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Exploring the Highlights and Hidden Secrets of Cambodia

Story by Grasshopper Adventures

Posted: March 30, 2018

Gallery: Exploring the highlights and hidden secrets of the 'Kindom of Wonder'

Cambodia: ancient civilizations, breathtaking ruins, charming locals and countryside life—seemingly frozen in time, it fascinates one on so many levels. Enjoy this gallery of highlights from cycle touring around the country's top highlights and off the beaten track. Above - An iconic sunrise over Angkor Wat sets the scene perfectly for a few days exploring the Angkor Park by bicycle.

Residents of Kampong Chhnang floating village busy getting ready for a morning fishing on Southeast Asia's largest lake.

The Tonle Sap lake is home to a multitude of floating villages. Some are much less crowded with tourists and an all-around better experience to visit, while other well-known floating villages near Siem Reap can be notorious tourist traps.

An experienced guide for exploring the temples is an absolute must to make the most out of your visit. These quality guides are knowledgeable, not only about the temples but also the area, thus providing a rich learning atmosphere as you explore, they answer your questions about the temples and the locale, and are well worth organizing.

The south offers coastal resort towns and if you venture away from these you can enjoy some quiet undeveloped beaches practically to yourself.

Phnom Penh may be the country's capital, but it is still easy to escape the hustle and bustle on a tour of the Silk Islands of the Mekong, located in the city's north.

Make sure also to explore the countryside on a visit to Cambodia. Many country villages still live day-to-day life much like their ancestors did decades ago, and their curiosity and infectious smiles are heartwarming.

Hope to see you in Cambodia!

The most comprehensive bicycle tour of the 'Kingdom of Wonder' is set to take off July 2018.

If there were ever a Grand Cycle Tour of Cambodia, this would be it, beginning with the spectacles of Angkor Wat and the Khmer Empire, the immersive 14-day route takes in all Cambodia's significant drawcards and plenty of notable hidden highlights along the way.

"What an insight to life in Cambodia, from the flashing lights of Phnom Penh to the humbling life in the many rural villages we rode through. A beautiful land of smiles, greetings of "hello" from 100's of gorgeous children, we have been educated, cared for, well fed, always felt safe, and thoroughly enjoyed the company of our attentive and fun tour crew. We loved Karma Cambodia!"

- Jude & Chris (TripAdvisor)

As one of the first bike tours we created for Cambodia, this is a time-tested trip which has been regularly updated and enjoyed incredible popularity over the years. Departures each year are fairly limited, but this July we have eager riders signed up and ready to go, and it's the perfect opportunity for a solo rider or couple to join a trip with other cyclists.

See the Full Karma Cambodia Tour