Angkor Wat Temple, Siem reap, Cambodia

Walking holidays in Cambodia

As the so-called Kingdom of Wonder, Cambodia has it all; stunning islands, awe-inspiring temples, white-sand beaches, atmospheric colonial cities, exotic wildlife, and untamed walking trails.

The remnants of lost civilizations are remarkably well-preserved here – not least at the jaw-droppingly huge Angkor Wat. The former heart of the Khmer Empire was built between 1113 and 1150 AD by King Suryavarman II to honour the Hindu god, Vishnu. And while there’s plenty more to look forward to on our walking holidays in Cambodia, this sprawling 12th century complex of tree-entwined Buddhist shrines is always the star attraction.

Then there’s the more recent history. The harrowing excesses of the Khmer Rouge regime remain in living memory of the locals. Visit the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh to discover a past that’s as dark as it is fascinating, and a future that looks decidedly bright thanks to the city’s riverside setting and exciting street food.

Cambodia is quickly becoming a hive of eco-friendly tourism experiences, too. Take a boat tour along the Mekong River to see the remarkable and rare Irawaddy freshwater dolphins, go hiking in the tropical wilds of the Cardamom Mountains, or trek through the steamy jungles of Phnom Kulen - considered by the Khmer people to be the most sacred mountain in Cambodia.

Experience Southeast Asia’s next big thing on an HF Holidays multi-centre guided walking and sightseeing holiday to Laos and Cambodia. 


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