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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 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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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 mysterious, yet tinged with a sombre past, Cambodia can be a tricky nut to crack for travellers. With Ampersand’s expert guidance we can make sure you see the best she has to offer – from the world's most atmospheric temples shrouded by jungle at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, to a new top-class eco-luxe island retreat. Cambodia beach holidays are stunning, with palm-fringed white sands that are far less touristed than neighbouring Thailand.

Cambodia is still finding its feet after over 30 years of turmoil initiated by the Vietnam War and prolonged by the Khmer Rouge, who wished to create a peasant-led, agrarian cooperative and killed one in five Cambodians trying. Cambodia's landscape is a blend of rice paddies, sugar palm plantations and remote jungles. While most visitors come to see the marvels of Angkor Wat, Cambodia offers plenty of natural beauty for those willing to explore. Bordering the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, Cambodia has some lovely remote beaches, while the north and northeast are mountainous. Life in Cambodia has always revolved around two great bodies of water: the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake. To the south of Tonle Sap Lake is the 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. 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. The Khmers believed in "god-kings" and built their religious sites to worship them. Located to the north of the Tonle Sap and in various stages of disrepair, these once majestic temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and quite deservedly so.


Our suggested tours in Cambodia

Ampersand's Unusual Escorted Journey to Angkor & Beyond, 2019

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10 days from £6,595

19th – 27th January 2019 The re-discovery of the ancient Kingdom of Angkor is accredited to the French archaeologist Henri...

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Southern Vietnam & Cambodia’s Ancient Kingdom of Angkor

CAMBODIA Siem Reap Raffles D Angkor Hotel At Night

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

21 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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Cultural Gems of Cambodia

CAMBODIA Cambodia Bayon

9 days from £3,750

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

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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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Cambodian Discovery Tour… Jungle, City & Beach

CAMBODIA Knai Bang Chatt Kep Sunset

9 days from £3,990

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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Grand Tour of Cambodia

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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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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

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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

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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Raffles Hotel Le Royal ,
Phnom Penh

Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh Cambodia

Established in 1929, this distinguished hotel played host to royalty, journalists and globe trotters during Indochina's colonial heyday. Restored by...

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Amansara ,
Siem Reap

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  Amansara features in Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and our Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia. When Aman Resorts took over the...

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Some of our favourite places of interest in Cambodia

Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh is still finding its feet again as Cambodia's capital as years of war have taken their toll. The...

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Kompong Thom

Kompong Thom Cambodia

For those looking to break up the journey between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh whilst also gaining insight into everyday...

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Mondulkiri

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Located at a high elevation on the Vietnamese border, Mondulkiri almost feels like another Cambodia. Home to an array of...

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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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Kep

Kep Cambodia

Founded by the French in the 1920s for the colonial administration, Kep was Cambodia's first fashionable seaside destination. Often referred...

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Tatai

Tatai Cambodia 2

If you are after pure unspoiled nature, Tatai is the place to go. Located on the western edge of Cambodia,...

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