Top places to visit in Cambodia

Not only is famous for Angkor Complex, precious gems and diamond at the Silver Temple, Cambodia is also well-known for its beautiful landscapes. If you get the opportunity to travel there, don’t miss these destinations below.

Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom

Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are located in Siem Reap province which are popular for Indochina package tours.  Angkor Wat has a circumference of about 6 km and an area of about 200 ha. The highest point is the top of the main temple, with a height of 65m. Designed with the entrance to the main west, Angkor Wat brings a feeling of inhibition for people entering the temple, because the image of the temple is prominent in the light of the sun.

 

In addition, Angkor Wat also impresses with the Apsara fairy statues on most of the walls or each flower or grass carved carefully on each level of the wall.

Angkor Thom was built by King Jayavarman VII at the end of the 12th century. The whole area is about 9 km². Angkor Thom is constructed in the Bayon style, exhibiting the size of the building, the main material being bees, the human faces and the naga image at each tower. In addition to the sense of timidity, the architecture of Angkor Thom also brings a feeling of lightness and comfort over Angkor Wat.

The Silver Temple and Cambodian Royal Palace

The Golden Temple and Silver Temple are situated in the campus of the Cambodian Royal Palace in Phnom Penh Capital.

The Royal Palace of Cambodia in Phnom Penh is a complex of buildings where the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia was built more than a century ago to serve the monarchs of kings and foreign guests, where it is also a venue for diplomatic ceremonies and royal ceremonies.

Golden Pagoda – Silver Pagoda can be said is an extremely famous Buddhist temple in Cambodia which is inlaid gold and silver with unique architecture. The temple also has Di-Lac Buddha statue which was cast in gold and then added 9584 diamonds immensely. This silver pagoda in Cambodia is called Wat Preah Keak Morakat.

The entrance fee is $6 per person. The opening hours are from 8 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 5 pm every day. You cannot wear shorts when visiting this temple.

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville is quite quiet because of arc-shaped beaches. In particular, beaches here don’t have rocks, crustaceans or shells on the shore. Being the ideal and only beach in Cambodia, Sihanoukville attracts numerous tourists traveling there.

 

Besides swimming, coming here, you can also explore Ream National Park which is over 21.000 ha large, Victory Hill with 60 meters high and climb to the Sihanouk Mountain peak at the height of 132 meters to see the panoramic view of the coastal city.

Don’t forget to take a tour around the city to visit the Golden Lion statue, the Independence Square, and the Victoria statue.

Enjoy the seafood at the very cheap price is an activity that you should not miss here. The price of a big meal ranges from $5- $10.

Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Cambodia as well as Southeast Asia, less than 10 kilometers from Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

 

This freshwater lake provides a great source of fish, and silt for people in Siem Reap. Between November and May, when the Tonle Sap is dry, the scenery is not as beautiful as the rainy season. In Tonle Sap, there are floating houses of Cambodian people specializing in aquaculture with unique beauty awaiting you to explore.Coming here, you remember to enjoy the specialties of this place.

Koh Rong Island

Koh Rong is not too far from the Kampong Som, only about 20 kilometers traveling by boat. Therefore, if you visit Sihanoukville coastal city, don’t miss this city. This island is home to many beautiful beaches and numerous delicious seafood. Koh Rong Sanloem is an island that is not far from Koh Rong with stunning scenery and blue water. Coming here you can enjoy quiet moments.

The death field

With the human bone scattered across the land, along with panels like “Tomb of 100 infants and mother”, “Tomb of the most corpse with 450 dead”, “Tomb of 166 headless”, the shelf with more than 8,000 human skulls, the Death field brings gloomy look and the sense of suffocation for visitors. Traveling there, you will understand more about the history of Cambodia and the pain they have suffered.

The train station in Bokor Hill

Bokor hill station near Kampot was built by the French in the 1920s for use as a break. It was abandoned twice, for the first time in the 1940s when Japan invaded Cambodia and the second one in the 1970s when the Khmer Rouge attacked the country. Today, Bokor Hill Station and its abandoned buildings have created a strange and ghostly exploration site.

Hope that with our suggestion, you can find the best places to travel in Cambodia for your trip. For more information about Cambodia Indochina tours, please visit our website. Share this article if it’s useful for you. Have a nice trip!


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