Cam­bo­dia (110km through Kirirom Na­tional Park)

HK Magazine - - TRAVEL -

While many go to Cam­bo­dia solely for Angkor Wat, you can pedal away off the beaten path in Kirirom Na­tional Park, which is a two-hour drive from the cap­i­tal Ph­nom Penh. Bur­row through the dense pine for­est for some #nofil­terneeded shots of cas­cad­ing wa­ter­falls and the Car­damom Moun­tains’ hazy out­line in the dis­tance. For a dose of lo­cal cul­ture, spend the night in Cham­bok, a col­lec­tion of farm­ing vil­lages on the bor­der of the park that sup­port com­mu­nity-based eco­tourism. Elec­tric­ity may be limited at the home­s­tay, but the warmth of the Kh­mer fam­i­lies (and their fab­u­lous food) will light up your night. Visit in De­cem­ber for cooler temps.

SpiceRoads Cy­cling Tours’ two-day, onenight Kirirom Ex­plorer tour ($1,903, spiceroads.com), which takes you from Ph­nom Penh to Kirirom and back on a 110km route. The pack­age in­cludes bike and hel­met hire, park en­trance fees, ac­com­mo­da­tion and meals.

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