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  • The architectural attributes give Cambodia an authentic spot among the most visited tourist destinations of Asia. Go through these places to visit in Cambodia which include the sophisticated temples and palaces erected during the period of Khmer Empire. The extravagant natural locations along with the constructed structures will definitely tempt the tourist to linger. Apart from the world famous Angkor temple, Cambodia is comprised of Preah Khan; another ancient temple amidst greenery, Battambang Bat Caves which are known as killing caves among the tourists, Phnom Penh Royal Palace where the exact style of Khmer architecture is properly displayed, Tonle Sap Lake that exhibits nature’s blessings purely and not to miss Cambodia’s flamboyant museums and war memorials.

    Although the architecture created by humans has a remarkable space in the visitors’ good book, Cambodia’s natural abundance is something to be appreciated. To name a few, Koh Rong, Banlung, Kratie, Kep etc give away the visitors some breathtaking moments with their beauty. Cambodians share equal space with everyone and everything, be it nature, animals, tradition, history, tourists. 


    Here are some of the best places to visit in Cambodia:

  • 01Visit Preah Khan

    Visit 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.

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    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).
    Discover the Temples of Preah Vihear in Cambodia

    Discover the Temples of Preah Vihear in Cambodia

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  • 02Phnom 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.

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    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.
    Cultural and Historical Tour in Phnom Pehn

    Cultural and Historical Tour in Phnom Pehn

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  • 03Tonlé Sap Lake

    Tonlé Sap Lake
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    If you are looking for a serene place that offers you myriad natural attractions under one roof, Tonle Sap Lake, or the “Great Lake” in Siem Reap, Cambodia is the perfect place. Here you can experience the various ecologically rich elements in their full forms. The place is also famous for its floating villages and migratory birds.

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     Highlights – With a maximum length of 250km, this is the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. During 1997, this place was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is probably the only place in Cambodia where you can witness close to 100 types of water birds and 200 species of fishes.

    Location
    – Lower Mekong Basin.

    Timings
    – All through the year.

    Price
    – There are various lake tours available to take tourists through Tonle Sap. Prices differ as per the routes and time covered. A basic lake tour starts from around USD29 onwards.
    Tour of Tonle Sap Lake, Silk Farm and Angkor National Museum

    Tour of Tonle Sap Lake, Silk Farm and Angkor National Museum

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  • 04Banlung

    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.

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    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.
    Jungle Trekking Tour in Community Protected Forest at Banlung

    Jungle Trekking Tour in Community Protected Forest at Banlung

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  • 05Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat
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    Angkor is a standout amongst the most imperative archeological destinations in South-East Asia. With noteworthy landmarks, a few diverse old urban arrangements and vast water stores, the site is an extraordinary grouping of components vouching for an excellent progress. Temples for example, Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, models of Khmer engineering, are firmly connected to their land setting and in addition being permeated with typical essentialness.

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    Highlights: The design and format of the progressive capitals take the stand concerning an abnormal state of social request and positioning inside the Khmer Empire. Angkor is in this manner a noteworthy site representing social, religious and typical qualities, and additionally containing high engineering, archeological and imaginative noteworthiness.

    Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Price: The approximate price starts from $20 to $60 according to the number of days.

    Cycling Trip from Phnom Phenh to Angkor Wat

    Cycling Trip from Phnom Phenh to Angkor Wat

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  • 06Virachey National Park

    Virachey National Park
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    If you have a fetish for wildlife then this is another place which is a must visit for you in Colombia. The park is one of just two Cambodian ASEAN Heritage Parks. This unexplored park holds an extensive variety of wildlife, waterfalls and mountains. With thick semi-evergreen swamps, montane timberlands, upland savannah and bamboo bushes this park has caught the attention of lot of tourist around the world.

    Highlights: While exploring the wildlife of this region, you can also head out for a trekking through the forest of this region.  This park is an abode to a lot of flora and fauna mainly Gibbons, pig-tailed macaques, douc langurs, sun bears, Great hornbills, clouded leopards and Asian elephants.

    Location: Located in the most isolated jungles of Cambodia

    Price: The approximate price is around $123.

    Trek Inside Virachey National Park

    Trek Inside Virachey National Park

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  • 07Cycling Tour to Angkor Temples in Cambodia

    Cycling Tour to Angkor Temples in Cambodia
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      Code: 7866368
    About the Activity:
    Fixed departure: 07-10-2016, 16-12-2016
    • Indulge in this 7 day long classic cycling tour of Angkor, an ancient city of Cambodia and get a whiff of the history of this beautiful country.
    • Cycle through the vibrant French colonial mansions; this is an easy ride covering 300 kilometers.
    • Visit the temples that exhibit an awesome show of history intertwined with architecture and marvel at the relishing natural landscapes around the structures.
    • Enjoy the traditional food and observe the local lives that are always bustling and charming.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 08A Guided Tour of Phnom Penh City

    A Guided Tour of Phnom Penh City
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    • lPhnom Penh
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    • Toni Tran
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    About the Activity:
    • Explore Phnom Penh, a fascinatingly dynamic city with tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades which are reminders of the bygone era, that today teems with life.
    • Start your tour at Wat Phnom, where a legend states that the city began here when a woman named Penh found four Buddha statues and built the temple to house them.
    • Afterwards, witness the splendour of Cambodia's royal heritage by visiting the Royal Palace, still the official residence of the King, the adjacent Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer art.
    • Afternoon onwards, learn about Cambodia's tragic past and the Khmer Rouge regime at the Tuol Sleng Museum.
    • Finally, visit one of Phnom Penh's two great markets, the Central Market which is located in a distinctive domed Art Deco building or the sprawling Russian Market.
    • The tour starts at 8 AM and ends at 5 PM.
  • 09Sightseeing on a Boat in Mekong

    Sightseeing on a Boat in Mekong
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    About the Activity:
    • This tour starts at 4PM where the guide will pick you up from any hotel in Phnom Penh. You will be transferred to the river to start this journey.
    • Travel by boat down the Mekong and visit the floating houses, immigrant village and the fishing area along the riverside.
    • Discover the local way of life by engaging in fishing, agriculture and by trying your hand at local silk weaving.
    • Wander around local villages, visit a local family’s house and sample Khmer snacks.
    • Marvel at Phnom Penh’s Khmer and French colonial architecture from the water.
  • 10Street Food Tour of Siem Reap in Cambodia

    Street Food Tour of Siem Reap in Cambodia
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    About the Activity:
    • Visit a local fruit market and navigate the alleyways of a bustling market.
    • Explore the stalls and bright lights at Siem Reap’s largest local picnic spot.
    • Hear insights from our local guide on Cambodian favorites, including fried cricket, red ant, and spider.
    • Savour the flavours of Siem Reap snacks, dinner, and Khmer dessert and also interact with the locals.

  • 11Visit Battambang Bat Caves

    Visit 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.

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    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. 
  • 12Visit War Museum Cambodia

    Visit War Museum Cambodia
    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.
  • 13Tuol 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.

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    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.
  • 14Bamboo 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.

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    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.
  • 15Mekong Delta and Cambodia Tour

    Mekong Delta and Cambodia Tour
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      Code: 9994040
    About the Activity:
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    • Enjoy the charming beauty of Mekong Delta in Vietnam and some famous cultural sites of Cambodia with this 7 day tour package.
    • Start the trip by spending ample time in the Mekong delta which is known as Vietnam's rice basket.
    • Depart from Ho Chi Minh city to enjoy the relishing sights of Ben Tre, Can Tho rivers in Cambodia, wander through the vast rice fields and villages, meet friendly local people.
    • Also visit the colourful Cai Rang floating market and see the darker side of the history with a visit to the 'Killing fields' at Choeung Ek.
    • Explore Angkor archaeological park, marvel at the architectural beauty of the structures over there and also admire Angkor Wat during the trip.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 16The Killing Fields

    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.
  • 17Angkor 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.

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    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.
  • 18Visit Cambodia Landmine Museum

    Visit 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. 

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    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.
  • 19Sihanoukville 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.
  • 20Prasat 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.
  • 21Cambodia - 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.

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    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.
  • 22Koh Ker

    Koh Ker
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    If you have a fetish for ancient archaeological sites then this is another place which is a must visit for you in Cambodia. Koh Ker was previously an old capital of Cambodia, situated in Srayong Cheung town, Srayong cooperative, Kulen locale, around 49 kilometers west of the commonplace town. The Koh Ker complex is on the Chhork Koki good country. It was worked by King Jayavaraman IV (AD 928-942).

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    Highlights: Koh Ker sanctuary is 35 meters high, and its plan looks like a seven-ventured stupa. The sanctuary confronts west toward Angkor city. It was worked to venerate Treypuvanesvara, the lord of satisfaction.  There are in total 96 temples found in Koh Ker but, today many of them are buried in the ground.

    Location: Koh Ker is located in northern Cambodia about 120 kilometres away from Siem Reap and the ancient site of Angkor.

    Price: The entry is free of cost.
  • 23Bayon Temple

    Bayon Temple
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    If you love exploring the ancient temples and architecture then this is another interesting places to visit in Cambodia. Bayon Temple sat at the focal point of Angkor Thom, a walled city that served as the capital of the Khmer Empire. Four of the city's five entryways sat on pivot with the sanctuary, and the dividers of the city substituted for the fenced in area dividers ordinarily found at Khmer sanctuaries. The dividers sit at such a separation from the temple which made the temple appears to rise unexpectedly starting from the earliest stage a simulated mountain.


    Highlights: The temple is best known today for the huge face designs that embellish its thirty-seven surviving towers. Confronting in four headings on every tower, the countenances are thought to speak to Lokeshvara, a Buddhist divinity that anticipated kindheartedness outward to the four bearings.

    Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 24Banteay Srei

    Banteay Srei
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    Another sacred place which is a must visit for you in Cambodia is Banteay Srei. Considered by many to be the gem in the crown of Angkorian craftsmanship, Banteay Srei is cut from stone of a pinkish tone and incorporates a portion of the finest stone cutting anyplace on earth. 

    The temple comprises of low dividers encompassing topped structures of dark red sandstone. Banteay Srei signifies "Citadel of Women," and it is said that the reliefs on this sanctuary are delicate to the point that they could just have been cut by the hand of a lady. The all around safeguarded alleviation carvings on the focal structures portray scenes from old Hindu stories.

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    Highlights: Banteay Srei's style is a blend of the old and the creative. It is manufactured to a great extent of red sandstone, with block and laterite utilized just for the fenced in area dividers and some auxiliary components. In spite of the fact that Banteay Srei's tinge is extraordinary, sandstone of different shades was later to wind up distinctly the standard.

    Location: Banteay Srei, Cambodia

    Price: The approximate price starts from $20-$40

  • 25Kratie

    Kratie
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    While you are enjoying your vacation exploring the ancient ruins in Cambodia now, it time for some fun with the dolphins. A beguiling, sprightly little town on the Mekong, Kratie is best known for its dolphins, specifically the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins. The stream around Kratie town is home to a gathering of uncommon sweet water Irrawaddy dolphins. In this way the dolphins are the principle vacation spot of the territory and the town.

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    Highlights: The stream additionally has many green island, and revolving around water, which are likewise pulling in a few vacationers. Kratie town is drowsy yet beautiful with sandbars and enormous islands out front and twists in the stream. Not at all like in numerous towns around Cambodia, were the war years genuinely kind to the French engineering and the streets, in any event in the town itself.

    Location: Kratié Province is located in eastern Cambodia

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 26Bokor Hill Station

    Bokor Hill Station

    Another attraction which is a must visit for you in Cambodia is the Bokor Hill Station.  This Hill Station is a little resort town for French fighters in the area which was built in the mid 1920's which was abandoned by them.  The place can be a little spooky at times during the foggy days as the visibility drops to nothing. 

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    Highlights: This hill station is once again becoming one of the most visited spot in Cambodia with Thansur Bokor Highland Resort.  Now, they are trying to recreate al larger Bokor Hill with a casino and golf course making it once again lively like the bygone days.

    Location: The summit of Bokor (1,080 meters high) is reached at the end of one of the worst roads in Cambodia.

    Price: The approximate price for the tour starts from $22

  • 27Silver Pagoda

    Silver Pagoda
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    If you are visiting Cambodia you will be definitely visiting the Royal Palace Grounds. Inside the Royal Palace compound is the lavish Silver Pagoda, otherwise called Wat Preah Keo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Within the Palace grounds road sounds are hushed and Royal structures sit like elaborate islands ascending from the manicured gardens. The timings for visiting Silver Pagoda is from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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    Highlights: The staircase prompting to the Silver Pagoda is made of Italian marble. Matching the silver floor is the Emerald Buddha, a phenomenal Baccarat-gem design sitting on a noteworthy plated platform. It is popular for its 90 kg strong gold Buddha made in 1907 and an emerald Buddha said to be made of baccarat precious stone.

    Location: Oknha Chhun St. (240), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Price: The approximate price starts from $3 per adult.

  • 28Kep

    Kep
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    If you are looking for something more interesting in Cambodia then here is another place which is a must visit for you in Cambodia. Kep was once the play area for the French elites in 1908. Nowadays that place is favored by a lot of tourist around the world.  Kep National Park is the best part about Kep which is known for its amazing beauty with its wildlife.

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    Highlights: For some Kep is somewhat heartless in light of the fact that it does not have middle, also a long sandy shoreline. While others delight in its lethargic pace, substance to unwind at their resort, snack on crab at the extremely popular crab market and jab around the mildewed shells of pioneer manors, which still give the town a kind of post-whole-world destroying feel.

    Location: Kep is a tiny coastal province in southern Cambodia,

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 29Visit Ta prohm

    Visit Ta prohm
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    If you have a fantasy of exploring the unusual places like Indiana Jones then this is perfectly the place for you. Ta Prohm in Cambodia is one of the more celebrated Angkor sanctuaries and is an exceptionally prevalent spot, second just to Angkor Wat sanctuary for travelers. Its allure lies in the way that, not at all like alternate landmarks of Angkor, it has been gulped by the wilderness, and looks especially the path the vast majority of the landmarks of Angkor showed up when European travelers initially unearthed them.

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    Highlights: Covered in thick wilderness the sanctuary of Ta Prohm is ethereal in viewpoint and evokes a sentimental emanation. Fig, banyan and kapok trees spread their immense roots over stones, examining dividers and patios separated, as their branches and leaves interlace to frame a rooftop over the structures.

    Location:  Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Price: The approximate price starts from $5 to $20.

  • 30Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

    Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
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    If you are a lover of wildlife then this is another place which is a must visit for you in Cambodia. Known as the largest zoo in Cambodia with an area of over 6,000 acres, this forest is basically is run by the administration foundation of Cambodian Forestry Administration in association with an ecological non-benefit association called Wildlife Alliance. Their main aim is to rescue the animals nurture them.


    Highlights: There are around 1,200 rescued animals from 102 species including endangered Asian elephants, tigers, Pileated gibbon, Siamese crocodile, Malayan sun bears in this zoo. They have a team with veterinarians, care takers and animal husbandry specialist which take care of the animals. The zoo also has some endangered species.

    Location: The Wildlife centre is located roughly 25 miles by road south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Price:  The approximate price starts from $40.

  • 31Baphuon Temple

    Baphuon Temple
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    While in Cambodia you will be exploring a lot of temples which are famous for their architectures.  Worked in the mid-eleventh century, it is a three-layered sanctuary mountain worked as the state sanctuary of Udayadityavarman. This temple is for the most part committed to the Hindu God Shiva. It is the paradigm of the Baphuon style. 

    The temple abuts the southern nook of the imperial royal residence. It was based ashore loaded with sand, and because of its huge size the site was unsteady all through its history.

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    Highlights: Baphuon has endured incredibly because of Mother Nature through the span of time and has for a long time now been under a permanent course of reclamation. In April 2011, following 51 years, the archeologists completed the rebuilding of the sanctuary. Ruler Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia and Prime Minister Francois Fillon of France were among the individuals who initially visited the remodeled sanctuary amid the inauguration ceremony.

    Location: Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Price: The approximate price starts from $5 to $20

  • 32Rabbit Island

    Rabbit Island
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    Another interesting place to visit in Cambodia is the Rabbit Island. Also, known as Rabbit Island, Koh Tonsay is an exquisite little island around 25 minutes from Kep by procured vessel, making it a standout amongst the most effectively available of the considerable number of islands. There's just a single part of the island where guests can stay – on the shoreline which the water crafts arrive on. Extended along it, just meters from the sand, are many little cabins. There are no guesthouses or inns. The main convenience choice is a basic little shack.

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    Highlights: There are eight "resorts", each with its own particular beachside eatery shack and a gathering of stilted cabins masterminded around a yard with coconut palms. Convenience runs the length of the shoreline, with a decision of single or duplex cottages.

    Location: Rabit Island or Koh Thonsáy is a Cambodian island located off the country's southern coast in the Gulf of Thailand.

    Price: The approximate price starts from $5 to $25

  • 33Ream National Park

    Ream National Park
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    For the wildlife lover there is another national park in Cambodia which is a must visit for you on your trip. Ream National Park in Cambodia is a standout amongst the loveliest spots you will ever discover. The national park had existed for quite a long time, yet no man made mediation was ruining the location. This park is a home to numerous wildlife which are said to be on the verge of extinction.  These creatures have been taken from going extinct, giving the world the endowment of having the capacity to appreciate them as a major aspect of our planet's biological community.

    Highlights: There are 155 types of birds in the recreation center including a couple debilitated animal categories. Aside from investigating the astonishing wildlife, there are likewise watercraft stumbles on the waterway and through the mangrove channels, then into the Gulf of Thailand Sea. The recreation center additionally offers strolling voyages through the mountain, safari voyages through the littler warm blooded creatures and winged animals and waterfalls.

    Location: Ream National Park is 18 kilometers from downtown SihanoukVille, towards Phnom Penh to the park entrance.

    Price: The approximate price starts from $15 to $65 depending on the number of people.

  • 34Koh Rong Sanloem

    Koh Rong Sanloem
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    Koh Rong Samloem Island is today is one of the top islands to visit in Cambodia after Koh Rong Island. Appreciate the magnificence of clear water and white sand with astonishing shorelines that Koh Rong offers to fortunate vacationers. It’s the ideal approach to spend your vacation far from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The main beaches in  Koh Rong Samloem are the Saracen Bay and Mpay Bay.

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    Highlights: For the beach lovers you can unwind in the excellent beaches or just head out for trekking into the jungle. The focal point of the island is for the most part forest, and can be access to three unique routes that connection Saracen Bay to Lazy Beach, Sunset Beach furthermore to The Lighthouse.

    Location: Koh Rong Sanloem is located 4 km south of Koh Rong Island.

    Price: The entry to the Island is free of cost.

  • 35Sihanoukville

    Sihanoukville
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    Nothing can be a better option than relaxing by the shoreline while admiring the beauty of the surroundings. This time while you are visiting Cambodia get soaked in the memerizing beauty of Sihanoukville.

    Highlights: A promontory ringed by lovely whiteish-sand shorelines and encompassed by a sprinkling of extremely alluring islands, Sihanoukville is Cambodia's chief tourist destination. If you take a bit further than you can find the Otres Beach where you will discover shabby lodge joints and bohemian-seasoned guesthouses are presently neighbors with rather wash boutique resorts. The smooth scene here ticks all the cases in case you're searching for apathetic days of sunbathing instead of evening having a good time.


    Location: Sihanoukville is a province in southwest Cambodia

    Price: The entry is free of cost.


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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