Monday, 13 August 2018

Cambodia Tour | Best places to visit in Cambodia

Cambodia is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia, which has amazing landscape, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and a home of art deco Central Market, Royal Palace, National historical Museum's and archaeological exhibitions.

Best places to visit in Cambodia

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1. Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monument in the world and largest complex of temples in Cambodia, which spread over 162.6 hectares area. It is famous tourist destination in Cambodia, built by King suryavarman II in the first half of 12th century. A big square type reservoir is surrounded by Angkor Wat, which grows through a series of three rectangular terraces to the central temple and towering at the height of 213 meters. This structure reflects the traditional Khmer idea of ​​the temple. This temple was firstly built as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu and in 14th century it was changed into a Buddhist temple and idol of Buddha were added to its artwork. Today, this temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that researchers are struggling to protect.

2. Bayon Temple
The Bayon temple is a part of world famous and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. It was built in the late 12th century by the King jayavarman VII as the state temple of Buddha, the Bayon is built at the exact center of the royal city and Jayavarmans capital, Angkor Thom.

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3. Banteay Srei
Banteay Srei (Banteay Srey) is a 10th century Cambodian temple of the Hindu god Shiva. It is one part of Angkor complex, it based at the 25 km north-east side of the main temples group. Banteay Srei temple was built in 967 AD with mostly of red sandstone, there are also beautiful decorative ancient wall carvings which are still clearly visible. Banteay Srei is only temple at Angkor which was not built for any king.

"Koh Ker, Prasat Thom, Prang" (CC BY 2.0) by Arian Zwegers
4. Koh Ker
Koh Ker was an ancient capital of Cambodia, for a very short period from 928 to 944 AD, located in Srayong Cheung village of Kulen district. The Koh Ker temples was built by King Jayavaraman IV in 928-942 AD. Koh Ker temple is 35 meters high pyramid type temple with seven-stepped stupa. It was built to worship the God of happiness Treypuvanesvara. A giant Garuda (half-man, half-bird sculpture), beautifully carved into the stone.

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5. Kratie
Kratie is the small town with less population located in eastern Cambodia on the banks of Mekong River. It has a population of around 38,215, The city is dominated by the central market surrounded by old, French colonial buildings. The city is surrounded by old, French colonial buildings. Kratie is home to a group of rare Irrawaddy dolphins, which live in the Mekong River. These dolphins are the main tourist attraction of this town. The Mekong River also has many green island, which are also attracting some visitors.

6. Bokor Hill Station

7. Silver Pagoda

8. Tonle Sap

9. Sihanoukville

10. Preah Vihear

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