Situated in a rich and fertile plain, Cambodia’s second largest city has the Stung Sangker River flowing through its colonial town center. The region also has numerous Angkorian sites.
Cambodia has so much more to offer than just the famous Temple, Angkor Wat. It is a unique country, blessed with golden untouched beaches, unspoilt forests, and beautiful old colonial cities like Phnom Penh, Battambang, Kampot, and Kep. Each city has its own individual charm, traditions, and a relaxing atmosphere. It is also the gentle, polite, and charming personality of the native Khmer people that helps make Cambodia such a memorable destination. The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, has a population of 2 million, and is situated in the south eastern part of the country, at the meeting point of the Mekong River, the Bassac River, and the Tonle Sap River. While it was somewhat known for its tumultuous and sometimes violent past, it has retained an undeniable charm that enthrals visitors.
Cambodia is full of must see sites and attractions apart from its famous temples, including The Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Independence Monument, National Museum, and Choeung EK Memorial. Siem Reap, is a small city located 250 km northwest of Phnom Penh and 15km north of Tonle Sap River, which is the largest river in South East Asia. It acts as the gateway to the famous and historic millennium-old temple ruins of the ancient Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park is home to dozens of temples in various states of preservation that have to be seen to be believed. The most famous temple complexes in Cambodia include the Bayon, Ta Phrom, Banteay Srei, Angkor Thom, and of course the legendary Angkor Wat.
A country full of history and uniqueness, the culture, attractions, and friendly people, will definitely make your visit to Cambodia the trip of a life time.
The treasures, natural beauty and changing countryside of Vietnam and Cambodia present comprehensive features of oriental lifestyles, but there are distinct contrasts related to the serenity of Halong Bay, the bustling aspects of Saigon city, the fertile intensity of the Mekong Delta and the somewhat mystical aspects of Angkor Wat and more in Cambodia.Read more
The history of Mekong dates back thousands of years. It is the longest river in Southeast Asia which has a length of about 2,700 miles (4,350 km). Pamper yourself with this luxury river cruising experience and capture the tremendous spirit of the people on the banks. Visiting two famous cities in Indochina and explore one of the world’s most visited heritage site – Angkor Wat. This is truly a lifetime experience you can’t miss!Read more
There can be no tapestry of river life as fascinating and varied as the River Mekong. Indeed there can be no more striking a cultural contrast as between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquillity of Cambodia. We pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Ho Chi Minh City, through the vast delta so rich in human life, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia. With a full day in charming Phnom Penh we then explore remote waterways as we progress to the great monuments of Angkor.
RV Mekong Pandaw were the first to offer river expeditions on the Mekong back in 2003 and have since been honoured by many imitators. Pandaw, though, has always stayed a step ahead of these shadow ships and this season introduces another first for this expedition through Vietnam and Cambodia. On the sumptuous Mekong Pandaw we will go one step further up the Mekong than any other vessel, as far as Kratie. Only Pandaw ships with their ultra shallow draft can go this far, adding another 100km to the river route and penetrating deep into rural Cambodia.Read more