Put simply, the Angkor temples should be on everyone’s bucket lists! Millions of tourists flock to the Angkor temples every year and spend hours, or even days, exploring them. The site is considered one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world. So what are the Angkor temples? And why are we this certain that they should it be on your bucket list? Take a read of the below to find out why….
A small country bordering Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia is a stunning place with so many unique experiences to be had. Along with a visit to the famed temples of Angkor Wat, a holiday to Cambodia can include interacting with injured elephants and escaping to a private island, amongst other wonderful and little-known activities. We asked our specialists to think outside the box and come up with the top 10 unique things to experience in this wonderful country…
Deciding on your honeymoon destination is one of the most exciting and diffcult choices to make during your wedding preparations. Expectations are high to craft the trip of a lifetime which suits you both perfectly. With this in mind, our specialists have put their heads together to handpick a selction of properties which are just perfect for celebrating your honeymoon.
With jungle-tangled temples, white sandy beaches, a rich cultural heritage and the most hospitable people you’re likely to ever meet; Cambodia is an excellent option when planning your honeymoon. Feel humbled as you watch the sun rise over the majestic Angkor Wat, barter with locals as you shop on the famous floating markets, and ease into a slower pace of life in one of the coastal fishing villages. Cambodia has everything you need for the honeymoon of a lifetime.
Cambodia has a wealth of sights and sounds, and if you dig a little deeper you will find a country like no other, where the smiles and the warmth of the people are as much a part of the experience as visiting the country itself. Perhaps the most famous highlight is the spectacular 1,000 year old Khmer temple ruins, and be sure to enjoy the quaint and quiet capital of Phnom Penh. The up and coming beach resort of Sihanoukville is only a few hours drive from the capital meaning Cambodia can easily make an enjoyable two week holiday.
Cambodia has a fascinating past, which makes it an excellent cultural and educational destination for families. Spend time uncovering its rich history in the museums of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, or marvelling at the impressive Angkor Wat. Finish off with a few days on one of Cambodia's laid back beaches, should you wish to combine both culture and relaxation on your family holiday.
Cambodia and Vietnam complement each other beautifully: Cambodia has a more laid back charm while Vietnam is the beating heart of Indochina, with fast paced ancient cities. Even in 10 days, you can combine Cambodia and Vietnam with ease, but we’d recommend a little longer to do these wonderful countries justice. You can even cruise between the two along the historic Mekong River.
4 Rivers Koh Kong
Tatai River, Koh Kong, Cambodia
Best for: Hideaway, Family, Imagine Favourites
Offering secluded and peaceful glamping on the Tatai River, the stylish eco-resort of 4 Rivers is only accessible by boat. A magical place where guests awaken in tented villas to the sounds of the forest and the sight of the morning mist on the mountains.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Providing guests with a memorable and off-the-beaten-track experience, 4 Rivers is tucked into a bend of the Tatai River, in the heart of the protected rainforest of the Cardamom Mountains and can only be reached by boat. The accommodation is in private safari-style tented villas set on floating pontoons, located around one large central pontoon where reception, the restaurant and library can be found.
With only 12 floating villas, the vibe is friendly and personal. The location is close to the border between southwest Cambodia and Thailand, amid one of the largest and least explored forests of South East Asia. For those looking for an off-the-beaten-track Cambodian adventure, we think 4 Rivers delivers in spades. Around a four-hour drive from Phnom Penh, 4 Rivers is within easy reach of the local town of Koh Kong, a 20-minute boat ride away.
Each of the 12 floating tented villas is equipped with stylish and modern furnishings including large comfortable bed, flat-screen TV for watching DVDs, rattan daybed, coffee table, fans or optional air-conditioning and Japanese-style wooden hinoki bathtub and shower. There are also private sundecks, which are the perfect location for watching the sunset over the mountains and forest with a sundowner. The small restaurant serves a combination of international and Cambodian cuisine, largely dictated by the ingredients sold in the local market. Catch of the day is also on the menu, particularly if you’ve been fishing for your supper, as the chef is happy to cook any river fish you might have been lucky to land.
The dawn chorus of birdsong and gibbon calls beats any alarm clock and once you are awake you have the forest, river and mountains right on your doorstep. Guests can enjoy a whole range of outdoor activities including, kayaking through the mangrove-lined waterways, trekking through the rainforest where the wildlife includes wild Asian elephant, elusive cloud leopard and Indochinese tiger, not to mention the 500 plus species of bird. There is also the chance to engage with traditional village life and swim under the nearby Tatai Waterfall, one of nature’s natural Jacuzzis.
When to go
In general, the best time to go to Cambodia is from November through to April, as this is when there is the least rain, although it can start to get very hot from March onwards. The wet season is from May to October. The beginning of the wet season in May and June, and the end in October tend to just see short, heavy showers, whereas rain is more frequent from July to September, particularly in the south of the country. November is a particularly good month to travel, as the country is still lush and green from the rainy season.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
4 Rivers In the Heart of The Cardamoms
This full day exhilarating tour will take you into the heart of the Cardamom Jungle, travelling by bicycle, boat, on foot and even on the back of a motorbike. Explore lush jungle and picturesque waterfalls, keeping an eye out for local wildlife.
4 Rivers Sunset Tour
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Tatai River to watch a glorious sunset surrounded by the striking scenery of the Cardamom Mountains.
4 Rivers Tatai Waterfall
Travelling by boat, head into the heart of the Cardamom Jungle to the visit the dramatic Tatai Falls. Enjoy a picnic lunch and a swim in the river, and for the adventurous, try your hand at kayaking on the way home.
4 Rivers Mangrove Full Day Tour
Discover life amongst the mangroves on this full day boat tour from the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge.
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Siem Reap, Battambang, Kratie, Phnom Penh, Koh Kong & Kep
This in-depth itinerary takes in cultural and natural highlights of Cambodia. Discover the breathtaking temples of Angkor, explore stunning countryside, search for the Irrawaddy dolphin, admire glittering palaces and venture into lush rainforest.