Published: 07 September 2016 by: Gemma Price

 Cambodia boasts amazing sights that you just have to see

2. Cambodia

Laidback provincial town Siem Reap is arguably best-known as Cambodia’s gateway to the ancient Angkorian temple complex, but its sophisticated restaurants, boutiques and luxurious, pool-fringed accommodation will keep you lingering long after you’ve had your temple fix. You will love the accommodation options there - from the super luxurious Belmond La Residence d'Angkor to the boutique Navutu Dreams where every room gets their own tuk-tuk driver. I always take time out to enjoy Wat Damnak’s local produce-focused degustation menu.

Cambodia has lots more for couples to explore – you can cruise up the Mekong, go jungle trekking in Ratanakiri and wander through gilded wats and striking examples of 1960s New Khmer architecture in the French colonial capital, Phnom Penh. From here it’s a 35-minute flight (or 3.5-hour drive) to the southern beach resort of Sihanoukville, named for Cambodia’s former king. 

If you want to discover more about Cambodia, check out our story on Asian Islands for Two – Song Saa, Cambodia Or if Siem Reap is on your radar, read about what to do and see with our Top Ten Siem Reap story.

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