Few travelers are immune to Cambodia’s beguiling charms, which are made all the more poignant by the country’s resilience in recovering from its dark past. All kinds of travelers, from backpackers to luxury tourists, continue to flock to see legendary Angkor Wat, but this iconic attraction is only the beginning of Cambodia’s beauty. From pristine beaches and untouched jungles to stunning architectural feats, here are some of the most beautiful places in Cambodia that you need to visit.
Growing at fast rate, Siem Reap is a major tourist destination in Cambodia and is one of the most charming town which is closest to the world famous ancient temples – Angkor Complex. Angkor complex is the world famous temple complex and attract tourists from all over the world to visit all year round. This temple complex was built by the Khmer empire during 9th to 15th century AD. There are ancient temple of Angkor Wat, Bayon temple and ruin of temple buried in roots.
Siem Reap boasts a wide range of bustling night markets and international-standard hotels.
Vihear is a Khmer temple situated on a 525-meters cliff, on the legendary Dangrek mountain, straddling the boundary between Cambodia and Thailand. This is one of temple with Khmer architecture of 11th century remains today.
Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the most important lake of Cambodia. The lake seasonally extends and shrinks twice time a year. Dry season falls between November and May in Cambodia, this time Tonle Sap is almost drain. In rainy season, the lake expands and looks beautiful with plenty of the floating residents.
Situated in Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Silver Pagoda is considered as a national treasure with a lot of statues of Buddha made of gold and gemstones. The most precious treasures are jade Buddha statues and statue of Maitreya made of studded diamond.
5.Station in Bokor hill
This station was built in the 20s of the last century by French and has been abandoned twice up to now, however, due to its location is lying on a beautiful walking route of the country, tourists still visit the place.
This town on blank of Mekong River was ever a bustling markets. Today, it attracts a lot of tourists to visit the old French-styled houses and watch dolphin performance.
Koh Ker was the capital of the Khmer empire in a period between 928 and 944 AD. In this short period of time, a lot of ancient houses and buildings were under construction. One of the most outstanding construction is THM Prasat – the pyramid temple of 30-meters height located surrounded by jungle, decorated with carved Garuda bird statue on large stone blocks.
Banteay Srei temple is situated 25 km away from Angkor complex to the Northeast, was built in 967 AD. The temple is made of fluorescent red sandstone with many sculptures on the rocks.
9. Sihanouk Ville
Sihanouk Ville also known as Kampong Som is a port city, a coastal resort of Gulf of Thailand. Sihanouk Ville attracts tourists by its white sandy beaches and tropical islands. It’s suitable for a short holiday.