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The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

Coming up, and based on some 15 years of leading tours to Cambodia’s UNESCO World Heritage site; a few small tips and suggestions on how to optimise your Angkor visit. Firstly though one very big tip! Try and time your visit for the low season. The awesome, often jungle-clad, temples in Western Cambodia are obviously today a huge draw and…

Phnom Bahkeng Temple, Angkor, Cambodia… “Though the identity of Phnom Bahkeng is today firmly established, the place hardly gets the respect it deserves…..Late every afternoon, just before sunset, crowds troop up the hill, on foot or by elephant at 20 dollars a ride. Then they climb the temple’s steps to the plaza-like upper tier, which becomes as jammed as the…

The slightly underwhelming ruins of Kapilapura at Angkor -probably the least visited, least known of any temple that actually appears on most maps of the Angkor Temples. Just look slightly above and to the right, (N.E.), of Angkor Wat on any standard map and you’ll see a small spot marked Kapilapura. What’s interesting about it though, apart from being able…