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  • 1 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.

  • 2 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.

  • 3 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.

  • 4 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..

  • 5 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.

  • 6 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.

  • 7 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..

  • 8 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..

  • 9 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..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 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 ..

  • 13 Kampi Dolphin-Watching Site

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Kratie

    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..

  • 14 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 ..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 Phnom Bakheng

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    The great tourist ritual of Angkor involves climbing up Bakheng Hill to see the sun setting over Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat and the surrounding forest. While you are up there, visit the temple built atop Phnom Bakheng, which was the centre of Yasovarman..

  • 17 Preah Khan

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    After seeing Ta Prohm, Preah Khan may seem familiar to you. Both were built in the early 12C by the same king, Jayavarman VII. This is a vast site to the north of Angkor Thom, with several vocations - educational, religious and royal - and clear reli..

  • 18 Neak Pean

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    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, ..

  • 19 Banteay Srei

    Archaeological and historical sites

    KHM - Siem Reap

    Banteay Srei, the "Citadel of Women": André Malraux had much admiration for this Angkorian pink-stone gem dedicated to Shiva, whose sculptures are so finely executed that they are attributed to a female hand. Much debate persists as to the ..

  • 20 Sihanoukville Beaches

    Nature and gardens

    KHM - Sihanoukville

    White sand and filaos: the beaches of the province of Kompong Som justify Sihanoukville's seaside vocation, whose increasingly booming tourist trade is drawing in street pedlars and promoters. The coral reefs of the coast and the nearby islands are h..

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