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  • Stated to be a picturesque place and overloaded with stunning atmosphere, Cambodia is the home to exotic sites on beaches and spectacular beach resorts too. Cambodia beach resorts have something or the other to offer. Their facilities are par excellence and hospitality is laced with typical Cambodian style. It is worth staying there because of the qualitative facilities and cordial staff that adds to the memories of a holiday in Cambodia.

    These resorts are Beautified with wooden bungalows and private balconies, Lazy Beach Resort is a place full of serenity at its best. Offering adventurous water sports facilities like snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming, it is said to be one of the most exotic places in Cambodia to stay. These are the ideal places for people, who wish to experience the lush green atmosphere of pure tropical style. The Kep Lodge in Pepper Street of Cambodia has 1 spacious bungalows and positioned within Rainforest of Krep National Park. 


    Here are the Best Cambodia Beach Resorts:

  • 01Lazy Beach

    Cambodia, with its brilliant beaches and excellent relaxing spots is a place of many stunning beach resorts. Lazy Beach Resort in Sihanoukville Coast is one of them. First Beach resort on Koh Rong Saloem. Providing a remarkably beautiful view of the beaches, Lazy Beach Resort has traditional wooden bungalows and private balconies from where you can enjoy the serenity of the waters. While you are here you can also try some adventurous water sports like swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. The Lazy Beach is one of the very few private beaches remaining in this world, so make the most of it, with the help of this resort.



    Location –
    Koh Rong Island, Ochheuteal Beach, Sihanoukville Coast.

    Price –
    In the range of USD45 to USD65, based on the various seasons.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Private balconies, wooden interiors, water sports activities, indoor games, sun-decks, excellent and comfortable bars and more.

    Distance from main city –
    2 hour boat ride from Sihanoukville coast.

    Food –
    Asian cuisine.
  • 02Kep Lodge

    If you want to stay at a beach resort in pure tropical style, Kep Lodge in Cambodia, is the place for you to go to.



    Highlights –
    With thatched roofs and hammock chairs available in rooms and balconies, this boutique hotel-cum-restaurant, makes you comfortable right from the word go. It has 13 spacious bungalows and located in a rainforest of Krep National Park, filled with amazing flowers. Enjoy Khmer hospitality at its best form at this hotel. The management team of this hotel is of Swiss origin. This is an upscale resort and was earlier known as the “Pearl of the Orient”.

    Location –
    Pepper Street, Kep Kep.

    Price –
    Approximately USD26 to USD66. Activities & Amenities – Free Wi-Fi, centralised air-conditioning, sun-decks, sunloungers, saltwater infinity pools, bar and pool table and great customer services.

    Distance from main city –
    11 minutes by walk from Chhak Kep Bay. 1.5km and 2.4km respectively from Crab Market and Kep Beach.

    Food –
    Swiss and Khmer Cuisine available.
  • 03BelindaBeach Lovely Boutique Hotel

    Located in the Koh Sdach Island, Belinda Beach Lovely Boutique Hotel is a true gem and one cannot help but wonder at how blessed this place is, as it is supremely beautiful.  Due to its sheer beauty, this 4-star hotel is known as the Gem of the Siem Gulf. Enjoy the different glimpses of nature at this resort through the pristine waters, white sands, a combination of the stunning brown hill and turquoise blue of the sea and the mysteries of the tropical jungle within which the resort is embedded in.



    Location –
    Koh Sdach, Kirisakor. Price- Varies as per seasons.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Jacuzzi, paddling pools, showers, sun-decks, board games, library, bars, outdoor sports, adventure sports and a lot more.

    Distance from the main city –
    Right in the centre of the King Island of Koh Sdach Island.

    Food –
    Western, Asian and Khmer specialities combined with the best of French wines are served here.
  • 04Le Bout du Monde

    Located in Kep, Le Bout du Monde was the first hotel to be opened in this place since the revival of the country. French and Khmer cultures are perfectly blended in this place.This hotel contributes greatly to ecological tourism and local employment by education the locals and training them in languages like English and French. Small bungalows built in traditional Khmer architectural pattern using wood and stone are offered as part of accommodation. These houses/villas are located atop a hill and each and every villa is solar-energy empowered.



    Location –
    Preah Thom. Price – USD38 to USD74.

    Activities & Amenities –
    24/7 front desk, continuous supply of hot water, mini-bars in each room, eco-friendly swimming pool, controlled carbon emissions and more.

    Distance from main city –
    2km and 4km from Kep Beach and Phnom Voar mountain respectively; reachable by a 12-minute walk from Crab Market.

    Food –
    Khmer and French cuisine and best of French wines are served here.
  • 05Beach Club Resort

    Beach Club Resort in Cambodia offers ultimate relaxation for the tired soul in you. With classy interiors and excellent customer service, Beach Club Resort in Sihanoukville, has been designed with the sole purpose of providing unlimited entertainment for its guests. Have a drink on one of the many sun-decks here and enjoy the breeze whiff across your face as you sip your drinks in the full canopy of natural abundance. Guests can take bicycles for rent and ride into the neighbouring areas of Sihanoukville, while you are here.



    Location –
    Krong Preah Sihanouk.

    Price –
    USD27 to USD43.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Indoor bar, poolside bar, golf courses, private terraces, free Wi-Fi, thatched roof villas, garden restaurant, massages and spas, rental cycles, free parking and more.

    Distance from main city
    – 2km away from Wat Krom and about 5 minutes from the 2 Golden Lion. In close proximity to Serendipity Beach as well. Food – International cuisine and drinks available.
  • 06The Beach Island Resort & Beach Club

    cambodia, with its brilliant beaches and excellent relaxing spots is a place of many stunning beach resorts. Lazy Beach Resort in Sihanoukville Coast is one of them.  First Beach resort on Koh Rong Saloem. Providing a remarkably beautiful view of the beaches, Lazy Beach Resort has traditional wooden bungalows and private balconies from where you can enjoy the serenity of the waters. While you are here you can also try some adventurous water sports like swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. The Lazy Beach is one of the very few private beaches remaining in this world, so make the most of it, with the help of this resort.



    Location – Koh Rong Island, Ochheuteal Beach, Sihanoukville Coast.

    Price –
    In the range of USD45 to USD65, based on the various seasons.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Private balconies, wooden interiors, water sports activities, indoor games, sun-decks, excellent and comfortable bars and more.

    Distance from main city –
    2 hour boat ride from Sihanoukville coast.

    Food –
    Asian cuisine.
  • 07Nataya Resort

    One of the best places for guests looking for tranquillity is the Nataya Resort in Cambodia.  With a perfect blend of modern and traditional features and architectural designs, this beautiful beach resort has 8 beachfront, 1 bungalow, 9 deluxe bungalows and 3 pavilion suite type accommodations. With a canopy of greenery all over, these thatched-hut style accommodations provide a cool ambience to guests coming to this resort. Com and enjoy the traditional Khmer style hospitality at the Nataya Roundhouse Coral Bay Resort when you come to Cambodia.



    Location –
    Prek Ampil Village, Toeuk Chhou district, Kampot.

    Price – USD60 to USD115.

    Activities & Amenities – Indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sun-lounges, inbuilt bars, day tours to nearby tourist attractions, outdoor showers, cooking class, rental cycles, nature walks, fishing tours, petting farms, massage and spas.

    Distance from main city – 16km and 42km from Krong Kampot and Bokor Hill station respectively.

    Food –
    Khmer and Western Cuisine served at the Reef Restaurant. 
  • 08La Reserve Hotel Sihanoukville

    True to its name, there is a distinct style of French culture in this beach resort.  Located towards the west of Victory Hills, La Reserve Hotel in Sihanoukville is one of those affordable yet classy accommodations that you can book during a vacation to Cambodia. The interiors, cuisine and management of this resort remind you how French this resort can be. The staffs are trained in English and French for the benefit of international tourists. One of the best hallmarks of this resort is that it is very customer- friendly and customises services based on the requests from guests.


    Location –
    Krong Preah Sihanouk.

    Price –
    Varies as per season.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Free Wi-Fi, spacious rooms, mini-bars in each room, wonderful view of the beach, outdoor swimming pool, huge private balconies, 24/7 room service and more.

    Distance from main city –
    Located right next to the famous Victory Hill.

    Food –
    Authentic French and Khmer cuisine served at the restaurant here.
  • 09Mealea Resort

    There are lots of French style resorts in Cambodia providing authentic French culture and food. Mealea Resort is one of them.  Enjoy the wonderful beauty of nature in the sun-decks from the exceedingly beautiful rooms of Mealea Resort. These bungalows are fully furnished and are ideal for people coming here as couples or as big families. If you are looking for arranging business meetings at short notice, Mealea Resort’s business conferencing facilities do the trick for you. Enjoy nature in its grandest form in your private balconies.



    Location –
    33A street, Cambodia.

    Price –
    USD36 to USD50.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Private terrace, balconies, free Wi-Fi, kids’ club, rooms furnished with all basic necessities, free airport shuttles, massage spas, outdoor swimming pool and more.

    Distance from main city – Right in the centre of the famous Kep Beach.

    Food –
    Khmer and international cuisines available here.
  • 10Independence Hotel Resort & Spa

    If you are looking for a huge, green and peaceful stay in Cambodia with your friends and family during your vacation, Independence Hotel Resort & Spa is the place where you need to come to.



    Highlights –
    Set upon 35 hectares of beautiful greenery, this scintillating resort blows your mind away with its sheer class and elegance. Overlooking a private beach, the interiors and exteriors are bright and well-polished. All rooms are equipped with all facilities that cater to the needs of guests of all ages and health conditions.

    Location –
    Sihanoukville.

    Price -
    This is an upmarket accommodation in Cambodia and tariffs are in the range of USD85 to USD163 per night.

    Activities & Amenities -
    Private beach, swimming pool, fitness centres, spas offering traditional Khmer and Thai massages, kids’ play area, indoor games, gift shop, cycle tours, boat tours, beach volleyball, kayaking and more.

    Distance from main city –
    650m from Gulf of Thailand.

    Food –
    2 restaurants and 2 bars serving all kinds of international food and drinks.
  • 11Koh Thmei Resort

    Do you want to stay in a place where you can come in direct contact with some rare and endangered species of flora and fauna? Ko Thmei Resort in Cambodia, proves to the perfect choice for you.



    Highlights –
    Located within the Ream National Park, Ko Thmei Resort is one of the best eco-tourist destinations in Cambodia. While you are here, get introduced to 4 dogs, 2 pigs and 2 ponies of the resort. The park is abode to 150odd species of birds and endangered species like Fish Cats, Sambhar etc. Watch with awe as schools of dolphins kiss the sea coast as you go hunting for sea eagles here.

    Location –
    Ko Thmei Island.

    Price –
    Individual bungalows – USD35 and family bungalows – USD60.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Nature tours, wildlife-viewing, water sports, 24/7 room service and more.

    Distance from main city –
    45 minutes from Phnom Penh.

    Food –
    Khmer cuisine served here.
  • 12Reef Resort

    There are many affordable yet elegant accommodations in Cambodia. Reef Resort is one of them. Located quite close to some famous tourist sites, Reef Resort is a simple resort which offers its guests true value for money. Neat rooms, peaceful ambience, excellent food, variety of rooms and customised services are some of the major highlights of this resort. During the recent years, the resort had undergone some renovation work. Currently, it is under a new management and it has been renamed as The Reef- Boutique Resort and Seafood Grill. Poolside rooms and penthouse apartments are available for guests coming here.



    Location –
    Krong Preah Sihanouk. Price – USD22 to USD49.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Free Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool, rental bikes, inbuilt bar and restaurant, balconies in most rooms, mini-fridges in all rooms and more.

    Distance from main city –
    Serendipity Beach is just about 8minutes away; the resort is also 4km Wat Krom Pagoda.

    Food –
    International seafood specialties served here.
  • 13Sokha Beach Resort

    If you can splurge on your travel, you might want to book yourself at one of the best luxury resorts in Cambodia – Sokha Beach Resort.  With excellent sea or garden facing rooms and private terraces in villas, Sokha Beach Resort makes you feel at home right when you land here. Pristine waters, white sands, excellent interiors, traditional Khmer style of hospitality and service, stunning views of the Sokha Beach, tranquil ambience, amazing privacy and relaxing spas are the hallmarks of this upscale resort in Cambodia.



    Location –
    Sihanoukville.

    Price –
    USD102 to USD290, depending on rooms. Prices are indeed steep; however it is worth every dime of it.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Spa, swimming pool, gyms, free Wi-Fi, indoor and outdoor pools, complimentary breakfast and parking, beauty salon, kids’ club etc.

    Distance from main city –
    3km and 8km away from Wat Krom Pagoda and Otres Beach respectively. Airport is 25minues away.

    Food –
    Three restaurants and 6 bars serving international cuisine and drinks.
  • 14Tamu Hotel, Otres Beach

    One of the best resorts in Cambodia, Tamu Hotel, is known for its untouched beauty and its uniqueness.



    Highlights –
    The Tamu Hotel is not very huge or doesn’t have too flashy interiors. However its service and ambience more than make up for its small size. Located on the beautiful Otres Beach, Tamu Hotel has modern rooms and well-maintained pools and other facilities, thereby making it safe for kids as well. Don’t miss out to see the wonderful paintings all over the walls of the resort. The staffs here are always at your service, waiting to hear if they can do anything for you. This makes you love this resort more than anything else. Location – Krong Preah

    Sihanouk. Price –
    USD56 to USD97.

    Activities & Amenities –
    sun-decks, snorkelling, fishing trips to nearby islands, tours to the Golden Lions and others, Yoga & cooking classes, kite-surfing, kayaking, horse rides and more.

    Food –
    European and Asian cuisine available here.
  • 15Rock Royal Hotel & Resort

    If you are looking for a hotel in Cambodia with an ancient world charm in it, you have to visit Rock Royal Hotel & Resort situated in Cambodia’s Kep Village. Highlights – This is a majestic white building which attracts tourists to a large extent. With a myriad of features and facilities, this resort is ideal for business and leisure visits. Though this resort was newly constructed, it has got elements of traditional Khmer touch in it, to add to its splendour. Overlooking the Chhak Kep Bay this resort has 125 rooms of full grandeur for its guests. Location – Street 33, Kep Village.



    Price –
    USD50 to USD130.

    Activities & Amenities –
    Complimentary breakfast and parking, Huge swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, cars and cycles on rent, gyms, bar, lobby with seating, laundry service and more.

    Distance from main city –
    3km and 7km from Crab Market and Kep National Park respectively.

    Food –
    Asian and international cuisine available here.

Attractions

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Lazy Beach, Koh Rong Saloem

Lazy beach, just like its name, makes everyone lazy by giving a perfect and cosy weather. It is considered as one of the best tropical hideaways. The picturesque view of this beach makes it very romantic and a hot honeymoon destination. There are beautiful resorts and tourist bungalows that face the beach. These are booked well in advance. This beach is also quite secluded making it more peaceful and serene for tourists who want to have a good time during their vacation.



Location --
Phum Buon, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia.

Special features -
The sands of the beach are a unique mixture of gold and silver with fine texture, thus making it one of the best attributes of the beach. The bungalows that provide scenic view of the beaches are quite costlier than their other counterparts; however it is worth every dime. Beach activities can be done from 9AM to 8.30PM on all days. 
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Wat Ek Phnom

When you are visiting Battambang, you must visit this beautiful architecture marvel, built in traditional Khmer style. This is a Hindu temple, which shows its class even in its dilapidated form.

Highlights – Constructed by King Suryavarman I during the 11th century, the remnants of the temple can be accessed through a huge Buddhist pagoda, circled by 18 Bodhi trees. This pagoda, in turn, can be accessed through a path that also houses the massive white-stoned Buddha statue. The bas-reliefs found on the remnants of this temple relate to tales pertaining to the Hindu God, Krishna. Intricately carved lintels and pediments are the major highlights here.



Location
– Situated close to Peam Aek spot, towards the left bank of River Sangkae, about 13km towards the north of Battambang.

Timings – All through the day.

Price – USD2 entry fee per person.


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Sammaki Art Space

Battambang is one of those places in Cambodia which gives importance to art and culture. Sammaki Art Space is a venue which promotes and documents free art forms from budding and famous artists from all over the world.

Highlights – In the Khmer language, Sammaki means unity. If you are a art lover visit Battambang during the times of Angkor Art Expo. This is a single platform where you will get to witness art forms of all types. Come here to witness the developing relationship between local and international artisans in Battambang. The art scene in Battambang witnesses various galleries featuring exhibitions from local and international artisans.

Location – Battambang.

 Timings – Any time through the year.

 Entry fee – Depends on the art galleries.

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Battambang Provincial Museum

Angkor in Cambodia is known to the world as one of the hubs in art and crafts, pottery, music, culture and heritage. If there is one place where you can witness these exotic collections in one place it is the Battambang Provincial Museum.

 Highlights – This museum was constructed during 1963 by Madeleine Giteau. It is a repository of collections that include various musical instruments, pottery, art forms, 1000 year old Khmer relics, artefacts and other evidences that have been left from the atrocious rule of Khmer Rouge that lasted between 1975 and 1979. All the collections found in this museum belong to pre and post Angkorian era. The museum has labels in English, French and the local Khmer language for the benefit of visitors coming here.

Location – Kamkor Village, Battambang Province towards Western Cambodia.

Timing – 8AM to 11AM and 2PM to 5.30PM.

Price – Entry fee of USD1 applicable only for foreign tourists.

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Battambang Bat caves

When you visit Battambang, one of the places that you just cannot afford to miss is the bat caves at the base of Mount Sampeou. This is one of the top most tourist attractions here, which is why you can spot many foreigners around these caves. They are also known as Killing Caves.



Highlights – Bats, as we know, are nocturnal birds. Every evening, especially after sunset, you can witness thousands of bats fly out these caves into the woods nearby. You can continue to watch this spectacle for about 40 minutes, as that’s the time required for all the bats to fly out. However, it is best to leave within ten minutes, if you don’t want to put your lives at risk. There lots of bikes available to take you to the top of the mountain and back to the base at the evening, just in time for bat-spotting.

Location
– Battambang.

Timings
– Only in the evenings

Price
– Around USD3 for trekking up the hill. 
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White Elephant Pagoda (Wat Tahm-rai-saw)

This is one of the most important tourists spots in Battambang. Dedicated to Lord Buddha, this temple blows away the minds of tourists with its excellent architecture. Compared to the other Angkor temples in Cambodia, this is quite a new temple, as it was constructed in the mid of 19th century. However, certain parts of the temple are slowly getting destroyed.

Highlights
– White Elephant Pagoda, also known as Wat Tahm –rai-saw, is a temple which has huge, life-size sculptures of white elephants carrying portraits of a prince, as depicted in the story of Lord Buddha. This is one of the modern temples that need to be visited for the sheer architectural brilliance employed here.



Location
– Battambang, Cambodia.

Timings
– Open throughout the day, but best visited during day light.

Price – Admission is free of cost.


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Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville

Serendipity beach is one of the popular beaches of Cambodia and a must- visit place for anyone who happens to visit Cambodia during their vacation. Like many other beaches, this too has restaurants bordering it through the length. Capitalising on its popularity, many restaurant owners have strategically placed their restaurants here in order to improve business, attract more tourists and thereby mint more money.



Location – Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Special features -
The beach has really fine sand that goes well with the colour of the crystal clear water. The restaurants that are bordering the beach have their beach beds lined up in the shores of the beach where their own customers can rest and enjoy the beach and its scenic view and also the breezy weather that prevails in the beach. 
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Cambodia - Koh Rong

There are lots of small and big islands in Cambodia and Koh Rong is one of the most important of them. It is replete with white sands, pristine waters, palm groves, resorts, hotels and small villages which are inhabited by local Cambodians who blow away tourists with their local lifestyle and cuisine.



Highlights
– There are close to 4 villages and over 12 guesthouses and bungalow style accommodations here to cater to tourists who come here in large numbers. This is a perfect spot for vacationing as you will not be disturbed by traffic or internet here. Enjoy relaxing moments and bask in nature’s glory at its best when you come here. It is the second biggest island in Cambodia.

Location
– 25km from the Sihanoukville Coast in the Gulf of Thailand.

Timings
– Can be visited anytime during the year.

Price
– Costs around USD10 for a boat ride to Koh Rong from Sihanoukville.
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Southwestern Beach, Koh Rong

Waves of beaches have the uncanny skill of invoking the child within anybody. This is why almost everybody loves the vast expanses of beaches with milky-white waves. One such beautiful beach is the South western beach of Koh Rong, a serene island in Cambodia.



Highlights - The shores of this island are nicely embedded within tropical forests, which makes it all the more beautiful. This island has its own calmness, as there are not much people out there in the villages of this island. Peace lovers would eternally stay there for the serenity which this place offers. It is the second largest island in the coast of Cambodia and is located in the Gulf of Thailand. It is also the biggest island in the coast of Sihanoukville.

Location - Koh Rong, Cambodia.

Special features –
boat ride options of slow boats 20$/15$, fast boats - 30$.
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Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville

Sokha beach is a beach that lies in between Independence and Serendipity beaches in Sihanoukville. Highlights is that the sand here has got a fine texture. The sand is silicon- like and tickles one's barefoot as one takes a stroll here. The smallest eastern end of this beautiful beach is open to public and thus people can enjoy to the maximum there. The beach is neither crowded beach nor isolated. Hence people tend to have fun without having any apprehensions of being caught in crowds or being attacked in a deserted beach.



Location
- Korn pong som, Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Special features -
The rest of the beach belongs to Sokha beach resort and thus is not open to public. One can even dive in the pool of the Sokha beach resort by just paying an affordable sum of money. The beach has got its own beauty. With restaurants and cafes bordering the lines of Sokha Beach, people can get enough refreshments, without feeling bored.
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Wat Banan Temple

This is a hill temple in the second largest city of Cambodia, dedicated to Lord Buddha. Though it is not clearly visible as to who constructed this temple and when it was constructed, there are enough evidences and architectural remnants to prove that this must have been built many centuries ago.

 Highlights – Wat Banan Temple is located on top of a hill and it takes around 300 steep and difficult set of stairs to get to this temple. There are five huge towers in this Buddhist temple, out of which most of them are in a dilapidated state today. The vast growth of vegetation hides the view of these majestic towers from the road, so it is quite difficult to actually spot the temple. The carvings of the now-headless apsaras on the towers make the hard route worth every second.



Location
– Located at about 45minutes from the famous Mount Sampeau.

Timings – 7AM to 7PM.

 Price – About USD2 for going up the hill.



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Cambodia Landmine museum

This is one of the must visit places in Cambodia for environment lovers all over the world.



Highlights
– This is probably one of the very few places in the world, where you will know about landmines, their dangers and risks, how it impacts kids, how it kills people and ways to disarm these landmines. There is a farm right behind the museum, where kids who are saved from landmines are put in relief camps and cared for. The museum is a repository of excellent tools, guns, weapons and other equipment that were used for mining in those days.

Location
– Situated at about 25km distance from Siem Reap, this museum is located in close proximity to Banteay Srei.

Timings
– 7.30AM to 5.30PM every day. Professional guided tours are available in English and Japanese on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9AM to 5PM.

Price
– Foreign adults – USD5. Cambodian citizens and kids below 10 years of age – free of cost.
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Phnom Penh Royal Palace

When you visit the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, one of the first tourist attractions that you need to visit is the Royal Palace, which still serves as the royal residence of King Norodom Sihamoni and the previous king, King Norodom Sihanouk. This Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda close by adorn the skies of Cambodia with its resplendent colours and brilliant piece of Khmer style of architecture.



Highlights
- While visitors are allowed inside the Royal Palace, it is worthy to be noted that the actual place where the royal stay, Khemarin Palace, still remains closed for the public. Tourists who are coming here should be dressed appropriately as a mark of respect for the royals.

Location
– Sothearos Bvld, Phnom Penh.

Timings
– 7.30AM to 11AM and from 2PM to 5PM on all days except on days of official functions and ceremonies.

Price
– Entrance fee – Around USD6.25 per person and additional photography charges of USD10.
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The Killing Fields

This is one of the massive graveyards in Cambodia. These are the places in which millions of people were tortured to death during the notorious Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia which lasted from 1975 to 1979. This highly cruel rule came to an end when Vietnam took over the control of Democratic Kampuchea.



Highlights
– Close to 20000 mass grave sites were identified in the Killing Fields area in Cambodia. Evidences indicate that around 1.38 million victims were killed in these areas. There is a huge stupa at the Killing Fields located at Choeung Ek and this is adorned with the skulls of the victims who were killed in the area.
 
Location – Choeung Ek, Phnom Pehn and is considered as the area of mass genocide in Cambodia.

Timings
- Can be visited any time during the year. Price – Around USD6 for foreign tourists and free of cost for local tourists.
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Lotus Farm

If you love lotus flowers and if you have been craving to see thousands of flowers at one single place, the Lotus Farm at Battambang, Cambodia, is the place you have to be.

Highlights – Apart from witnessing the flowers, you can get first-hand experience of how lotus plants are cultivated, how they are converted into various purposes. Do not miss to see the lotus fabric production when you come here. This is a process where selected lotus stems are cleaned thoroughly and then cut open to bring out the fibres. These fibres are then spun nicely into a thread by the weaving experts found here. Thee threads are very fine and resemble silk and the added advantage of these lotus threads is that no worms or other living beings are disturbed in this process.



Location
– Kamping Poy, Battambang.

Timings – Open all through the day.

Price – Entrance is free of cost here.


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Silver Pagoda

When you cover the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, you cannot miss the Silver Pagoda, as this structure is located right next to the royal residence.

Highlights –The glimmering 5 tons of silver used on the floors of this structure has given this 19th century temple, the name of Silver Pagoda. Right on top of the pedestal, you can find a massive Buddha statue made of Baccarat crystal. Next to this, the golden Buddha blows you mind away with one look. Studded with a whopping 2086 diamonds, this Buddha weighs 90kg and is truly one of the star attractions in Phnom Penh. You can also find small sized bronze Buddha statues, silver statues of Buddha statues and many figurines of Lord Buddha all over this temple. The locals address Silver Pagoda as Wat Prea Keo.



Location
– Within the Royal Palace complex, Phnom Penh.

Timings – 7.30AM to 11AM and 2PM to 5PM.

Price – USD3 towards entry and extra charges of USD2 towards pictures.


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