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Welcome to Tour the World – the TV travel show that joins real Aussie tour groups to the world’s most exciting destinations. In this episode we join Geckos Adventures for a cultural experience in fabulous Cambodia. We explore majestic Angkor Wat before heading south to the capital Phnom Penh and the infamous Killing Fields.
The Kingdom of Cambodia in Southeast Asia offers an enthralling travel experience from start to finish.
If you’re planning a visit to the region, this episode of Tour the World with Geckos Adventures — hosted by The Big Bus tour and travel guide’s editor Adam Ford — is packed with Cambodia travel ideas and inspiration, including culture, food, history, shopping and relaxation must-sees and dos.
Whether you plan to travel with a tour group or independently, in this episode you’ll get information about Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor, Phnom Penh, Kirirom National Park and the coastal retreat of Sihanoukville.
We start this adventure in Siem Reap with a full day exploring Angkor Wat, the heart and soul of Cambodia. Angkor is actually a series of temple complexes and our visit begins at the temple of Ta Prohm. Here you can clearly see how the Angkor site was hidden by the jungle for so many centuries. Giant tree roots encircle whole sections of the temple.
This is one of the best-known parts of Angkor, thanks largely to the movie Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie — and it actually does look a lot like a movie set!
Next, we head south to the bustling capital Phnom Penh for a visit to the infamous Killing Fields — one of the most moving experiences you’ll encounter anywhere in the world.
We also enjoy a home-stay with a local family in the Kirirom National Park before relaxing with a beach break in sunny Sihanoukville.
If you have questions about any of the Cambodia travel ideas or experiences featured in this episode, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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This episode of Tour the World was produced by Late Night Media Productions, under a co-production agreement with Peppercorn Productions, publisher of The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Copyright © Late Night Media Productions.