Places To Visit In Cambodia

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Like any other destination in Southeast Asia, Cambodia offers the tourist so many attractions it is difficult to narrow the list down. In this article, we will give you some special insights into Cambodia life that you might like to include on your itinerary. But before you go, have you compared travel insurance quotes yet? It is always imperative that you arrange travel insurance before you travel anywhere in Southeast Asia so you can travel with peace of mind knowing that any contingency will be catered for.

Angkor Archaeological Park - This is the location of the world-famous Khmer civilization, a civilization so modern during its time that it still awes its present-day visitors. Here, you can visit the Temple of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom as well as the Bayon Temple. The best way to view all that Angkor has to offer is to take one of their tours, since they are more comprehensive than by just touring it yourself.

Sihanoukville has a different look and feel than most Cambodian towns. Constructed as a port city in the late 1950s, the town is much newer, more urban and cosmopolitan than most Cambodian provincial cities. Nowadays, Sihanoukville is as much a beach town as it is a port town, catering to beach-going weekenders from Phnom Penh as well as a steadily increasing number of foreign visitors. Still, the pace of life in Sihanoukville is very relaxed. Cows occasionally wander the main road, outside town foreign faces draw smiles and curious stares, and most of the beaches offer only beach umbrellas, thatched roofed eateries, and a growing number of restaurants, bungalows and hotels.

The most popular places to visit in Cambodia are Angkor Wat temple in Seam Reap province and Kom Pong Som beach in Sihanouk Province (formerly called Sihanouk Vile). When you visit Angkor Wat temple, you wil be able to learn much about Khmer history, art and culture and also strong collaborations of Cambodian people in the past time. And you also can visit many temples in Seam Reap province also because this is the main province of Cambodia which contains most famous temples. You may need to spend many days or weeks to visit all the cool places in Seam Reap province. And if you visit Sihanouk Vile you will cannot find or see any Khmer temple there, but in opposite you will find some great beach and also many charming islands. Beaches in Sihanouk province are considered as beautiful beaches in Asia.

Most people who take a Cambodia vacation will visit Ankor Historical Park. Ankor Wat and the surrounding temples are best visited at sunrise and in the early morning and late in the afternoon towards sunset. There are two reasons for this, the light creates a completely different atmosphere, and it is not so hot. Break up your day and avoid the heat of the sun. Your pass will be valid for as many visits as you wish to make - so get up early, and see the sites of Ankor before it gets to hot. Then, mid to late morning, come back to your hotel in Siem Riep and relax in the heat of the day. Later on, when the weather cools down, go back to the temples for sunset.
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This article was published on 2010/12/10