Nestled between Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, Cambodia embodies a formidable cultural gem where ancient, natural, and modern worlds collide, creating an unrefutably authentic travel.
Cambodia’s rich heritage is represented by the fabled thousand-year-old stone temples derived from the impressive ancient empires of Khmer at Siem Reap, and undoubtably, from the world-renowned predominant archaeological site in South-East Asia – Angkor Wat, also identified as the iconic destination where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed.
Apart from its rich architectural history, what makes Cambodia an enthralling kingdom that captivates its visitors are its breath-taking unspoiled reserves, and natural landscapes of the countryside. Clinching the title of Kingdom of Water, Cambodia’s natural landscape is dominated by two mighty waterways – Mekong River and Tonle Sap lake – resulting in a rich centre for rice fields and flora and fauna to flourish and a lush rain forests inhabited by Southeast Asia’s exotic animals.
Contrasting a slow-paced Mekong River cruise and trip to a floating village at Tonle Sap lake, settle down at the urban capital city of Phnom Penh, taking in the bustle of the big city’s colourful cafes, beeping motorbikes, and street vendors. Over the years, Cambodia has flourished to become one of the key Asian destinations for luxury holidaymakers with many outlying resorts off the coast opening its doors. On your Intriq Journey, you may expect to repose and luxuriate in utmost comfort.
Cambodia is best visited during the dry season between October to March where there’s minimal rainfall expected to maximise your exploration under clear blue skies.