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  • Tailor-made luxury holidays to Cambodia

    A Angkor Wat sunrise
    A Song Saa local monks
    A Song Saa private island view EXH1057
    Asia Cambodia

    Luxury, tailor-made holidays to Cambodia

    After three decades of war, Cambodia has thrown its arms open the world, welcoming visitors with an enthusiasm and warmth and that makes holidaying here – even without its myriad attractions – an extraordinary joy. Cambodia’s people may be the country’s principle asset, their unbreakable spirit and infectious optimism prevailing against all odds, but it is Angkor Wat for which the country is probably best known – and understandably so. Rediscovered only in the 19th century, this spectacular, nearly 900-year old temple complex is stunning fusion of symbolism, symmetry and spirituality, drawing tourists and pilgrims in their millions. But just as Angkor is more than its wat, so too is Cambodia more than its temples. Phnom Penh is a bustling, fascinating capital at the crossroads of Asia’s past and present, an assault on the senses with pagodas and palaces, markets and busy bars; Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat, has a beautiful riverside location and cultural scene, as well as the beautiful Foreign Correspondants Club, a stunning hotel in what was once the French Governor’s art-deco mansion. Intimate, indulgent, with a sumptuous spa and exquisite cuisine to match, it is typical of the boutique hotels scattered across the country today. Siem Reap and Phnom Penh may be Cambodia’s main urban draws, but Cambodia’s spirit is essential rural, and the countryside is the best place to experience the rhythm of rural life and timeless landscapes of dazzling rice paddies and swaying sugar palms. As for beaches, Sihanoukville is surrounded by them, while the distant south coast is fringed by tropical islands with only the occasional luxury hotel in sight. Inland from the coast lie the Cardamom Mountains, part of a vast tropical wilderness sheltering elusive wildlife forming the focus of an emerging ecotourism. And through the heart of it all, the mighty Mekong River cuts through the country like its ancient lifeblood, and boat trips along it are an utterly intoxicating way of delving deep into the heart of Cambodia. With beaches as beautiful as Thailand, mountains and jungles more remote than Laos, cuisine as delicious as Vietnam and temples to leave Indonesia in the shade, Cambodia is South-East Asia at its bite-sized, undiscovered best.

    Facts

    Capital
    Phnom Penh
    Airport
    there are international airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
    Currency
    Cambodian Riel (£1 = 6.48 Riel)
    Size
    70,000 sq miles
    Population
    15 million
    Average temperatures
    the best time to visit is December and January, when humidity levels are relatively low, there is little rainfall and a cooling breeze; from February, temperatures rise till April, when temperatures can exceed 40°C. May and June brings monsoon rains, lasting till October, although even during the rains, temperatures remain in the 20Cs.

    Local highlights

    Angkor Wat, with its near-900 year old temples, a staggering ancient city you could spend a lifetime exploring; river trips on the Mekong, particularly the stretch between Siem Reap and Battambag; the south-coast islands and their bone-white beaches; the sleepy seaside town of Kampot, gateway to a myriad of caves and pagodas; trekking in Bokor National Park, with its rainforest hikes and French colonial ruins; elephant trekking in the jungles of Mondulkiri Province; looking for some of the region’s last remaining Irrawaddy river dolphins at Kratie; the mountains, waterfalls and pristine crater lakes of the north; the hilltop temple of Prasat Preah Vihear; Koh Ker, the 10th century capital with its fascinating ruins; hilltop temples of Battambang; explore the jungles and mangroves, waterfalls, islands and beaches of the southern Cardamom Mountains; swim in a volcanic caldera in Virachay National Park; Kompong Cham, with its beautiful rice paddies, and sugar palms, pagodas and temples; Phnom Penh, the ‘Pearl of Asia’, shining once more with superb museums and sublime riverside setting; Siem Reap’s vibrant arts scene and fabulous riverside setting; cocktails overlooking the Mekon on the second-floor terrace of the Foreign Correspondants Club in Phnom Penh.

    Getting out and about

    Buses provide an excellent service in Cambodia, but travelling by boat is a more romantic option, and a key element in the country’s transportation system, with more than 1,000 miles of navigable waterways, and the Mekong the country’s lifeblood. Best section, at least for scenery, is between Siem Reap and Battambang, though it is painfully slow. Car and motorcycle rental are comparatively cheap in Cambodia and many visitors rent a car or motorcycle for greater flexibility to visit out-of-the-way places and to stop when and where they choose.

    Travel arrangements

    There are no direct flights to Cambodia from the UK. Airlines with indirect scheduled flights to Phnom Penh include KLM, Emirates, Lufthansa, Air France and Singapore Airlines. Airlines with indirect scheduled flights to Siem Reap include Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, and Korean Air. Flight time to both is about 13 hours.

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