Category: Cambodia

Sihanoukville and Koh Ta Kiev

Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s primary coastal party town, almost every tour of the country will include a couple of nights stay here. I confess I’m not much of a beach person, but there’s enough interest along the coastline to keep the likes of me occupied, and there’s an endless […]

Kampong Chheuteal

[Warning – if you don’t like spiders and other insects, you may want to bail out of this blog post before the end…] A short distance from Sambor Prei Kuk is the small village of Kampong Chheuteal, which is where I spent a night at a homestay with a local […]


Kampot is a compact town situated on the north bank of the Teuk Chhou River. Once a bustling trading port, it has a lovely riverfront lined with trees with plenty of colonial houses. There’s no specific sights to see in Kampot, it more a place to relax, perhaps taking […]

Sambor Prei Kuk

Sambor Prei Kuk is a fascinating temple site just 40 minutes from Kampong Thom, near to the main road route from Siem Reap back to Phenom Penh, north east of the Tonle Sap lake. The journey to reach Sambor Prei Kuk was equally fascinating. The remote farmsteads, many […]

Temples of Angkor – Angkor Wat

However many times you’ve seen Angkor Wat in photographs or films, nothing can quite prepare you for what unfolds as you visit the temple. Dominated by five corn-cob towers and consecrated in 1150 to the Hindu god Vishnu, it’s considered a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. Scholars are largely […]