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Wonders of Vietnam with Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh & a Mekong River Cruise add-on
18 days from £2948
Mar 2014 - May 2015 departures
Cambodia is a country that is gradually becoming more accessible to tourists and it is currently enjoying a great influx of new visitors from all over the world. Improvements to the road network and river transport means that travellers can traverse this glorious country easily and even visit previously inaccessible areas. Holidays in Cambodia are now more possible than ever before.
Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and a great place to experience the bustle of life in this fascinating country. The French colonial influence has left some lovely architecture around the city. Take a stroll, away from the hectic city streets, in the park which flanks the Mekong River - here you will find many opportunities to relax in the pleasant cafes and restaurants and take in your surroundings.
Battambang is Cambodia’s second city. This bustling riverside community with French colonial buildings has a lively market and some remarkable temples. If you were hoping to experience rural life on your holiday in Cambodia, you’re in the right place when you visit Battambang.
Siem Reap is a lively town that’s well-placed for those wanting to visit the Angkor Wat complex. Along the river you will find a constantly changing lifestyle; the way of life, and even the location of the homes, changes to fit in with the seasonal water levels. As you explore the river you will be rewarded with an ever-changing view of stilt houses, riverside life, floating villages and fields of crops. Eventually, the river opens up to become Tonle Sap Lake; the lake is at the heart of Cambodia and a must-see on your holiday in Cambodia.
Angkor Wat is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. To fully experience the immensity and sheer beauty of the Angkor Wat complex, you’d be wise to dedicate a few days of your Cambodia tour to an exploration here. You will see Angkor Wat itself plus many of the surrounding temples and monuments including Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, the Temple of Bayon and much more.