North West Cambodia is home to the awe-inspiring, ancient city complex of Angkor, including the world famous Angkor Wat. There are many stunning temples in the area to make it worth staying a few days, from the mesmerising faces of Bayon to clambering through the ruins of Beng Mealea Indian Jones style. The gateway town to Angkor is Siem Reap, a tourist bubble of chic restaurants and bursting with nightlife. You can also experience local markets and get in some good souvenir shopping. For those looking for adrenaline-fuelled action, there are many superb off-road motorsports through the Cambodian countryside on offer. The relaxed city of Battambang offers some great ways to witness a snapshot into rural Cambodian life. It's also home to the crazy bamboo train and very entertaining circus (no animals). While Kompang Chhnang gives you an opportunity to visit the wonderful floating villages on a local's paddle boat, and to see the locally famous pottery village.