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CAMBODIA 2 Cambodia Siem Reap Monks

Explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat alongisde colourful local Buddhist monks.

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CAMBODIA Angkor Tree Roots

Recreate scenes from Tomb Rader at Angkor Thom, one of Angkor's most enchanting and mystical temples. 

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CAMBODIA Phnom Penh Kings Palace

Admire the elegant Khmer architecture and design of Phnom Penh's Royal Palace.

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CAMBODIA Phnom Penh

Experience the colours of day to day life in Cambodia's bustling capital, Phnom Penh. 

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CAMBODIA Song Saa Beach

Have a private picnic on one of the many deserted island surrounding Song Saa Private Island.

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Fulfill all your desert island fantasties while staying in one of Song Saa's Jungle Villas.

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CAMBODIA - Song Saa bedroom

Feel the sea breeze from the comfort of your four poster bed at Song Saa Private Island.

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CAMBODIA Girl With Buffalos On Koh Rong Beach

Get involved in local Cambodia life while based at Song Saa Private Island. 

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Bathe with a view at Song Saa Private Island.

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CAMBODIA Monks

Not just for honeymoons, Song Saa is able to put on exclusive and intimate weddings for its guests.

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Admire the barefoot luxury interiors at Song Saa Private Island, complete with Camobdian art and made with local materials. 

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CAMBODIA 2 Bedroom Over Water Villas

Swim in your private pool or jump directly into the sea from your over water villa at Song Saa Private Island.

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CAMBODIA - Song Saa - evening terrace

Enjoy sun downers as you sway to the breeze at Song Saa Private Island.

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CAMBODIA Sunset In Sihanoukville

Watch the sun go down over Sihanoukville, one of Cambodia's most popular seaside towns.

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CAMBODIA Tonle Sap Lake

Located just outside Siem Reap, Tonle Sap's floating villages are some of the most interesting in Cambodia.

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CAMBODIA Lotus Lake

Be amazed by Cambodia's serene lotus-covered lakes. 

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CAMBODIA Knai Bang Chatt Kep Sunset

Meditate at sunrise on Knai Bang Chatt's sea jetty.

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Take in views of everyday life in the Cambodian countryside, like these rice pickers cultivating their fields.

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CAMBODIA Knai Bang Chatt Kep Infinity Pool

Gaze out over the Gulf of Thailand from Knai Bang Chatt's impressive infinity pool.

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CAMBODIA Food

Discover Khmer cuisine. Cambodia's traditional dish is 'amok', where rice and, often, fish is steamed in banana leaves. The result is delicious!

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CAMBODIA - National Museum

A fine example of Khmer architecture with an impressive collection of over 5,000 peices of Cambodia art, we definitely recommend a visit to Phnom Penh's National Museum. 

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CAMBODIA Floating Village Pandaw Cruise

Learn about a completely different way of life at one of Cambodia's many floating villages. 

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CAMBODIA Victoria D Angkor VAK Citroen

Travel around the temples of Angkor in style with one of Victoria d'Angkor's vintage Citroen cars. 

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CAMBODIA Cambodia Bayon

Feel eyes on you from every angle at the enchanting temple of Bayon in Angkor.

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CAMBODIA Angkor Cycling

Explore the expansive Angkor complex by bicycle with one of our local guides.

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CAMBODIA The Amansara Pool

Relax by Amansara's pool, surrounded by tranquil gardens. 

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CAMBODIA Amansara Roof Terrace Siem Reap

Relax in style at Amansara's roof terrace in Siem Reap. The former guesthouse of King Sihanouk, Amansara is Siem Reap's most luxurious hotel. 

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CAMBODIA Amansara

Ride to and from the Angkor temples in one of Amansara's remorques.

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CAMBODIA Angkor Ruins

Be amazed by the ancient temple of Bayon. Dating from the 12th century, Bayon is one of the many temples found at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor.

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CAMBODIA Siem Reap Raffles D Angkor Hotel Pool

After a morning of temples and trekking, relax by poolside at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap.

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CAMBODIA Siem Reap Raffles D Angkor Hotel At Night

For an unforgettable experience, explore the temples of Angkor by night. 

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CAMBODIA Victoria D Angkor VAK Saltwater Pool

Go for a dip in the refreshing salt water swimming pool at Siem Reap's Victoria d'Angkor hotel.

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CAMBODIA Angkor Temple

Climb into the heart of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, located in Siem Reap.

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Welcome to Cambodia

Fantastically alluring and intoxicatingly exotic, Cambodia is a small country with a huge amount to offer; fantastic, blissfully uncrowded beaches, genuinely charming people, a subtle and creative culture and, of course, the astonishing temples at Angkor. Cambodia is bordered by Thailand in the north west and Laos in the mountainous north east, Vietnam flanks her eastern boundaries and the glittering Gulf of Thailand stretches along the western coastline, dotted with some lovely remote beaches. For years, Cambodia has been viewed as an add-on to cultural tours around Southeast Asia, but now things are changing for this small country. With luxurious boutique hotels opening all over the country, Cambodia is rapidly blossoming into a destination in its own right with plenty of natural beauty for those willing to explore. Struggling with years of political instability, civil war, bloodshed and poverty, Cambodia has been through hell and high water. But the unbreakable spirit of the wonderful Khmer people only adds to the charm of the country, leaving visitors with nothing but affection and admiration for these truly inspiring people.

Modern day Cambodia is the successor to the mighty Khmer Empire, a powerful kingdom which ruled much of what today is Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and southern Vietnam for over 600 years (802-1431). The Khmers were great builders and over this period they filled the jungle landscapes with monumental temples, huge reservoirs, canal systems, bridges and complex road networks. Siem Reap is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, and visitors can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site which stretches through the jungle. Crumbling temples are scatted in their various stages of ruin, but it’s Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world and unrivalled in scale and grandeur anywhere else in Southeast Asia, which is the most celebrated and distinguished of them all. Today, the official religion in Cambodia is Theravada Buddhism, however until the 13th century, Hinduism – introduced by Indian invaders – was the religion of the Angkor Kingdom.

Beyond the temples, Cambodia has an urban scene which is bursting with surprising sophistication. To the south of Tonle Sap Lake is the chaotic yet charismatic capital, Phnom Penh, which retains its faded French colonial splendour, with wide, tree-lined boulevards and impressive architecture set amongst the busy traffic and commerce of an emerging Asian city. Siem Reap is as much a destination as the nearby temples and is bursting with buzzing cafes and a diverse nightlife, whilst Battambang is reminiscent of the French colonial past and charms visitors with a thriving contemporary art scene. Between the cities, Cambodia's interior landscape is a verdant and luscious blend of rice paddies, sugar palm plantations and remote jungles. Bordering the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, Cambodia’s coastline is dotted with beautiful pristine beaches and uninhabited islands, offering something very different from the more built up beaches of neighbouring Vietnam and Thailand. Cambodia beach holidays are stunning, with undeveloped islands and palm-fringed white sand beaches that are untainted by tourism, providing an ideal respite after the dusty temples of Angkor or the bustling traffic-filled streets of Phnom Penh.

Our consultants have travelled extensively in Cambodia and Asia, researching the best hotels, sights and activities. To start planning your tailor-made holiday to Cambodia contact one of our specialists today.


Our suggested tours in Cambodia

A Cambodian Discovery… Jungle, Beach & City

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12 days from £4,400

This intrepid itinerary takes in Cambodia’s highlights and lesser known attractions, from the markets and culture of Phnom Penh, to...

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Cultural Gems of Cambodia

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9 days from £3,750

This is a great trip to Cambodia for first-timers, with two essential elements: Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Start with...

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Cambodia off the Beaten Track

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15 days from £3,415

This grand tour explores all four corners of Cambodia and gives a great insight into her culture, history and stunning...

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Ampersand's Unusual Escorted Journey to Angkor & Beyond

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10 days from £6,595

The re-discovery of the ancient Kingdom of Angkor is accredited to the French archaeologist Henri Mohout, whose expedition in 1860...

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Southern Vietnam & Cambodia’s Ancient Kingdom of Angkor

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15 days from £4,795

Go beyond the traditional tourist trails on this overland journey combining southern Vietnam and Cambodia. Begin in the bustling and...

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Travel East Asia in Luxurious Style with Aman Resorts

Aman SEA Tour VIETNAM Amanoi Vinh Hy Bay Vietnam 2

18 days from £7,955

Experience the beauty of Southeast Asia on this 18 day tour while staying exclusively at Aman proprieties. Observe the brand’s...

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Wonders of the Ancient World... Grand Archaeological Tour of Indonesia, Burma & Cambodia

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13 days from £6,874

If you are interested in ancient history and love to travel in style, this is the ultimate itinerary for you....

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Sheer Indulgence... From Cambodia’s Angkor Temples to Phuket & Bangkok in Thailand

THAILAND - Amanpuri Phuket Thailand Ampersand Travel 19

13 days from £13,095

This indulgent journey combines three of the most fascinating facets of Cambodia and Thailand, using its finest hotels. Enjoy a...

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Luxury Indochina… Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

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17 days from £5,650

This trip gives you the most luxurious taste of Indochina. Enjoy Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia’s best boutique hotels, including one...

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Laid-back Luxury... From Laos to Cambodia's Angkor Temples & Song Saa Private Island Resort

Song Saa Song Saa Private Island Cambodia X 400

11 days from £5,420

In less than two weeks combine Laos and Cambodia to experience the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, the awe-inspiring...

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Meandering Down the Mekong... Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

Meandering Down The Mekong Itinerary

22 days from £7,500

This is our ‘super luxe’ Mekong itinerary. Sleeping both on the boat and in hotels, you will experience four countries...

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Classic Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia’s Temples of Angkor

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14 days from £3,750

This is one of our most popular trips and constantly gets marvellous feedback from clients. It includes a very extensive...

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CASE STUDY: ‘World Monument Fund’ Tour of Cambodia & Burma

CAMBODIA Victoria D Angkor VAK Citroen

16 days from £POA

Ampersand occasionally arranges special trips for some of the world’s most acclaimed museums and organisations who rely on us to...

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The Cultural Gems of Indochina... Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

The Gems Of Indochina Itinerary 3

10 days from £3,950

This trip gives you the perfect taste of Indochina in under two weeks. Despite travelling through three countries – Vietnam,...

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Pandaw Mekong Cruise... Vietnam & Cambodia

RV Pandaw Cruises Saigon Vietnam 3

14 days from £3,990

Ideal for people who like to cruise. Pandaw is not the only vessel that does this route; we have many...

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Some of our favourite hotels in Cambodia

Amansara ,
Siem Reap

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  Amansara is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia. When Aman Resorts took over the former guest...

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Raffles Hotel Le Royal ,
Phnom Penh

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Established in 1929, the distinguished Raffles Hotel Le Royal is a genuine ‘grand dame’ of the Cambodian capital. With an...

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Knai Bang Chatt ,
Kep

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  Knai Bang Chatt is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. This intimate and discreet luxury hotel is Kep's original boutique retreat,...

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Phum Baitang ,
Siem Reap

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Phum Baitang, also known as the Green Village, is a luxurious 5-star resort ideally located on the edge of Siem...

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Some of our favourite places of interest in Cambodia

Ratanakiri

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Hugging both the Vietnam and Laos borders in the far north east of Cambodia is the ruggedly beautiful Ratanakiri province,...

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Kampong Cham

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It may come as a surprise that sleepy Kampong Cham is one of Cambodia's largest towns. Set upon the banks...

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Koh Russey

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Koh Russey, or Bamboo Island as it is often referred to, is a lush tropical island, located just 30-minutes by...

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Kampot

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Kampot is a sleepy little riverside town on the southern tip of Cambodia, along the coast from Kep. Lying at...

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Siem Reap

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Until recently Cambodia's one-horse town of Siem Reap was just a dusty track with a few shop fronts, but in a...

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Song Saa Private Island

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Song Saa Private Island Resort is located in the warm sapphire waters of the Gulf of Thailand amongst 61 islands,...

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