The vibe Everything Thailand has beautiful beaches, ancient temples, exotic food Cambodia has, too, without the throngs of tourists (yet).
Emerging from its shadowed past, the Kingdom of Cambodia is set for big growth. With Phnom Penh’s winding markets, Siem Reap’s French quarter and the Koh Rong peninsula’s crystal waters, marrying in Cambodia comes with serious bragging rights.
Where to wed Opened in 1932, Raffl es Grand Hotel d’Angkor in the city of Siem Reap is just 30 minutes from Angkor Wat, the largest temple complex in the world.
The 119-room hotel fl aunts French-colonial fl air, with draped four-poster beds and views out to the country’s largest swimming pool. Wed in the Royal Garden, and host your reception in the onsite Restaurant Le Grand, showcasing traditional Khmer cuisine like fi sh curry and beef lok lak stir fry.
For real wow factor, marry in front of Angkor Wat’s main temple, and make your grand exit by elephant. Rooms from $275; weddings custom.
Book a troupe of Apsara dancers, outfi tted in gold headdresses, whose movements tell tales both religious and historical. Thank guests for making the long journey with a box of pastel macarons from Angkor Macaron, which blend the country’s French infl uence with Khmer fl avors like jackfruit, durian and longan