Forgotten Kingdoms of Cambodia Tour with Architectural Adventures

Forgotten Kingdoms of Cambodia Tour with Architectural Adventures

Discover the incredible architectural legacies of Cambodia. Experience the beauty of Angkor and the designs behind it, all while learning how many of those features formed the base of what is now called New Khmer Architecture. The style was created after the country’s independence from France when a generation, led by architect Vann Molyvann, began transforming the face of their country.

From massive public monuments to villas for the elite in the southern city of Kep, these buildings remain an extraordinary testament to a generation of largely-forgotten Cambodian architects. From Angkor to Sihanoukville, discover Cambodian architecture whose structures continue to provide cultural markers, reminders of greatness, and will provide inspiration for generations to come.

Architectural Adventures is delighted to extend this unique opportunity to experience Cambodia on a tour offered in connection with our friends at National Trust Tours.

Call now to book! 1.800.293.5725 (Max. guests 24)

Architectural highlights:

  • Take in the most famous of all Angkor monuments, Angkor Wat.
  • Visit the intricate Banteay Srei, considered the most perfect Khmer temple.
  • Marvel at Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire.
  • Enjoy visiting the Hundred Houses project, a clever modern interpretation of traditional Khmer homes.
  • Explore the Royal Palace, home to the Kings of Cambodia.
  • Discover the 11th century Phnom Banan, near Battambang.
  • Admire one the most recognized of Vann Molyvann’s works, the Independence Monument.
  • Visit Sihanoukville, a city planned by Molyvann featuring several of his designs.

More highlights:

  • See the Khmer Arts Center to meet with Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and watch a classical dance performance.
  • Explore the National Bank of Cambodia, designed by Vann Molyvann.
  • Enjoy the exception Khmer art collection at the National Museum of Arts, designed by a French archaeologist and painter, George Grosloer.
  • This trip qualifies for up to 23 AIA learning units.


Hotel Pavilion: Opened on August 18th, 2006 with 10 rooms, The Pavilion has slowly expanded over the years, offering now 36 accommodations throughout three more period buildings that have been added to the property. Each building has its own style and atmosphere, with distinctive architectural features such as an elaborate wooden stairway and intricate iron-wrought railings.

Battambang Resort: The luxurious Battambang Resort established its reputation as a small piece of paradise in Cambodia. The beauty of Battambang provides the perfect setting for this very special resort. Located in the midst of countless serene rice fields, guests at Battambang Resort can unwind after a busy day’s sight-seeing by taking a dip in the refreshing saltwater pool or perhaps enjoying some soothing relaxation time in the jacuzzi. From the comfort of an on-site restaurant, guests can enjoy fine views of the spacious tropical gardens, also an ideal place for taking a tranquil after-dinner walk.

The Foreign Correspondents Club: The FCC in Siem Reap has been the meeting place for intrepid adventurers, locals, and visitors from around the world. FCC brings together spirited people where, in colonial settings perfect for conversation, good food and drink have always been the order of the day. And, where sharing information and telling of stories both big and small, myths have been born.

Knai Bang Chatt: In Khmer, Knai Bang Chatt means a rainbow encircling the sun and in Buddhism, this rainbow is the halo around Buddha’s head. Keeping this symbolism in mind, Knai Bang Chatt was developed as an exclusive retreat to protect and shelter its visitors and offer them a home away from home. Opened to the public in 2006, the resort still prides itself on its signature blend of privacy and personalized service.The lush and private grounds house a collection of completely remodeled and expanded colonial villas, creating a unique seaside destination to discover the splendors of Cambodia and its beautiful and friendly people.

Also included:

  • An internal flight from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville.
  • An experienced Tour Director.
  • Land transportation by private motor coach as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers.
  • One drink with lunch and dinner - bottled water, soft drink, local beer and/or wine.

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Cite: "Forgotten Kingdoms of Cambodia Tour with Architectural Adventures" 16 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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