Go beyond magical Angkor to discover beautiful rivers, mountains and beaches

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 even more magical than you imagine. As 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 to generations of backpackers keen to explore the kingdom’s beaches and rugged interior, right through to families checking out its intoxicating local markets and streetside food stalls.