Temples

Angkor Wat The mother temple that puts all others in the shade, with epic bas-reliefs and iconic apsaras (nymphs).

Ta Prohm The stuff of Indiana Jones fantasies, iconic tree roots are locked in a muscular embrace with ancient stones.

Prasat Preah Vihear The most mountainous of the Khmer mountain temples, perched imperiously on the cliff-face of the Dangkrek Mountains.

Angkor Thom The great walled city of Angkor with the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple at its exact centre.

Sambor Prei Kuk The first temple city in the region, recently named Cambodia’s third Unesco World Heritage Site.

Banteay Chhmar Angkor's pre-eminent king, Jayavarman VII, ran riot in this jungle backwater, erecting a clutch of temples festooned with his image.

Islands & Beaches

Koh Rong & Koh Rong Sanloem Up-and-coming islands near Sihanoukville with long and lonely white-sand beaches, plus snorkelling and diving.

Kep Cambodia’s original resort, Kep offers boutique resorts, seafood specialities and the backpacker beach of Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island).

Koh Sdach A castaway-cool archipelago with just a few authentic restaurants and stays, and some vibrant undersea life.

Sihanoukville King of the Cambodian beach resorts, with a headland ringed by squeaky white sands and azure waters.

Koh Kong Island Empty stretches of sand on practically uninhabited Koh Kong Island and a hidden lagoon.

Epicurean Experiences

Phnom Penh Dine to make a difference at one of Phnom Penh’s many training restaurants to help the disadvantaged.

Siem Reap Try one of the new specialist foodie tours or browse the lively restaurants of the Old Market area.

Kep Famous for its succulent crab with Kampot pepper, sample it fresh at the the iconic Crab Market.

Battambang Discover the delights of Cambodian cooking with a cheap and cheerful cooking class in this relaxed riverside town.

Sihanoukville Sample succulent seafood at Cambodia’s leading resort, including fresh fish, prawns and squid barbecued on the beach.

Water Features

Mekong Discovery Trail See rare freshwater dolphins, cycle around remote Mekong islands or experience a local family homestay.

Tonlé Sap lake Discover floating villages, bamboo skyscrapers, flooded forests and rare birdlife with a boat trip on Cambodia’s Great Lake.

Boeng Yeak Lom This jungle-clad crater lake is Cambodia’s most inviting natural swimming pool, located in Ratanakiri Province.

Bou Sraa Waterfall One of Cambodia’s largest falls in remote Mondulkiri Province, spanned by the breathtaking Mayura Zipline.

Tatai River Entices with sublime jungle scenery, thundering waterfalls and dreamy ecolodges nestled in the rainforest.

Markets & Shopping

Russian Market and Psar Thmei Phnom Penh is home to the iconic Psar Thmei and the shopping magnet that is the Russian Market.

Psar Chaa and Psar Leu Siem Reap is a major shopping destination thanks to Psar Chaa (Old Market) and authentic Psar Leu (Main Market).

Battambang's galleries There's an emerging art scene in Battambang, with several galleries selling local artists' work.

Otres Market Sihanoukville's Otres Village hosts the weekend Otres Market, more Camden than Cambodia.

Crab Market Shopping for seafood is the name of the game and this traditional Kep seafront market does not disappoint at dawn.

Nightlife

Phnom Penh Warm up with a riverfront happy hour, bar crawl around the Bassac Lane area and end up in a nightclub.

Siem Reap There are so many bars around the Old Market that one strip has earned itself the accolade of Pub St.

Koh Rong Anything goes on the backpacker strip of Koh Tuch Beach, where – full moon or not – all-night parties are the norm.

Sihanoukville The beachfront strips of Serendipity and Ochheuteal have long been party central.

Battambang It's a mellow scene compared with party heavyweights such as Phnom Penh, but there are some atmospheric old bars.