Angelina Jolie may have made it famous on the big screen, but Cambodia has been hot amongst Black travelers for quite some time. Ancient temples and buzzing city streets greet you from the moment you land, but there’s more to Cambodia than what meets the eye.
Hidden culinary experiences, breathtaking beaches and luxury fit for a baecation can all be found within Cambodia’s adventure-filled borders. Jetsetting mom and model Maureen Powel (@maureenpowel) spent time getting to the heart of the country and her snapshots are amazing.
Check out our exclusive guide to follow Maureen’s getaway and get some insider tips on how to experience the real Cambodia.
Welcome to Cambodia
Bordering Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos, the Southeast Asian country of Cambodia is a must-see for travelers due to its spectacular temples and affordability. But there's so much more to Cambodia than temples and lush green rice paddies. The picturesque beaches of coastal Sihanoukville offer jetsetters the chance to get in some beach time without having to book a flight to nearby Thailand. If you want to dodge the crowds, be sure to visit from November to March.
Most people see Cambodia as a backpacker's dream - and it is - but don't get it twisted, there is luxury to be found all around. From the upscale luxe of the Park Hyatt Siem Reap to the traditional glam of Phum Baitang and the beach vibes of Song Saa Resort, if you want to do the most in Cambodia you most certainly can!
Photo Credit: @maureenpowel
Cambodian food (better known locally as Khmer cuisine) is made up of fresh flavors and includes traditional dishes like fish amok, Khmer curry, and green mango salad. If you're looking for a truly unique dining experience that also involves showing off the beautiful Cambodian landscapes, make sure to make a reservation at Villa Chandara.
There are many things to see in Cambodia, but the one thing you absolutely cannot leave without experiencing is the timeless beauty of the Angkor Wat temples. Try a sunrise hot air balloon ride to avoid the crowds and see Angkor Wat from a different perspective.