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Neak Pean temple near Siem Reap in Cambodia This country attracts many travelers keen on historic landmarks. The Khmer period gave Cambodia many stunning places of interest. Numerous wars and hostilities in the country ended only around 20 years ago, so Cambodia recovers slowly and becomes a wonderful resort destination as well. However, travelers still arrive mostly to see ancient cities and temples of Cambodia.
Cambodia is an amazingly beautiful country, whose sights attract tourists from all over the world. It is not only Cambodian nature famous for its …
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Angkor remains the main attraction of Cambodia. This ancient city is home to many religious buildings, including Angkor Wat, the largest religious building ever constructed in the world. The city is partially in ruins, but it still looks nothing but impressive with its statues, ancient stone carvings and temples. It is easy to spend several days in Angkor.
Cambodia is home of the largest lake in South East Asia. This is Tonle Slap, which is located in the central part of the country. The lake is very shallow, only 1 metre deep, but during the rainy season waters of the Mekong River make the lake grow and it becomes 9 metres deep. Mekong River is also famous for one more thing – the Mekong Dolphin, one of a few species that live in fresh water. The highest chance to see the dolphins is in a protected area near Kratie. During a boat ride, you will also enjoy magnificent views of the river and its banks. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Cambodia offers tourists a wide range of all kinds of leisure options. Cinemas are very popular here. The government actively supports the people's …
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Northern part of the country, especially its Ratanakiri Province, is the location of several national parks and ethnic villages. The main landmarks here include the Virachey National Park and the Banlung area. These places are famous for wonderful protected forests, waterfalls and picturesque landscapes.
KDs World Tour: Phnom Penh During a vacation in Cambodia, don’t forget to visit its capital, Phnom Penh. This is also the largest and wealthiest city in the country. Founded in 1372, the city became the capital of the country only after the kingdom of Angkor had been defeated by Siam. In the 19th century the city was called the “Pearl of Asia” because of its beautiful architecture. One of the biggest landmarks of Phnom Penh – Killing Fields - is located in its suburbs. In the city, travelers are recommended to visit the Royal Palace and Tuol Svay Prey High School Museum or the museum of genocide. Shooting Ranges will attract travelers who are keen or weapons. Inside the halls of the building it is possible to fire from different kinds of weapons, from ordinary handguns to rocket launchers and hand grenades.
1. Cambodia cannot be called an absolutely safe place. There is an extremely controversial and unstable situation in the country. Echoes of the past …
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History and Entertainment

Little is known of the early history of Cambodia. The first references to the country at this site date back to the 1st century AD. It is only known that its territory was much larger than modern Cambodia. In the Middle Ages, many African countries saw the colonial period. By the middle of the 19th century, the entire territory of the country had been under France. The times of the Second World War were marked by the Japanese occupation. Cambodia gained independence in 1953.
Angkor Thom South Gate Entrance, Siem Reap, Cambodia The guests of Cambodia can choose from different recreation options. There are excellent beach resorts, as well as unique national parks with multiple nature attractions. The largest and most developed sea resort is Sihanoukville. It is known to not so many travelers, so it has preserved a pleasant atmosphere of harmony and peace. The resort was named after the namesake mountain, on the top of which several ancient temples are located. Near the resort, there is a glorious reserve of Ream. You can walk along here and see rare exotic plants and typical inhabitants of these places.
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Fried Tarantulas in Phnom Penh Restaurants

From the series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
Cambodians also do not shun lavish gifts of nature. One of the most common options for street food in this country are fried tarantulas. Fortunately, because of the hot climate the country doesn’t experience the lack of delicacy. Large quantities of tarantulas are crawling everywhere. Once, local people have started to eat spiders because of the lack of other food. For many years, they coveted a dish so much, that even today it remains at the peak of its popularity.

Spiders are fried whole in a large volume of oil, then spread on a large dish. A huge plate with a pile of fried black spiders can be seen at all the major markets of Cambodia. The dish became a favorite delicacy not only for many local residents, but also for tourists. Gourmets who dared to taste the fried tarantula, note … Read all

Balut in Siem Reap Restaurants

From the series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
Cambodia is also famous for its exotic dishes. Many experienced travelers say that locals eat just about anything in this country. One of the most famous national delicacies of Cambodia is balut. This boiled duck egg looks no different from the usual. However, the main secret of delicacy is hidden inside the shell. Locals cook eggs, inside of which there is already a full-fledged chick. Not every adrenaline-seeker is courageous enough to eat it.

In Cambodia, balut is considered a predominantly male meal as the locals believe that it positively affects the potency. The most high-quality and useful is an egg surrounded by the amniotic juice. The latter is considered a powerful aphrodisiac. It is important to note that the dish is widespread not only in Cambodia, but also in Vietnam, Laos, … Read all

Angkor Wat

From the series “15 Unofficial Man-Made Wonders of the World”
Angkor Wat temple located in Cambodia is one of the top large scale religious buildings of the world. It is the great monument of Khmer art known throughout the world. The luxurious temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu covers an area of ​​over 400 square meters. The three-tier structure with a complex system of passages and stairways is amazing. Construction of this outstanding temple took place in second half of the 12th century. Three centuries later,  the unique temple has come to a complete desolation.

Europeans got acknowledged about this prominent religious sight in the second half of the 19th century. Since then the awesome temple was attracting an incredible number of travelers and explorers every year. The main attraction of Cambodia hides many secrets, especially those … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Cambodia

Siem Reap
At the beginning of the 9th century, an important historic event took place on this mount. King Jayavarman II proclaimed Java Island an independent territory. Nowadays, a small temple is located on top of the mountain. There are several symbolic Buddhist sculptures made of stone nearby. If you go down the mountain using a special trail, you will reach a spectacular waterfall. Its water forms a beautiful swimming pool, and tourists are allowed to swim in it. Angkor Borie is an archaeological … Read more
Phnom Penh
When she walked along the bank of the Mekong and saw a tree trunk sailing down the river. Something was sparkling in the branches. It was five statues of Buddha, four of which were bronze and one was wooden. Nuns created a high hill near the house and installed an altar with statues. A little later, the monastery of Wat Phnom was founded on this place. Remarkably, all these interesting events had taken place. The scientists have found quite a logical explanation of such unusual find. According … Read more

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