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Best Places to Visit in Cambodia of 2017

  • 01 Otres Beach, Sihanoukville

    Otres Beach, Sihanoukville
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    Otres beach is considered to be the cleanest beach in Cambodia. So it attracts a lot of tourists who love to play with waves and the sands of the beach.



    Highlights-
    The view from the shore is quite a beautiful view as there wouldn't be anything much than the sea. It would only be water all around as far as you can sea. However, the shore is lined up with lot of restaurants, resorts, bungalows, cottages, bars and cafes.

    Location -
    Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

    Special feature -
    The cleanliness of the beach is considered to be its best attribute, as most of the other beaches in Cambodia are filthy. This beach lies in the end of the Occheuteal beach, beyond the Phnom Som Nok Sdach (hill of the king's palace) headland. This beach is about five kilometres away from the Serendipity region. This beach has got a view of its own which makes it unique from every other beach.


  • 02 Victory Beach, Sihanoukville

    Victory Beach, Sihanoukville
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    Victory beach is one the best family- friendly beaches in Cambodia.  Although Victory Beach is not the best beach in the town due to the presence of Sihanoukville Port being there, it has a lot of beautiful attractions. Unlike other beaches which are suggested only for specific type of people this beach offers something or the other for backpackers, families and people who come here in large numbers every year, looking for peace of mind.



    Location- Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia. Special features - This beach has the most direct route from Victory hill through a steep narrow road. This beach has a great scenic view from the shores of the beach. This beach is also lined up by restaurants, cottages, bars and other tourist visiting places as this beach is the only beach that has families as its visitors. One can enjoy the beautiful golden sunset by resting on the sands of the shore or on the beach beds, relaxing peacefully.


  • 03 Long Set Beach, Koh Rong

    Long Set Beach, Koh Rong
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    This beach borders Koh Rong with crystal clear water waves which hit the shores lightly almost like a feather. The waves are not very violent or aggressive here in this beach, thus making it safe for people of all age group. It is quite far away from the chaotic busy world that we live today and thus proves to be the perfect place to unwind during a vacation to Cambodia.



    Location –
    Koh Rong Cambodia.

    Special features -
    This beach is known for its pure white sand and crystal blue water, which make it look like Heaven on Earth. This place attracts a lot of tourists because of its scenic view and tranquil surroundings. This is situated in north of Koh Tuich on the sunset side of the island. One can watch the golden rays of sunset from this beach. 


  • 04 Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument

    Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument
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    Built to commemorate the previous alliance between Vietnam and Cambodia, there is the Cambodia- Vietnam Friendship Monument. It is located in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh and the monument is one of the largest concrete construction of Cambodia. Botum Park near the monument gives it more tourist approach and the Royal Palace is also near to both these attractions. It has the heroic statues of the soldiers from both the countries along with an image of a lady carrying a child that symbolizes the Cambodian civilians. It has got a lot of political attention since many revolutions, rallies and political gatherings for many relevant reasons. The monument established during the communist government after the eventful Khmer empire got down of the throne has a glittering golden top.

    Highlights: Statues of the soldiers, carvings and images of civilians, Botum Park

    Location: Khan Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Price: Free


    Top Things To Do in Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument

  • 05 Neak Pean

    Neak Pean
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    The etymology goes back to Sanskrit word for Naga meaning serpent as Neak Pean brings forth the artistic and cultural derivations exited during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. Nean Peak at Angkor is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple. The pools in which the nagas are present seems to be the pure water from the Himalayas that cures illness and the ancient people in the region used to believe that a dip in the pools would cure all the diseases. Also, as per the Hindu beliefs, the pools are representing the four elements such as water, earth, fire and wind. The temple in the middle is dedicated to one of the forms of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

    Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Price: $20 for a day


  • 06 Banteay Kdei

    Banteay Kdei
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    "A Citadel of Chambers" is the meaning of the word, Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist Temple in Angkor. It was built during the reign of Jayavarman VII in the 13th century AD. Bayon architectural style extends the temple the pride glory of ancient times. It has resemblances to the intriguing structures of Ta Prohm and Preah Khan but less complex and smaller. The temple is encircled by two walls and monks were always there until 1960s. Sprawled across the Angkor archeological area of 400 sq.km. The compound walls enclosing the temple are made of laterite stones. The complex showcases a variety of architectural nuances and sculptors which were dating back to the old Buddhist traditions.

    Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Price: Free


  • 07 Angkor Silk Farm

    Angkor Silk Farm
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    Have you always wondered how silk is made from silkworms? The Angkor Silk Farm in one of the best places in the world to teach you this craft.



    Highlights – This is the place where you get to know about the end to end process of sericulture through lots of workshops on silk farming. When you come here, you will be introduced to new processes like mulberry cultivation, cocoon formation, application of natural dyes to silk worms and all the process of silk cultivation. Here you will also get to know about the ancient weaving technology of Ikat weaving.

    Location – Puok district, about 20minutes away from Siem Reap Centre.

     Timings – The Angkor Siolk Farm is open from 8AM to 5PM on all days of the week.

     Price – Free guided tours are available and entrance is also free of cost.


  • 08 Srah Srang

    Srah Srang
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    One of the most famous spots in Siem Reap, Srah Srang or the Royal Bath is a reservoir which has water always in it.

     

    Highlights
    – Constructed during the 12th century by King Jayavarman II, Srah Srang is a massive lake (700x300m). The major highlight of this reservoir is that it contains water all the time and has a canopy of greenery surrounding it always. The Angkor Archaeological Park is clearly visible from the courtyard of this lake. Laterite and sandstone were used in abundance for constructing this lake. The platform which leads into this lake is flanked by two lions at the entrance. Sculptures of a Garuda and serpents are also found near the lake. Come here during sunrise/sunset for best views.

    Location –
    Angkor, Siem Reap.

    Timings –
    Sunrise to sunset.

    Price –
    Part of Angkor Archaeological Park. So entrance fee of USD20 (1-day), USD40 (2-day) and USD60 (7-day) applies here as well.


  • 09 Bouchon Wine Bar

    Bouchon Wine Bar
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    Bouchon Wine BarBouchon Wine Bar is a renowned landmark in Phnom Penh that is known for its after work and nightlife scene.

    Highlights: The exquisite wine bar of the Phnom Penh features an elegant selection of French wines that have been acquired from the different vintages, grapes and regions that have been exquisitely selected for the venue. Atmosphere at the Bouchon Wine Bar is unique and elegant given its industrial style blended with colonial vibe which is highly evident from the factory lamps, mirrors, concrete floors and a U shaped central bar which dominates the bar. Food menu of the bar is vivid and is famous for patés, roasted chicken, smoked meat plates and spaghetti foie gras.

    Location: Bouchon Wine Bar is located at 3 street 246, Phnom Penh 12206, Cambodia

    Timings: Bouchon Wine Bar stays open from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM from Tuesday to Sunday. On Mondays, the bar is usually closed.

    Price: The Price for the drinks and the food at Bouchon Wine Bar is reasonable.


  • 10 Pit Stop Bar

    Pit Stop Bar
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    If you are looking for a bar with a great relaxing feel and lounge facilities, Pit Stop Bar is the place to be. Located in a street which is lined with other bars and nightspots, Pit Stop Bar has managed to attract customers to a great extent due to its excellent service and variety of food.

    Highlights – Friendly customer service, soothing music as per the requests of customers, reasonably priced food and drinks, lounge facilities that offer relaxation, free pool tables, great ambience, amazing variety of cocktails and a rich Khmer history are some of the points that work in favour of Pit Stop Bar.

    Location – Street 51 of Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – Drinks and food are priced between USD3 and USD20.

    Timings – Pit Stop Bar is open from 6PM to 3AM.


  • 11 Lobby Lounge & Bar

    Lobby Lounge & Bar
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    If you are willing to visit a luxury bar and pay a little extra for the ambience and high quality of services, you should visit the Lobby Lounge and Bar in Phnom Penh. Part of the Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, the Lobby Lounge & Bar offers the best wine and cheese in the locality.

    Highlights – Come here to enjoy a relaxing morning coffee or celebrate with an impressive range of cocktails in the evening with friends. Irrespective of what you are looking for, you will get full enjoyment when you come here. You will be impressed with the exhaustive selection of snacks and drinks that are on the offing at this bar.

    Location – Strategically located in Mao Tse Toung Blvd, between the International Airport and riverside of Phnom Penh.

    Price – The bar gives out prices only upon request.

    Timings – The Lobby Lounge and Bar is open from 9AM to 11PM. 


  • 12 Candy Bar

    Candy Bar
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    It is one of the most sought after hostess bars in Phnom Penh. Located in close proximity to the riverfront, this bar a hot property among local and international guests . Comfortable interiors, cushioned seating, great music, highly-hospitable staff, affordable drinks and snacks and a soothing overall ambience make this bar one of the top attractions in the nightlife of Phnom Penh.

    Highlights – Don’t forget to taste their authentic Khmer, Western and Thai dishes when you order your drinks. When you are done with eating, you can take off some time for yourself to enjoy at the pool table at the bar. This bar has made its mark as one of the better known sports bar in Phnom Penh.

    Location – Close to the Phnom Penh riverfront.

    Price – Draft beer available from USD1.25.

    Timings – Open 24/7; happy hours last between 9AM and 7PM.



  • 13 Ounalom Monastery

    Ounalom Monastery
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    Buddhism is one of the prominent religions in Cambodia. This explains the large number of Buddhist monasteries found here. The capital city of Phnom Penh has five original monasteries that were built in the 14th century. Ounalom Monastery is one of them.



    Highlights – Established during 1422 by the final ruler in the Khmer kingdom, King Ponyea Yat, Today, Ounalom Monastery serves as the residence of the chief Buddist monk. There are totally 44 buildings in this monastery which includes monasteries, schools, libraries, stupa and residential complexes. During the notorious Khmer Rouge rule, this monastery was damaged severely, but today, much of it has been restored. A Pali inscription and stupa housing an eyebrow of Lord Buddha are the major highlights of this place.

    Location – At about 250m from the Royala Palace.

    Timings – Open from 6AM to 6PM on all days of the week.

     Price – Entry to this monastery is free of cost.


  • 14 Phnom Tamao Zoo

    Phnom Tamao Zoo
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    If you are an animal lover, you cannot help but wonder at the services offered by Phnom Tamao Zoo in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh.



    Highlights – This is more of a wildlife rescue centre, giving ultimate protection to almost endangered species of animals, birds and reptiles. It started off at a very humble level and today there are close to a whopping 1200 animals of about 102 species set up over 6000 acres. Most of the animals found here are endangered species like Asiatic elephants, tigers, Malayan sun bears, Siamese crocodiles Pileated gibbons and many more. Established during 1995, this zoo is probably one of the fewest places in the world where you will spot these rare species that are almost extinct.

    Location – Takeo, Phnom Penh.

    Timings – 8AM to 5PM on all the days of the week.

    Price – USD150 for a day of Behind the Scenes tour of the zoo.


  • 15 Kam-Air Wake Park

    Kam-Air Wake Park
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    If you are a water sports, you will absolutely love the Kam Air Wake Park located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Highlights – It is the first and one of its kind water sports park in Cambodia. Led and guided by a team of professional wake boarders, Kam Air promises unlimited fun and excitement for guests. As you surf along the waters with the help of a rope and pulley powered by generators, the thrill that you get from this experience is enough to last for a lifetime. Invoke the child within you as you surf past the towers at this cable park, one of its rare kinds of entertainment in Cambodia.



    Location
    – 15km from the Phnom Penh National Highway, this park is located across the famous Tonle Sap Lake and Prek Tar Sak.

    Timings- 10AM to 5PM from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, courses are available when booked well in advance. The park remains closed on Sundays.

    Price – USD20 per hour on weekdays and USD30 per hour on Saturdays (includes gear).




    Top Things To Do in Kam-Air Wake Park

  • 16 Koh Thmei beach, Ream National Park

    Koh Thmei beach, Ream National Park
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    The Koh Thmei beach is one of the most deserted and isolated beaches in Cambodia. Tourists who visit this beach have no other option but to stay in the Koh Thmei resort which is a part of Ream national park. If you are a nature lover then you have to sure have this place in your ' go to ' list.



    Location -
    Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia.

    Special feature
    - The highlight of this beach is that you have to travel a lot in order to reach this place. First you need to take a taxi from the nearby airport which will take about thirty to forty minutes. Later, you take a ferry owned by Koh Thmei resort to reach this beach. The journey might look tiresome but it is all worth the time, as you will be blown away by the beauty of this beach on first sight itself. 


    Top Things To Do in Koh Thmei beach, Ream National Park

  • 17 Main Beach, Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)

    Main Beach, Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)
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    Main beach, located in Rabbit Island, is one of the best beaches in Cambodia as this is a lesser known destination. While other beaches are surrounded by upscale resorts and restaurants, this beach is bordered by a row of simple and traditional Cambodian homes, as a result of which you get to appreciate the local culture and lifestyle. Cottages are arranged for tourists here. The food that the cottages offer are almost simple foods but more delicious than what a star hotel can offer and that too at highly reasonable prices.



    Location –
    Kep, Cambodia.

    Special features-
    When you feel bored you can even go on ferry rides making your vacation in that beach even a merrier one. The ferry rides would be an awesome experience as you won't be just playing with the waves by merely dipping your toes but you would be dancing with the waves in the ferry.  


    Top Things To Do in Main Beach, Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island)

  • 18 Ta prohm

    Ta prohm
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    Built in traditional Khmer style, Ta Prohm is one of the most scenic temples in Angkor region in Cambodia as it has a canopy of trees and jungles around it. This became one of the Buddhist monasteries in Cambodia, thanks to the efforts of King Jayavarman VII.



    Highlights
    – One of the features that attracts viewers about Ta Prohm is that it is found in the same way as it was constructed during the 12th century, whereas most of the other temples in its vicinity have been reduced to mere architectural ruins today. During 1992, this temple was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Location
    – The temple can be found at just about 1km from Angkor Thom on the southern part of East Baray.

    Timings
    – 5AM to 6PM every day.

    Price
    - All the temples in this area charge USD20, USD40 and USD60 for one-day, three-day and 7-day packages respectively. 


  • 19 Angkor Archaeological Park

    Angkor Archaeological Park
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    This is a must visit place in Cambodia for architecture and history lover. This park contains the architectural remnants of some of the most beautiful structures and temples in Cambodia that were constructed between the 9th and 15th centuries.



    Highlights – This is one of the most important architectural hubs in South East Asia. Though there are many temples here, the most famous ones are Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple and at Angkor Thom. Built in traditional Khmer style of architecture, these temples attract millions of foreign tourists all through the year. The park is set across 400 sq. km. and it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during 1992. Angkor Wat Temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the world.

    Location
    – North Cambodia.

    Timings
    - Most of the temples in this area are open from 5AM to 6PM.

    Price
    – One day, 2-day and 7-day passes are available for USD20, USD40 and USD60 respectively.


  • 20 Bamboo Island

    Bamboo Island
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    Also known as the Koh Russei, this is one of the islands which attract tourists coming to Thailand and Cambodia. It is a group of islands in the Gulf of Thailand and was an exclusive area dominated by the Cambodian Navy many years ago.



    Highlights – It is a very small island; however the tourism potential that it has is immense. There are a couple of beaches here. If you are looking for serenity in its best form, this is the place for you. You will be cut off from the rest of the world as there is no internet connectivity here. In the evenings, enjoy the local food and culture of the Cambodians and take part in the traditional Khmer dance of the locals.

    Location – Around 4.5km off Southern Cambodia in Sihanoukville City Coast.

    Timings
    – Can be visited any time through the year.

    Price
    –Only resort tariffs and food prices applicable.


    Top Things To Do in Bamboo Island

  • 21 Krol Ko

    Krol Ko
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    A small temple built in the 12th century which has much importance in the traditional aspects of Cambodia is Krol Ko. Park of the Oxen is the description given to the temple that is located very close to Neam Pean. A tower and a ‘library’ are the main structures included in the temple and as the history says, King Jayavarman VII was the one who erected this temple as well. Every other main Khmer temples in the region, Krol Ko also has a deep influence of the Khmer reign and the particular architectural technique of that period. But what attracts the visitors mostly is the pediments on the ground along with the triangular pediments of Avalokiteshvara standing on a lotus and of Krishna who lifts the Mount Govardhan.

    Location: Sangkat Nokor Thum, Siem Reap, Cambodia Price Free


  • 22 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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    The Tuol Sleng Genocise Museum is an explicit replica of the history that affected Cambodia during the 70s under the reign of Khmer Rouge. It symbolizes the darkened genocide period Cambodia has gone through before some years. Originally a school, the building was turned to become a prison and it houses the tombs of those victims and it still knows as the remnants of a Killing Field. The word Tuol Sleng means ‘Hill of the Poisonous Trees’. The prisoners were regularly tortured and beaten up and the museum possesses the graphics, pictures and writings came out during imprisonment of people which exhibit the extreme cruelty imposed by the Khmer reign. It is not advisable for kids to visit the museum. The entry starts at 07:00 AM and ends at 05:00 PM.

    Location: Corner of Street 114 and St 350, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Price: $2 per person


    Top Things To Do in Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

  • 23 Angkor What? Bar

    Angkor What? Bar
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    Siem Reap, Cambodia’s architectural hub which houses the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, is also home to lots of night clubs. The nightlife here is so vivacious that you have to see it to believe its class.



    Highlights –
    Brunch, dinner and impressive variety of cocktails and drinks are served here to attract international and local tourists to a great extent. This bar was constructed in 1998 and has the distinction of being the first ever bar on Pub Street. With excellent drinks, reasonable prices, pool tables, loud music, great ambience and a lively atmosphere, Angkor What? Bar is a perfect hang-out spot for tourists after a tiring visit to the 1000 year architectural ruins.

    Location –
    Pub Street.

    Price –
    Angkor Beer-USD1.5, Long

    Island Pitcher –
    USD10.

    Timings –
    5PM until late night.


  • 24 Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary

    Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary
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    Siem Reap is not just a place for adventure enthusiasts, but it is also a place for nature lovers and ornithologists. Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary is one such place.

     

    Highlights –
    Set up over 42000 hectares, the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary is located in the Battambang Province. A popular eco-tourist destination, Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary is the abode of rare species of water birds that come here from different parts of the world during the migratory period. The sanctuary is located within the Tonle Sap Biospere Reserve. Some of the birds that you can spot here are Black headed Ibis, Painted Storks, Milky Storks, Spot-billed pelicans, Fish Eagle, Greater Adjuncts, Lesser Adjuncts and many more.

    Location –
    Battambang Province, Siem Reap.

    Timings
    – Come to the park during the dry season between December and March to witness lots of birds.

    Price – USD25per person towards entry into the park. Boat tours are available here.


    Top Things To Do in Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary

  • 25 The Terrace of the Elephants

    The Terrace of the Elephants
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    It is the architectural ruins of Angkor that tourist unearth some historic marvels. Terrace of Elephats is one of them, found in the massive Angkor Thom ruins.

    Highlights – Part of the well-protected temple complex of Angkor Thom, the Terrace of Elephants was the platform which King Jayavarman II used to witness his successful army returning. All through the 300m long structure, one can find stunning and rare bas-reliefs covered with small figurines and statues of elephants, dancers, lions, horses, soldiers and more. The entire terrace is about 2.5m tall. Of the three main platforms here, the carvings on the north platform are the most gorgeous. As you walk past the life-size sculptures of elephants, you cannot help but get awestruck at the skill of the local artisans.



    Location
    – Angkor Thom complex, Siem Reap.

    Timings – 5AM to 6PM.

    Price – USD20, USD40 and USD60 for 1-day, 2-day and 7-day pass respectively. If tickets are bought for Angkor Thom, you need not pay again for Terrace of Elephants.




    Top Things To Do in The Terrace of the Elephants

  • 26 Baristo

    Bar.sito is tucked down in the newest and the most exciting alleyway in Phnom Penh. It is dedicated to offering something exquisite and different to tourist markets, expat and Khmer.

    Highlights:
     240 ½ alleyway is the newest and the most burgeoning area of Phnom Penh. Offering opportunities for entertainment and retail including 88 Japanese Furniture, ARTillery, Paper Doll and of course the Bar.sito. Bar.sito. is a restautant that serves specially crafted and designed cocktails, red & white wines, Champagnes, ice-cold beers and spirits in a metropolitan alleyway bar. It is Phnom Penh’s debutant and the most unique speakeasy bar which offers the most classic and creative cocktails.

    Location: Bar.sito is located at #3E0 St.240, Street 240, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Timings: Bar.sito remains open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. However, on Sunday and Monday, the restaurant is shut.

    Price: The Price at Bar.sito usually varies from $$ (10-30).



  • 27 Sharky Bar & Restaurant

    Sharky Bar & Restaurant
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    Sharky Bar is one of the Phnom Penh’s oldest night bars and is still popular among local and international tourists coming here in large numbers, especially during the weekend. The reason why weekends is quite crowded here is because of the live music band which plays songs as per the request of guests.

    Highlights – Come to this night bar on your vacation to get a true feeling of what nightlife in Phnom Penh is exactly like. You will never know the time once you are inside the bar, because there are lots of activities like soothing music and pool tables to keep you engaged. You can also get a good selection of Tex-Mex, Thai and Western cuisine here to accompany your drinks.

    Location – Street 130 of Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – USD1 for Angkor draft beer and USD2 for Cranbulkas.

    Timings – 4PM to late hours; happy hours – 5PM to 8PM.


    Top Things To Do in Sharky Bar & Restaurant

  • 28 Shanghai Bar

    Shanghai Bar
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    If you are looking for a hostess bar that has been in the business for a long time and that has made a mark for itself in this industry, it is the Shanghai Bar located right in the heart of the Cambodian capital city, Phnom Penh.

    Highlights – Shanghai Bar is still as popular today as it was during the olden days,because the quality of services and food offered here. It is considered as the true representation of Phnom Penh’s nightlife today. People from all over the globe visit here in large numbers, especially during the weekends to get a feel of this bar. Known for its great hostesses and reasonable prices, this bar is definitely one of the leaders when it comes to night bars in Phnom Penh.

    Location – Street 51 of Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – Draught Beer, Imported Beer and Standard drinks – USD2.50 onwards and Lady Drink – USD3 onwards.

    Timings – 4PM until late into night; happy hours from 6PM to 9PM.


  • 29 Howie Bar

    Howie Bar
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    If you are looking for place that is open into the late hours of night when you are enjoying the nightlife of Phnom Penh, Howie Bar comes to your rescue as it is open for a longer time than most of the other bars that are in the vicinity. One of the best parts of Howie is that you can hold up a conversation with almost all anybody who comes here. Locals, tourists and expats visit this bar frequently. Staff members are very friendly and the price is definitely worth the price it demands.

    Highlights – Situated in close proximity to famous joints like Heart of Darkness and Pontoon nightclub, Howie Bar is one of the most entertaining nightspots in Phnom Penh. This is also one of the safest bars in the city, provided you don’t stay for too long here.



    Location
    – Street 51, Phnom Penh.

    Price – A cocktail costs around USD3.50; prices are indeed steep here.

    Timings – Open 24/7.


  • 30 Cadillac Bar & Grill

    Cadillac Bar & Grill
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    Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia is best enjoyed during the night hours, when it is buzzing with activities. There are quite a few bars in the city which serve great refreshments and drinks along with some scintillating music. Cadillac Bar & Grill is one of them. This is one of the best bars in Phnom Penh as the place serves great Western cuisine, lots of varieties of drinks and has highly hospitable staff members.

    Highlights – Visit here during Fridays, as you get all drinks and food for just USD5. (Famous $5 Fridays). Try out the burgers, as they are one of the biggest in the world. Download the bar’s app on your smartphone to know more about offers.

    Location – Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – Draft and local beer cans are available from USD1.50 onwards. The biggest burgers cost about USD6.75.

    Timings – 8AM to 11PM;

    Happy hours- 4PM to 8PM (come to avail good deals during these hours).


    Top Things To Do in Cadillac Bar & Grill

  • 31 Cocina Cartel

    Cocina Cartel
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    Cocina Cartel is a popular Mexican Restaurant that Cambodia boasts of.

    Highlights – This place offers a scintillating variety of Mexican dishes. Combined with the great customer service and highly hospitable nature of the chefs and staff members of this place, guests coming here are treated to a magical experience. It is this hospitality and warmth that the restaurant exudes, which makes it one of the talking points in Phnom Penh. Cuban and Latin cuisine is also served at the restaurant here. This restaurant has the best combination of everything - best chefs, best staffs, best food and best service.

     Location - Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Price for two – USD10 to USD15.

    Speciality dishes – Home- made tortillas, op-shelf tequilas, slow cooked meats and freshly made salsas. They also serve fresh Guac with corn chips and enchiladas.

    Timings - All days 11 30 AM to 3 PM, 5 PM to 10 PM.


  • 32 Phnom Penh Local Markets

    Phnom Penh Local Markets
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    Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia is a shopper’s paradise. You will be able to find anything from a pin to plane in these local markets. The variety of local and international goods that you get here is absolutely mind-boggling.



    Highlights - First and foremost, know what you can shop for from these local markets – Handmade scarves, lanterns, silk garments, intricately carved statues, second-hand electronics and DVDs are some good choices to pick up from here. The important markets that need to be covered in Phnom Penh are Central Market or Phsar Thmei (known for its electronics, household goods, jewellery, clothes and fresh food), Russian Market or Phsar Toul Tompong (known for its excellent souvenirs, sculptures, paintings, silk scarves and other goods at affordable prices), Orussei Market or Phsar Orussei (known for its household goods) and Night Market or Phsar Rea Try (known for its food and snacks and open from 6pm to 12am).

     Location – All over Phnom Penh.

    Timings – Depends on individual markets.

    Price – Entry is free of cost


    Top Things To Do in Phnom Penh Local Markets

  • 33 Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

    Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
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    As the name suggests, this is a centre that rescues abandoned and endangered animals. This is a must-visit place for any animal lover. It was established during 1995 and has been doing a phenomenal job in animal conservation since then.



    Highlights
    – This is the largest zoo in Cambodia and one of the top tourist attractions. There are close to 1200 animals belonging to over 102 species in this rescue centre. You can find rare species like Siamese crocodiles, tigers & elephants from Asia, Malayan sun bears and more. If you are looking for an interactive wildlife experience, this is the place that you have to be.

    Location – at about 25 miles from the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
     
    Timings
    – 8AM to 5PM on all days of the week.

    Price
    – Behind the scenes tour of the zoo costs around USD150 for one day.


    Top Things To Do in Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

  • 34 Bayon temple

    Bayon temple
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    Part of the Angkor Archaeological Park, the Bayon temple was built during the 12th century CE, during the rule of Buddhist King Jayavarman VII. Today what we see is a perfect blend of Theravada Buddhist and Hindu styles of architecture patterns, as this temple was modified by various kings later on.



    Highlights
    – If you are an architecture lover, you will truly love Bayon temple, where the main deity is Lord Buddha. Built in traditional and historic Khmer style of architecture, this temple contains numerous towers. All these towers have wonderfuls stone faces carved on them. The other highlight here is a couple of bas reliefs found here, representing various mythological values.

    Location – Situated in King Jayavarman’s capital city of Angkor Thom.

    Timings
    – 5AM to 6PM.

    Entry fee
    – One day, three-day and seven-day passes cost USD20, USD40 and USD60 respectively.


  • 35 Banlung

    Banlung
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    If you are done with beaches and islands in Cambodia and want to visit a commercial and urban market place for a change, Banlung is the place for you. You will find a lot of shops in the markets here and you can buy many souvenirs from here at attractive prices for your dear ones back home.



    Highlights – Banlung is the capital city of Ratanakiri Province, which is surrounded by Vietnam and Laos. Apart from local shopping hubs, you will get to see a lot of natural extravaganza here like hills, waterfalls, volcanoes, national park and reasonable water sources. While you are here, do pay a visit to the Yak Lom Crater Lake. You can also engage in border crossing tours at Le Thanh, at about 70km from Banlung.

    Location – At a distance of about 636km from the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh.

    Timings
    – Can be visited any time during the year.

    Price
    – Depends on the accommodation of your choice.


  • 36 Prasat Preah Vihear

    Prasat Preah Vihear
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    Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is one of the most historic temples in Cambodia. An interesting point about this temple is that the Thailand and Cambodian governments fought with each other over the control of this shrine.



    Highlights
    – This temple was constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries AD by Suryavarman I and Suryavarman II. Banteay Srei is the dominating architecture style of this temple. This temple is quite different from the other traditional Khmer temples in that it has a long axis in the north-south direction. The temple is located in the same complex as Khao Phra Wihan National Park and it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Prasat means castle, Preah means sacred and Vihear means temple or shrine or abode.

    Location
    – Mountain temple located on top of the Dangrek Mountains which is at a height of 525m in the province of Preah Vihear province.

    Timings
    -8AM to 4PM.

    Price
    – Around USD5 for foreign tourists and USD1.5 for local tourists.


  • 37 Sihanoukville Casinos

    Sihanoukville Casinos
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    Cambodia is the land of heritage, culture, temples, beaches and games. There are quite a casinos on the beaches and seaside gambling spots that you can enjoy in the little Sihanoukville coast in Cambodia.




    Highlights – Almost all the casinos in Sihanoukville are open 24hours a day unlike other casinos that operate only during the evening and night hours. Most of the hotels apart from offering luxury accommodation also have luxurious casinos that have games like Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack and the like. Free drinks, snacks and cigarettes are provided when you take up gaming packages at any of these casinos. Owing to the large number of tourists coming here, casinos at Sihanoukville employ people who are adept at speaking many languages.

    Location – About 4.5km from South Cambodia.

    Timings
    – Open all through the day.
     
    Price
    – Casino games are available from USD4 per game if you are looking only for gaming and not staying at these hotels.


    Top Things To Do in Sihanoukville Casinos

  • 38 War museum Cambodia

    War museum Cambodia
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    If you have a passion for history, you must visit the War Museum in Cambodia. This is the place where you will be transported back into a world which introduces you to the historical reigns, struggles, successes and wars of Cambodia in the most comprehensive manner possible.



    Highlights
    – Soldiers who served in the war previously act as tourist guides here. How better can it get than this? It is also one of the first kinds of museum in Cambodia and takes guests through the last 30 years of Cambodian war history with an exotic and impressive collection of jet fighter planes, helicopters, artillery guns and other war machines of various models.

    Location
    – Siem Reap.

    Timings
    – 8AM to 5.30PM on all days of the week.

    Price
    – USD1 for Cambodian tourists and USD5 for foreign tourists. Entrance fee includes tourist guide, parking, photography and filming.


  • 39 Beng Mealea

    Beng Mealea
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    Being the most mysterious temple in the Siem Reap region, Beng Mealea offers a splendid view to the visitors always. An enclosure measuring 1.2 KM by 900 meter is the major attraction of the temple. It was covered by thick forests in earlier years and many trees have been cut during the last some years. People can mend their ways to enter the temple through the trails with perfectly chiseled sand stone blocks and then through long dark chambers and hanging vines. Rock climbing and hopping can be done near the site and that is how the temple has got much influence among the number of tourists visiting Siem Reap every year. The basic concept behind the temple is Hindu mythology but some Buddist relics are also portrayed in the architectural nuances. The timing of visit is from 07:00 AM to 05:30 PM.

    Location: Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia

    Price: $5 per person


  • 40 Angkor National Museum

    Angkor National Museum
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    If there is one place where you can witness Khmer majesty in full form, it is the Angkor National Museum.

     

    Highlights –
    This museum is the best place to witness Angkor and Khmer civilisation representations under one roof. The museum contains various displays denoting the various religions and royalty witnessed by Khmer dynasty. Also some of the collections like inscriptions, carvings and details about great Khmer rulers, denote to the glory of this place during the pre-Angkorian era. One look around the place is enough to take you through the impressive history and evolution of Angkor over the years.

    Location –
    Siem Reap.

    Timings –
    8.30AM to 6PM from April to September and 8.30AM to 6.30PM from October to March.

    Price –
    USD12 per person for adults and USD6 per person for kids below 1.2m of height. Guided audio tours are available for USD3 per person. 


  • 41 Angkor Thom

    Angkor Thom
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    There are many places in Siem Reap that capture the attention of history and archaeological lovers. Angkor Thom is one of them.

    Highlights – Set up during the 12th century by King Jayavarman II, Angkor Thom was the last and most reputed capital of the Khmer Kingdom. Built in pure Bayon style, this site was constructed using a large amount of laterite and massive naga-carrying figures on its 5 towers, each 23m tall. The gates opening to this site has massive representations of “Churning of the Ocean” episode from Hindu mythology. The gate on the south is often used by tourists who come from Angkor Wat to Angkor Thom. Traditionally, the Khmers addressed this as Prasat Angkor Thom. By 1609, many parts of Angkor Thom started getting damaged and what is left today are just the colossal remnants.



    Location
    – Siem Reap.

    Timings- 5AM to 6PM.

    Price – Part of Angkor Archaeological Park; therefore prices are USD20 (one day pass), USD40 (2-day pass) and USD70 (7-day pass).




  • 42 The Heart of Darkness

    The Heart of Darkness
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    One of the main reasons as to why Cambodia has transformed from being an architectural marvel to a country of buzzling nightlife is due to the factor that this place has so many night bars and clubs. The Heart of Darkness is one such classic bar and is widely regarded as Cambodia’s most famous bar since its inception in 1993.



    Highlights – As the name indicates, the interiors of The Heart of Darkness are quite dark yet safe. Traditional Khmer style interiors and culture ooze out from every nook and cranny of this place. Tourists, expats and locals drop in at this bar just to feel the essence and vibration of this place. The fingerfood offered here is absolutely delicious.

    Location – Street 51 of Phnom Penh River Side.

    Price – Local Beer Bottle – USD2; Imported Beer & Standard Drink – USD3, Cocktail – USD4.

    Timings – 10PM till late into the night.


    Top Things To Do in The Heart of Darkness

  • 43 The Lost Room

    The Lost Room
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    The Lost Room provides one of the best experiences in dining in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh.



     Highlights – The food is too delicious here that your gastronomic trip to Cambodia is considered incomplete if you don’t visit The Lost Room. The name might seem a bit creepy but the ambience here is heavenly and is a complete irony to the room. This restaurant provides a decent customer service. One has to book for a place to dine here, well in advance. They provide wide variety of dishes which are so delicious that one might regret of not having enough space in their stomach to taste all the foods.

     Location - Abdul Carime, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Price for two – USD8 to USD22

     Speciality dishes - Their main dishes are crab cakes, sea bass, falafel, chorizo, and duck.

    Timings - monday to saturday 5 PM to 10PM, Sunday – closed.


  • 44 Piccola Italia Da Luigi

    Piccola Italia Da Luigi
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    Piccola Italia Da Luigi is a restaurant which serves Italian cuisine.



    Highlights - They are known for their pizzas as they are Italian based restaurants. The place is well maintained even though it is quite small. The cleanliness and hygiene that they maintain are two factors that differentiate them from other restaurants. The customer service is also very friendly when compared to other restaurants. They have a very special pizza crust, that they make themselves. The atmosphere is also quite decent because of the cleanliness they maintain.

     Location -Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Price for two – USD18. Speciality dishes - They serve the best pizzas, breads, burgers and antipasti. The must try is the tiramisu which is almost recommended by anyone who tries it. The pizzas are so good but are served at an affordable price.

    Timings - morning hours - 11 30 AM to 2 PM; afternoon hours - 5 30 PM to 10 PM.


    Top Things To Do in Piccola Italia Da Luigi

  • 45 Wat Phnom

    Wat Phnom
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    Hill temples have a general attraction about them that makes them worth visiting. Wat Phnom in Cambodia is one of them and it is truly special because, it is probably the only proper hill in the entire country.

    Highlights – The Wat Phnom was founded in 1373 in order to install four statues of Lord Buddha here. Over the years, this 27m tall hill temple has undergone many restorations. The main altar of the temple consist of a huge bronze statue of Buddha. Lots of people come here every day to offer their prayers. Today, this temple is considered to bring in loads of luck to people coming here. Lots of murals, figurines and statues of various respected revered genies/sages are found here in plenty.



    Location
    – Phnom Penh.

    Timings – The temple is open from 7AM to 6,30PM on all days of the week and the museum in this complex is open from 7AM to 6PM.

    Price – Entry fee is USD1 for temple and USD2 for museum.




  • 46 Phnom Udong

    Phnom Udong
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    If you are a mountain and stupa lover, Phnom Udong, in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, is the most apt place for you to visit.

    Highlights – Phnom indicates mountain in the local Khmer dialect. Prior to establishing Phnom Penh as the capital city of Cambodia, Udong served as its capital for a long time from 1618 to 1866. Today, though the place has lost out to other cities in terms of development and tourism potential, there is still one major attraction here - Mount Udong. Today, there are couple of humps left of this mountain. The most attractive feature is that these humps have various stupas adorning them. Don’t miss out on the Phnom Preah Reach Throap (Hill of the Royal Fortune), Phnom Vihear Leu (small sanctuary), famous stupas of Damrei Sam Poan, Ang Doung and Mak Proum. Lots of Buddha temples, relics, statues, figurines and carvings decorate this peak.



    Location – Udong.

    Timing – Open all through the year.

    Price – A full tour costs about USD12 per person for one day.




    Top Things To Do in Phnom Udong

  • 47 National Museum of Cambodia

    National Museum of Cambodia
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    When you visit Cambodia with intent to learn more about its history and archaeology, you should definitely visit one of the top tourist hot spots in the country – National Museum of Cambodia.

    Highlights – This was established during the 1920 and it is the largest museum in Cambodia housing exquisite cultural and historic items representing the authentic Khmer culture. There are close to 14000 items here including bronze and ceramic items, damaged statues from many centuries ago of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, wooden and pottery items belong to pre-Angkorian era and many other impressive items. The museum is set up in an attractive terracotta building including an awesome courtyard garden, which attracts many.



    Location
    – Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.

    Timings – 8AM to 5PM on all days of the week.

    Price – Entry fee of USD5 for foreigners and around USD0.1 for local tourists.




    Top Things To Do in National Museum of Cambodia

  • 48 Royal Palace

    Royal Palace
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    This is one of the top tourist attractions in Phnom Penh. This gives you a glimpse of the lifestyle of the royal people.

    Highlights – The Royal Palace still serves as the residences of Cambodian rulers. The construction of this palace was started during 1866, when Phnom Penh became the new capital of Cambodia, replacing Oudong. You cannot help but wonder at the similarity in the architecture style found in the Royal Palace found in Thailand. You should remember to dress appropriately as you witness this majestic Khmer architectural marvel to pay respects to the royalty staying here. The exact part in which the royal people stay, is still closed to the public, though.



    Location
    – Phnom Penh.

    Timings- Royal Palace is open from 7.30AM to 11AM and from 2PM to 5PM.

    Price – Entry fee of USD3 per person; additional fee of USD2 for taking pictures.




  • 49 Tuol Sleng Museum

    Tuol Sleng Museum
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    Cambodia is the land of heritage, culture, temples, beaches and games. There are quite a casinos on the beaches and seaside gambling spots that you can enjoy in the little Sihanoukville coast in Cambodia.



    Highlights – Almost all the casinos in Sihanoukville are open 24hours a day unlike other casinos that operate only during the evening and night hours. Most of the hotels apart from offering luxury accommodation also have luxurious casinos that have games like Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack and the like. Free drinks, snacks and cigarettes are provided when you take up gaming packages at any of these casinos. Owing to the large number of tourists coming here, casinos at Sihanoukville employ people who are adept at speaking many languages.

    Location – About 4.5km from South Cambodia.

    Timings – Open all through the day.

     Price – Casino games are available from USD4 per game if you are looking only for gaming and not staying at these hotels.


    Top Things To Do in Tuol Sleng Museum

  • 50 Preah Khan

    Preah Khan
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    Located towards the northeast of Angkor Archaeological Park, Preah Khan (meaning, Royal Sword), is a temple which was constructed by King Jayavarman VII. It is also quite closely situated to Ta Prohm temple, which makes this a good tourist spot.



    Highlights
    – Lots of plants and trees grow around the Preah Khan temple, which makes it look lovelier than ever before. Lord Buddha, in the name of Avalokiteshwara, is the main deity of this temple. The temple complex is quite huge and there are two gates leading into the temple. Prior to becoming a temple, this complex was used as the residence of the royal clan who ruled over this place, which gives a majestic look to this place.

    Location
    – Towards the western side of the Jataka Baray and north east of Angkor Thom, this temple is situated in close proximity to the Ta Prohm Temple.

    Timings
    – 5AM to 6PM every day.

    Price
    – Temple entry pass of USD20 (one day), USD20 (3 days) and USD60 (7 days).


  • 51 Me Chrey

    Me Chrey
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    Situated in close proximity to the famous Angkor temples, Me Chrey is a beautiful floating village which offers guests various opportunities to feel entertained. Living with locals and bird watching are few of them.

     

    Highlights –
    When you visit the floating village of Me Chrey on Tonle Sap Lake, you should mandatorily get to know about the lifestyle of the locals living here. Planting rice plants and fishing are the main occupations of the locals. Come here during the early hours to witness live action of fishing. You can take boats or tuk-tuks from Siem Reap to reach Me Chrey. Location – Bank of Tonle Sap Lake, about 9km from Siem Reap.

    Timings –
    Can be visited all through the year; however visiting this place during sunrise is considered ideal.

    Price –
    While the boat ride costs just about USD20 per person, eco-tourism packages cost around USD70 per person.


  • 52 Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre

    Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre
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    Do you love the harmless and colourful, winged-creatures called butterflies? How about spotting hundreds of butterflies at one location? Exciting, isn’t it? You have to come to Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre to witness this.

     

    Highlights –
    One of the newer tourist spots in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province, Banteay Srei Butterfly Centre, shortly known as BBC, consists of thousands of butterflies in one single place. It is the biggest butterfly exhibit centre in South East Asia and is definitely worth a visit for nature lovers. When you visit BBC, you can get introduced to butterfly farming, life cycle of butterflies, butterfly conservation and other ecological details. The amount collected by tourists goes towards the welfare of the local people. There are expert guides to take you through the farm.

    Location –
    Siem Reap.  

    Timings - 
    9AM to 5PM on all days of the week.

    Price –
    USD4 per adult and USD2 per kid.


  • 53 The Exchange

    The Exchange
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    At the forefront of the Modern international cuisine, The Exchange has successfully been able to reinvent the flavours of the world in stylish new forms.

    Highlights:
    The Exchange offers phenomenal culinary delights backed with the incredible service in a sensational historic French villa. It has impeccably stood the test of the time for about a century. Attracting both the international acclaims and the locals given its top rated style and ambience, this is one of the most loved restaurants in Cambodia. It provides the guests with an incomparable “Exchange experience.”

    Location: The Exchange is located at 28, France st, (st47), Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Timings: The Exchange stays open from 10 AM in the morning to the midnight on all days of the week.

    Price: Price is variable and will largely depend on the dishes ordered by you. However, if you wish to avail some discounts you can make a visit during the happy hour that is usually from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.


  • 54 Sport Bar

    Sport Bar
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    In the recent past, Phnom Penh has witness the opening of many night clubs and restaurants. Sport Bar is one of them.



    Highlights – Though originally set up to serve as an exclusive sports bar in the Cambodian capital city, Sport Bar is now entertaining guests with a wide variety of music like hip-hop, rock, classics and more. Loud music, open-air ambience, friendly and youthful staff members and a great crowd at all times are some of the major highlights of Sport Bar. Do not miss to taste their sandwiches, spaghetti and non-vegetarian main courses when you come here, because they are some of the best in Cambodia. This open air bar also serves an impressive list of drinks and cocktails for the large number of tourists, expats and locals who come here every day.

    Location - Phnom Penh.

     Price – Highly affordable.

    Timings – Open 24/7.


  • 55 Rubies Wine Bar

    Rubies Wine Bar
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    Rubies Wine Bar is named this way, because it is known for its wide variety of exotic wines. The place offers some of the best wines in the world, which is why it has many repeat customers during the weekend.

    Highlights - Though it is not located in the area where there are other nightspots, many people still visit Rubies Wine Bar because the dishes and drinks offered here are absolutely top class. Soothing music, wonderful interiors, friendly staff, affordable drinks, world-class wines, free Wi-Fi, excellent cuisine and personalised services are some of the highlights of Rubies Wine Bar.



    Location
    – Oknha Chuun Street 240.

    Price –Draught beer –USD2, Imported beer – USD3, Glass of wine – USD3.5, Standard drinks – USD3, Cocktail – USD3.50 and so on.

    Timings – 10AM to 1AM or 2AM (weekends). 


  • 56 Quitapenas

    Quitapenas
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    Quitapenas is a popular restaurant which serves the best Spanish cuisine in Phnom Penh in Cambodia.



    Highlights – This restaurant offers a really wide variety of dishes of Spanish origin. The dishes are so delicious and it gives the best experience of Spanish cuisine to its customers. The customer service is quite decent providing a warm welcome to its customers and giving them a satisfied meal. The place is best known for its sunday brunch.

    Location - Phnom Penh. Price for two – Around USD10. Speciality dishes - There are many other dishes which are the main attractions of this restaurant like the dishes of sea bass, paella, octopus and duck. They also serve one of the best cheese balls in the locality making it distinct from other restaurants.

    Timings - 6PM to 12AM during week days and 11AM to 2.30PM & 6PM to 12AM on weekends.


  • 57 Phsar Toul Tum Poung (Russian Market)

    If there is one place in Battambang where you can find authentic Russian souvenirs at affordable prices, Phsar Toul Tum Poung is the place for you.

    Highlights – The market is decorated by colourful lanterns, intricately carved statues, scarves, bags, printed T shirts and DVDS of various languages. During the 1980s, this place was dominated by Russian expats, whose influence can be felt at this market even today. The locals commonly address this place as Russian Market. Be prepared to bask in the sun and dirt as this market is quite crowded at all times of the day. The air circulation is quite limited here; however the goods sold here more than make up for the ambience of this place. Don’t forget to taste the local, delicious coffee from the cafes here.

     Location – Chamkar Mon District, Phnom Penh.

    Timings – Open all through the day.

    Price – Entry into this market is free of cost.


    Top Things To Do in Phsar Toul Tum Poung (Russian Market)

  • 58 Battambang Crocodile Farm

    Battambang Crocodile Farm
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    Battambang, one of the biggest cities in Cambodia is known for housing many tourist attractions. Crocodile Farm is one of them.

     Highlights – The crocodile farm is one of the must-visit places for any animal lover. When you pay the necessary admission fee, you will be able to hold baby crocodiles in your hands – a one of a kind experience in your lifetime. Though there are lots of crocodile farms are found in Cambodia, this is one of the famous of the group. When crocodiles grow to a particular age, they are killed by giving injections and various products using their skin are sold in the local markets here. When you come here you will get introduced to the day to day lifestyle and feeding patterns of these crocodiles.



    Location
    – Battambang.

    Timings – All through the day.

    Price – Entry fee of USD3 for entry.




    Top Things To Do in Battambang Crocodile Farm

  • 59 Phnom Sampeau

    Phnom Sampeau
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    This is also one of the famous yet fearful hill temples of Battambang, as it is located in the notorious location of Killing Fields. This was the area where innocent citizens were tortured to death during the nasty Khmer Rouge rule between 1975 and 1979. On top of the hill, one can find recently-constructed temples in traditional Khmer architectural styles, providing a panoramic view of Battambang city.

    Highlights
    – Visit the hill during the early morning or late evening hours so that you don’t feel the scorching heat of the sun. As you go up the hill, you will find a canyon filled with a canopy of greenery. The way that leads into the hill summit is filled with various macaques. In the evening, witness thousands of bats fly off from the caves at the base of the hill.



    Location
    - Found at a distance of about 12km towards the southwest of Battambang.

    Timings – Open all through the day.

    Price – Takes around USD2 or USD3 to get to the top of the hill.




  • 60 Koh Pos Beach, Sihanoukville

    Koh Pos Beach, Sihanoukville
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    Koh Pos beach is a beach situated in Sihanoukville in Cambodia.



    Highlights-
    This beach is almost a kilometre away from the Lomhe Kay beach off the coast of Sihanoukville. This beach like many other beaches here, is simple and quiet without much of the crowd gathering there. As it doesn't attract lots of tourists, you will not be able to find many restaurants or cottages here. You have to carry your own food when you pack your bags to Koh Pos Beach.

    Location - Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

    Special features - The main attraction is that this distinct beach is home to a restaurant which is named as Treasure Island Seafood Restaurant. The seafood served here is considered to be the best in Sihanoukville. This beach offers a panoramic view of many islands in the vicinity; therefore, it is definitely a mystery that needs to be unravelled. 


    Top Things To Do in Koh Pos Beach, Sihanoukville

  • 61 Baphuon temple

    Baphuon temple
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    This is yet another brilliant piece of Khmer style of architecture in Angkor, Cambodia. Baphuon Temple was constructed around the 11th century by King Udayadityavarman II. The temple served as the royal temple then.



    Highlights
    – Baphuon temple is a three-layered beautiful mountain temple and was part of the royal palace during the years of monarchical rule in Cambodia. Around 20th century, the temple started to get dilapidated and it was only during 2011 that the restoration of the temple was completed successfully after a whopping 51 years of dedicated effort. Lord Shiva is the main deity in this temple.

    Location
    – Angkor Thom, towards the north western side of Bayon.

    Timings
    – 5AM to 6PM.

    Price
    – Since this temple is part of the Angkor Archaeological Park, entrance fee is same as other temples – USD20 (one day), USD40 (three day pass) and USD60 (seven day pass). 3-day pass should be used within one week of issuance and 7-day pass should be used within one month of issuance.


  • 62 Bakong Temple

    Bakong Temple
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    As Bakong Temple is the first mountain temple sandstone in Cambodia, it has a special space in the culture and tradition of the country deeply. Located near modern Siem Reap, the temple was constructed by the rulers of Khmer Empire. It has the shape of a stepped pyramid which intricately exposes the Khmer architectural styles. It was also the official state temple of King Indravarman I in the final decades of the 09th century AD. Ed inside is Lord Shiva. The primary deity placThere are three concentric enclosures and they are separated by different moats. Elephant statues as guardians at the corners of three lower levels of the pyramid and statues of lions remain as the guardian at the stairs.

    Location: Hariharalaya, Roluos, Cambodia

    Price: Free


  • 63 Riverside Bistro

    Riverside Bistro
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    One of the best places to enjoy Phnom Penh’s buzzing nightlife, the Riverside Bistro is a hot favourite among tourists from across the globe. This is because this bar doesn’t keep its guests bored even for a minute. There are lots of fun-things and activities offered at the bar to keep guests hooked on till the wee hours of night.

    Highlights – Riverside Bistro is one of the few places in Phnom Penh where a live band performs for the guests, playing songs based on their request. All kinds of songs like the old classics, rock music, pop and other gems are played by the band here. Asian and Western cuisine are available at this bar, making the food absolutely delicious. With great interiors and excellent customer satisfaction, this bar is definitely a top attraction in Cambodia.

    Location – Street 148 of Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – Local and imported beer bottles start from USD2.50 and USD3 respectively.

    Timings – 7AM to late night hours.


  • 64 Sisowath Quay

    Sisowath Quay
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    If you are taking up a city tour of the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, Sisowath Quay plays a very important role. This is a riverside promenade and one of the most beautiful places in Cambodia.

    Highlights – Running along for 3km, the promenade of Sisowath Quay is lined up with beautiful shops, hotels, restaurants, tourist-friendly locations, bars and cafes. Don’t miss to experience the traditional tuk-tuk drive from the Royal Palace to get to this place, as you will get to see the entire beauty of the pathway, through this route. Some of the top attractions that you just cannot afford to miss on this promenade are the Royal Palace, National Museum, various art galleries, Ounalom Monastery, Elephant Bar, Floating Restaurants and many more.

    Location – Cham Karmom district.

    Timings – Can be visited anytime during the day; however sunset and sunrise hours are considered to be ideal.

    Price – No entry fee applicable for this riverside promenade.


  • 65 Riverfront

    Riverfront
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    Riverfront Park is one of the most important tourist attractions in Phnom Penh. It is a paradise for tourists as it is lined up with pubs, shopping complexes, salons, restaurants and many more.



    Highlights – Since this park leads into the Royal Palace, the Riverfront Park is always full with tourists of different countries. Come here during the early morning hours so that you get to witness the golden rays of the sunrise. The Royal Palace looks magical at the background. From here, you can also view the point of intersection of the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake. Hotels lined along this path will provide cycles on rent, which you can use for taking a stroll along the park.

    Location – Phnom Penh.

    Timings – Can be visited during any time of the day; however early morning sunrise and evening sunset hours are the best times to come here.

    Price – No entrance fee to visit this place.


  • 66 Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach)

    Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach)
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    The capital city of Phnom Penh has many wonderful structures built in authentic Khmer style of architecture. Independence Monument or the Vimean Ekareach is one of them.



    Highlights – As the name indicates, this monument was constructed during 1958 to commemorate the independence of Cambodia from France in 1953. Vann Molyvann, the brain behind some of the biggest cultural heritage structures in Cambodia, constructed this monument as well. One look at the monument and we will be reminded of the famous Angkor Wat Temple. This monument has a lotus-shaped stupa and is the main centre of celebrations during national festivals as the ceremonial light is here. Come here during the evening hours and take excellent pictures with your friends and family.

    Location – Junction of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard, Phnom Penh.

    Timings – Open all through the day.

    Price – Entry is free of cost.


    Top Things To Do in Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach)

  • 67 Koh Dach (Silk Island)

    Koh Dach (Silk Island)
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    Also known as Silk Island, the 30 sq.km Koh Dach is one of the naturally beautiful and serene islands of Phnom Penh.

    Highlights – Silk Island is one of the best places to visit when you want to witness the skills of the local artisans like silk-weaving, handicrafts, pottery-making and other relevant skills. There are five villages here namely Koh Dach, Kbal Kho, Lvea, Neah Village and Chong Koh. Don’t miss to witness the local artisans in action here – planting various crops, weaving silk threads and manufacturing nets. As one goes past the Mekong River in cruises to reach this island, one will witness many moments worthy to be photographed. The island is also contains many architectural marvels from past centuries.



    Location
    – Kandal Province, on the shores of Mekong River.

    Timings – Can visit Koh Dach anytime during the year.

    Price – Boat rides usually cost USD10 per person and tuk-tuks cost around USD15 to USD20.




  • 68 Silver Pagoda

    Silver Pagoda
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    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.




  • 69 Lotus Farm

    Lotus Farm
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    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.




  • 70 The Killing Fields

    The Killing Fields
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    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.


    Top Things To Do in The Killing Fields

  • 71 Phnom Penh Royal Palace

    Phnom Penh Royal Palace
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    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.


    Top Things To Do in Phnom Penh Royal Palace

  • 72 Cambodia Landmine museum

    Cambodia Landmine museum
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    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.


    Top Things To Do in Cambodia Landmine museum

  • 73 Wat Banan Temple

    Wat Banan Temple
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    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.





  • 74 Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville

    Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville
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    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.


  • 75 Southwestern Beach, Koh Rong

    Southwestern Beach, Koh Rong
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    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$.


  • 76 Cambodia - Koh Rong

    Cambodia - Koh Rong
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    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.


  • 77 Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville

    Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville
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    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. 


  • 78 White Elephant Pagoda (Wat Tahm-rai-saw)

    White Elephant Pagoda (Wat Tahm-rai-saw)
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    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.




  • 79 Battambang Bat caves

    Battambang Bat caves
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    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. 


  • 80 Battambang Provincial Museum

    Battambang Provincial Museum
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    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.



  • 81 Sammaki Art Space

    Sammaki Art Space
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    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.



  • 82 Wat Ek Phnom

    Wat Ek Phnom
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    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.




  • 83 Lazy Beach, Koh Rong Saloem

    Lazy Beach, Koh Rong Saloem
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    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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