Cambodia is growing in popularity as a travel destination. Cox & Kings, a long-standing luxury travel company, suggests the following must-sees in the country:
Angkor Wat - This Hindu temple is an iconic landmark, along with Siem Reap, the town built up around it.
Banteay Chhmar and Prasat Damrei are untouched ruins deep in the jungle that can be visited on a temple safari. Guests can often book luxury tents and pitch them within the temple grounds, affording views of the sites at sunset and sunrise.
Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital city, boasting culturally rich sites like the National Museum and Royal Palace. The Tuol Sleng genocide museum is within the city as well, where visitors can gain a deeper understanding of the atrocities committed against the Cambodian people at the hands of the Khmer Rouge.
The Cardamom Mountains in south-west Cambodia are largely un-explored and untouched, home to more than 100 animal species of interest, including tigers and Asian elephants.
The Prek Toal bird sanctuary, close to Tonle Sap Lake, houses hundreds of species of rare birds, such as the spot-billed pelican and ibises.
Sihanoukville is a remote beach golf resort, surrounded by clusters of undeveloped islands that are reachable by private boat.
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