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  • 1 Ganh Dau Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    KHM - Ganh Dau

    Once past a superb primary forest of high trees, the road reaches Ganh Dau (40km), a small fishing port nestled in a delightful bay at the northwest tip of the island. Just out to sea, but inaccessible as they are part of Cambodia (photos are strictl..

  • 2 Phnom Penh Royal Palace

    Religious buildings

    Bd Samdech Sothearos KHM - Phnom Penh

    On the bank of the "four-armed" river, the Phnom Penh Royal Palace boasts a complex of gardens, palaces and pagodas, with gilded roofs punctuated with arrows that are typical of Khmer art: Khemarin Palace (the residence of the king, closed ..

  • 3 Silver Pagoda

    Religious buildings

    Bd Samdech Sothearos KHM - Phnom Penh

    Five thousand slabs of silver carpet the floor of the Silver Pagoda, where the royal ashes are conserved. It is also home to luxurious Buddha statues (crystal, gold, diamond...) and frescoes illustrating the Reamker. Built within the walls of the Roy..

  • 4 National Museum of Cambodia

    Museums and art

    Rue 13 KHM - Phnom Penh

    A thousand years of Khmer art, dating from the 4C-13C is displayed in four galleries. This remarkable collection of sculptures and pre-Angkorian and Angkorian objects is housed in the National Museum in Phnom Penh, in a handsome terracotta building d..

  • 5 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

    Museums and art

    KHM - Phnom Penh

    In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was made into the Pol Pot's biggest interrogation centre, under the name of S-21. Thousands of inmates were tortured and killed here. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum has been housed within these very walls since 197..

  • 6 Choeung Ek Killing Fields

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Khan Dangkor KHM - Phnom Penh

    After the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, go and see the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, where S-21 prisoners were killed and buried after their time in the nearby detention camp. The remains of 9 000 people were unearthed in 1980 in a former orchard 14km ..

  • 7 Wat Phnom

    Religious buildings

    Bd Norodom KHM - Phnom Penh

    The very popular Wat Phnom, or "Hill Temple ", is said to have been built in order to house the four statues of Buddha discovered by Yeah Penh on the banks of the Mekong... thus begetting the city. Ponhea Yat (15C), whose ashes are kept her..

  • 8 Wat Ounalom

    Religious buildings

    Bd Samdech Sothearos KHM - Phnom Penh

    Wat Ounalom, made up of 44 elements, was built in 1443 to shelter a hair of Buddha. It is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the country and, as such, was laid to waste by the Khmer Rouge. It has since been restored, and now houses the highe..

  • 9 Tonle Bati: Ta Prohm

    Religious buildings

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Many symbols of Hindu mythology are to be found inside Ta Prohm Temple, such as the linga representing Shiva, and bas-reliefs illustrating daily life. The temple stands not far from Lake Tonle Bati near Yeay Peau Temple, both built by Jayavarman VII ..

  • 10 Tonle Bati: Yeay Peau

    Religious buildings

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Forming a pair with Ta Prohm Temple, Yeay Peau Temple is the smaller of the two. It is named after Peau, King Prohm's mother, whose legend lives on.

  • 11 Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Takeo

    Refuge, zoo, breeding centre for endangered and mistreated wild animals, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary is home to tigers, elephants, gibbons... Occupying over 2 000ha, the sanctuary not only has a worthwhile cause but also makes for an interesting d..

  • 12 Phnom Chisor

    Religious buildings

    KHM - Takeo

    At Phnom Chisor you will be rewarded with a fine view over the surrounding area. But first you will have to climb the several hundred steps up this large hill where you can see ruins of an Angkorian-era temple, Suryagiri, and of a more recent Buddhis..

  • 13 Kirirom National Park

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Kompong Speu

    This national park created in 1993 attracts Phnom Penh dwellers in search of space, nature and fresh air; the great resiniferous forest fits the bill, boasting views, waterfalls - some quite vertiginous - and tracks for hikers. It is also home to num..

  • 14 Temples of Angkor

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Gems of Khmer art and designated World Heritage Site, the temples of Angkor belong to the huge archaeological site (400km2) made up of the ruins of the capital of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from the 9C to the 15C. Grandiose and not to be miss..

  • 15 Angkor Wat

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Angkor Wat: the most famous of the "City-Temples" was built in the 12C by Suryavarman II. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, mythical home of Hindu gods, whose five peaks are symbolised by the five towers of the central shrine. Why it ..

  • 16 Angkor Thom

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Angkor Thom, the last "great city", is the work of Jayavarman VII, the most prolific builder in Angkorian history. It was built in the 12C-13C, after the Chams attacked. Discover gems such as Bayon, Baphuon, the royal palace, the Terrace of..

  • 17 Bayon

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    The tower of the Bayon, which was built by Jayavarman VII, is decorated with four giant faces, each looking towards one of the cardinal points with a serene but haunting smile! The temple at the centre of Angkor Thom is dedicated to Buddha. The four ..

  • 18 Baphuon

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    A causeway supported by columns leads to the eastern gopuram of Baphuon Temple, a predecessor of Angkor Thom and built by Udayadityavarman II, who reigned in Angkor from 1049 to 1065. The pyramid-shaped building is undergoing restoration work. Look o..

  • 19 Siem Reap Royal Palace

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Save for a few basins and the pyramid-shaped Phimeanakas temple, little remains of the former wooden royal palace of Rajendravarman II, who reigned in the 10C. This residence in the centre of Angkor Thom was home to various Khmer kings until the 13C.

  • 20 Ta Prohm

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    The jungle has got the better of Ta Prohm, which was built in the 12C by Jayavarman VII in honour of his mother. In this Buddhist Angkorian temple, vegetation has entwined itself around the stone, composing a new architectural work. 19C explorers and..

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