Cambodia Things to Do

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    by blueskyjohn
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    by blueskyjohn
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Cambodia Things to Do

  • Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    Its a must place in Phnom Penh. You can enter the Palace and enjoy the history, art and Royal life. It can be reached from anywhere of Phnom Penh within 15-20 miinutes by tuk tuk. Its rather crowded and please allow good time to visit various corners and gardens of the Palace. Its also a best place to demonstrate your photo skills. You may need at...

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  • Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    The reliefs in the south wing of the West Gallery depict the Battle of Kurukshetra. The Battle of Kurukshetra is the final battle of a war in India between the Pandava princes and their cousins the Kauravas. If you look closely you will see a marching army at either end of the south wing. They meet near the middle and the battle ensures. The...

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  • Killing Fields

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    A sign reminds visitors to show respect to the million people who died at the hands of Pol Pot, but i think the sign is not necessary as it is a most somber place. The visitor is greeted by a strange site of a tower with several levels, actually it is a Buddhist Stupa and each level is filled with skulls of the victims which can be seen through the...

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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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  • Tuol Sleng Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    At Toul Sleng ( S 21) all the rooms where Pol Pot's Regime tortured people are still open and most of them contain a metal frame of the bed where these horrific procedures were carried out. The torture was carried out in order for the prisoners to confess to the crimes that they were wrongly accused of. The prisoners were chained to the beds and...

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  • Angkor Thom

    5 out of 5 stars

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

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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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  • Ta Phrom

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

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  • National Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    The museum is a beautiful typically Cambodia style architecture. It has nice gardens. Its location is almost next to the Royal Palace. It has a sharp decline of the rooms which is usually the case of snow countries. It has many Buddha statues and and historical sculptures. Before visiting the Royal Palace, please come here because its a relatively...

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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

    Psah Thom Thmey (New Grand Market) has been open since 1937 so perhaps it should now be called the Old Grand Market! Just wander around and see the gems and jewelry inside, the fruit and flowers outside as well as souvenir t-shirts, bags etc outside. Be prepared to bargain hard. I bought a day backpack and a crocodile belt, but the whole process...

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  • Lake Tonle Sap

    3 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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  • 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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  • Prah Khan

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

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  • Russian Market

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    In the 1980's this market was known as the foreigner's market but soon changed to the Russian Market as nearly all the foreigners were Russian. You can spend a few hours wandering around the Russian Market buying souvenirs. I settled for 6 silk shirts and some well carved wooden items, but unfortunately the silk shirts were of inferior quality and...

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  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Things to Do

    While in the Angkor Wat region you should definately make the effort to view the sunset at one of the temples. The morning can be quite early, but the reward can be high as views and lighting make for awesome pictures. Angkor Wat is quite packed in the mornings, but thats because it is quite pretty. Many of the temples are great for sunsets, ask...

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  • Wat Ounalom

    4 out of 5 stars

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    Wat Ounalom was constructed in by 1443 and consists of 44 different structures and is located on Sisowath Quay, not too far from the Royal Palace. It is the center of the order of Mohinikay Buddhism and the most important Wat in the capital. The Khmer Rouge partially destroyed it but it has been restored since then. There used to be a home for 500...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Central Market (Pasah Thmay)

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    The Psah Thom Thmey or ‘Central Market’ is throbbing, pulsating, exciting place to be in. This is where the locals shop and this is where you will get the best bargains. Most of the stalls are manned by women. On a hot afternoon, the central high dome is relatively cool. Life is frenetic here, the transactions hurried, the sales high-pitched....

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  • Riverside

    Phnom Penh Things to Do

    The River Front in Phnom Penh is one place where you can be totally yourself without a care in the world. As the youngsters say, you can just ‘cool it’ and ‘space out’. No one will bother you, no one will question you, no one will come near you – unless you want her to talk to you. If you wish to unwind, this is the place. It is a long promenade...

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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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