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  • 1 Wat Ounalom Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bd Samdech Sothearos

    Wat Ounalom, made up of 44 different structures, was built in 1443 to house an eyebrow 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 n..

  • 2 Phnom Chisor Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 3 Angkor Thom Royal Palace Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    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.

  • 4 Neak Pean Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Neak Pean Temple stands in what was the water reservoir of Preah Khan. There are five square pools, the largest of which lies at the centre. A statue of a horse stands on an island emerging from the middle pool, illustrating the legend of Lokesvara, ..

  • 5 Ta Som Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    With the immense Preah Khan and the little Neak Pean, Ta Som is the third of the temples built to the north of Angkor Thom by Jayavarman VII at the turn of the 12C and 13C. Note its face towers and bas-reliefs.

  • 6 Roluos Temple Group Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Ancient Hariharalaya, capital city of Indravarman I, who reigned in the 9C, was home to the Roluos Group. Preah Ko, the king's ancestral temple, Bakong, his main temple, and Lolei, in the heart of the water reservoir, heralded the beginnings of class..

  • 7 Phnom Kulen Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    There is a fine view of the surrounding area from Phnom Kulen, which also boasts a Khmer site that played an important role in the history of the country and its independence. In the jungle are waterfalls and numerous Angkorian buildings. Danger of m..

  • 8 Beng Mealea Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    The isolated ruins of the immense Beng Mealea complex, built in the 12C on the model of Angkor Wat, were discovered in the late 20C. Through the part-tamed jungle, you can glimpse striking sculptures purpose-built footbridges. Danger of mines outside..

  • 9 Koh Kong Province Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Kong Province has become a favorite ecotourism destination: the unspoilt beaches of its coast and islands, the tropical forests and waterfalls of Koh Kong Conservation Corridor, remote and well-preserved villages...

  • 10 Koh Kong Conservation Corridor Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Well preserved thanks to the remoteness of its location in the Koh Kong Province, Koh Kong Conservation Corridor boasts sites of great beauty: the Cardamom Mountains and its lush forest, waterfalls, beaches, mangroves... home to plant and wildlife, i..

  • 11 Koh Kong Island Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The seven beaches of the western coast of Koh Kong attract bathers and divers, thanks to their clear waters and a heavenly lagoon... The interior of the island, covered by thick forest, is not accessible to the public.

  • 12 Koh Ker Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Koh Ker is the "dissident" capital, built in the 10C by a member of Angkor's reigning family (later Jayavarman IV) to the north of the country. For some time inaccessible, the 42 main temples can now be visited thanks to recent de-mining. B..

  • 13 Phnom Santuk Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    An example of the continuity of the popular religious fervour that mixes eras indiscriminately: Phnom Santuk, the sacred mountain of Kompong Thom province, boasts pagodas and large cement buddhas reclining next to ancient buddhas carved into the rock..

  • 14 Wat Maha Leap Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Wat Maha Leap, 20km from Kompong Cham, is one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Cambodia as it is among only a handful of wooden wats to have escaped being destroyed by the Khmer Rouge. Beautiful decor on the pillars and ceiling.

  • 15 Phnom Penh Central Market Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Phnom Penh's markets ( psar) are renowned for their diversity and animation. Psar Thmei is one of these and is held under the Art Deco dome of the central market and its four galleries. A vast array of wares and products is on sale: fruit, flowers, h..

  • 16 Phnom Penh's French Quarter Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Phnom Penh's former French quarter, which lies near Wat Phnom boasts a number of Belle Époque and Art Deco houses and public buildings dating from the colonial period. Whatever you do, don't miss the post office, the national library, the train stati..

  • 17 Mekong Delta Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The Mekong River is 5km wide in places. Its muddy waters irrigate Cambodia's great central plain from north to south, as the river regularly swells to submerge the vast expanses of paddy fields that run alongside it. Floating villages, houses built o..

  • The very poor inhabitants of the floating villages have adapted their way of life to the Tonle Sap and its seasonal variations. Houses, shops and publics buildings are built on boats. Entire villages migrate by a couple of miles according to water le..

  • 19 Kampi Dolphin-Watching Site Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The Irrawaddy dolphin is a rare freshwater species, which is seriously endangered today by the pollution of its river habitat. Visitors can observe these mammals as they swim in the waters of the Mekong at the Kampi dolphin-watching site, not far fro..

  • 20 Phnom Sampeau Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Overlooking the area around Battambang, the summit of the limestone outcrop of Phnom Sampeau affords breathtaking views. The site boasts a series of temples and, most significantly, the killing caves, scene of terrible Khmer Rouge atrocities. A memor..

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