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  • 1 Angkor Borei

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Takeo

    Angkor Borei reveals very little of the brilliant past of Vyadhapura, former capital of the kingdom of Funan and one of the cradles of Khmer civilisation. The museum, on the other hand, contains rare pieces. The nearby sacred hill, Phnom Da, is worth..

  • 2 Koh Ker

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Beng Mealea

    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..

  • 3 Prasat Preah Vihear

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Choam Ksant

    It took 200 years and seven kings to build the Angkorian mountain temple of Preah Vihear around the year 1000. Perched atop the cliffs of the Dangkrek mountains, it offers fabulous views over lowland Cambodia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 4 Sambor Prei Kuk

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Kompong Thom

    The group of pre-Angkorian temples at Sambor Prei Kuk are the reason for Kompong Thom province's renown. The 100 or so buildings are thought to be the ruins of Isanapura, 7C capital of the Chenla kingdom.

  • 5 Phnom Santuk

    Religious buildings

    KHM - Kompong Thom

    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..

  • 6 Prasat Kuha Nokor

    Religious buildings

    KHM - Kompong Thom

    Visitors must enter a modern wat to access Prasat Kuha Nokor, a temple dating from the reign of Suryavarman I (early 11C). It is well preserved, and the sculptures provide an interesting example of Khmer art.

  • 7 Wat Nokor

    Religious buildings

    KHM - Kompong Cham

    Wat Nokor is one of the shrines around Kompong Cham definitely worth visiting. Built in the 11C under Jayavarman VII, nowadays original elements of Buddhist temple, such as sandstone and laterite, are mixed with more recent structures. Of particular ..

  • 8 Wat Maha Leap

    Religious buildings

    KHM - Kompong Cham

    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.

  • 9 Chup Heveas Plantation

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    KHM - Kompong Cham

    The rich soil of the region of Kompong Cham provides the right conditions for hevea. This crop that is used to make rubber was widely grown here from the 1920s, and is currently enjoying a revival. Visit the Chup Hevea Plantation.

  • 10 Vat Roka Kandal

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    KHM - Kratie

    Wat Roka Kandal is a temple dating from the 19C, located close to Kratie. The wickerwork on sale here comes from a small, local craft business. Note the traditional houses nearby on the banks of the Mekong. Splendid sunsets over the river.

  • 11 Boeng Yeak Lom

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Ban Lung

    Join the local population and head to the Boeng Yeak Lom for a swim. This lake formed in the crater of a volcano is surrounded by a lush forest that is reflected in its pristine waters. Information centre for details about the area and its people.

  • 12 Waterfalls around Ban Lung

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Ban Lung

    Bear in mind the time of year when planning your visit to any of the numerous waterfalls around Ban Lung. During the dry season, some dry up, during the rainy season others become inaccessible. Either way, there is something for everyone all year rou..

  • 13 Virachay National Park

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Ban Lung

    The vast Virachay National Park (over 3 000km2), so huge that its species have not yet all been inventoried, lies to the northeast of Cambodia, straddling Vietnam and Laos. Information centre at Ban Lung and large-scale ecotourism programme.

  • 14 Bou Sraa Falls

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Sen Monorom

    Why not take an elephant ride to the 35m-high Bou Sraa Falls? This famous site - a welcome haven of coolness - stands in the heart of the dense Mondolkiri Protected Forest. You might spot tigers, bears, leopards and a number of bird species.

  • 15 Phnom Penh Central Market

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    KHM - Phnom Penh

    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

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    KHM - Phnom Penh

    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

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Siem Reap

    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..

  • 18 Tonle Sap

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Siem Reap

    The Tonle Sap (100km), a tributary of the Mekong, whose flow changes direction from May to October, swelling into the vast lake of the same name, which absorbs the waters of the Mekong as they rise, fertilising the region. Floating villages, whose in..

  • 19 Floating villages of the Tonle Sap

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Chong Khneas

    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..

  • 20 Prek Toal

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Swans, ibises, pelicans, lesser adjutants... The waterfowl of the Tonle Sap is now protected thanks to the area's status as a biosphere reserve. It is divided into three sectors, including the Prek Toal area at the northwest of the lake, which has a ..

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