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Banlung

 
Banlung Banlung in northern Cambodia makes a great destination for travelers who enjoy being outdoors.It is the capital of Ratnakiri Province. Several tour companies overnight or multi-day trips into the jungles allowing adventuresome travelers to get up close and personal with nature. They offer visitors the opportunity to view a variety of monkeys and other wildlife, though some visitors don’t appreciate getting that close to leeches. A sorter trips to Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake offers the opportunity to see deep lakes as well as see Cambodian women doing traditional weaving. Yeak Loam Lake is situated 5 km. south - east of Banlung. The Yeak Loam lake (volcanic crater) is the most beautiful lake of Ratanakiri formed by a vol...
 

Bayon Temple

 
Bayon Temple Part of the world famous destination of Angkor, the Bayon temple features a sea of over 200 massive stone faces looking in all direction. Over 2000 large faces carved on the 54 tower give this temple its majestic character. Built in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII as part of a massive expansion of his capital Angkor Thom, the Bayon is built at the exact center of the royal city. Bayon is known for its huge stone faces of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, with one facing outward and keeping watch at each compass point. The curious smiling image, thought by many to be a portrait of Jayavarman himself, has been dubbed by some the "Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia." There are 51 smaller towers surrounding Bayon, each wi...
 

Banteay Srei

 
Banteay Srei A beautiful 10th-century Hindu temple complex about 23 miles north of Angkor Wat. The temple consists of low walls surrounding peaked structures of deep red sandstone. Banteay Srei means "Citadel of Women," and it is said that the reliefs on this temple are so delicate that they could only have been carved by the hand of a woman. The well-preserved relief carvings on the central buildings depict scenes from ancient Hindu tales. Banteay Srei is an exquisite miniature; a fairy palace in the heart of an immense and mysterious forest; the very thing that Grimm delighted to imagine, and that every child's heart has yearned after, but which mature years has sadly proved too lovely to be true. And here it is, in the Cambodia...
 

Angkor Wat

 
Angkor Wat Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire, is the highlight of any visit to Cambodia and its incredible temples are a truly awe-inspiring sight. Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire, is the highlight of any visit to Cambodia and its incredible temples are a truly awe-inspiring sight. Built between the 9th and 13th centuries the city of Angkor was abandoned in the 15th century after being invaded by the neighboring Siamese. Over the following four centuries the tropical jungle reclaimed the temples and it was not until the 1860s that the French naturalist Henri Mouhot stumbled upon the ruins of the fabled city. Today there are over 400 surviving structures scattered over a huge area and the best k...
 

Beyond Angkor and Pnom Penh

 
Beyond Angkor and Pnom Penh This tour, you will visit Sihanoukville, Kampot, Kompong Cham, Battambang, Phnom Sambeou, Rattanakir,... The attractive riverside town of Kampot was once a fashionable haunt of the French colonial elite, and has stunning offshore islands and a beautiful bay. The ruins of the luxurious mansions, destroyed by the Khmer Rouge, can be seen all along the coast. Bokor hill station with its pleasant climate, mountain streams and breathtaking sea views was another favourite resort of French colonials. To the east of Kompong Cham, half way to the Laos border, is the small riverine town of Kratie that can be reached in 6 hours by boat from Phnom Penh or 3 hours from Kompong Cham. Heading due north up the Mekong from Kr...
 

Kampong Chhnang Province

 
Kampong Chhnang Province The province Kampong Chhnang is located at the heart of Cambodia. Its bordering Kampong Thom to the North, Kampong Cham to the East, Kampong Speu to the South and Pursat to the West. This province is not only at the fertile and almost ever-wet heart of Cambodia, but also just a 91km ride from Phnom Penh, so its a quick jaunt up. Due to its location next to the Tonle Sap Lake Kampong Chhnangs population is predominantly in fishery and rice plantation involved. Especially the provincial capital Kampong Chhnang, which is an easygoing river port town that is worth a visit, focuses on fishery and therefore features a big fishery port. It is, easy to get to from Phnom Penh via national road number 5, passing by the former c...
 

Kingdom of the Khmers

 
Kingdom of the Khmers The Kingdom of Cambodia has seen some turbulent times in the latter half of the 20th century but now, once again it is at peace and is set to take its place as one of South-East Asia's most fascinating and rewarding destinations. Cambodia lies in the heart of South-East Asia bordering Vietnam to the east, Laos to the north and Thailand in the west. Despite being much smaller than its neighbours Cambodias unique Indian-influenced Khmer culture has remained very much in tact. The once mighty Khmer Empire flourished during the Angkorian period between the 9th and 14th centuries when it was the cultural centre of the region and exerted its influence over Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. For many of todays travellers the...
 

Sihanoukville

 
Sihanoukville Perhaps beach is not what first comes to mind of most travelers who visit Cambodia. Many tourists know Cambodia through its magnificent temple ruins of Angkor, the Killing Field, and the sprawling capital of Phnom Penh. Indeed, the country boasts many pristine beaches on its southern coast. Among them is Sihanoukville, a small beach town about 3 hour drive south of Phnom Penh. Sihanoukville was developed from the jungle into the countrys first and only deepwater port in late 1950s. The original name of the city, Kampong Som, was changed to the present one in honor of the king. Situated 230 km southwest of Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville is surrounded by palm-fringed sandy beaches and pristine tropical islands off it...
 

Ochheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach

 
Ochheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach Occheteal Beach is the all-rounder with long and narrow strip of beach lined with pine trees, grass umbrellas, rental chairs and little drink huts. The sandy beach that stretches southwards is worth trekking down if any trippers want some privacy. At the northern end is Serendipity Beach, which is a cool place for travelers to hang out. Serendipity beach also offers small guest house rooms right on the beach with occasional full-moon parties. However, the beach is filled with boulders that make it unfriendly for swimming...
 

Independence Beach

 
Independence Beach Independence Beach is located next to Sokha Beach on its west. The beach was named after the old Independence Hotel. This beach offers a good stretch of clean sand. Situated at the northern end of the beach is Independence Hotel and Koh Pos Beach, the nice tiny island only 800m off the coast. Koh Pos offers cool shades but rocky waters....
 

 

 

 

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