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24 hours in: Siem Reap

24 hours in: Siem Reap

Headed to Cambodia? You’ll definitely want to explore the magical city of Siem Reap while you’re there. If you find yourself with just one single day in this city, follow this guide, crafted by our savvy Siem Reap locals, to make the most of your time there — and to give a...
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The complete guide to: Siem Reap travel

The complete guide to: Siem Reap travel

Travelling to Cambodia and checking out the sights in Siem Reap? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting Siem Reap, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Siem Reap-themed books you should read before you go, to the cool local spots you...
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A former Khmer Buddhist monk shares his love of Angkor Wat

A former Khmer Buddhist monk shares his love of Angkor Wat

A million-watt smile lights the way as we drive along the dusty roads from Siem Reap to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. The warm smile belongs to our Urban Adventures Khmer guide, Kim Khemara, whose personality is equally as vibrant. He tells us that his name, Khemera,...
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TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ is the equivalent of receiving a gold star on your homework from your favourite teacher after weeks of study. Or the ‘MVP’ award from your respected football coach after months of training. Or finally collecting the honourable Eagle Scout badge after years of orienteering. A...
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Why we must visit Cambodia’s Killing Fields and S21

Why we must visit Cambodia’s Killing Fields and S21

Phnom Penh’s Killing Fields is the most terrible place I’ve been in all my travels. Which is why I think everyone should go. I admittedly say this without having been to Auschwitz in Poland or the genocide memorials of Rwanda — places of equal shock and horror. But I trust...
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The complete guide to: Phnom Penh travel

The complete guide to: Phnom Penh travel

Once considered the “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh (ភ្នំ ពេញ) fell victim to war and upheaval. But today, the city has revived itself with intriguing markets, a charming café culture, and a delicious food scene. If you’re travelling to Cambodia’s capital, this guide will give you everything you need to know about getting...
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40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....
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Food Friday: Cambodian Cuisine

Food Friday: Cambodian Cuisine

Cambodian food has been played down in guidebooks, and is not as widely recognised in travel circles as the food from neighbouring countries like Thailand and Vietnam. We can all wax on about Thai green curry, pad Thai, and pho, but what about Cambodian treats? Anyone? In our opinion, it’s...
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What is Urban Adventures all about?

What is Urban Adventures all about?

At Urban Adventures, we firmly believe local travel is one of the best ways we can support responsible tourism. In fact, we believe it so strongly that we’ve made it our entire business. All our tours are run by local experts, not some faceless corporate team located halfway around the...
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