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  • Should Sihanoukville be your next beach escape?

    Should Sihanoukville be your next beach escape?

    May 2nd, 2017Meera Dattani
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    Sihanoukville, in southwest Cambodia, is an oft-misunderstood town. Seen as sleepy by day and seedy by night, this coastal bolthole has earned itself an undeservedly bad reputation. But Sihanoukville should not be overlooked – and with tourist numbers once again on the rise and a constant threat of further development, the time to go is... Read more »

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  • The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    November 28th, 2016Gavin Thomas
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    Elephants are born free, but are everywhere in chains – and it’s tourism which is increasingly to blame. Riding an elephant used to be on every visitor’s list of must-do activities during a visit to Asia, although growing awareness of elephant rights – and, increasingly, wrongs – means that over the past five years almost... Read more »

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  • 11 gorgeous pictures of Cambodia

    11 gorgeous pictures of Cambodia

    January 11th, 2016Fiona Campbell
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    This beguiling country in Southeast Asia has captured the hearts and imaginations of travellers from all over the world. Travel photographer Fiona Campbell is one of many entranced by its magic; here she shares 11 of her favourite photos.  What makes Cambodia extraordinary is its cheerful, smiling people. Despite the fragility of this country, these are broadly... Read more »

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  • How to see Angkor Wat without the crowds

    How to see Angkor Wat without the crowds

    June 3rd, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    The sky is lightening. Squint and you can just about make out a change in the colour of it, a shift from inky-black to blue-black. As the sun rises further it changes more, until it pales enough behind the stonework that you can begin to make out a hulk on the horizon. You breathe in... Read more »

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  • Video: 13 things not to miss in Cambodia

    Video: 13 things not to miss in Cambodia

    February 12th, 2015Site Editor
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    It’s not just temples and tuk tuks, Cambodia has so much to offer travellers. From the delicious cuisine to floating villages, here are the top things not to miss on your trip to Cambodia. For more inspirational travel videos, subscribe to the Rough Guides Youtube channel >

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  • 7 reasons to visit Battambang, Cambodia

    7 reasons to visit Battambang, Cambodia

    January 22nd, 2015Olivia Rawes
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    Olivia Rawes tells us why the city of Battambang, Cambodia, should be an essential stop on any southeast Asian itinerary. Battambang is often overlooked. It lacks the obvious Cambodian trump cards: no golden beaches, no capital city buzz, no Angkor Wat. But then neither does it suffer from congested traffic, coach loads of tourists, or... Read more »

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  • 20 places to get utterly lost

    20 places to get utterly lost

    October 23rd, 2014Keith Drew
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  • The friendliest countries in the world

    The friendliest countries in the world

    September 30th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    Whether it’s a smile exchanged with a stranger, a quick chat with a tuk-tuk driver or a night out on the town with a group of newly made friends, interactions with local people often shape our view of a whole country. So which places offer tourists the warmest welcome? This list counts down the friendliest countries... Read more »

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  • In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    August 13th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper reveals his top ten most photogenic countries in the world. From his home country, England, to the depths of Vietnam and Slovenia, Tim Draper has shot images for 24 Rough Guides throughout his career as a professional travel photographer. After starting out on the Rough Guide to England, he went... Read more »

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  • One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    August 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    If you’re a keen travel photographer, amateur or professional, and you’ve not heard of Picfair you’re missing a trick. As a platform for professional photographers it’s revolutionary, allowing them to sell their pictures at a price they want. Travellers with camera can get in on the action too. Since its launch in August 2013, 5,000... Read more »

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  • 20 alternative commutes to work

    20 alternative commutes to work

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Face your fears in the name of travel

    Face your fears in the name of travel

    March 17th, 2014Kia
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    From arachnophobia to fear of loneliness – Kia Abdullah explores how to face your fears and open up the world of travel. It was early morning on my first day in Cambodia that the feeling of dread descended. Trundling along in a tuk tuk, I felt something heavy land on my leg. The brown-black mass was... Read more »

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