There’s no better time to explore Cambodia, as increasing ease of travel to the country invites you to rest and refresh your senses with a visit.
Be captivated by Cambodia
Here, the marvels of ancient Khmer history meet the buzzing contemporary creative and culinary scenes in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Each city offers its own unique atmosphere, with enough sights to inspire you over a short weekend break, as well as hidden gems and details for you to uncover over a longer stay.
You will find a certain majesty in Siem Reap. The city is best known for being the gateway to the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex, which continues to awe after 900 years and counting.
Don’t forgo the city itself, however. If Angkor Wat is where you admire the rich history of Cambodia and the longevity of Angkor craftsmanship, the city of Siem Reap is where you engage with the living, breathing heart of its culture.
Skilled performers reinvigorate traditional Cambodian music, dance, theatre, and folk stories — including the delicate Apsara dance from the Angkorian times — and galleries and workshops across the city house a lively contemporary arts scene.
Meanwhile, culinary hotspots take traditional Cambodian cuisine to the next level. Try seasonal menus prepared with locally sourced ingredients for a gastronomic experience inspired by Cambodian food traditions.
Discover Siem Reap from your own tropical paradise. Retreat to a suite of wellness services, including an award-winning L’Occitane spa, the only of its kind in Cambodia, and stay entertained from the comfort of your hotel.
Take in the work of acclaimed Cambodian artist, Nou Sary, on display, play a round at Phokeethra Country Club, or enjoy live music at the bar. When you’re feeling peckish, snack on tapas at the lounge, cool down with a drink by the pool, or feast on a decadent array of dining options.
Phnom Penh is not the city you know from before, nor is it the city you’ll meet in a year’s time. An emerging location for the arts and gastronomy in Cambodia, Phnom Penh is ever-evolving.
The city is steeped in art wherever you step — from murals on the street, to galleries, film festivals and concerts featuring work by local and international artists alike. As you make your way through the vibrant arts scene, shop at boutiques, markets, and malls, and admire the beauty of the Royal Palace and other heritage sites.
Then, tuck into a culinary scene that is as cosmopolitan as they come. Exciting new restaurants share flavours from across the world, while hidden rooftop bars are the place to sample innovative cocktails and meet the city’s international community.
Your first stop in discovering the city’s global culinary offerings is by Riverside. You’ll find the most diverse selection of restaurants in the city at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Hotel, as you find respite in the hotel’s peaceful gardens and elegant design.
Stay energised with Cambodia’s finest Sports Club, which features several tennis courts and squash courts, an array of classes, and state-of-the-art equipment and pools.
A trip to Phnom Penh calls for a visit to this landmark, even without a stay. Since the 1920s, this iconic hotel has hosted acclaimed writers, performers and politicians.
A recent refurbishment adds modern luxury amenities to Le Royal’s mesmerising vintage elegance. Stroll around the courtyard, dine at a classic Parisian brasserie, or take a dip in two swimming pools framed by century-old trees. Whatever you choose, you’re always accompanied by the legendary Raffles service.
The very first TRIBE hotel in Cambodia opens its doors to travellers in Phnom Penh. There’s no need to choose between work and play at TRIBE, the essential base for any urbanite to explore Phnom Penh from.
Let new ideas take shape amidst bold design touches and social spaces where like-minded people gather — from co-working spaces to rooftop dining against alluring views of the city.