Cambodia boasts a rich culture with its many ancient temples and its amazing natural scenery found in its mighty rivers, empty beaches and the remote forests. It lies at the heart of Indochina, bordered by Thailand to the west, Laos and Thailand to the north and Vietnam to the east. After three decades of civil war, peace has come to this beautiful country and the Cambodian people are welcoming travellers with open arms. The Khmer people, who make up more than 95 percent of modern Cambodia’s population, impress visitors as some of the friendliest, ‘happiest’ (sabai), and most gentle people they have ever met. The ubiquitous Khmer smile is legendary, as is traditional Khmer hospitality and openness.
Cambodia’s primary tourist destinations such as the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, Bayon and other ruins of the Khmer Empire rank amongst the world’s grandest and most magnificent World Heritage Sites. Other destinations such as the hill tribe areas of Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri, the remote temples of Preah Vihear and Banteay Chhmar, and quaint provincial capitals such as Battambang and Kampot, are just now being discovered by travellers, and all offer unique glimpses of ‘unspoiled’ Cambodia.
Siem Reap was a Cambodian provincial town with few facilities at the turn of the millenium, until the visitors started to discover the ruins of Angkor Wat. As the gateway to the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap has retained it’s rural charm but, now provides five-star hotels, air-conditioned buses and international restaurants. The past is represented by its shady tree-lined boulevards and traditional French shophouses, with a gentle river winding its way through this enchanting town.
Set in a lush garden enclosure, Amansara glows with the nuances of its sixties conception; commissioned by Norodum Sihanouk in 1962, it is, today, a peaceful contemporary and warm sanctuary, a mere remork and driver ride from an ancient civilisation...read more
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel in the heart of Siem Reap that creates the wellbeing, elegance and refinement of the French lifestyle. Follow a labyrinth of paths past fragrant frangipani trees to enter the lobby, where primrose-yellow...read more
In Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago, two pristine islands lie side by side. They are known locally as Song Saa – Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’. The Song Saa Private Island is as seductive as the name implies. Think intimate. Think luxurious. But...read more
For over eighty years, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal has been the choice of royalty, dignitaries and celebrities travelling through the capital of modern Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Graced through the years by legends such as former U.S First Lady Jacqueline...read more
Since the early 1930s, a visit to the ancient temples of Angkor has been synonymous with a stay at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, a mere 8 kilometres away from the majestic Angkor Wat, this leading Siem Reap luxury hotel...read more
Phum Baitang, the "Green Village" is a luxury resort near Siem Reap in Cambodia, gateway to the Angkor World Heritage Site and numerous natural wonders and cultural experiences. This elegant hideaway is set within lush gardens and rice paddies. It...read more
Simplicity and tradition combined with modern influences make Heritage Suites a place where past and present blend into a harmony of colours, fabrics, materials and open spaces, always featuring exciting art exhibitions, both in the spacious Lobby and in...read more
An intimate hotel on the banks of Siem Reap’s tree-lined river, Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor is built in natural woods in traditional Khmer style. Located close by Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of the man-made wonders of the...read more