The temples of Angkor are without a doubt, one of the most captivating sights in Southeast Asia. From the awesome spires of Angkor Wat and the enchanting faces of Angkor Thom and the Bayon, to the mystery and wonder of some of the outerlying temples, you’re sure to be inspired. But we’ll show you another side of Cambodia that is just as compelling – palm-fringed beaches, picturesque rural landscapes and one of the most charming capital cities in Asia. Having emerged from decades of civil war and general unrest the Khmer people are incredibly welcoming and warm and will be a highlight of your stay.
Today our guide will show you all the highlights of this bustling, vibrant city, including the fascinating Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. You can climb the hill to Wat Phnom, the city’s main temple, where you’ll find throngs of worshippers. In the afternoon, you can visit the sobering and poignant Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which documents the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodian people. Then you can shop ‘til you drop for just about anything in the busy, colorful stalls of the vast Central Market