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CAMBODIA Siem Reap Raffles D Angkor Hotel At Night

For an unforgettable experience, explore the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap under the cover of darkness.

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CAMBODIA 2 Cambodia Siem Reap Monks

Wander alongside local Buddhist monks as you explore the magnificent temples.

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

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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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Jungle meets beach at the hotly-anticipated Six Senses Krabey Island.

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CAMBODIA Sunset

Cambodian sunsets are just bliss.

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

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

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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 Phnom Penh Kings Palace

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

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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 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 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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Receive a warm welcome at the palm-fringed Phum Baitang resort, Siem Reap.

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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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The far-flung Alila Villas Koh Russey beach hotel is the place to switch off from it all, surrounded by golden sand, gin-clear water and modern architecture.

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One of the hottest openings in recent months has to be Shinta Mani Wild tented camp and it does not disappoint with its incredible attention to detail and Bill Bensley-designed interiors.

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Shinta Mani Wild's bathrooms are open to the elements, complete with rainfall showers and outdoor bathtubs overlooking the river.

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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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11 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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8 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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14 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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Southern Vietnam & Cambodia’s Ancient Kingdom of Angkor

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12 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

17 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

Wonders Of The Ancient World Itinerary 11

11 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

11 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

Luxury Indochina Itinerary 23

15 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

10 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

VIETNAM Street Scene Hanoi

13 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

9 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

12 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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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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Shinta Mani Wild ,
Cardamom Mountains

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Located in the Cardamom Mountains region of Cambodia, around four hours’ drive from Phnom Penh, the recently opened Shinta Mani...

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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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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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Some of our favourite places of interest in Cambodia

Kampong Thom

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

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Battambang

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Set upon on the banks of the Sangker River, Battambang is easily reached from Siem Reap across the scenic Tonle...

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Kratie

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In the heart of the Cambodian countryside, the rural town of Kratie may be small, but this community on the...

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Cardamom Mountains

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Located in the Southwest region of Cambodia, The Cardamom Mountains region is a stunningly beautiful highland area of the country, largely...

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Phnom Penh

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

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Kep

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

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