Explore the beloved Asian Pearl
Cheap flights to Cambodia open up a wonderful world of rustic temples, French-colonial architecture and memorable landscapes. In the city of Phnom Penh, you can explore the bustling riverfront as tuk-tuks or three-wheeled cars pass you by. Street vendors sell tasty treats like a hot and savoury Num Pang, a typical Cambodian sandwich and Kralan, a sticky bamboo-grilled rice dish. Fishermen and farmers sell their fresh produce at the many open-air markets such as the main Central Market and the Russian Market. Take a cycle tour of the city and get to see the dozens of ornate and unique temples, also known as wats, throughout the city. The most famous is Angkor Wat; try to do your sightseeing between seven and nine in the morning to avoid the crowds. For more history and culture, check out the National Museum, Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. You can even try your hand at ancient Cambodian arts and crafts, traditional Khmer dances and fighting at the Backstreet Academy.
You get an island
Head to the south and find yourself in Sihanoukville, a coastal town lined with white beaches. Soak up the sun and breathe in the warm coastal air. Enjoy the booming nightlife of Serendipity Beach Road or keep to yourself and head off to one of almost 60 islands off the shore of Cambodia. Be ready for snorkelling, more sunbathing and simple but welcoming accommodation. Visit Ream National Park shrouded in mangroves and forest, which is a sanctuary for marine life, almost 200 species of birds, monkeys, and wild pigs.
The wild east
Kampong Cham is the polar opposite of Phnom Penh, without the city hustle and bustle and abundant in small-town charm. Here, you’ll find wats and temples and unique architecture. The remnants of Wat Nokor which is just outside the town’s limits is a must-see site. Take a boat ride along the Mekong River and get a special perspective of the town. Don’t miss tasting the delicacies of the Mekong River from prawns, to local fish cake and delicious local squid.
When to go
Weather patterns in Cambodia are fairly consistent, making it an ideal destination for travellers all year round. October to late April consists of the dry season while May to late September is the wet season. Peak time is during the cool months from November to February when temperatures are comfortable.
You will find the cheapest deals on Cambodia flights from May to October. This falls right into the wet season when it is trickier to venture to more rural areas of the country.
Travelling during the wet season has its perks. It is less dusty and the scenery is lush and green. You also get the opportunity to visit the floating villages on the lake of Tonlé Sap by boat and celebrate the Water Festival in November.
Airports and airlines
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Most travellers with departures from the UK fly into Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. There are no direct flights from the UK so Cambodia flights will have one or two stopovers. Compare our Routehappy Scores so you know what everyone has to say before even getting on the plane.
Flying with airlines such as Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, China Southern Airlines and Vietnam Airlines means a delightful stopover in their international airports. Stick around your refuelling destination, like Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok and make your trip a true adventure.