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Independence Monument ( Phnom Penh )

Was designed by renowned Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann. The Independence Monument was inaugurated in November 9, 1962 to celebrate Cambodia's independence from foreign rule. The Independence Monument presently also serves as a monument to Cambodia's war dead. It is the site of colorful celebrations and services on holidays such as Independence Day and Constitution Day.

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Ochheuteal Beach ( Preah Sihanouk )

It is the most active beach in Preah Sihanouk and very popular with travelers and weekenders alike thatch roofed seafood shacks and beach bars line the sand from one end of Ochheuteal to the other, next to it is known as “serendipity beach” which is especially popular with budget travelers, is the only beach in Sihanouk bile to offer rooms right on the sand, as well as some hillside bungalows with spectacular views of the ocean. Also it has several restaurants and beachfront bars ranging fro the laid back to all night party bars.

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Wat Phnom ( Phnom Penh )

This temple is located right in the center of the city. It is a small man-made hill, topped by a huge ancient Stupa and a Buddhist Monastery.  Legend has it that in the year 1372 AD, a famous woman named Daun Penh had ordered for this hill to be built to respectfully revere five statues of the Buddha that were found inside the hole of a floating Koki (teak) tree trunk. Later, King Ponhea Yat (1393-1463) left the capital in Angkor and re-located his capital city to Phnom Penh (1422). The original name of Phnom Penh was Phnom Daun Penh in memory of the founder, but was often called Phnom Penh for short. From then on, this enchanting city has been known simply as Phnom Penh. Wat Phnom is covered with evergreen trees; some of these trees are very old and tall. The hill is a charming place that is always filled with the songs of many kinds of bird; chattering of monkeys and the occasional gentle roar of a lone elephant. Elephant ride is available for touring around the hill.

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Royal Palace ( Phnom Penh )

The Royal Palace was built in 1866 under the French protectorate and King Norodom, though many of the buildings in the complex were added over the following decades. The Palace is simply realized that a residence of the King of Cambodia. The compound was a citadel of King Ponhea Yat andf re-built by King Norodom when he relocated the capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh. The bautiful buildings with towering spires are a great example of classic Khmer architecture found in Cambodia today. The Silver Pagoda is the most well-known besides other visited sites such as Throne Hall, Stupas, Royal Dinning Hall, the Chan Chhaya Pavilion and a French-style building wihich a gift from Napoleon III.

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National Museum ( Phnom Penh )

Next to the Royal Palace, the distinctive rust-red National Museum was dedicated by King Sisowath in 1920. The buildings are inspired by Khmer temple architecture. More than 14,000 items are on display including Angkorian era statues, lingas and other artifacts including sculpture, ceramics, bronzes etc..., most notably the famous statue of the King Jayavarman VII. Though the emphasis is on Angkorian artifacts, there is also a good collection of pieces from later periods, including a special exhibition of post-Angkorian Buddha figures. Visiting the museum after rather than before a trip to the Angkor in Siem Reap helps lend context to the Angkorian artifacts.

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Central Market (Phsar Thmey) ( Phnom Penh )

This unique, art deco building is Phnom Penh landmark. Prior to 1935 the area was a swamp/lake known as Beng Decho that received the runoff during the rainy season. The lake was drained and the market constructed in 1935-37. Phsar Thmey is currently undergoing a refurbishing project - the interior reconstructed, a new bright yellow paint job, new stalls are being constructed, etc. Many of the vendors have moved to temporary buildings on either side of the market building. The souvenir vendors are in the temporary building on the south side of the market. Even with the construction, Phsar Thmey is still well worth a shopping visit. (Phsar Thmey means 'New Market', but 'Central Market' commonly known by most foreigners).

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Angkor Wat ( Siem Reap )

Angkor Wat which literally means ‘City Temple’ is a Hindu temple complex built to replicate the heavens on earth. Constructed by the King Suryavarman II in the early twelfth century, it is the best-preserved temple and is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation; first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu

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Angkor Thom ( Siem Reap )

Angkor Thom is a very popular tourist spot. It was established in the late twelfth century to early thirteenth century by King Jayavarman VII. This site is situated 1.7 Km north of Angkor Wat, within which are located several monuments from earlier eras as well as those established by Jayavarman and his successors.

 

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Tonle Sap Lake ( Siem Reap )

It is a great lake of Cambodia and largest in Asia. Tonle Sap Lake is the most prominent feature on the map of Cambodia – a hug dumb-bell-shaped body of water stretching across the north-west section of the country. The lake is very important commercial resource, providing more than half of the fish consumed in Cambodia.

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Bayon Temple ( Siem Reap )

The Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple built in the late twelfth century or early thirteenth century. Built at the centre of King Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom was the last state temple to be built at Angkor, and the only Angkorian state temple to be built primarily as a Mahayana Buddhist shrine dedicated to the Buddha.  Following Jayavarman’s death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance to their religious preferences.

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Banteay Srei Temple ( Siem Reap )

Consecrated in 967 A.D, Banteay Srei was speculated to have been known earlier as Banteay Serai, which literally means the Citadel of Victory.  This was the only major temple at Angkor not built by a monarch; its construction is credited to a courtier named Yajnavaraha, who was a scholar and philanthropist and a counselor to king Rajendravarman. He was known to have helped those who suffered from illness, injustice or poverty.

 

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Phnom Bakheng ( Siem Reap )

Phnom Bakheng was constructed more than two centuries before the Angkor Wat. It is a Hindu temple originally built in the form of a temple mountain dedicated to Shiva. Historians believe that Phnom Bakheng was in its heyday, the principal temple of the Angkor region.  It was the architectural centerpiece of a new capital that Yasovarman built when he moved the court from the capital Hariharalaya in the Roluos area located to the southeast.

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Ream National Park ( Preah Sihanouk )

It was declared a protected are in 1993 by royal degree because of its national, scientific, educational and recreational values. It’s situated approximately 18km East of Sihanouk vile. This national park staff provides guided boat and walk tour to explore this magnificent area. Monkeys, Dolphins, Deer, Wild pigs and abundant of bird life can be seen through this 21,000 hectares. Park with includes jungles, estuaries, beaches islands and coral reefs. For more information contract the national park head quarters opposite the Korng Kang Airport.

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O'Tres Beach ( Preah Sihanouk )

Next beach south of ochheuteal and in many way resembles Ochheuteal a 3km crescent of near white sand but far less trusted than Ochheuteal. The road over the hill form Ochheuteal (through Queen Hill Resort) allowing easy access to Otres Beach is relatively new and the beach is largely undeveloped.

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Victory Beach ( Preah Sihanouk )

At over two kilometers, Vicotry beach is quite long but it is divided into two by a rocky point and a small hill. Set at the base of the very popular Weather Station Hill. The section of Victory Beach is in the area of the Vietnam-Cambodia Monument (Victory Monument) is popular because it is a bit quieter and more relaxed than Ochheuteal Beach and there are a few food beach bars and restaurants right on the sand, in addition, Victory Beach is a particularly good sunset beach.

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Kbal Chhay Waterfall ( Preah Sihanouk )

The Kbal Chhay Waterfall, approximately 16km from down town on national road No4 East of the Sihanouk vile, give the added felling of being in paradise. The 14m high waterfalls was discovered in 1960 and developed into a source of fresh water Sihanouk vile since 1998. It has definitely emerged as a favorite among local and foreign visitors to the province.

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Sambo Prei Kuh Temples ( Kampong Thom )

Founded by King Isanavarman I during the seventh century, Sambo Prei Kuh was once the capital of Chenla known as Isanapura, and was a religious center dedicated to the worship of Shiva.

 

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Choeung Ek ( Phnom Penh )

The site is well-known as the Killing Field. Choeung Ek was once an orchard and a Chinese graveyard. It was used by the Khmer Rough regime as an executive ground which killed thousand of Khmer people between 1975 and 1979. Presently, Choeung Ek is a memorial, marked by a Buddhist stupa which filled with more than 5000 human skulls.

 

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Russian Market (Toul Tom Poung Market) ( Phnom Penh )

This market became the foreigner’s market during the 1980’s when most of the foreigners in Cambodia were Russians, hence the name ‘Russian Market.’ It is of far less architectural interest than the Central Market but has a larger, more varied selection of souvenirs, curios and silks. Like the Central Market, there are several jewelers and gold-sellers, but it also carries huge selection of curios, silks and carvings, it is one of the best markets in town to buy fabric, and it offers the largest selection of VCDs...

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Kbal Spean ( Siem Reap )

A river of 1000 lingas is at Phnom Kulen. There are also carvings of Buddha and Buddhist images in the rock that date from a later period than the lingas.

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Beng Mealea ( Siem Reap )

The temple is largely overrun by vegetation and very lightly touristed, giving it an adventurous, ‘lost temple’ feel. Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style under the same king that built Angkor Wat, Beng Mealea preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat.

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Tonle Bati ( Takeo )

One of the oldest historical sites in the southern of Cambodia which about 87km far from Phnom Penh City. It was been an ancient Kingdom of Funan, established during the 1st Century. In Chinese language, Funan means “Wealth of the South”.

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( Battambang )

This is the second most populous city in the country and has always been a popular destination for the local because of the many nearby ancient temples and Buddhist shrines. It’s well-known by its bamboo railway. Aside, its town is at the heart of Cambodia’s “rice bowl”, and still has a very untouristed, local atmosphere with much of the architecture being French colonial and traditional Cambodian.

Battambang means “lost staff”, is named after a legend involving a staff thrown by a Khmer king to achieve and maintain power in the area.

The interested places to visit as like Phnom Sampeu, a hill with caves of Buddha statues and also was where Khmer Rough conducted their killings, the 12th Century Prasat Snung, Wat Banan, Wat Ek Phnom etc.

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( Kampot )

The third largest coastal province in the Kingdom of Cambodia. The province has a relaxed atmosphere; it possesses a quaint, welcoming small town ambiance that is soothing to the soul. It known as a gateway to visit the Bokor Mountain (National Park), the beaches of Kep, and the beautiful rapid Teuk Chhou along with dozen of durian pepper plantations. Bokor Mountain is most popular with its cool climate. On the top of the mountain, the captivated scenery is very attracted especially in the morning hours since we can touch the clouds. There are many other attraction sites as like Popokvil Waterfall, Kampong Trach Mountain Resort, Prek Ampal Resort, Anlong Pring Bird Sanctuary.

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( Koh Kong )

The province has a long coastline and a mountainous, forested large interior that embraces part of the Cardamom Mountains and a section of Kirirom National Park. Its tourist attractions include casinos, a theme park, beaches, waterfalls and a rich mangrove forest. It is highly recommend to those who love nature and looking for something exciting; a good scenic drive through some of Cambodia’s least developed and unspoiled regions – Cardamom Mountains. For the keen eco-lovers, come visit the mangrove forest of Koh Kong which spread along the coast from Kep and it covers over 50,000 hectares.

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Kep ( Kep )

Another seaside province besides Preah Sihanouk and well-known throughout the country with its fresh seafood, especially crabs. Kep means saddle. Although the beaches are not the same as those in Preah Sihanouk but the tranquil atmosphere is what most traveler seek here. With their several beautiful islands, this coastal province should be included as one of the “must visit” during staying in Cambodia.

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( Rattanak Kiri )

Rattanak Kiri Province is located in Cambodia's far northeast bordered by Laos to the north, Vietnam to the east, Mondul Kiri Province to the south, and Stung Treng Province to the west. This rural rugged province is a 70% ethnic minority, which are known as "Chunchiet". Over there, the Yeak Laom Volcano Lake is the first selection site to see. This beautiful place is not far from town and is great for a swim, picnic, or hike around the crater rim of the old volcano. Due to the lake's tremendous depth of 50 meters, its water is exceptionally clean and crystal clear. The lake is almost perfectly round and measures around 800 meters in diameter.

If you are interested in trekking, move yourself to Virachey National Park - the Cambodia's largest protected area or another known-named "Dragon Tail Zone" because its conjunctionally border of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Relax amidst the forests at the park, river journey and village homestays with the park's indigenous communities offer unique opportunities for visitors to see first-hand why the park is one of the top priority areas for conversation in Southeast Asia.

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( Mondul Kiri )

Mondul Kiri is an eastern province of Cambodia, which is the most sparsely populated province in the whole country although being the largest province in Cambodia. The province is chock full of natural beauty, with thickly forested mountains, powerful waterfalls and the lush green rolling hills of the western side. Mondul Kiri is bordered with Rattanak Kiri & Stung Treng provinces to the north, Kratie province in the west and Vietnam to the south and east. In particularly, this province is different from other provinces in Cambodia. During the rainy season between May and October, the flat landscapes and rice fields of Cambodia are green and ripen, but in Mondul Kiri, this green is almost all year round, brightening sprawling hills, grassy field and forestry. Viewed from any angle the emerald grassy knolls appear like a neatly clipped golf course. The wind moves the grass in waves like the sea and clouds whisk by above. Many have compared the province's green landscapes and weather to the scenery of New Zealand or Australia. If you plan to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, make Mondul Kiri your first choice.

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