Cambodia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Neak Pean temple near Siem Reap in Cambodia This country attracts many travelers keen on historic landmarks. The Khmer period gave Cambodia many stunning places of interest. Numerous wars and hostilities in the country ended only around 20 years ago, so Cambodia recovers slowly and becomes a wonderful resort destination as well. However, travelers still arrive mostly to see ancient cities and temples of Cambodia.
Cambodia is an amazingly beautiful country, whose sights attract tourists from all over the world. It is not only Cambodian nature famous for its …
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Angkor remains the main attraction of Cambodia. This ancient city is home to many religious buildings, including Angkor Wat, the largest religious building ever constructed in the world. The city is partially in ruins, but it still looks nothing but impressive with its statues, ancient stone carvings and temples. It is easy to spend several days in Angkor.
Cambodia is home of the largest lake in South East Asia. This is Tonle Slap, which is located in the central part of the country. The lake is very shallow, only 1 metre deep, but during the rainy season waters of the Mekong River make the lake grow and it becomes 9 metres deep. Mekong River is also famous for one more thing – the Mekong Dolphin, one of a few species that live in fresh water. The highest chance to see the dolphins is in a protected area near Kratie. During a boat ride, you will also enjoy magnificent views of the river and its banks. Copyright
Cambodia offers tourists a wide range of all kinds of leisure options. Cinemas are very popular here. The government actively supports the people's …
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Northern part of the country, especially its Ratanakiri Province, is the location of several national parks and ethnic villages. The main landmarks here include the Virachey National Park and the Banlung area. These places are famous for wonderful protected forests, waterfalls and picturesque landscapes.
KDs World Tour: Phnom Penh During a vacation in Cambodia, don’t forget to visit its capital, Phnom Penh. This is also the largest and wealthiest city in the country. Founded in 1372, the city became the capital of the country only after the kingdom of Angkor had been defeated by Siam. In the 19th century the city was called the “Pearl of Asia” because of its beautiful architecture. One of the biggest landmarks of Phnom Penh – Killing Fields - is located in its suburbs. In the city, travelers are recommended to visit the Royal Palace and Tuol Svay Prey High School Museum or the museum of genocide. Shooting Ranges will attract travelers who are keen or weapons. Inside the halls of the building it is possible to fire from different kinds of weapons, from ordinary handguns to rocket launchers and hand grenades.
1. Cambodia cannot be called an absolutely safe place. There is an extremely controversial and unstable situation in the country. Echoes of the past …
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History and Entertainment

Little is known of the early history of Cambodia. The first references to the country at this site date back to the 1st century AD. It is only known that its territory was much larger than modern Cambodia. In the Middle Ages, many African countries saw the colonial period. By the middle of the 19th century, the entire territory of the country had been under France. The times of the Second World War were marked by the Japanese occupation. Cambodia gained independence in 1953.
Angkor Thom South Gate Entrance, Siem Reap, Cambodia The guests of Cambodia can choose from different recreation options. There are excellent beach resorts, as well as unique national parks with multiple nature attractions. The largest and most developed sea resort is Sihanoukville. It is known to not so many travelers, so it has preserved a pleasant atmosphere of harmony and peace. The resort was named after the namesake mountain, on the top of which several ancient temples are located. Near the resort, there is a glorious reserve of Ream. You can walk along here and see rare exotic plants and typical inhabitants of these places.
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Famous and uniques places in Cambodia from our review series

Tuolsburg Prison

From the series “Famous prisons of the world”
Prison Toul Sleng is located in Cambodia. It is better known as Toul Sleng Genocide Museum today. The prison was founded by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. Prison cells were set up in the old school building. The prison worked only for four years. But Toul Sleng is considered one of the most terrible prisons in the world. More than 17,000 people were incarcerated during this period. Only a few of them managed to leave it alive. Terrible tortures and executions were carried out in prison. It was closed after four years of operation in 1979.

The Genocide Museum was opened there a year later. Tourists from all over the world visit it daily today. The prison was deliberately not reconstructed after closing. The entire situation remained unchanged in the surrounding area. There are fences entangled … Read all

Ta Keo Temple

From the series “Famous unfinished buildings ”
The construction of the Ta Keo Temple began in the late 10th century. It was built by the order of King Jayavarman V. He ordered to build a huge temple in honor of the God Shiva. However, it was not possible to fully complete the construction. It remains unknown for what reason the construction of the luxurious temple was suspended. According to some assumptions, construction work was suspended by the king's heirs after his death. They decided to leave the temple as it had become in the years of the founder's life. They did not want to assign the merits of the founder of the temple.

Even though the oldest building remained unfinished, it never ceases to amaze with its grandeur and beauty of decoration. The Ta Keo Temple is very large. You can see the elaborate carvings and design … Read all

Fried Tarantulas in Phnom Penh Restaurants

From the series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
Cambodians also do not shun lavish gifts of nature. One of the most common options for street food in this country are fried tarantulas. Fortunately, because of the hot climate the country doesn’t experience the lack of delicacy. Large quantities of tarantulas are crawling everywhere. Once, local people have started to eat spiders because of the lack of other food. For many years, they coveted a dish so much, that even today it remains at the peak of its popularity.

Spiders are fried whole in a large volume of oil, then spread on a large dish. A huge plate with a pile of fried black spiders can be seen at all the major markets of Cambodia. The dish became a favorite delicacy not only for many local residents, but also for tourists. Gourmets who dared to taste the fried tarantula, note … Read all
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Cambodia
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♥   National Park 'Kirirom' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Phnom Kulen' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ream' . On the map   Photos

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