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  • A visit to Cambodia, the successor of Khmer empire, will be the one trip which is enough to transform everyone’s soul into a state of sublime. Angkor Wat that represents Khmer empire’s majesty vividly would be the prime sightseeing spot.

    Also, the remnants of many other structures built during the ancient rulers’ period mark dominance over some other major attractions of the city like Phnom Tamao wildlife rescue center and museums displaying the war memorials. You can experience a cherish-able time amidst the vast paddy fields and sugar cane plantations while you cycle along the rustic streets. River Mekong offers a pleasant cruise; you can swim or snorkel in the fresh water along with the dolphins at the bottom. Cambodia’s wild landscapes including mountains and natural wilderness are recognized as a haven for the ethnic minorities as well.

    Here are some things to do in Cambodia:

  • 01Cruising and Boating

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    Cambodia, one of the most cultural countries in the world, offers a wide variety of attractions to its tourists. Cruising and boating experience is one of them. The traditional Khmer style of boats can be used for local commute to any part of the country, as this is one of the best ways to sink in the cultural and historic heritage of the country.

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    Highlights
    – When you come here, do not miss to experience cruise tours on River Mekong on the Toum Tiou. This is Cambodia’s first boat and offers excellent accommodation and hospitality to guests. Also, choose from one of the many khmer boats available for travel between Siem Reap and Angor.

    Location
    – Siem Reap, Angor, Mekong River, Tonle Sap, Kompong Cham, Kratie and Stung Treng.

    Timings – All through the year.

    Price
    – Starting from USD3995 onwards for the Mekong River Cruise.
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    Sightseeing on a Boat in Mekong

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  • 02Massage and Spa

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    Get all your muscle knots and fatigue removed by expert massage professionals when you come to Cambodia on your vacation. Almost all the hotels and resorts have inbuilt wellness spas providing relaxing massages and natural treatments to guests.

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    Highlights – You should never miss out the traditional, Khmer-style massages when you come here. Fish massage, as weird as it may sound, is a highly relaxing kind of massage that is available in many places in Cambodia. Do try this out.

     Location – Though all hotels and resorts have massage parlours and spa salons, some places worth visiting are Amret, Bodia, Angel, Aziadee, Islands, Mlis, Nailbar, Soben and Sawasdee.

    Timings
    – Depends on choice of guests; available for one hour, two hours and the like for body massage, hand and foot massage, foot massage etc.

     Price
    – The basic price for a full body wrap starts from around USD24 onwards.
    Luxury Spa Package in Phnom Penh

    Luxury Spa Package in Phnom Penh

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  • 03Cycling and Biking

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    The best way to observe nature in its fullest form is through bicycles, according to travel experts. Cambodia’s historical heritage can be best understood with the help of bicycle tours and rental bikes that are available in almost all the hotels here.

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    Highlights
    – Cycling tours in Cambodia contain all elements that you want in your vacation – adventure, pilgrimage, heritage, culture, sight-seeing and entertainment. Guests will be accompanied by professional cycling guides. Cambodian cycling tours are very flexible as well as there are tours for half a day and tours for about 21 days too.

    Location
    – Some of the areas that are covered in these adventurous yet exciting cycle tours are Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, all temples of Angkor, Takeo, Kep, Sihanouk Ville, Cardamom Mountain, Four Thousand Islands and the like.

    Timings
    – Available all through the year.

    Price
    – A half- day tour covering about 25km costs around USD38 per person and a 21-day tour covering around 1237km costs around USD2299 per person.
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    Cycling Tour to Angkor Temples in Cambodia

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  • 04Day Tour of Phnom Kulen and Banteay Srei near Siem Reap

    Day Tour of Phnom Kulen and Banteay Srei near Siem Reap
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    About the Activity:
    • Explore the beautiful Phnom Kulen and Benteay Srei in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
    • A pleasant morning drive takes you to Phnom Kulen, the holy mountain where the 500-year age of the Angkor began.
    • Several sites are scattered across the mountain top, the most famous one being the impressive riverbed carvings.
    • Head to Benteay Srei, a Shiva temple made of pristine pink sandstone, which is also known as the 'citadel of women' and is dedicated to the beauty of women.
    • Often considered by archaeologists as the most precious jewel of Khmer art, the delicate carvings at Benteay Srei are extremely popular. 
    • This is a 9 hour activity.
  • 05Visit 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).
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    Discover the Temples of Preah Vihear in Cambodia

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  • 06Cambodian Village Cooking Class

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    While you are on a trip to Cambodia there is another thing which is a must do for you. Get a chance to learn the secrets of authentic Cambodian cuisine with local chefs. Not just learn the traditional way of cooking Cambodian meal but also visit the rural villages and marvel at the sight of the amazing beauty of this region.

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    Highlights: Nothing could be better than trying your hand while making delicious and authentic Cambodian meals. Also, learn about the various tricks which is used while preparing the country’s traditional cuisine. You will also get a chance and learn about the various herbs and vegetable that are grown here.

    Location: Treak Village, Sojourn Ln, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Price: The approximate price starts from $24 per adult.
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    Khmer Cooking Classes in Phnom Pehm

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  • 07Trek Inside Virachey National Park

    Trek Inside Virachey National Park
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    • lStung Treng
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    About the Activity: 
    • Enjoy breathtaking and stunning panaromic views of mountains on your trek inside Virachey National Park
    • Embark on a peaceful boat trip on Sesan and O'Lalai River. A beautiful natural river with both its banks flanked with all kinds of vegetation.
    • Travel up stream to visit the Kok Lark Kavet indigenous community and spend the day engaging with the local tribe. 
    • Engage in a exhilarating trek and relax around campfires at night. Camp out under the stars and have a memorable trip. 
  • 08Romantic Dinner Cruise in Phnom Penh

    Romantic Dinner Cruise in Phnom Penh
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    • lPhnom Penh
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    About the Activity:
    • If you are planning to spend some lone time with your special one with a difference, then this dinner cruise would be an exciting choice for you.
    • Get picked up from your hotel at around 7:00 PM  in a tuk tuk and transfer to the boat port to have your precious time on Mekong River
    • Right after getting on board, you will feel at home as our friendly staffs will take care of you very well.
    • Cruise down the river and enjoy the amazing sight of the city during the night.
    • At night, the light from Royal Palace, modern buildings, floating village, skyline will look so much different and more attractive.
    • You have a choice of choosing from the Cambodia or Western food for your dinner.
    • Enjoy some relaxing time with your beloved as you have your wonderful dinner.
    • Conclude your tour at 10:00 PM and head back home with lots of memories.
  • 09A Guided Tour of Phnom Penh City

    A Guided Tour of Phnom Penh City
    • h9 Hours
    • lPhnom Penh
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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.
  • 10Tour of Tonle Sap Lake, Silk Farm and Angkor National Museum

    Tour of Tonle Sap Lake, Silk Farm and Angkor National Museum
    • h9 Hours
    • lSiem Reap
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    About the Activity:
    • Embark on this fun trip in Angkor as you explore the local lifestyle and culture.
    • Visit sites around the Tonle Sap Lake, silk farms, and the Angkor National Museum for a slice of the great Angkor civilization.
    • A boat trip into a fishing village, Gecko center, crocodile and fish farms await to enthrall travellers.
    • Enjoy delightful carvings on wood and stone on the visit to Les Artisans D'Angkor.
    • Learn and practice Silkworm weaving, and soar high for great knowledge about Khmer religious practices.
    • This trip is designed to answer all inquiries about everything in Angkor.
  • 11Angkor Tour by Tuk Tuk from Sunrise

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    What could be a better option than experiencing the view of the spectacular sunrise while riding a Tuk tuk. To add an extraordinary touch to ace the gloriousness of Angkor head out for a day out on a tuk tuk ride through the amazing beauty of the region. Witness the dawn at Angkor Wat with a majestic setting and ride through the Angkor Archeological Park.

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    Highlights: Angkor is seemingly the biggest religious working on the planet, with a volume of stone measuring up to that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. The Great City of Angkor Thom is one of the main issues inside the entire Angkor Complex, which was likely more lavish than most European urban communities in the late twelfth Century.

    Location: Wat Bo Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Price: The approximate price starts from $15-$30 for 7-8 hours.
    Sightseeing Tour of Angkor on a Tuk Tuk

    Sightseeing Tour of Angkor on a Tuk Tuk

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  • 12Visit 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.

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    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.
  • 13Street 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.

  • 14Visit 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.

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    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. 
  • 15Scuba Diving

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    Replete with a rich marine life and large presence of coral reefs, Cambodia is one of the better scuba diving destinations in the world. Its tropical islands provide unlimited entertainment to diving enthusiasts all through the year.

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    Highlights
    – The best thing about the diving sites in Cambodia is that it offers clearly differentiated diving areas for people with various skill levels. Cambodia’s marine life is so diverse that it will put other famous locations to shame.

    Location
    – Koh Rong, Koh Rong Saloem, Koh Kon, Koh Tang and Koh Prins islands.

    Timings – In spite of having various wet and dry seasons, diving is available all through the year in Cambodia.

    Price
    – Purely depends on the diving package that guests choose. One fun dive costs up to USD 65 at least; professional courses from PADI costs somewhere close to USD320 and above.
  • 16Visit 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.
  • 17Visit 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.
  • 18Visit 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. 
  • 19Visit Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

    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.
  • 20Visit 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.

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    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.
  • 21Southwestern 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.

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    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$.
  • 22Long Set Beach, Koh Rong

    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. 
  • 23Lazy 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. 
  • 24Victory 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.

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    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.
  • 25Main 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.

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    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.  
  • 26Angkor Thom

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    If you have a fetish for history then this place is a must visit for you in Cambodia. Angkor Thom is certainly an outflow of the most noteworthy virtuoso. Angkor Thom shows the emergence of Buddhist cosmology, speaking to thoughts that exclusive extraordinary painters would set out to portray. These structures were worked of wood and have died however the staying stone landmarks affirm that Angkor Thom was to be sure an "Incredible City" as its name infers.

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    Highlights: The temples inside the dividers of the city portrayed in this article are Bayon, Phimeanakas, Baphuon, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Prah Palilay, Tep Pranam and Prasat Suor Prat.

    Location: Angkor Thom is located in Cambodia

    Price: The entry is free of cost.

  • 27Artisans Angkor

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    With an ambitious belief to revive the ancient Khmer Arts & Crafts. Artisans Angkor is another very popular destination among the people in Cambodia.  Artisans Angkor is not only preserving the ancient artifacts but they are also helping in improving the life of the people living in the rural areas. They are mainly dedicated to the preservation of traditional Khmer skills in silk-making, stone and wood carving, lacquering and painting. It opens from 7:30AM–6:30PM.

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    Highlights: There are around 1300 employees presently working here at Artisans Angkor and are well known for their creative work and handicrafts. They are developing very high quality products that express the dynamism of the Khmer culture. Each of the artisans are showcases some of their best creative pieces inspired by Angkor heritage. One can also find decorative items and handmade clothing here.

    Location: Chantiers-Ecoles, Stung Thmey Street, Krong Siem Reap 855500, Cambodia

    Price: Entry ticket is free of cost.

  • 28Apsara Dance Performance

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    Your visit to Cambodia will be an incomplete one without a glimpse of women performing the ancient art of Apsara dance. Enjoy the magnificent dance by the women wearing glittering silk tunics, sequined tops and elaborate golden headdresses. Each performer will execute movements with such deliberation that will leave you awestruck. Knees bent in plié, heels touching the floor first at each step, coy smiles on their faces are some of their moves.

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    Highlights: In Apsara dance every position has its own particular symbolism. There are different postures and position which signifies a meaning. Some of them are a finger pointing to the sky, indicates “today”, while standing sideways to the audience with the sole of the foot facing upwards represents flying.

    Location: This majestic Cambodian dance can be best enjoyed in the cultural performances put on by hotels and restaurants in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

    Price: The approximiate price starts from $40 for adults and 12 – $25.50 for children
  • 29Meditation

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    This is one of the favourite pass-times of guests coming to Cambodia. There are many meditation centres spread across the country, imparting high quality mediation and yoga courses to aspiring students. You are sure to be spoilt for choice while looking for one particular centre here.

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    Highlights
    – Theravada Buddhism is Cambodia’s most popular tradition. This tradition teaches the art of controlling one’s mind and mental desires to achieve one’s goals. Learn this art from the experts when you come to Cambodia. Check into any of the Buddhist monasteries found in Cambodia for a first-hand experience of international class.

    Location
    – Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh are the major meditation destinations in Cambodia.

    Timings
    - All through the year.

    Price
    - Depends on the course that guests want. A private yoga class for about 30 minutes costs around USD25.
  • 30Phare: The Cambodian Circus Show in Siem Reap

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    If you are a lover of dance, music and arts then this is the perfect place for you in Cambodia. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent. They have a unique way of telling the Cambodian stories, historical folks and modern folks. The circus opens from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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    Highlights: In the circus you will see several generations of performers who have graduated Phare's original Battambang campus. They have also performed in International shows around the world. The performers shares about their personal stories abuse and hardship through their performances.

    Location: Phare Circus Ring Road, south of the intersection with Sok San Road, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia, Cambodia

    Price: The approximate price starts from $35 for adult (age 12+), $18 for Children (age 5-11) and Infants (age 4 and younger) no charge with no allocated seat.


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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