This small country in South East Asia often gets overlooked, with tourists flocking to the more popular neighbours of Thailand and Vietnam. Yet the essential reason to visit Cambodia can be summed up in just two words: Angkor Wat.
Most people will have heard of the 12th century Angkor Wat temple, one of the largest religious buildings in the world. However, a lesser-known fact is that Angkor Wat is surrounded by dozens of other temples in the 400-square-kilometre Angkor site. Each temple has its own unique appeal and, from our experience, you'll need at least three days to do this magnificent place justice.
We also recommend a luxurious retreat for some much-needed pampering after a day of sightseeing. Look no further than Amansara, the former guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk and only ten minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage site.