Cambodia Wildlife: Irrawaddy Freshwater Dolphin

If you are travelling to Cambodia to experience the diversity of the wildlife, it is important to bear in mind that not all of Cambodia’s large mammals live on land. Around 150kms north of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, near the small town of Kratie, can be found the home of the rare Irrawaddy freshwater dolphin – an oceanic creature that can live in freshwater … Continue reading Cambodia Wildlife: Irrawaddy Freshwater Dolphin

Cambodia: Cardamom and Elephant Mountains

The Cardamom and Elephant Mountains ranges, stretching along the west coast, are densely forested and sparsely inhabited, one of the last forest wilderness areas in mainland southeast Asia. By way of contrast to areas of Cambodia such as the Tonle Sap lake region, the Cardamom and Elephant Mountains ranges, stretching along the west coast, are densely forested and sparsely inhabited, one of the last forest … Continue reading Cambodia: Cardamom and Elephant Mountains

Cambodia: Tonle Sap Region

The giant Tonle Sap lake region is probably one of the better known areas of Cambodia, if only because of its proximity to the temples of Angkor. Most people who visit Angkor, however, may only take a 2-hour “tourist” boat trip to the floating villages along the lakeshore, thereby missing the chance to appreciate what is perhaps one of the most unusual and diverse ecosystems … Continue reading Cambodia: Tonle Sap Region

Cambodia: Cultured Traveller

It may surprise some to learn that Cambodia boasts no fewer than seven national parks and nine animal sanctuaries. However, protection of habitats is not new in Cambodia. Prior to 1957, about one third of the country had been subjected to the some form of inventory and classified into 173 forest reserves and six wildlife reserves. Many sites recently declared protected areas were well known … Continue reading Cambodia: Cultured Traveller

Introduction to Cambodia

If you ask the average person for their views about Cambodia, probably the first thing they’ll say will be “Pol Pot” or “Khmer Rouge”, followed closely by “riddled with landmines”. Telling your friends (or even worse, your parents) that you’re planning to visit Cambodia will generally elicit comments along the lines of “why?” Very few people will know anything about the country save a few snippets of remembered newspaper coverage … Continue reading Introduction to Cambodia