Once the greatest empire in South East Asia, Cambodia’s colourful history and awe-inspiring sites make it one of the most exciting countries in the region to visit. Sharing its borders with Laos to the north, Thailand to the west, and Vietnam to the east the landscape is a blend of rice paddies, sugar palm plantations and remote jungles. There are two main bodies of water; the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake. Tonle Sap (Great Lake), is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, is home to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. In the country's northwest is the ancient archaeological ruins of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.