Cambodia

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Cambodia is situated in the south western part of the Indochina peninsula and lies completely within the tropics.  International borders are shared with Thailand and Laos on the West and the North, and Vietnam on the East and the Southeast.  The country is bordered on the Southeast by the Gulf of Thailand and has a coastline of 435km and extensive mangrove stands, some of which are relatively undisturbed.

The dominant features of the Cambodian landscape are the large, almost generally located, Tonle Sap (Great Lake) and the Bassac River Systems and the Mekong River, which crosses the country from North to South.  Surrounding the Central Plains which cover three quarters of the country's area are the more densely forested and sparsely populated hightlands, comprising: the Elephant Mountains and Cardamom Mountain of the Southwest and western regions; the Dangrek Mountains of the North adjoining of the Korat Plateau of Thailand; and Rattanakiri Plateau and Chhlong highlands on the east merging with the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

An ancient empire rediscovered.  Long forgotten by the world and closed for decades by political strife, Cambodia has risen, phoenix-like, as one of the region's most compelling holiday destinations, including the must-see wonder of Asia, Angkor Wat.

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  • Siem Reap

  • Nestled between rice paddies and stretched along the Siem Reap River, the small provincial capital of Siem Reap Town serves as the gateway to the mill
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  • Phnom Penh

  • Phnom Penh is the largest and capital city of Cambodia.  It is also the capital of the Phnom Penh municipality.  Once known as the Pearl of
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  • Kep

  • Kep is a lovely Cambodian coastal village, located on the south coast of Cambodia, not far from the Vietnamese border.  It is located on a s
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  • Sihanoukville

  • Sihanoukville also known as Kampong Som, is a province of Cambodia, surrounded on three sides by the Gulf of Thailand.
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Fact File

CapitalPhnom Penh

LanguageKhmer, English, French

ClimateThe ideal months to be in Cambodia are December and January, when humidity is bearable, temperatures are cooler and it’s unlikely to rain. From February onwards it starts getting pretty hot, and April is unbearably so. The wet season (from May to October), though very soggy, can be a good time to visit Angkor, as the moats will be full and the foliage lush - but steer clear of the northeast regions during those months, as the going gets pretty tough when the tracks are waterlogged

CurrencyRiel (KHR)

VisaAvailable on arrival at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap Airports and at some land borders

HealthAdvised immunisation against cholera, hepatitis A and B, malaria, typhoid, rabies, Japanese B encephalitis, yellow fever, tuberculosis and polio

PassportsShould be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Cambodia

Time ZoneGMT +7 hours