The Angkor temple complex may be the kingdom’s main draw but its rivers, mountains and beaches are things of beauty in their own right
Cambodia is a glorious jumble of ancient temples, tangerine sunsets, colonial structures, glittering rice fields, little-travelled islands and beaches with long stretches of powder-white sand.
The striking, jungle-clad temple ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor have long been the major drawcard and they’re as magical as ever. One of the world’s largest religious structures, Angkor Wat itself is in a class of its own. A Hindu temple, it was built in the early 12th century and is resplendent at sunrise.
Cambodia is a popular with tourists of just about every description, from high rollers with a taste for fine French food and facials, and backpackers keen to explore the kingdom’s beaches and rugged interior to families keen to check out its intoxicating local markets and streetside food stalls.