Family Travel – Cambodia

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Travel Time: 9½+ hours from East & West coasts (depending on choice of stopover)

Weather: Tropical – hot and sunny most of the year, with a rainy season between months May to September

Language: Khmer

Currency: KHR (Cambodian Riel)

Major destinations: Siem Reap & Angkor Temples, Phnom Penh, Kampot & Kep

Holiday types: City break, ancient ruins, wildlife, beach/resort

Perfect for the adventurous at heart – Cambodia is a captivating and memorable destination. From the magnificent Temples of Angkor (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), to the bustling culture-rich capital Phnom Penh, to its family-perfect southern beachside towns – Cambodia makes for a diverse trip. The history of Cambodia, devastating and complex, can at times be difficult to understand for younger kids. However, ever transforming and resilient, Cambodia is still a magical and fascinating destination that all ages can enjoy.

Phnom Penh is a bustling city where children are cherished and the authentic culture abounds! Kids will thrive off the atmosphere of Phnom Penh – catch a cyclo or remork-moto across town, bargain at the outdoor markets and encounter the temple monkeys at Wat Phnom. Younger children will love the beach towns Kampot & Kep – with interesting animals, safe beach and resort activities. The temples of Angkor are fascinating for children of all ages, and will particularly appeal to teenagers, who are able to appreciate their full significance and awe, as well as understand the lasting impact of Cambodia’s cruel history, still visible and pronounced in areas such as Siem Reap.