Flights to Cambodia
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Student flights from the UK to Cambodia
Cambodia is one of the world’s most fascinating countries, with its premier highlight being Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most extraordinary archaeological sites, and the largest religious monument in the world. The enormous Buddhist temple complex was the capital of the Khmer Empire, which was at its height almost a millennium ago, but following the empire’s downfall, the complex was lost to the jungle. It was rediscovered in the 1800s, and now is one of humankind’s most treasured historic sites.
Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor, and the town is a backpacker favourite. The capital of Cambodia is called Phnom Penh (pronounced ‘pa-nom pen’) and this is the base from to explore a decidedly darker, more recent piece of Cambodia’s history: sites associated with the genocide that gripped the country in the 1970s.
Check out our flights to Cambodia from the UK, and discover this amazing country for yourself.
What are the main Cambodia airport hubs?
The two main airport hubs in Cambodia are Phnom Penh, which is the capital city, and Siem Reap, which is the jumping off point for the Angkor Wat temple complex, which is by far the biggest attraction in the country, and one of the biggest in the world!
How to fly from the UK to Cambodia
There aren’t currently any direct flights from the UK to Cambodia but don’t let that put you off: it’s still highly doable with just one change! Middle Eastern airlines including Qatar Airways now operate flights to Cambodia, so in that instance your route would include a changeover in Doha. Alternatively, you could fly with an airline like British Airways or Thai Airways direct to Thailand, and from there it’s just a quick short haul (hour or so) flight over to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Cambodia?
Prices based on bookings made 60-91 days prior to departure.
Cambodia universities and campuses
Cambodia has several universities, and some of them offer international study placements, though generally speaking the country isn’t yet a mainstream destination for UK students to join placements. Top universities include the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Zaman University and the University of Cambodia.
Cambodia lifestyle and culture
Cambodia sits within South East Asia and its culture is obviously heavily influenced by the surrounding region, but don’t be mistaken into thinking this little gem of a country isn’t unique. Cambodia has a painful recent history, and in many ways the country is still healing, but despite that, you’ll find it’s one of the most gentle, welcoming countries in the world, and the locals will always greet you with a smile.
Exploring Cambodia on a student budget
Cambodia is one of the best countries in the world to explore on a student budget. Food, drink, accommodation and sightseeing cost a tiny fraction of what they would in the UK. You can eat, drink and be merry every night for less than £5. Plush accommodation can be picked up for less than £20 per night, and if you really want to save the pennies, you can find basic accommodation for much less.