Useful Information about Cambodia
The Kingdom of Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation bordered by Vietnam to the east, Laos to the north, Thailand to the northwest, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. While the Angkor Wat commemorates Cambodia’s glorious history, the country has also a destructive history of colonialism, the Indochina Wars, and the Khmer Rouge regime, and is today one of Asia’s poorest countries. However, the magnificent old world wonders and stunning natural scenery, as well as the charm and hospitality of the locals draw travellers to Cambodia every year.
The weather is hottest (40+ degrees) in March and April, whereas the high-season from November to February offers cooler and more windy days, with almost Mediterranean temperatures. The low season is from May to September, as this is also the rainy season, yet still frequently visited by Westerners on their Summer holidays. The peak season for the Bear Sanctuary project is January-April.
How about also joining the Elephant Sanctuary project?
We have two great sanctuary projects in Cambodia that are both working hard for the further protection and conservation of wildlife. The Elephant Sanctuary in Mondulkiri is retiring working elephants from the tourism industry, so they can live the rest of their days roaming free in their nature reserve. Joining them before/after your stay at the Bear Sanctuary will provide you a full sense of what wildlife conservation and protection is all about in Cambodia learning from local staff and conservationists at both sanctuaries! Read more about the Elephant Sanctuary project here and please don’t hesitate to reach out to Aaron for further questions on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can learn more about Cambodia and its history, culture and sights on our country page here.