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Cambodia Things to Do

  • Tuol Sleng Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    Tuol Sleng Museum was originally a high school and later used as a security prison (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime.The classrooms were converted into tiny prison cells and torture chambers.Prisoners were repeatedly tortured with beatings,electric shock and hanging upside down then dropped into water barrels.The lower floors are filled with...

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  • Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    So with the waves of people flocking on the west side of Angkor Wat to see if the sun will light up the clouds or break through for a nice orange ball, I decided to try something different. From my experience, I knew the clouds were not going to break and it would not be much of a show this morning. I walked to the east side of Angkor which was an...

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  • Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    During two or three hours I enjoyed the visit to all the temples and installations. In some halls there were musicians, in others I saw a sacred statue of Buddha very revered by the locals, the Silver Pagoda, etc., and everywhere there was beauty.

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  • Ta Phrom

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    This is a very popular temple and it can get very busy,so advisable that you get there as early as possible.We arrived by 9am and there were already large queues waiting to enter.The remains of the temple have been overtaken by the massive trees and their large roots which penetrate the ruins.The trees tower over the ruins which at least give you...

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  • Killing Fields

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    Visited the Choeung Ek Memorial and Killing Fields ,on January 2014. This site opened from 7.30 am until 5.30 pm .Located bout 16 km from Phnom Penh towards the South West. Observed that many of the tourists use ranmorks ,it was a dusty road , they wear face masks.A bit of traffic jams can be experienced on the way there. Tourist paid for $ 6 and...

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  • Sunset at Bakheng Hill

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    The Hill of Phnom Bakheng is the crowd magnet for the end of the day. After a tiring day of dodging the sun in leafy surrounding amongst crumbling temples now is the time go up a mile in order to face it. For some reason sunsets and sunrises have become the things to do in all sorts of locations around the Earth from Machu Picchu to Borobudur. As...

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  • Wat Phnom

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    Visited this Wat Phnom or originally named the Wat Preah Chedey Boraput on January 2014. Located in the area within Preah Sotheavong, Oknha Santhomok,and Preah Ang Sophanovong street. It was built on an artificial mountain , elevated several metres, on 1373. Foreigners paid just $ 1 to enter , must dressed properly to enter the main temple. The...

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  • Angkor Thom

    5 out of 5 stars

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    The four tiers of aspara here are incredible. They are more than 700 years old but many are extremely well preserved, likely to be a result of them having been covered over by the front wall. Extraordinary that these figures were simply covered over. It is believed that this was undertaken to simply extend the length of the platform which is...

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  • National Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    The museum is an eye-catching structure, and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum. The Museum buildings are inspired by Khmer temple architecture, were constructed between 1917 and 1924, and are an attractive Rust Red colour. Inside is one of the world's largest collections of Khmer art, including sculpture, ceramics, and...

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  • Banteay Srei

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    Almost near the foot of Kulen Mountains, Bantaey Srei stands with its mix pink sandtone and wood temples with exquisite decorative carvings which have miniature resemblance of other Angkor Temples. These decorations represents its name which translates to Citadel of Women/Beauty. These wonderful pieces of architecture was not a royal temple, but...

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  • Central Market - Psah Thmay

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    As all around in Asia, one of the best places to visit is local market. As coming from a grey and sterile country, I am always, again and again, surprised about the amount of stuff I never knew exist, local habits, like bargaining in different cultures and cool atmosphere of these places. I can roam for hours just looking, smelling and searching...

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  • Lake Tonle Sap

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    somewhat of a surprise as i heard it was very tourisity,but the lake and flooded forrest is awesome and a highlight of our trip.we went with the recommended way in the lonely planets guide with the tara riverboat and opted for the full day tour including sunset,a guide picks you up from our guesthouse at 8am and heads directly to the lake ,stopped...

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  • Silver Pagoda

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    The Silver Pagoda is located on the North side of the Royal Palace complex. The official name is Preah Vihear Preah Keo Morakot, but is called the Silver Pagoda because the floor is covered with 5,329 silver tiles of 1.125 kg each. Today, the Silver Pagoda is more a museum for cultural and religious treasures than a functioning temple, and the...

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  • Prah Khan

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    Constructed late 12th Century C.E. - Buddhist. This is a highly explorable monastic complex. Built by King Jayavarman V11. Lots to see here, you can see buddhist images that have been altered during the resurgence of hinduism

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  • Wat Ounalom

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    When you visit Wat Onualom, don't forget to wall around their alleys. There are many local residents and monks live inside the compound. The houses inside the compound comes with different architectures, interesting to look at them as most likely they were built by the French as they have some European features. And this would be a great place to...

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  • Neak Pean

    4 out of 5 stars

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    This is a small island temple, The central Temple sits at the centre of a cross, or lotus pattern of 8 pools. Constructed late 12th century C.E. - Buddhist. You cannot get to the actual temple, just view it from the edge of the pools.

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  • Independence Monument

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    This monument also known as the victory monument or named Vimean Ekareach, we visited here on January 2014,take some pictures then took off. Passed this monument many times during our visit in Phnom Penh city. The Monument is located on a busy intersection of Norodom and Sihanouk Boulevard. Built from red stone ,designed by the influential...

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  • Russian Market

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    This market was used mainly by foreigners during the 1980s and most of these foreigners were Russians so it became known as the Russian Market. It sells a wide variety of things including souvenirs, silk, fabrics, jewellery. It is also very photogenic. Hours: Everyday from 7.00am - 5.00pm.

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  • Architecture

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    A Frizz Restaurant web page has an interesting discussion of the French Colonial architecture in Phnom Penh. It talks about the famous rococo palace "fixer-upper" that I used in my introduction. The building is in a decayed state, but evidently it has been purchased by the FCC Hotel Group. Restoration was supposed to have started in mid-2008, but...

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  • Tonle Sap

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    They are popular with some visitors. Local tourist boats are available for hire on the riverfront in Phnom Penh and can usually be arranged on the spot for between USD10 and USD20 an hour, depending on negotiations and numbers.

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  • Sisowath Quay

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    This is one of the most beautiful river walks in phnom Penh because it is facing the Royal Palace. There are palm trees along the river walk and a yellow building as a restaurants serving Chinese fusion food. I thought the building was the Tourist Information Office, in fact it was not. The nice part is that you can use a clean toilet funded by the...

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  • Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument is located on streets between Street 7 and Sothearos Blvd. It was built in the late 1970s by the communist regime that took power after the Cambodian-Vietnamese War, which end the power of the Khmer Rouge regime. On top of the monument is the golden roof with Khmer design. The two heroic statues of Vietnamese...

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  • Countryside

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    Outside Phnom Penh you can visit small villages where traditional crafts like weaving are still carried out. The workshop is usually underneath the houses and several ladies will work there together. They are always willing to talk about their work while you watch them weave and then get down to negotiating to buy some of their beautiful...

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  • The Bayon - Angkor Thom

    The Bayon is part of Angkor Thom. Many tourists prefer to stop here in the early morning, to take photos of the temple in the light of that time of day. In December, 2008, I spent a hot, but quiet and peaceful afternoon wandering around the haunting ruins of the Bayon where huge smiling faces carved on the towers gaze down at you from every angle....

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  • Marvel at Ta Prohm.

    Ta Prohm is another temple within the greater complex of ruins known as Angkor Thom. Writing this 6 years after my visit there, I can still recall the magic of the place. Recommended as an 'atmospheric' temple to visit, because of the way the jungle seems to have enveloped the place, if you get the chance to go here at either end of the day when...

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  • S-21, THE KILLING FIELDS OF PHNOM PENH

    To fully see and understand the Khmer Rouge Genocide of 1975-1979, you need to visit prison S-21. It is estimated that up to 20% of all Khmers (the single race of people in Cambodia) were killed during these years. More than 17,000 people passed through the entry doors of this small compound between 1975 and 1978. Only 8 prisoners survived at the...

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  • The spider market in Skoun.

    Between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh you have a small town called Skoun.This town is famous for it's spider market where you can buy spiders both dead and alive for consumption.They sell other exotic things there too such as crickets, cockroaches and other tasty bites.The cambodians are generally quite happy about eating this kinda stuff and this is...

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  • Spean Praptos.

    Spean Praptos is an ancient khmer bridge that is around 900 years old and still in use as a bridge, but these days it is only being used by pedestrians, cyclists, scooters and horse carts to make sure it does not get too damaged.But it's quite impressive that it is still in use and it's in my opinion one of the most scenic constructions in...

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  • Angkor Wat.

    Angkor Wat is without a doubt the biggest tourist attraction og Cambodia.It's a huge temple set among dozens of other ancient buildings in what was the ancient Ankor around 900 years ago.It's one of the worlds biggest ancient constructions and is actually set in a swamp which makes it even more impressive.Few buildings would last 900 years in that...

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  • 4D/3N Itinerary in Siem Reap, Cambodia

    MarLeah’s Itinerary:Day 1Morning: 1) South Gate of Angkor Thom អង្គរធំ2) Central Angkor Thom (Bayon ប្រាសាទបាយ័ន, Baphuon ប្រាសាទបាពួន, Phimeanakas...

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  • Take a slow boat to Battambang

    Travelling past floating villages and local fishing boats sporting nets filled with snakes and fish, this is an unforgettable way to travel between towns. Beware though, if the water levels are low the trip takes hours longer than when the levels are high.

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  • Visit the Cambodian Landmine Museum

    The Landmine Museum makes for a worthwhile detour while in Siem Reap - the museum is an interesting and moving reminder of the horrors of Cambodia's civil war. Created by Aki Ra, a former child soldier conscripted to the Khmer Rouge and later a landmine de-miner, the museum provides a real insight into the effects of land mining. Aki Ra also runs a...

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  • Cycle around Angkor Wat

    There are plenty of places to hire bicycles from in Siem Reap - including most traveller hostels. It is a reasonably short and easy ride along flat roads to the Angkor Wat complex, and cycling means you can go at your own pace without having a driver waiting for you (it's cheaper, too!). The one downside is that some of the more far flung temples...

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  • Killing Fields

    While it's been a few years ago that I visited the Killing Fields, it is something I will never forget.I have long ago visited Dacau Concentration Camp in Germany, I found the killing fields to be even more disturbing.It was more in your face, made more so by the fact that while walking around, we discovered human bones and clothing only partially...

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  • Coconuts

    There are small cafees serving cold drinks and Cambodian foods in almost every temple entrance in Angkor .. (See my before and after eating coconut photos in my cambodia pages:) Although the merchants are very very insisting to serve a drink for you, ne ma problem.. it is always great experience to talk with Cambodian local people who are always...

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  • Cambodia map

    Phnom penn, Siem Reap and the mekong delta are most important areas... Sihanoukville, Battambang, Kampot can be good too. If you have a time all country worth to see, I am sure...

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  • The Angkor Temples

    My travels to Angkor:I have visited Angkor on a 4-day trip for my birthday, in October 2009. The amount of time I had was quite limited but I did manage to see the main sights. Still, a return is definitely being considered!Things to do in Angkor:The magnificent Angkor Wat - the showpiece of the area. Ta Prohm, left to the (now civilised) jungle...

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  • HIRE A "MOTO" FOR A CHEAP WAY TO GET...

    CAMBODIA Well, the most inexpensive and practical way to get about on my budget when in Cambodia was the "Moto" Remorque. This is a Motor-Cycle that pulls a very colourful and well fitted out trailer. These trailers can hold usually four. I hired my "Moto" for three days as that was the amount of time that I wanted to spend exploring Angkor Wat....

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  • Ankor Wat

    There are many tours from Thailand to visit Ankor Wat. Transportation by bus is start from Bangkok in the morning to Siamreap late afternoon.Picture was taken in year 2006.

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  • Angkor Thom

    Angkor Thom is a ruined citadel several kilometres north of Angkor Wat. Built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries Angkor Thom encloses a rectangular area of nine square kilometers and at its peak may have held a population of over 100,000, living in tiled or thatched houses. The complex was bounded by walls and a moat. Bridge with Naga...

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  • Donate blood at Angkor Hospital for...

    If you're in Siem Reap and you want to do something a little different, go to the Angkor Hospital fro Children and take a free guided tour and donate some blood for the children. It's perfectly safe and you'll even get a t-shirt and a coke for your trouble! The hospital is an NGO-run organisation that provide virtually free treatment for the poor....

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  • Seeing Hands massage

    Try the Seeing hands massage. Its done by people who are blind and are trained to be massage therapists.There are many of them in Phnom Penh and some of them are registered charities. Give it a try. It does not cost the earth and they are good. Best way to relax after a long day of sight...

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  • Visit the schools and orphanages

    There are so many children and families that need help in Cambodia that one could easily spend a majority of their time just visiting these places. You meet the most amazing people doing some incredible things. The Battambang Street Family Center was one of the best programs we have ever visited. They helped street families get a vocation and...

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  • SCUBA Diving

    So far I have lived on a small island off the west coast of Cambodia called Koh Rong Samloem. It is virtually an untouched paradise with just a small fishing village and a marine conservation company there. We have volunteers coming from all over the world to help with marine conservation as well as many other projects such as teaching Khmer kids...

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  • Great tour guide.

    I would stay at least a week. Well worth it! My tour guide was awesome and has been doing tours for the last 12 or so years. He gave history on everything, and i mean everything. Anyway, you hit upon the right places to see. You could also throw in the tonle sap lake and floating villiage. all worth it. if you want to book him, just hit him up at:...

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