Cheap flights to Cambodia are available from Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London. UK citizens will need a visa to enter Cambodia. International flights to Cambodia may arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport. Tuk-tuks and taxis are available outside the airport terminal, for journeys into Central Phnom Penh and other destinations. Flights to Cambodia may also arrive at Siem Reap International Airport. Taxis can be hired from the booths outside the airport terminal. Tuk-tuks are also available outside the terminal building.
There are a range of transport options for journeys across Cambodia, ranging from the conventional to the unusual. Sorya and Mekong Express are two of the more well-known bus companies offering services between various towns and cities. Fares are relatively inexpensive, and buses usually depart from the local town square. Motorcycle taxis are easily available and are great for short trips around towns or cities. Many locals will also offer a lift on their motorcycles in exchange for a small fee. Bamboo trains are homemade carriages that carry cargo, livestock and passengers. They offer a cheap and fun method of travelling between Phnom Penh and Battambang.
A wealth of wonderful sights is on offer in this magical Southeast Asian kingdom. The ancient Angkor Wat Temple and its surrounding complex is Cambodia’s most renowned landmark. Discover the various temples and ruins, and see the detailed wall carvings and sculptures up close. Get a glimpse into the country’s grim past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Musuem. Together with the infamous Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, it provides an insight into Cambodia’s recent history. For something more uplifting, spend a few hours at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. The compound houses a number of elegant buildings including the Silver Pagoda, the Throne Hall and the Moonlight Pavilion. Discover Cambodia’s verdant landscape with a visit to one of the country’s national parks. Bokor National Park has a wide variety of local wildlife, while the Ream National Park offers visitors a chance to view the Irrawaddy River dolphins.
Join the locals at the bustling Central Market in Phnom Penh to pick up a bargain. The market stocks almost everything from household goods and fresh flowers to food and clothes. Hone your haggling skills at the Toul Tom Pong Market, also known as the Russian Market. The market has a selection of stalls selling antiques and jewellery. Good food is available everywhere in Cambodia. Discover the Crab Market in the seaside town of Kep, where a series of ramshackle huts stock all manner of freshly-caught seafood as well as plenty of local fruits. Visit Baitong Restaurant in Phnom Penh to sample a range of Southeast Asian flavours, including traditional Khmer and Thai dishes. Street 8 in Siem Reap has been nicknamed Pub Street due to the large number of bars and pubs around.