One of the most breathtaking sites a traveller to Cambodia will experience are the temples of Angkor. Dating back from 802AD-1432, these temples are regarded as the heart and soul of Cambodia; they are an architectural feat, as well as a symbol of apparent spiritual devotion. Many temples have been well preserved, seemingly untouched by time, whereas others have been swallowed by the jungle that surrounds them.
Many visitors may never intend to go beyond these magnificent temples, however, they are soon captivated by other parts of this charismatic and welcoming country. Cambodia is blessed with unspoilt beaches, pristine forests and beautiful colonial cities like Phnom Penh, Battambang and Kep. It is also the gentle, polite and friendly nature of the people who make Cambodia such a memorable destination.
Time - Cambodia is 3 hours behind Australian EST
Language -Khmer is the official national language, however, English is widely spoken in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, followed by French, which is becoming increasingly popular.
Entry Requirements - Passports must be valid for six months beyond the length of stay. Visas are required for Australian travellers, the price of which is already included in the fully inclusive price of all our group tours for Australian passport holders (providing all applications are received by Wendy Wu Tours within the required visa processing time frame).
CAMBODIA NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
During the following holidays some or all businesses are closed and tourist sites will be busier than usual, therefore touring may be affected.
The celebrations for Cambodian and Lao New Year fall during 13-15 April 2014 and around the same time in 2015.
This provincial capital is an energetic tourist destination due to its proximity to the ancient Khmer capital city of Angkor, the spiritual and cultural heart of Cambodia, where the enchanting temples of Angkor lie.
Situated in a rich and fertile plain, Cambodia’s second largest city has the Stung Sangker River flowing through its colonial town centre. The region also has numerous Angkorian sites.
Located on the banks of the Mekong River, the capital Phnom Penh is the commercial and political hub of Cambodia. This city offers a mix of traditional Khmer and French colonial influenced architecture with a past impacted by war and revolution.
SIHANOUKVILLECambodia’s premier beach town Sihanoukville is surrounded on three sides by the Bay of Thailand. The white sand beaches and warm waters combine with a simple, relaxed atmosphere to provide a wonderful beach getaway.
KAMPOTThe provincial capital Kampot sits near the base of the abundant green Elephant Mountains and the famous Bokor Hill Station. Explore this charming, rural riverside town which boasts beautiful French architecture.
KEPKep is a seaside town located southwest of Phnom Penh. Well known for its beach, seafood and friendly locals, Kep is also nearby to many national parks.
Watch Documentary Videos of CAMBODIA
In March 2010, Travel Daily TV reporter, Barry Matheson, travelled on our Angkor to the Bay tour to document just what it was like to travel on a fully inclusive Wendy Wu group tour to Cambodia and Vietnam. Watch the 3 part series to see what he and his travelling companions thought of their tour.
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