The sky is dark, but you can see a deep purple brightening in the distance. As the horizon becomes clearer, the outline of three mountainous peaks grows more distinct. You’re not looking at alpine tops: this is the sunrise over Angkor Wat.
The experience of watching the sunlight creep over the magnificent temple’s 900-year-old edifice is nothing short of breathtaking, and it’s no wonder the temple has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
And yet, it’s just one of Cambodia’s many attributes.
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A country both beautiful and complex, and just mere hours away from Ho Chi Minh City by plane, this is a land ideal for a three-day weekend or extended vacation. And now that the country’s national flag carrier Cambodia Angkor Air has started offering once-in-a-lifetime airfares, the hardest part of the trip will be packing your bags.
Adventure, Closer than Ever
Phnom Penh. Siem Reap. Sihanoukville. Three cities similar in history, yet unique and distinct in personality. Where should you go next? Depends on what you’re after.
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You can’t experience everything Cambodia has to offer without exploring the country’s modern capital, Phnom Penh. Colloquially known as ‘The Charming City’, food, architecture and history meet in these streets for an unforgettable experience. No visit would be complete without perusing the stalls of the Central Market, taking a boat tour in the Mekong River and seeing a traditional Apsara dance performance.
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For first-time adventurers to Cambodia, you can do no wrong with Siem Reap. Steeped in history and embracing a modern charm, this city is adjacent to the Angkor Wat Temple Complex, yet the town itself is worth a visit as well. A mecca for backpackers and independent travellers, tourism has sprang up here leading to the creation of the town’s vibrant Pub Street and nightly food market. Here you’ll find a true mix of influences: part Chinese-inspired and with a touch of French colonialism, this city has a little bit of everything.
Looking for pristine beaches and seafood? It’s time to head to Sihanoukville. Take a tuk-tuk to the beach and experience crystal-clear waters without the crowds you’ll find in Danang or Phu Quoc. Embrace the small-town life here and do a bit of island hopping as you mingle with the smiling locals and watch the sun set below the horizon.
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Just a Dollar Away
As you head out for your next vacation, only a safe, reliable and inexpensive flight will do. As Cambodia’s national flag carrier since its establishment in 2009, only Cambodia Angkor Air checks all the boxes.
And best of all? For a limited time, book a flight on Cambodia Angkor Air for unbeatable prices. An incredible promotion with starting prices as low as US$1.00 means that you’ve just sorted out your next international destination.
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Where to Next? Current Routes and Special Rates Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City: starting from US$1.00 Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City: starting from US$5.00 Sihanoukville to Ho Chi Minh City: starting from US$1.00 Siem Reap to Danang: starting from US$15.00