Are you ready for an adventure like no other? Look no further than Cambodia – an enchanting destination that will captivate your senses with its rich history, breathtaking temples, and stunning islands. Join us as we embark on a 10-day journey, immersing ourselves in the wonders this country has to offer.
Getting There – A Gateway to Paradise
To kickstart our adventure, we recommend a 10-day trip that costs £4,150 per person (based on two sharing) with Audley Travel. Your journey begins with three nights at La Résidence d’Angkor in Siem Reap, where a private guide will accompany you to explore the magnificent temples. Afterward, you’ll spend four nights at the Song Saa Private Island, indulging in an all-inclusive experience of luxury and tranquility. Finally, you’ll complete your trip with two nights in Phnom Penh, the vibrant capital, before returning home with Thai Airways.
Where to Stay in Cambodia – Luxurious Hideaways
Cambodia offers a range of exquisite accommodations that will make your stay truly memorable. At Shinta Mani Wild, a daring and boundary-pushing design camp nestled in Cambodia’s green wilderness, you’ll be treated to a unique experience. Alternatively, you can opt for the Rosewood Phnom Penh, a luxurious skyscraper hotel with breathtaking views of the city. For a touch of Khmer elegance, La Résidence d’Angkor is the perfect choice, set amidst a lush riverside garden. Hôtel de la Paix, with its super-stylish ambiance, will transport you to a world of cutting-edge design. And let’s not forget the iconic Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, with its perfect blend of period allure and modern comforts. For a more intimate setting, Hanuman Alaya Boutique Hotel awaits, showcasing arts, antiques, and serving excellent local cuisine. Finally, the Song Saa Private Island promises an unparalleled experience of luxury and seclusion.
Experience the unique design at Shinta Mani Wild
Restaurants in Siem Reap – A Delightful Culinary Journey
No trip to Cambodia is complete without savoring its delectable cuisine. FCC, situated on Pokambor Avenue, is a hotspot for cocktails, pastas, and pizzas, along with authentic Khmer meals. For an unforgettable dining experience, head to Cuisine Wat Damnak near Psa Dey Hoy market, where you’ll find the best Khmer cuisine in town with a modern twist. And if you’re in the mood for classical Khmer dance, The Apsara Terrace at Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is the place to be. Treat yourself to a Pan-Asian buffet that includes excellent Khmer dishes, all while enjoying a mesmerizing performance.
Indulge in cocktails and delicious meals at FCC
Visiting Angkor – Stepping into an Ancient World
Angkor Archaeological Park is a must-visit destination, a UNESCO World Heritage site that will transport you back in time. Open from 5 am to sunset, the park offers a range of passes suitable for various durations of exploration. From the magnificent Angkor Wat to the intricately carved Banteay Srei, every temple has a story to tell. To navigate the vast area, you can hire a moto or tuk-tuk, or even a knowledgeable guide who can provide valuable insights.
Explore the majestic temples of Angkor
Shopping in Siem Reap – Uncovering Local Treasures
Siem Reap offers a myriad of shopping options for those seeking unique souvenirs. Psar Chas, also known as the Old Market, is a treasure trove of silk, handicrafts, and art. For contemporary designs, Eric Raisina in Kok Chork is a must-visit. At Senteurs d’Angkor, discover traditional beauty products, spice mixes, and candles made from local materials. And if you’re craving some retail therapy, don’t miss the Lucky Mall on Sivatha Boulevard, which houses the renowned Bodia Spa and a supermarket stocked with the heavenly Kampot pepper.
Explore the vibrant markets of Siem Reap
When to Go – Embracing the Beauty of Cambodia
To make the most of your Cambodia adventure, plan your visit between November and April. During this period, the humidity is at its lowest, and the monsoon season is yet to begin. Although May marks the start of the monsoon, the rain showers are typically short-lived and won’t hinder your travel plans.
Now that you’ve discovered the marvels of Cambodia – from the ancient temples of Angkor to the serene beauty of private islands – it’s time to embark on your own unforgettable journey. Book your trip today and experience the wonders that await you in this extraordinary country.
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