Cambodia

From its untouched jungles and low-lying plains to the fertile Mekong Delta, Cambodia is neatly sandwiched between Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Rich in French colonial charm, Phnom Penh was once considered the ‘Pearl of Asia’ before the devastation of Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Guests will be offered a sobering glimpse into the atrocities that were inflicted on the Cambodian people at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the infamous Killing Fields. Despite those tragic events, Phnom Penh is now a bustling, vibrant city with beautiful and historical architecture: highlights include the Royal Palace and the National Museum. beyond the capital, discover the art of silk weaving in the village of Prek Bang-Kong; and meet local monks in a Buddhist monastery in Angkor Ban. With visits to the twin holy mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srey, and the majestic temples of Angkor, you’ll experience a hugely rewarding journey through Cambodia’s beguiling landscapes and fascinating Khmer culture.

Highlights

  • The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda
    • Visit Phnom Penh’s elegant royal compound set on its riverfront.
  • Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
    • Site of a former orchard and the last resting place of victims of the Khmer Rouge.
  • Prek Bang-Kong
    • Discover the art of silk weaving in this Cambodian village.
  • Angkor Ban
    • A walking tour to see Khmer houses, a local school, and a Buddhist monastery where guests can meet local monks.
  • Temples of Angkor
    • Magnificent must-see monuments which include the iconic Angkor Wat and the eerie jungle ruins of Ta Prohm.

Cruises in Cambodia