Cambodia is one of the most exciting and richly diverse of Asia’s countries. Experience the wonders of the ancient temples at Angkor Wat and the teeming streets of Phnom Penh. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve and the Cardamom Mountains rainforests, and take a leisurely cruise along the mighty Mekong River which runs through the country to the ocean.
WHAT MAKES THIS COUNTRY A WONDERFUL PLACE TO VISIT
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Immerse yourself in one of Asia's most exhilarating cities.
The Cambodian capital is a riot of colours, flavours and experiences. You can visit the numerous temples and the French colonial buildings, pick up great gifts in the art deco-style Phsar Thmei Central Market, and eat fabulous street food at the Phnom Penh Night Market. One event not to miss is Bon Om Touk (or Cambodian Water Festival), which takes place in late October or early November.
Explore historical attractions that tell the story of Phnom Penh before it became what it is now.
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Discover Phnom Penh through its national dish and performance art.
FISH AMOKAmok Trei or fish amok is a Cambodian steamed fish curry with an almost mousse-like texture and was said to be created in the royal Khmer Empire, with a recipe that was passed down through generations. It is one of Cambodia’s national dishes and a must-try - for Amok, with its laborious, complicated but richly rewarding recipe, became a dish fewer people instinctively knew how to make.
ROYAL BALLET OF CAMBODIAThe Royal Ballet of Cambodia is renowned for its graceful hand gestures and stunning costumes, established in the royal courts of Cambodia and has been closely associated with the Khmer court for over one thousand years. It is used commonly used to celebrate royal ceremonies, coronations, marriages, or Khmer holidays. This tradition is highly regarded amongst Cambodian as a token of their culture, each one of the performances infused with sacred and symbolic role that embodies respect and spirituality.
LAKHAON NANG SBEK (KHMER SHADOW PUPPET)Khmer shadow theatre are forms of shadow play in which leather shadow puppets are used. It is performed during sacred temple ceremonies, at private functions, and for the public in Cambodia's villages. The hides are dyed with a colorant made from the bark of the Kandaol tree. The artist then draws the desired figure on the tanned hide before cutting it out and painting it before attaching it to two bamboo sticks enabling the dancer to control the puppet.
KHMER NEW YEAR 2023Friday, 14 April - Sunday, 16 April 2023
Cambodian New Year is a widely celebrated holiday among the Cambodian population and marks the end of the traditional harvest season. In Cambodia, it is a time of rest and leisure for farmers who return to their home communities to celebrate with relatives. Although not exclusively a religious holiday, many Cambodians observe the New Year through purification ceremonies, visits to the local temple, parades, and by playing traditional games.
PCHUM BEN DAYThursday, 21 September - Saturday, 23 September 2023
Pchum Ben Day is the final three days of the Cambodian Buddhist festival, where families come together and pay respect to their ancestors by visiting pagodas and offering food, flowers, and incense while making merit through prayer and meditation. It is considered the most important part of the festival and an essential time for Cambodians to remember and honor their ancestors.