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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

10 Top Tourist Attraction in Cambodia


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Remi Jouan
Cambodia is situated in Southeast Asia. Buddhism is the religion followed by most of the people in Cambodia. People come here from all over the world to enjoy the beautiful places. Some of the tourist attractions are mentioned here:

Angkor Wat: It is one of the temples located in this vicinity. Thetemples of Angkor aremore than 1000 years old. It is a famous monument. This temple is a whole and soul of Cambodia. It is termed as the seventh wonder of the world. The walls are carved with beautiful scenic drawingsand also with fantastic architecture.

The Royal Palace Phnom Penh: This Palace is 100 year old. This Palace gleams in gold. The roof of the tower is very beautifully decorated with golden coloured tiles. Usually this Palace is used for honouring foreign dignitaries, high official celebration, Coronation and for the functions of government officials. In the surroundings of the Royal Palace is the Silver Pagoda. The flooring is made up of silver in Silver Pagoda. There is image of Emerald Buddha made up of Baccarat crystal. There is also a beautiful statue of Buddha made of 90 kgs gold.

Botum Sakor National Park: It is said to be one of the big forests in this city. It is situated at the foot of the Cardamom Mountain Range. There are different types of plant and animal species. Some of the wild animals like the Asian elephant, the Indo Chinese tiger, the clouded leopard, the sun bear, king cobra and Siamese crocodile can be seen here.

Koh Tonsay: It is also known as RABBIT ISLAND. It is a white sand beach with shallow water which is ideal place for swimming. This Island is in the shape of an animal. It is a right place for relaxation. One can enjoy swimming, snorkelling and eat fresh sea food.

The Cambodian Cultural Village: It is a theme park or it can be called as a museum. It represents culture and ethnic on Cambodia people. There are miniature of historical building, stone carving and wood work etc. Also entertainment like dances, circus, acrobats, boxing and the Apsara dance entertain the people who are visiting the cultural village.

Sihanoukville In Cambodia: Boating, touring around, mini golf, scuba diving, snorkelling,visiting different islands, disco and eating delicious food are some of the entertaining things that can be experienced here.
Bokar Hill:It is a very high mountain having good view from above. From the top of the mountain Kampot Town, Kep Beach, Sihanouk Province and blue sea water can be viewed clearly. On the way to the mountain there are Interesting temples and nice resorts with casinos.

Angkor Water Slide: This is the only one water slide in Siem Reap. If you want to have some fun then surely you have to visit this water park. There are slides for small children too.

Baksei Chamkrong: This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a temple older than Angor Wat. This temple was named after a bird that sheltered the king under its wings. It has a shrine on the top with a pyramid base. There are steps on all four sides. There are also carvings done all over the temple. The architecture is based on astronomical alignments.

Flight of Gibbon Review: It is an adventure to go on this flight of Gibbon. During the flight they give a lot of information on nature and historical monuments and also get a gorgeous view of the jungle. It is an expensive trip.

Angkor Balloon Ride: It is safe and a nice ride. It gives a view of the whole area of Seam Reap and one can take pictures of Angkor Wat from above. The sunrise and the sunset should not be missed out while touring in the balloon ride.

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