The kingdom of Cambodia offers a wonderful travel experience in some instances unparallel with many other countries. Cambodia is the home to a number of off the beaten track locations, a wonderful cuisine and a rich and powerful history and genuine warmth from the locals. When thinking about a trip to Cambodia the following areas should be considered.
Phnom Peng – The capital of Cambodia, situated on the Mekong River. Major tourist attractions are:
first opened in 1937, it was suggested to be the biggest market in Asia. The market opens from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. and is popular for tourists as who like to shop for a bargin.
the royal residence of the king of Cambodia and the complex is divided by walls into four main compounds, some buildings dating back to the 19th century.
A Buddhist temple that is the tallest religious structure in the city.
The Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where large numbers of people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979 with the utmost respect are given to the victims of the massacres through signs and tribute sections throughout the park.
A high school prior to the Khmer Rouge using it as a notorious security prison and execution centre.
a popular tourist destination with Angkor Wat the premier attraction, Siem Reap is a vibrant town with modern hotels and architectures whilst still maintaining much of the town’s image, culture and traditions.
The largest religious monument in the world it has become a symbol of Cambodia, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.
The largest fresh water lake in South East Asia, Tonle Sap is vital to Cambodia from a tourism, agriculture and industrial perspectives. With two distinct directional flows each year Tonle Sap is a popular destination to visit.
Kampot is an increasingly popular tourist destination and the city has recently undergone improvements. Resorts, guesthouses and lovely hotels can be found in the towns of Kep & Kampot. In addition Sihanoukville attracts tourists with its relaxed beach atmosphere when compared to the more developed ones of Thailand.
Khmer is the most popular language used in Cambodia however, French & English are also widely used.
The local currency is the Cambodian Riel however, USD is the preferred currency and widely used. Throughout Cambodia ATM’s are found at most large cities and towns and dispense USD in addition to debit and credit cards being widely accepted.
Australian passport holders require a visa to enter into Cambodia and can be obtain on arrival, or obtained before arrival in the country of origin.
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