Cambodia

In tourist promotional materials Cambodia is known as the "Kingdom of Wonder" and once you've visited its easy to see why. 

Travellers were coming to Siem Reap before the end of last century to see the temples of Angkor in what was then a quiet town without nightlife in a country that had known horrific turmoil in its not so distant past.

Tourist development was progressing but in 2000 Angelina Jolie filmed Tomb Raider at Ta Prohm in Angkor Wat, she fell in love with Cambodia and the world knew it. Since then tourists have flooded in. Phnom Penh soon also began to draw crowds, and the city developed its infrastructure and now has many attractions.

Fast forward to 2015 and The Temples of Angkor, now a Unesco World Heritage Site and a complex of more than 1,000 temples, shrines and tombs attracts more than 2 million visitors annually. They have been named the best sight in the world by Lonely Planet. 

But don't be mistaken, Cambodia isn't just ancient temples although of course a visit isn't complete without taking in Angkor Wat. There are untouched beaches to explore, crafts and creativity that will blow you away and a cuisine all of its own. However its the people, their culture and their way of being that you'll fall in love with and that will stay with you long after you've returned home.

 













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