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Cambodia Holidays

Home to the magnificent Angkor Wat one of the ancient wonders of the world, Cambodia retains a quiet charm that stands unique from its near neighbours. Steeped in history, culture and outstanding natural beauty, Cambodia prospers from its position between Vietnam and Laos and is well connected by air, land and river to the rest of Indochina. The town of Siem Reap and the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat are the outstanding highlight of the country, however, capital Phnom Penh retains much of its allure and the Mekong can be navigated south to Vietnam and the Mekong Delta. Further afield, explore the thick jungle of the North East, spot river dolphins in Kratie, bird-watch along the Tatai River or relax by the sea in picturesque Kep or the exclusive Song Saa Private Island. Pettitts Travel have led the way in designing tailor-made holidays and tours to Cambodia for over 30 years.

Places to visit in Cambodia

Cambodia is a treasure trove of ancient remains, rural villages, charismatic cities and a spirited Khmer culture unique to the region. Learn about the country’s extremely difficult recent past in capital Phnom Penh, explore the magnificent Angkor temples, visit the sleepy colonial town of Battambang or search for endangered river dolphins in rural Kratie. The jungle-clad south has a decidedly tropical feel with the Cardamom Mountains and Tatai River one of Cambodia’s most remote areas and a region that supports a diverse range of rare bird and animal life. The south is also pepper country – Kampot is famous for its spicy fresh green peppercorns – and the sleepy coastal town of Kep offers a relaxed and undeveloped alternative to the larger resorts of neighbouring countries. Cambodia can also be combined with Laos and Thailand or by river on a Mekong cruise to southern Vietnam.

When to Visit cambodia

There are two main seasons in Cambodia, rainy and dry – the former occurs between June and October and the latter from November to February. The dry season can also be subdivided with a slighter cooler period post rainy season until February when temperatures then steadily increase until the monsoon hits at the beginning of June. Regardless of season, the climate in Cambodia is tropical with an annual average temperature of around 27°C, however, pre-monsoon it is not uncommon for the mercury to rise to 33°C of 35°C. The entire country is affected by the summer rains which heralds the start of the monsoon season. The rains sweep in from the southwest and country receives over three quarters of its annual rainfall before the dry season starts again.

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This is a general overview suggesting when to travel in the country. Please note that this may not directly apply to any specific itinerary or region.

Essential Information

Capital: Phnom Penh

Main Language: Khmer

Time Zone: GMT + 7

Currency: Riel (KHR)

Cambodia Holiday Review

I would like to thank you for another outstanding organized and beautiful tour to Cambodia. We did not face any problems over the whole tour and the hotels were excellent choice with very warm, kind and thoughtful staff.

We look forward to travelling with you again in the near future.

DD - Cambodia - February 2020

Accommodation in Cambodia

Due to its proximity to the temples of Angkor Wat, the town of Siem Reap has the widest range of accommodation available in Cambodia from small boutique properties to leading international luxury hotels. In capital Phnom Penh and Battambang, the Cambodia’s second city, there is also a good selection of places to stay. Cambodia’s coastline is largely undeveloped but Kep has a very good small boutique sea-facing resort. In rural areas, in particular the north and east, accommodation is limited and tends to be clean and comfortable but of a simple standard. There is also a unique floating lodge on the Tatai River which serves as an excellent base for exploring the Cardamom Mountains.

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