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The famous floating villages and fishing communities around Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake are well known with the more easily accessible ones such as Chong Kneas and Kompong Phleuk now firmly on tourist itineraries. Far less known are these river nomads of western Cambodia – people who spend the whole year travelling up and down the rivers leading into the huge…

We’re delighted to welcome Jean-Francois, (Jeff), Perigois to our team for the upcoming 2014/15 high season. A superb travel photographer and long term Phnom Penh resident so, with his vast local knowledge and boundless enthusiasm, Jeff seemed to us the ideal person to lead our Cambodia photo tours around the country he loves and calls home. We’ve continued our successful…

As we maintained in our recent – ‘Cambodia tours – what’s the food like post’ – after having taken a backseat to its more culinarily illustrious neighbours Vietnam and Thailand – Khmer cuisine is making great strides of late so, without further ado, here’s a selection of 10 Cambodia dishes to try among the kingdom’s varied and surprisingly tasty food…

Khmer cooking has traditionally takes a backseat compared to the more prestigious and much better-known cuisines of its neighbours Thailand and Vietnam and obviously, the population have had far more serious concerns during much of their recent history but Cambodian food is making a strong come back of late and more and more excellent eateries are appearing in larger towns…

Once again perfect weather for this ‘rainy season’ tour of Cambodia – clear blue, dust-free skies providing some great landscape views, enough fluffy white clouds about for pretty photos and the occasional evening shower to cool things down. As with our recent Burma tour, the relative lack of crowds was also a big plus – particularly at popular sites such…

Presenting our Cambodia Overland Tour – a 10-day road and river adventure through this fascinating, yet little-known country. In keeping with all our Southeast Asia tours, this exciting journey will combine the best-known sites – including of course the fabulous ruined cities and temples of Angkor – with some of the lesser-known, more off the beaten track ones. From the…

This exciting 1-week Cambodia tour, Highlights of Cambodia, is an overland adventure through this fascinating and still little-known country. We begin in the hectic yet charming riverside capital of Phnom Penh, where we’ll take in some of the city’s iconic sites as well as its vibrant street-life, local markets and lesser-seen back streets. From here we travel up-country through picturesque…

This original Cambodia photographic tour, accompanied by one of our experienced, professional travel photographers, Gary Latham or Jeff Perigois, is a comprehensive and varied tour including what is certainly one of the most stimulating photographic environments in the world; the ruined jungle temples, and UNESCO World Heritage Site, of Angkor. Our photographers have extensive local knowledge of the country, sites…

Yes there is a concentration on history books below but Cambodian history, whether ancient or recent, dominates so many aspects of contemporary Khmer life and society. Below is just a personal selection out of the multitude of books on both the Angkor period and the recent Khmer Rouge available and is in no way intended to be comprehensive. Note that…

Our highly varied 15-day Vietnam and Cambodia Overland tour, Saigon to Phnom Penh, takes in the region’s famous, iconic sites as well as some of its more off the beaten track, rarely visited, ones. Beginning in Vietnam’s bustling Ho Chi Minh City, (still Saigon to most of its residents) this exciting river and land adventure will lead you through the…

Our 15-day Thailand, Laos and Cambodia tour – ‘The Emerald Triangle’ – explores this picturesque yet rarely-visited region in the heart of Indochina where the borders of the three countries meet. On our travels we’ll take in 4 World Heritage sites; the ancient Siamese capital of Ayuthaya and Khao Yai National Park as well as scenic Wat Phu in southern…

Our exciting and highly varied Vietnam and Cambodia photography tour takes you on a river and road adventure through the heart of Indochina, from Vietnam’s bustling Ho Chi Minh City (still Saigon to most locals) and picturesque Mekong Delta region, up-river to the fascinating Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, before heading west to the mysterious and dramatic, jungle-clad temples of Angkor….

Gary Latham Cambodia photographs; a superb selection of Cambodia images taken by travel photographer Gary Latham on his recent Images of Indochina photographic tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. So, without further a-do…..all images by Gary and comments by All Points East. (Please note that for the purposes of speed and space the images’ resolution have been reduced so apologies for…

Cambodia – much more than Angkor Wat! Sure, Angkor Wat, Bayon and the temples of Siem Reap are the highlights for most visitors to Cambodia but there’s plenty of other fascinating sights architecture-wise to be seen in the kingdom. The country’s rich architectural heritage indeed covers everything from the recent and French period to Funanese and pre-Angkor sites. Here are…

Kompong Chhnang, Cambodia, a provincial capital lying on the bank of the Tonle Sap River some 2 hours north of Phnom Penh and without a doubt one of Cambodia’s most interesting and photogenic regional towns. (Yes we’ve already posted a couple of articles about Kompong Chnang but we reckon it’s so good a few more photos won’t hurt!) For much…