Cambodia Smile

sHARE TO facebook twitter mail
expdetail

Smiling Cambodian children. Image courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism Cambodia.

Cambodians find happiness to be a capital virtue, to be cultivated even in the teeth of the gravest difficulties. So the Cambodian smile has prevailed over the years: from the mysterious closed-mouth smiles of the royal heads carved on Bayon, to the effervescent grins you'll find greeting you everywhere you turn throughout the country.

Cambodia citizens smile at everyone for many reasons. To start get-togethers on the right foot. To smooth over rough relations. To greet strangers. To welcome old friends.

Smiles also provide a service to Cambodia locals' tight-knit communities: they propagate good feelings, while insulating others from one's own troubles. It's a social lubricant, an act of cohesion, and a marker for community harmony.

When next you visit Cambodia, watch out for the locals' famous smile: it's an experience that doesn't just stay in the country, but one you'll take back with you when you go home.


Smiling Cambodian children. Image courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism Cambodia

You Might Also Like…
Watch the Cambodia smile in action when you watch an Angkor temple sunrise; visit Koh Rong for the diving; and check out the local communities around the Mekong River dolphins and the birding territories around Tonle Sap.


TOUR packages

View All
Waterways & Train Tracks through Thailand & Cambodia
tour packages

Tour takes you down river currents and train tracks to Thailand and Cambodia's most authentic destinations both on and of...

VIEW DETAILS
Skyscrapers and Temples Tour
tour packages

Tour works its way from hyper-modern Singapore to charmingly laid-back Cambodia – with all these contrasts, you'll ...

VIEW DETAILS
Six Cities, 12 Days Tour
tour packages

Yangon in Myanmar; Chiang Mai in Thailand; Luang Prabang in Laos Siem Reap and Phnom Penh in Cambodia; and Ho Chi Minh City (...

VIEW DETAILS

MASTERCARD'S PRICELESS EXPERIENCES

View All
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
tour packages

Boasting glorious views of the South China Sea, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

VIEW DETAILS
Romance scenes straight out of a Hollywood movie
tour packages

Romantic night for two. Bali’s stunning honeymoon villas provide the perfect setting for couples wanting a romantic nig...

VIEW DETAILS
Luang Say Residence
tour packages

The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 because of its religious and colonial significance. The city ...

VIEW DETAILS

AIR AND CAR BOOKINGS

View All
The Best Way To See Asean
tour packages

Go on an epic Asean journey with AirAsia Asean Pass, a travel pass that allows you to book our base fares at least 14 days or...

VIEW DETAILS
Hertz Car Rental Deals
tour packages

Rent a car for 2 days or more at participating locations in Asia and enjoy up to 15% off

VIEW DETAILS

HOTEL DEALS

View All
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
tour packages

It’s a night on the house here at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. Your 4th night is free when you stay 3 nights at ou...

VIEW DETAILS
Mandarin Orchard
tour packages

Stay in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore, next to city’s prestigious shopping malls and discover Singapore with the...

VIEW DETAILS
Bayview Beach Resort
tour packages

Room Category/ Rate: Superior Hillview @RM306.00 nett per room night (single/twin) Deluxe Side Seaview @RM405.00 nett per ro...

VIEW DETAILS