Cambodia

With stunning temples, charming French colonial architecture and growing urban affluence, Cambodia is drawing throngs of visitors. From the mesmerizing Angkor Wat and the chaotic cacophony of Phnom Penh to the buzzing beaches of Sihanoukville, travelers have a plethora of sights and sounds to behold.

GREAT FOR

Culture, Temples, Beaches

WHEN TO GO

Cambodia has a tropical monsoon climate. While monsoon season runs from May to November, the most pleasant season is the dry season, from December to April. Nevertheless, travelers are recommended to visit Cambodia during the monsoon, which is when the Angkor Wat and its picturesque surroundings come alive and more photogenic with the seasonal change.

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Angkor Ancient City

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Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh

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5 Phenomenal Animal Encounters to Commemorate World Wildlife Day

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Le Relais de Chhlong

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Amansara, Siem Reap

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Phum Baitang

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Anantara Angkor Resort

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Park Hyatt Siem Reap

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Shinta Mani Angkor

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Sofitel Phokeethra Phnom Penh

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Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

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Raffles Hotel Le Royal

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The Pavilion

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