Cambodia officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire is located in the southern part of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest and has a population of just over 14.8 million.
Cambodia has experienced strong economic growth and have averaged 6 per cent for the last 10 years providing them with one of the best economic records in Asia. Textiles, agriculture and construction have all been contributing factors however tourism is without a doubt one of the most important sectors in Cambodia’s economy. In 2012 the number of people booking Cambodia Holidays increased by 24.8%.
So what is it about Cambodia that is attracting people? For many staying in Cambodia is the ideal luxury holiday destination as it offers that perfect blend of culture, history, hospitality and excellent food. Many people also say that it has an authentic undiscovered feel that they are yet to have found anywhere else.
Cambodia Holidays can be taken all year round despite the fact that they have two distinct weather seasons. The dry season lasts from October through to April when the north-east monsoon arrives. November to January tends to be relatively cool however by April the weather can be scorching making sightseeing in the early morning and late afternoon with a few hours sunbathing mid-day the preference for many. Cambodia’s wet season (May – October) arrives courtesy of the southwest monsoon and is responsible for almost 75% of Cambodia’s annual rainfall. The beginning of the wet season remains very hot with infrequent downpours however the latter months experience rain that is both more constant and heavier in general. Whilst this can impede travel to some areas visiting monsoonal Cambodia means that you will get to experience the lush tropical foliage and greenery.
With so many things to see and do in Cambodia one of the best ways to experience what Cambodia has to offer is to book a tailor-made tour. Emperor Tours currently offer two different Cambodia Tours from which tourists can choose from.
The “Khmer Legacy” tour is a 12 day private package tour and is ideally suited to those that want an action packed holiday. You will spend a number of days in Phnom Penh soaking up the city’s colonial past before moving on to Siam Reap and the temples of Angkor which are said to be one of the wonders of the oriental world.
If however you are looking for a little rest and relaxation as well as some sightseeing then the “Cambodian Sands” tour is the perfect tour for you. The first seven days will be spent out and about learning about the history and culture of Cambodia whilst the remainder will be spent relaxing on the beach paradise of Sihanoukville.
Our priority is customer satisfaction, and to achieve this we aim to give you a personalised service. You can be assured that when booking with us there will be no hidden costs. We do not cut-corners to save money, and all hotels and restaurants are of a high standard and quality. To us you are an individual, not just a number. Our staff have either lived or travelled in China and Indochina, creating and personally running tours, for over 20 years. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of people travelling to Asia is second to none.