our cambodia photo diary: 30 photos that will make you want to visit
Cambodia is a country that takes you from the heavenly highs and beauty of Angkor Wat through to the depths of despair of the Killing Fields and S21. In between, are cities and villages, rivers and beaches, farmland and forest all populated by unfalteringly friendly, spirited and optimistic people just waiting to flash their beaming smiles at you.
We recently spent a month travelling through Cambodia and discovered it's a fascinating land of extreme contrast and wickedly authentic adventure. We loved it so much that we're recommending that you add it to your travel itinerary for 2016.
Enough using our words to describe this beautiful country to you - here are 30 photos that will make you want to visit Cambodia so you can see what we mean for yourself:
our cambodia photo diary: 30 photos that will make you want to visit Cambodia
Angkor Wat & Surrounds
Stunningly beautiful despite the crowds, Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples are mystical, awe-inspiring, and will probably leave you a little breathless (partly due to the huge distances you'll cover!).
Chi Phat & the Cardamom Mountains
Off the beaten track is an understatement; Chi Phat and the Cardamom Mountains are remote (jump on a motorbike for 45-minutes kind of remote!), but it definitely makes exploring this community based ecotourism project all the more exciting. Five years ago, this area was a hub for logging and poaching. These days, it's a thriving conservation and education project.
Koh Ta Kiev
One of the last remaining undeveloped islands in the region, Koh Ta Kiev is the best remedy for busy modern life. No wifi, no phone reception, no electricity. But how's the serenity?
Nestled on the banks of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh is the colourful, chaotic and intriguing capital of Cambodia.
Make it more than a stepping stone to your next destination - there's lots to see and do here!
So are you ready to book your plane ticket yet?