Cambodia is a vibrant country with a rich and tragic history. From the ancient wonders of the Khmer Empire to the modern horrors of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, there is so much to explore and learn in this fascinating land.
See the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat and take time to reflect by visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields. Here, you will gain an unforgettable appreciation for where Cambodia has been and where it is heading.
As any visitor to Cambodia will tell you, the highlight of travelling here is the people. Famous for their hospitality and their warmth, there is plenty to be learned from getting to know the locals.
Although the scars of Cambodia’s past are still healing, the resilience and optimism of the Khmer spirit remains strong. Cambodia has made significant economic progress in the last two decades, with a poverty rate of 50 percent in 1992 falling to around 20 percent today.
However, inequality remains a reality of life in Cambodia. With a large proportion of the population (around 85 percent) residing in rural areas, access to basic facilities is a challenge. Meanwhile, in urban areas such as Phnom Penh, slums are a growing problem, with many people struggling to access secure land tenure, clean water and sanitation.