Cambodia is a diverse nation where ancient and modern worlds collide.
Inhabited by friendly and welcoming people, Phnom Penh is a hive of construction as it celebrates 40 years since the Khmer Rouge regime came to an end. The remnants of a French colonial past are seen along the boulevards of the Mekong River.
A journey to Cambodia transports the traveller back in time. The UNESCO listed ruins of 12th Century Angkor Wat are one of South East Asia’s greatest architectural marvels and largest religious monuments in the world.
Nearby lake Tonle Sap, is one of the most varied and productive ecosystems on earth. It is home to villagers living in stilt houses fishing and farming the lake’s abundance. A visit here provides epic photography opportunities.
The best time to travel is the dry season from October to May. The rainy season begins around the end of May until half-way through October. A visit to Cambodia at this time is an abundance of lush greenery and quality fresh produce in markets across the country.
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16 Days South East Asia
Bangkok offers the true oriental taste of Asia. Bustling, bright lights, tasty street food, history, art, the home of the silk trade. In the Golden Triangle to be awakened by trumpeting elephants and birdsong. Coinciding with the annual lantern festival of Loy Krathong is a great option.
Cruise the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers observing daily life in the rural countryside. Get involved and learn about life in a monastery in Luang Prabang. Cruise Halong Bay’s limestone castes and floating fishing villages aboard a luxury boat.
The 12th century Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious monument and an incredible architectural marvel. Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new fusion of world-class design, all-inclusive hospitality and conservation, where your stay makes a real difference in protecting unique and endangered species.
Myanmar is a great climax to this itinerary, showcasing the beauty and hospitality of this war torn nation. Edifices such as the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon are living temples that are ideal platforms to observe everyday life.
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