkor Wat temple c…

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Heritage Suites Hotel

Cambodia, Siem Reap

Minutes away from Angkor Wat, lies the Heritage Suites Hotel a sophisticated boutique retreat concealed in tropical gardens, away from the bustling streets of Siem Reap. The impressive fa…

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Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Cambodia, Siem Reap

This luxury boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Siem Reap steps from markets and restaurants and close to the ancient temples of Angkor and is. The international airport is 12 km away…

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Phum Baitang

Cambodia, Siem Reap

Befitting a name that means “green village” in Khmer, Phum Baitang sits nestled within eight acres of lush gardens and paddy fields near Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor’s World Herita…

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Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

Cambodia, Siem Reap

Across from the Royal Palace, sits one of the greatest hotels of the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina. Embraced by 15 acres of beautifully landscaped French gardens, this legendary meeting …

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Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Cambodia, Phnom Penh

Dating back to 1929, the Raffles Hotel has seen Phnom Penh mature and develop around it, whilst still keeping its stately elegance. In its pivotal location at Phnom Penh's centre, the Raf…

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Rosewood Phnom Penh

Cambodia, Phnom Penh

This new luxury hotel is situated in the heart of the Central Business District in the Kingdom of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh and is scheduled to open in the second half of 2017. Rosew…

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Sala Lodges

Cambodia, Siem Reap

Located just outside Siem Reap, the Sala Lodges are an authentic and quieter glimpse into Cambodian lifestyle. The eleven wooden stilt houses scattered across sprawling gardens that compo…

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Song Saa

Cambodia, Cambodia's Coast

Perched on two pristine islands connected by a footbridge situated on Cambodia's largely untouched Koh Rong archipelago, Song Saa is perfect for honeymooners and nature-lovers seeking an int…

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Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Cambodia, Siem Reap

Styled to be set in the 1800s in the time of European colonial explorers, maps of Siem Reap, Cambodia and photographs of the period adorn the walls of Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa. Th…

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