Located in the south-east Asia between Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia nowadays is
administered by the Royal Government of Cambodia after an internationally supervised election in
1993 and totally safe to welcome tourists all over the world return.
Cambodia is a beautiful country with two main cities: the capital, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
National Museum in Phnom Penh, a bustling city with fine colonial architecture,
is the best place to see examples of Khmer sculpture. Siem Reap is primarily the base
from which to explore the majestic temples of Angkor and Angkorian-era architecture.
In 1992, Angkor Wat was declared as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
Cambodia is a beautiful country with the temples of Angkor and Angkorian-era architecture.
When to go?
The best time to visit Cambodia is from December to January when humidity is bearable,
temperatures are cooler and it's unlikely to rain. From early February, temperatures
start to rise until the hottest month of April, when temperatures often exceed 40°C
(104°F). The wet season starts from May until Oct, when the southwestern monsoon
brings rain and high humidity. Though being very soggy, this period can also be
a good time to visit Angkor as the moats will be full and the foliage lush - but
steer clear of the northeast regions during those months, as the going gets pretty
tough when the tracks are waterlogged.
What to do?
The temples of Angkor literally rise out of the jungle and attract people to explore
the Angkorian-era architecture. The National Museum in Phnom Penh, a bustling city
with fine colonial architecture, is the best place to see examples of Khmer sculpture,
especially the beautifully depicted Hindu deities. Hill tribes around Banlung, the
unspoilt countryside around sleepy Sen Monorom and Battambang are also worth seeing
for adventurers. For those looking for relaxation, Sihanoukville with its lovely
sandy beaches and laid-back lifestyle is a promising destination.