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Whilst the Angkor Archaeological Park tends to be referred to as Angkor Wat, it is the Angkor Thom complex that often inspires the most awestruck commentary. As one description accurately concludes, “the sum of the parts is greater than the whole”.
When you visit Angor Wat, you are quite literally entering a parallel universe. This astonishing, vast and mysterious complex of soaring towers and exquisite sculptures is believed to represent the spatial universe in miniature. The central tower is...
The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda sit side by side on Sothearos Boulevard and, while they are two separate complexes, they are visited as one.
Siem Reap has long been regarded as the natural base for a visit to the temples of Angkor. So, as global tourism has boomed in the last twenty years, bringing ever greater numbers to the Angkor complex, so Siem Reap has blossomed.
Travelling in Cambodia takes you back through thousands of years of history. By contrast, the coastal town of Sihanoukville didn’t exist until a mere half-century ago. But after all that cultural and physical exercise, this is the perfect place for...