Tourism is one of the main industries in the Kingdom of Cambodia and strong efforts are being made to promote the country as a unique destination, rich in diversity with a fascinating cultural heritage.
Since the last national election, a new era of peace and political stability has taking root in the country. Opportunities are now available to discover the deepest heart of the Kingdom, travelling in little known areas and understanding more about the Angkor civilization.
Undoubtedly Cambodia's main attractions are the magnificent Angkor temples, both in scale and beauty, but there is much more on offer than its famous cultural sites. As well as the impressive grandeur of the ancient capital, Cambodia has beauty scattered into thousand facets through the Kingdom. Visitors can cruise down the Mekong and tributary rivers, go trekking in remote areas and relax on deserted beaches.
Thanks to the improvement of the roads and the open sky policy which facilitate the access to the country (direct flights connecting Siem Reap to Bangkok, Hanoi, Pakse, Singapore, Vientiane, Danang, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City operated by Bangkok Airways, Silk Air, Lao Aviation, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, President Airlines and Vietnam Airlines). Other routes are under negotiation.
The International Airport of Phnom Penh (totally renovated in 2003) as well as the one in Siem Reap receive passengers from all capital cities of South-East Asia. Airlines currently serving Phnom Penh are Dragonair, Lao Aviation, Bangkok Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Silk Air, Thai Airways International, Vietnam Airlines, Siem Reap Airways, China Southern Airlines, First Cambodia and Eva Air.
Land entry points, from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, allow visitors to combine the countries in the region have a very unique travel experience. There are more possibilities now with the better roads in Cambodia.
Visas are available upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, Poi Pet (border to Aranyaprathet, Thailand), Koh Kong (border to Hat Lek, Thailand, Kham Samnor (border to Chau Doc, Vietnam) and Bavet (Border to Moc Bai, Vietnam). Visas are required prior to arrival at the border at Voeun Kam (border to Laos).
The accommodation choice is expanding very quickly in Siem Reap with a choice from standard hotels to deluxe. Standard hotels are now available in almost all regions recently opened to tourism. Traveling through Cambodia has become a safe and very special experience, providing a wide spectrum of different destinations to satisfy all visitors.