Siem Reap Province, located in north-west Cambodia is famous for its legendary temple, Angkor Wat. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) listed Angkor Wat as a World Heritage Site in 2004.
Angkor Wat Spans more than 10,000 square kilometres. The area is blessed by an abundance of natural beauty. The landscape is composed of lakes, rice fields, blooming lotus flowers, deep green jungle, waterfalls and breathtaking sunsets.
The provincial capital, also named Siem Reap is located on the banks of the Tonle Sap River. Siem Reap has cordially acquired the nickname of Temple Town.
Khmer traditions in Siem Reap are still closely followed today. Fortunately, for tourists, many locals now speak English as a second language. The people are friendly and welcoming.
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A lot of travel enthusiasts face difficulties when they visit a country which is not among the most well-travelled destinations. Cambodia, a South East Asian country which is now emerging as a new travel hub for wanderers who love to see the magic of nature depicted in mountains and all that lies beneath them, is such a place. (more…)
Angkor is the ancient capital of the great Khmer Empire. It is, without doubt, one of the most magnificent wonders of the world. As well as a site of immense archaeological significance. (more…)
Angkor Wat Archaeological Park is not just Cambodia’s top tourist attraction, it is also home to hundreds of ancient temples and religious structures dotted throughout the huge 400 square kilometre site. Undoubtedly, Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Prohm remain the most popular amongst tourists, attracting thousands of visitors from across the world every day. However, there are many more, less visited temples, worth leaving the well-walked tourist trail for and investing in a multi-day pass.
Here is your ultimate guide to exploring this incredible, sacred site. (more…)
Roluos is the previous ancient centre and capital of the Khmer civilization known as Hariharalaya. Approximately seventy years after Jayavarman II established his capital on Mount Kulen in 802, he moved the capital to Haryharalaya, perhaps for a better source of food or for defence purpose. (more…)