Ancient temples, fishing villages on stilts, jungle and waterfalls.Cambodia is a destination of ancient wonders, step back in time and visit the temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s ancient temple city, one of the wonders of the oriental world. Masterpieces of decorative details as well as of architectural style, these awe-inspiring ruins survive as testament to the spectacular achievements of Southeast Asia’s greatest civilization.  Strangler figs and kapok trees entwine the ruins of Ta Prohm, the perfect lost-temple-in-the-jungle!   

Much work is going into helping to conserve and protect Cambodia’s unique wildlife which has been diminished by deforestation, habitat destruction, unregulated hunting and poaching.  Wild tigers and water buffalo are in critically low numbers.  Cambodia is home to many fascinating species of mammals, colourful reptiles, birds and butterflies. 

The wetlands attract a huge variety of waterbirds including cormorants, cranes and ibises.  Prek Toal is a floating village located on the northeastern shore on theTonle SapLake. The area consists of a vast undisturbed flooded forest where thousands of water birds come each year to breed during the dry season. As such, it is one of the most important places in South-East Asia for the conservation of endangered species such as storks, adjutants, pelicans and ibis. 

In Battambang young adults are trained at the Battambang Circus School.  They are outstanding professional artists performing in Cambodia and all around the world with acrobatics, juggling, balancing, contortion, trapeze and clowning. 

Read about our Art Safari to Cambodia 2012

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