Cambodia Tourist Attractions

Cambodia Tourist Attractions

Asia Tourism – Travelling around the world is the tremendous activity. Start journey from the nearest one, then trip to other countries. Southeast Asia is our recommendation for included in travel list of trips around the world as must be visit destination. This geographical regions has 11 countries on list. One of them is Kampuchea or was formerly known as cambodia in english and Cambodge in anglicisation of the French. Cambodia being famous with one of angelina jolie movies, in which some scenes were taken from Angkor Thom, Bayon, and Ta Prohm. Those are some tourist attraction in cambodia.

Tourism Profile

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Cambodia or Kingdom of Cambodia is one of country in Southeast Asia which has population more than 15 million. Phnom Penh is the largest city and the capital of Cambodia. It has 25 provinces which each provinces can be visited as tourism destinations. Moreover, each of provinces in Cambodia has different attractions that will make you being amazed with this exotic country.

Natural Attractions

Before you go to Cambodia, it is better to take a list of the destinations that will be visited when it comes. Natural attraction must be included into your destinations’ list. There are more than 15 natural places which can be visited in Cambodia. Here are the best recommended natural tourism destinations in Cambodia.

Koh Tonsay

Koh Tonsay is first natural destination in Cambodia. Actually, Koh Tonsay has meaning of Rabbit Island which is located in Kep. Usually people reach this location by ferry boat from local port in Kep. It becomes the most favorite place among tourists since it has beautiful scenery. Also, Rabbit Island or Koh Thonsay has variety habitats of plants and animals.

Bayon

After visiting Koh Tonsay, you can also go to Bayon. It is a temple which was built around the late of 12th century or the early 13th century. Moreover, Bayon is the last state temple in Angkor. It must be the tremendous one, specially for who start to learn about Buddha in Cambodia. Trough study touring around Bayon, sounds great!

Heritage Sites

As a rich country, Cambodia can be left behind for the best places to go. There are also some of heritage sites which must be included into your list. It will be better if not only take the same destination. Mix your destination’s list, so that will not get a bore easily.

Preah Vihear Temple

As one of Southeast country, Cambodia has some sites which is included as the heritage sites. One of them is Preah Vihear Temple. It is the most popular place which is also recommended for tourists. Preah Vihear Temple is one of an ancient Hindu temple in Cambodia. This temple is built in Khmer Empire period. Reach Preah Vihear temple!, the easiest way to go is from Sra’em. However, there are also some buses which run directly to the Preah Vihear from Phnom Penh. For another choice, take mototaxis to reach this temple. Mototaxis is kind of taxi but it is a motorbikes not car. Typically, the drivers will refuse to rent the only motorbike. For the price, it takes $15 per person.

Angkor Wat

For the next site include as the world heritage site is Angkor Wat. The temple complex which is located in Siem Rap was built in 12th century by Khmer King Suryavarman. Actually, Angkor Wat has meaning of City of Temple or Temple City. In history, there is a legend about this place. At the first, it was constructed under Indra’s order to use a palace for Precha Ket Mealea who was his son.

Killing Fields, Choeung Ek

History of the Choeung Ek massacre can see through films like The Killing Fields. Portrayal through the film is very clear about the massacre involving tens of thousands of people. The massacre occurred during four years that began in 1975 and ended in 1979. At that time, some 17,000 men, women, children and men detained and tortured on charges of political prisoners. They detained and tortured in the camp around Choeung Ek location. The victims who died from torture eventually bulk buried on this Cambodian Killing Fields at Choeung Ek.

Getaway Destinations

There are still so many places during trip in Cambodia. Getaway destinations are also amazing in Cambodia. There are some amazing place which is highly recommended for tourist around the world.

Siem Reap

Recently, Siem Reap has been developed into tourist attraction. The concept of this place is brilliant because it has some Khmer style entertainment. For the best recommendation, go to Wat Bo village. There, get relaxation for your body and mind in gardens of the oldest Buddhist temple.

Koh Rong

For the second option, you also have to visit Koh Rong. It is another place besides Koh Samui. Koh Rong is the best new paradise of Desert Island. However, this place only can be reached by small local ferry. It takes around 45 minutes to reach Kong Rong. Not only for diving and snorkeling, this place also usually take as the best spot for hiking. If you want quieter place, then go little far which is Koh Rong Samloem. It is only some few miles from Koh Rong.

Typical Food

Don’t leave Cambodia before taste their typical food. There are some kinds of food you should try here. Cambodia’s foods have reach taste as like as other Southeast countries’ food. Here are some recommendation for your culinary trip in Cambodia.

Fish Amok

If you are not visiting Southeast Asia country as the first time, you may also know this kind of food. Some people said that Fish Amok has similar taste as the other countries in Southeast Asia. Fish Among contains of fish mousse and local herb named slok ngor. It has kroeung which is Khmer curry and coconut milk. All of the ingredients are steamed in a banana leaf.

Khmer Red Curry

This typical food is different than the regular curry. The Khmer Red Curry has less spicy taste than the other curry. It contains of eggplant, potatoes, green beans and chicken or beef with coconut milk, kroeung, and lemongrass.

Take journey to Southeast Asia!, there are many tourist attractions in this regions, found some of them in Cambodia. From natural tourism, heritage sites, and of course the culinary.