Angkor Wat is archaeologically essential, and along with the buzzing capital of Phnom Penh, the countryside’s wild jungles, pristine beaches in the South and a smattering of offshore tropical islands, Cambodia is a beautiful and rewarding visit. But it’s not just about ticking Phnom Penh and the wat off your list – the city of Siem Reap earns its place in Cambodia’s list of highlights thanks to its beautiful riverside location, its fine dining and its night-life. Escape the buzz of the cities for the quiet rural countryside, soaking up Cambodia’s true essence amongst the rice paddies and sugar palms. After three decades of war, peace has finally come to Cambodia, and you’ll find that visitors are welcomed with open arms.
A remnant of the Khmer Empire of Cambodia, Angkor is a huge temple complex centred on the temple of Angkor Wat, one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. Immediately recognisable and utterly exotic, this is another of those … Continue reading
Today we’re exploring further in Southeast Asia with our guest blogger Clare Kendall. Check out these great images from Siem Reap and Angkor Wat!
When it comes to the Top 10 World Wonders, (or even ten top world wonders, not even the top ten) opinion is no doubt divided. But we’re sure no one can really disagree that these are some of the world’s … Continue reading
Angkor Wat, Cambodia. Absolutely stunning temples and so much more than I could have imagined them to be. Siem Reap was our first stop in Cambodia and the perfect way to begin. We landed at 7am and I was determined … Continue reading
Following a recent trip to Southeast Asia, filmmaker Paul Wex put this video together from some of the main sights in Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangkok, along with stunning shots of the local people. There are also some great shots of … Continue reading
Vietnam: Halong Bay Vietnam’s Halong Bay is simply breathtaking, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, widely considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. Thousands of majestic limestone peaks rise dramatically out of the sparkling emerald waters, and … Continue reading
While I was in Cambodia I had the freshest seafood I think I have ever experienced. My favourite was in SihanoukVille, a lazy beach side town that is the perfect spot to rest for a few days on your holiday … Continue reading