While small in size, Cambodia is by no means lacking in stunning landscapes, spectacular temples, beautiful beaches or bustling cities. We’ve searched the Internet for the photos which best showcase the country’s diversity from the world famous UNESCO sites, which make an appearance on many travellers bucket lists, to the sleepy towns and beaches yet to be discovered by the masses. With a rich history full of intriguing stories, these photos provide just a snapshot of Cambodia and all it has to offer its visitors.
Once nicknamed the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh is a vibrant city, full of bars, restaurants and a relaxed cafe culture. Photo credit: Baron Reznik
Many find the tropical charm of Sihanoukville’s beaches, fringed with palm trees and dotted with beach huts, a lovely change of pace after the busy cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Photo credit: Szawisto
One of the main modes of transport around the cities, rickshaw drivers take a moment’s rest from the hectic traffic of Phnom Penh. Photo credit: Miha Pavlin
The Bayon temple, standing in the centre of Angkor Thom, has many serene smiling faces carved into the towers beaming down at visitors. Photo credit: Jérémy
The temples of Angkor silhouetted against a sky full of the colours of the sunrise is a splendid sight and a wonderful way to start a day exploring the Hindu ‘Heaven on Earth’. Photo credit: Marina & Enrique
The residence of the King of Cambodia, the ornate gilding and colourful clay-tile roof of the Royal Palace is a classic example of Khmer architecture. Photo credit: Ethan Crowley
Monks are a regular visitor of Angkor Wat, their bright orange robes a striking contrast against the grey of the temples. Photo credit: Alessandro Vannucci
Two school children cycle home from school through the rice paddies of Kep. Photo credit: Jean-Baptiste Rambaud
The quaint riverside town of Kratie is home to Wat Sorsor Mouy Roy, the temple of 100 columns with beautiful murals and figures depicting Hindu mythology. Photo credit: Lesley Malone
While parts of Koh Rong have developed a thriving party scene, it is still easy to find untouched and idyllic sections of beach on the island. Photo credit: Nguyễn Võ Lâm
Featured image by Miquel Lleixà Mora
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