Archive : Cambodia

Condé Nast Traveller

Condé Nast Traveller's pick of the best new hotels in the world
July-August 2016
This megawatt, all-American powerhouse is shaking up the way we experience one of Europe's greatest and most overcrowded cities. It's all about dipping in and out: overdose on gelato then retreat to the peaceful private island Isola delle Rose, 20 minutes from St Mark's Square by motorboat. [...]

Condé Nast Traveller

Rise and Shrine
December 2015
When I visited Cambodia 20 years ago, Siem Reap was a potholed backwater town teetering on the edge. There had been decades of fighting - internally with the Khmer Rouge, then with Vietnam - as well as political plots and coups. Millions had died. The living were weary. I was a young reporter for Newsweek magazine and Cambodia offered up a story with a bit of grit. [...]

The Wall Street Journal

Going With the Flow on the Mekong River
July 3, 2015
Kneeling down on the pavement in Luang Prabang, I rest my swing-basket of sticky rice, warm and damp, on my lap. At this early hour, the light is still colorless and the shadows long. In the distance, a procession of monks in glorious robes trails down from one of the city’s many gilded Buddhist temples. [...]

The New Zealand Herald

Cambodia: Temple City -- fit for the gods
September 27, 2013
More than a million tourists a year visit Cambodia's greatest attraction, but it's still possible to see the temples minus crowds. Angkor Wat is Cambodia's most beloved and best preserved temple and masterpiece. The 202ha site is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and represents the architectural pinnacle of the Khmer Empire. [...]

The Daily Telegraph

Angkor Wat: Trip of a Lifetime
November 15, 2012
The masterpiece of Angkor Wat is Cambodia’s most beloved and best preserved temple. The 500-acre site is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and represents the architectural pinnacle of the Khmer Empire. Originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, it has remained a place of worship since its founding in the 12th century. [...]

Cambodia's renaissance in the arts
August 15, 2011
Cambodia is best known by travellers for Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields - but the country is also looking forward.


One step ahead: Cambodia
April 2011
Koh Samui, Nha Trang and Penang once had it, that special South-East Asian boho beat we love. Luang Prabang has it, that hippie-dippy vibe, that coll-cat buzz. But where's left ? The uncharted Cambodian reaches, that's where (ie, anywhere other than Siem Reap). Take Kampot, a chilled riverside town with Chinese shopfronts and faded French colonial villas. [...]

Beyond Angkor
February 2011
Beyond Cambodia's star tourist attractions, Michelle Jana Chan finds the country's less visited temples carry equal majesty and mystery.

Financial Times

My discovery of 2010
December 11, 2010
The breeze blew, the sea splashed our feet, we drank pastis and ate fresh crab cooked with the country’s most revered seasoning, Kampot pepper. From Llandudno to the Kalahari desert, FT travel contributors reveal their favourite finds of the past 12 months. [...]

The Daily Telegraph

Cambodia: Beyond Angkor
November 20, 2010
More than a million tourists visit Angkor Wat each year but further afield there are countless exquisite hidden monuments testifying to Cambodia's rich past. Michelle Jana Chan reports. The older, wiser people of Cambodia say you must never plan to visit the prized temples of Angkor. Better to see them when you least expect it. [...]

The Daily Telegraph

Cambodia: The art of visiting Angkor
November 20, 2010
Michelle Jana Chan reports on how to see the Cambodian temples at Angkor at their best, in spite of the crowds. Angkor Archaeological Park is home to hundreds of temples as well as villages, schools and farmland. [...]

Journey along the Mekong
March 26, 2010
Beginning her journey in northern Laos, Michelle Jana Chan follows the Mekong River, exploring temples and spotting Irrawaddy dolphins, through Cambodia down to the delta in Vietnam.

The Daily Telegraph

Pick the world's new wonders
June 16, 2007
An ancient list is being updated, through a modern worldwide poll. Michelle Jana Chan looks at the 21 contenders. On July 7, there will be a new version of the Seven Wonders of the World, a list that has always captured the imagination of travellers. [...]


Giving Back
April 10, 2006
Hotels Make It Easier To Make A Difference. When Bill Frew checked into the Hôtel de la Paix in Cambodia in January, he planned to eat, drink and relax in five-star luxury, as well as see Angkor Wat. [...]