Where to travel in Cambodia
Your point of arrival for any Cambodia holiday is likely to be either Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, in both instances you will be well advised to spend few nights in either city. Siem Reap is gateway to the Angkor Temples and a great base for exploring the world class temple site; Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital, is a lively city with enough to keep most travellers well occupied for at least a day or two.
Your holiday might take in the exquisite beaches of Kep and Sihanoukville, where you can find secluded low-key luxury that’s perfect for a romantic break or stylish honeymoon. For a taste of Cambodian city life, soak up the singular atmosphere of capital city Phnom Penh, while French-Colonial Battambang offers charm, great architecture and crowd-free Angkor-era temples.
A more natural lifestyle can be found around Tonle Sap, a lake surrounded by stilt-villages and flocks of waterbirds. Koh Kong and the Cardamom Mountains are a nature-lover’s paradise that’s ripe with light adventure. Boats are an interesting alternative way to explore - the Mekong River flows past Kratie, a delightful Colonial town and jumping off point for north-eastern Cambodia, where the trails go dusty and disappear into the forest - perfect if you fancy heading even further off the typical itinerary.