About CambodiaCambodia is located in the South Western part of the Indo China Peninsula, and has a land mass of just over 18,000 sq km and a coastline of 435kms. It shares its borders with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. You can still find impenetrable jungles along with temples abandoned long ago, mountain ranges, the Mekong River plus the vast Tonle Sap Lake. There are also beautiful white sandy beaches on the South West coast.
GMT +7 hours
Currency: Cambodian Riel. (US Dollars are widely accepted)
The rainy season is from June to October with temperatures of 24 degrees on average. The dry season (October until April), temperatures can reach 30 degrees. In April and May temperatures are very high in the region of 40 degrees.
Leisure & Activities
No visit to Cambodia is complete without a visit to Angkor Archaeological Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Within the grounds of this vast area there are no less than 50 Buddhist and Hindu Temples dating back to the 12th century and, of course, there’s the magnificent Angkor Wat. If you have time to travel further afield there are numerous other sites which are even older than Angkor including the Ta Prohm, famous as a setting in Tomb Raider.
The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is definitely worth a visit. The Khmer Performing Arts Association and Apsara Dance Association regularly stage classical performances.
There are stunning beaches at Sihanoukville to help you relax after a tour of the country’s archaeological sites. It has an unspoiled coast line that has yet to be developed.