Not long ago, a description of Cambodia overflowed with cautions and warnings, and remained off limits to the majority of travelers, save those with an unquenchable appetite for danger. However, today’s Cambodia proves a far cry from the Cambodia of yesteryear, shining brilliantly in its evolved light of growing stability, kind and resilient inhabitants and a rich array of highlights to leave an everlasting impression.
Leading its long list of attributes find the infamous Angkor Wat, the centerpiece of the largest religious complex ever constructed. While the temples remain an eternal pilgrimage point for temple enthusiasts, an urban center of paralleled interest lies in the growing capital of Phnom Penh, where French colonial architecture and a spectacular palace welcome visitors into its charming atmosphere. Venture to Sihanoukville, the country’s only port, where sprawling beaches and a delightful nightlife await, or explore the lesser known villages spotting the countryside, each offering their own reflection of Cambodia’s complex history as well as its promising future.