Tourism in Cambodia
Tourist places in Cambodia
General information about Cambodia
Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia whose width extends to the low plains, the Mekong Delta, the mountains, and the Gulf of Thailand. The capital of Phnom Penh, is home to the Central Art Deco Market, the glittering Royal Palace and the National Historical and Archaeological Museum. In the northwest of the country are the ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple that was built during the Khmer Empire.
Located in the continent of Asia, Cambodia covers 176,515 square kilometers of land and 4,520 square kilometers of water. Cambodia became an independent country in 1953, after gaining its sovereignty from France.
Cambodia shares its land borders with 3 countries: Thailand, Vietnam and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
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Tourist areas in Cambodia
A resort town in northwest Cambodia, it is a gateway to the ruins of Angkor, seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes Angkor Wat, the main temple, depicted on the Cambodian flag. The mysterious giant faces were carved in the Bayon temple in Angkor Thom.
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As a modern, low-key gateway to the archaeological site, Siem Reap contains boutique hotels, large resorts, and several galleries and spas. The Angkor National Museum features Khmer artifacts, including a display of 1,000 Buddha statues and statues. The Old Market and Angkor Night Market sell items such as souvenirs, books and spices. The Old French Quarter offers trendy restaurants serving international and Cambodian food (focusing on ingredients like rice and fish). Pub Street is lively after dark.
It is a temple temple in Cambodia and one of the largest religious monuments in the world, on a site of 162.6 hectares. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu of the Khmer Empire, it was gradually converted into a Buddhist temple at the end of the 12th century.
It is a decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the state temple of the Mahayana Bodhi King Jayavarman VII, Bayon is located in the center of Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor
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Or Banteay Srey is a 10th century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. It is located in the Angkor region, near Phnom De hill, 25 km northeast of the main group of temples that once belonged to the two medieval capitals of Yasudrapura and Angkor Thom. Built largely from red sandstone, Banteay Srei is a medium to match the elaborate decorative wall carvings that are still noticeable today. The buildings themselves are miniature in size, so unusually so when measured by Angkor building standards. These factors made the temple very popular with tourists, and led to it being widely hailed as a “precious gem”, or “the jewel of Khmer art”. Wikipe