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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…

Turn up in just about any Cambodian village and ask the locals if they have a ‘prasart boran‘ in those parts and they’ll almost certainly direct you down some track, across a field or round the back of the village wat to their very own Angkor period ruined temple. Now don’t get your hopes up since many of these will…

Giant gnarled trees rise from huge piles of sandstone blocks; spreading roots and creeping vines cloak massive walls, dense foliage obscures crumbling towers and moss and lichens conceal intricate carvings. Cambodia’s Beng Melea; chaotic decaying ancient ruins and rampant tropical vegetation – a perfect synthesis of man’s handiwork and untamed nature and a complete antithesis of what it was originally…