Campuchia Tours

There’s a magic about Cambodia that casts a spell on many who visit this charming yet confounding kingdom. Ascend to the realm of the gods at the mother of all temples, Angkor Wat, a spectacular fusion of symbolism, symmetry and spirituality. Descend into the hell of Tuol Sleng and come face to face with the Khmer Rouge and its killing machine. Welcome to the conundrum that is Cambodia: a country with a history both inspiring and depressing, an intoxicating place where the future is waiting to be shaped.

Phnom Penh is a surprisingly large city, and each of its quarters has a remarkably different character. Around the central market in the center traffic is hectic and the atmosphere buzzes with new-found commercial zeal. Around the so-called embassy district, refurbished colonial villas house diplomatic missions and private homes with large gardens. Currently, besides the two locally well known malls, Sorya and Sovanna, more shopping centers and sky scrappers are being created all of which are the sign of modernization. The most attractive part of the city is the long riverfront containing bars and restaurants where visitors and locals gather to watch the sunset.

Many people mistakenly believe that Angkor is a single temple. This is perhaps because Angkor Wat itself is the grandest and best known of the hundreds of Khmer temples scattered across the plains of northwestern Cambodia. The entire temple is thought to be a replica of the universe in stone. The size, complexity, artistic perfection and staggering beauty of Angkor Wat earn the monument its place as the grandest of the Angkor Temples. The epic tales described by the carved relieves on the temple’s gallery walls are perhaps the finest artistic achievement in all of Angkor.

Angkor Thom – the “Great City” – was the last capital of the Angkor Kingdoms and was the work of Angkor’s most prolific and best-known monarch, King Jayavarman VII. The walled city covers the largest area of any of the Angkor monuments and contains some of the complex’s best known attractions. The serene face of the King gazes out to the cardinal points of the compass at the four gates to the city, and entering beneath them gives an idea of the grand city this must have been when it was inhabited by a god-king and his subjects