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Cambodia

Cambodia Quick Facts          Cambodia Climate          Cambodia Top 10 Destinations

Cambodia is a country of intrigue and often casts a spell over those who visit. After decades of unrest and uncertainty Cambodia is fast becoming a “must see” largely due to the much talked about and mysterious Angkor Wat. An astonishing archaeological site, the once “lost city” of Angkor Wat is staggering in its grandeur and is said to be matched by only a few places on earth. But Cambodia is more than just the temples of Angkor; the gorgeous riverside city of Siem Reap, the chaotic capital Phnom Penh or relaxing on the beaches of Sihanoukville there is a profound blend of adventures to be had.

Cambodia Quick Facts

Official Name: Kingdom of Cambodia
Capital: Phnom Penh
Population: 14.8 million
Total Area: 181,035 sq km
Currency: Riel
Official Language: Khmer
                   

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Cambodia Climate

Average Temperature – 20°C to 27°C (May to October) / 28°C to 35°C (November to April)
Average Rainfall – 1,000mm to 1,500mm per year
Average Humidity – 80-90%

The best time to visit Cambodia is during the cool season between November and February when the average temperatures are in the twenties.

January is the coldest month and temperatures can drop quite low. March to May is the hot season with April being the hottest month and temperatures reaching into the high thirties.

The rainy season from June to October brings warm conditions and heavy rainfall in the mountains and Tonle Sap Basin. Humidity is usually high at night throughout the year, often exceeding 90%, but much lower during the day up to only 60% during the rainy season.

          

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Cambodia Top Ten Destinations

Phnom Penh

This capital city, situated at the confluence of three of Cambodia’s rivers , is charming with a wonderful river front area. Pagodas, palaces, museums and markets are all here to be experienced or take an excursion to the notorious “Killing Fields” to take in the unfortunate hardships Cambodia has faced.

Battambang

Cambodia’s second largest city, Battambang is located on a fertile plain and provides much of the rice and various other crops for the country. Home to some of the best preserved colonial architecture in Cambodia this elegant riverside town is becoming more popular with numerous Angkor sites worth visiting.

Siem Reap

The base for exploring Angkor this ever growing epicentre of Cambodia’s tourism exudes charisma with quaint tree lined streets, French shop houses and a slow flowing river through the middle of town. It is a destination of many sights and deserves to be savoured and truly experience, not rushed.

Angkor Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Listed)

Built during the height of the Khmer reign (9th – 13th centuries) the temples of Angkor are one of the most magnificent sights on earth. There are over 100 temples making up the skeleton of this once glorious empire and you will be amazed at these monumental structures and their intricacy.

Kompong Cham

With a calm atmosphere this peaceful town is a picturesque journey into the real Cambodia. Scenic villages, beautiful wats, French period buildings and fishing communities are spread along the banks of the Mekong River.

Sihanoukville

White sand and uncrowded beaches are the reason for travelling south to Sihanoukville. Not as developed as Thailand or Vietnam’s beach resort towns Sihanoukville is steadily becoming a desired stop for travellers to Cambodia. Snorkelling, swimming, diving, island explorations and nightlife leave visitors with plenty to do.

Kampot

Not a well known destination, Kampot is a sleepy riverside town with a very relaxed atmosphere. Some good, although slightly run-down, examples of French architecture have their place in town and in the surrounding area you will find Cambodia’s durian plantations (you might want to consider packing a nose-peg!)

Bokor National Park

Accessed from Kampot, this old French hill station in the Elephant Mountains is renowned for its stunning forests and secluded waterfalls. Standing at the long abandoned old hotel, you can see from the terrace over the lush jungle straight to the sea.

Mondulkiri

A province in Cambodia, this countryside is unlike any other in the country. This windswept landscape of rolling hills is covered in pine trees and is the most sparsely populated area in Cambodia. Traditional villages, elephants, forests and hidden waterfalls all untouched by progress make this the adventurers dream.

Kratie

Mostly used as a stopover point for travellers going further north but this small riverside town has a few of its own attractions. Rural villages, serene monasteries, undamaged French era architecture, possibly the best Mekong River sunset and if you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the elusive Irrawaddy dolphins.

                   

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