Kingdom of Wonder
Cambodia is a land of superlatives. The ancient ruins of Angkor rank amongst the world’s most magnificent archaeological sites. The capital city Phnom Penh exudes history, as well as offers up some superb dining and a full-on nightlife. As yet unspoiled islands dot the Cambodian coast and quaint little provincial towns sit amongst strikingly beautiful countryside. And all this stands in stark contrast to the Killing Fields, Toul Sleng Museum and other reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime. Yet the Khmer people impress visitors as some of the friendliest, most welcoming people they have met. The ubiquitous Khmer smile is legendary, as is Cambodia hospitality.
Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Phnom Penh, its capital, is home to the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace and the National Museum’s historical and archaeological exhibits. In the country’s northwest are the ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire.