Cambodia is a country rich with history, renowned for the awe-inspiring temples at Angkor, the beautiful beaches of the south, and lush, tropical jungle. Once a powerhouse of ancient civilisation the Khmer empire established, there are now many sleepy towns which can be visited off the tourist trail. One of the best ways to enjoy the authentic culture is rent a house and absorb the local culture away from the hustle and bustle of busy tourist hotels.
The most well known attraction of Cambodia is the great temples of Angkor, and the world’s largest religious building, Angkor Wat. The best place to base yourself is in the nearby city of Siem Riep. the gateway to Angkor, and settle in by hiring a villa or apartment for a few days, or even a week, while you explore the temples as you will need more than one day.
You can hire a driver for a few days and explore the majesty of the former Khmer empire, many temples now restored but some still are overgrown with banyan trees.
The capital of Cambodia is the city of Phnom Penh which sits on the banks of the mighty Mekong River. Seek out the history that the city holds, from the beautiful Royal Palace to the more recent darker times of the Khmer Rouge at the Tuol Sleng Museum. An easy way to enjoy the city is to stay in a condominium and come and go as you please, really settling, enjoying the great food and cafe scene that the city now boasts. .
In the south the gorgeous coastline awaits, and if you are looking to enjoy some beachside relaxation then renting a holiday home in Sihanoukville will hit the spot. Sunbathe and relax by day and enjoy the mellow vibes and recharge before heading to the next destination.