Cambodia Family Holidays

Cambodia’s child-friendly culture means that kids get plenty of smiles and, even though facilities for children might not always be obvious, hotels and restaurants are keen to help accommodate family needs.

Many families stay in bustling Siem Reap where there are interesting markets, tuk-tuk tours and the ‘must-visit’ Angkor Archaeological Park. Kids will be intrigued by the awe-inspiring temples and humbling atmosphere but, as it is a big site which requires lots of walking, shorter tours might be best for pre-schoolers who tire easily.

If ruins in the jungle spark your kids’ imaginations, then camping near the temples at Preah Khan will be perfect. Walk around the temples by torchlight, sleep under the stars, and wake early for more exploring.

Another unusual camping experience is the incredible ‘floating tents’ at the 4 Rivers Lodge on the Tatai River, from where you can tailor an activity schedule to suit your family; there is kayaking, trekking, cycling, waterfall swimming or just relaxing in the idyllic forest setting.An alternative base for family holidays in Cambodia is Phnom Penh – calmer than Siem Reap and still offering kid-friendly activities.

The ornately decorated Royal Palace is a wonderfully inspiring building, and it is surrounded by a beautiful pedestrianised area where children can run about and let off steam.Eating out in Cambodia with fussy kids in tow is made easier thanks to the national style of barbeque cookery, which includes the novelty of cooking it yourself at your table.

To help the kids find out more about where the rice they eat comes from, stay at the inspiring Daem Po Rice Bank: an eco-project which works with farmers and educates visitors about the intricate process of rice cultivation.

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Highlights of a family holiday in Cambodia

  • Exploring ruined stone temples that will surpass even the most absorbing game of Minecraft
  • Explore the water-world of Tonle Sap, a unique lake with stilt villages and thousands of birds
  • Kick back on the south-coast beaches around Sihanoukville, and visit the little islands offshore
  • After facing down a crispy deep-fried tarantula, the chances are your kids will never make a fuss about vegetables again

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