Situated between Thailand
and Vietnam, Cambodia is the "New Kid on the
Block" when it comes to tourism in S E Asia.
The long years of turmoil are now in the
past and tourists have discovered this
charming country with its friendly people.
There are two main attractions in Cambodia.
They are Sihanoukville, a popular beach
destination in the South and Angkor Wat, a
historic citadel in the North.
Sihanoukville offers a wide variety of
accommodation to suite all budgets. Eating
out is not expensive and there are a number
of seafood restaurants situated on the
beach. Beach lovers will find a paradise
here. Be sure to visit the local islands and
try some fishing.
Key Festivals & Events: Khmer New Year Festival -
Mid April. Khmer water Festival - November.
Angkor Wat is a trip to the past
with some of the worlds most amazing Historic
Temples on view. Best months to visit are Nov
- April where the temperature varies from 28C - 35C.
May to October is the wet season and temperatures
range from 20C to 27C.
Situated on a peninsula
in the gulf of Thailand (314 km from Phnom
Penh), the pace of life is relaxed and
unhurried. There are miles of deserted
beaches as well as areas of beach with
eateries, bungalows, hotels and bars. This
all makes for a laid back, beach atmosphere
where you can unwind, enjoy the fresh
seafood and party at the bars.
Boat trips to the islands, scuba diving and
fishing are popular pastimes. The local
market has some real bargains and is
well worth a visit. Getting around is easy
with a number of Tuk-Tuks everywhere. Motor
bikes are for hire but make sure you wear
your helmet and have a local drivers