6 MOST POPULAR TOURIST CITIES IN CAMBODIA
To witness the legacy of the great Khmer culture - go to the Siem Reap - the city, the opening tour of the ancient temples of Angkor. South Coast, without a doubt, you will appreciate its beaches and islands. Do not forget to stay for a few days in the capital - the contrasts of Phnom Penh will satisfy even experienced travelers.
Origin of the name of the city of Siem Reap is associated with a literal translation of the phrase “Siam defeated,” meaning the victory of the ancient Khmer civilization over invaders from Thailand. According to another version Siem Reap means “Siam Defeated” or “Shine Siam”, so far, have not formed a consensus on this issue. The first tourists came in Siem Reap in 1907 thanks to the efforts of the French, who, literally, pulled 172 thousand population of the city from the hands of enterprising and warlike Thais. The first 200 tourists visited the city after only 3 months after its official opening. Thus, after centuries of strife with Thailand (formerly Siam) in the region, custody of Cambodia took a weakened France with its colonial tradition and the new European culture for the Cambodian people. The architecture of the first modern buildings Siem Reap formed under the influence of Hinduism […]
Sihanoukville (Sihanoukville) – a small resort village on the Gulf of Thailand in Cambodia. The main attraction of this place – beautiful, clean beaches, some of which are in the top 40 best beaches in the world. Against the background of more than a thousand years of the history of the Khmer kingdom, the history of Sihanoukville has a little more than 50 years. Start of construction of the spa town in 1964, put the French, and the primary objective was – the basis of the first deep-water port in the new, independent Cambodia, which became such after the end of the Vietnam war and the withdrawal of US troops from the country. Sihanoukville is named in honor of King Sihanouk of Cambodia on behalf of, but the locals still prefer to call the city not only as Kampong Som (Kampong Som), – exactly as it was called the first […]
Close attention to the coast of the Cambodian province of Kep representatives of the French nobility has been given since the beginning of the 19th century. In 1908, a small fishing village of Kep, located in 173 km south-east of Phnom Penh, has acquired the status of the fashionable resort. Some time later, in the town the first private villas were built, bars, hotels and restaurants; established infrastructure. On the status of the municipal town of Kep is the administrative center of the homonymous province, located a few kilometers from the Cambodian border with Vietnam. During the colonial period Kep as a resort town popular with French and Cambodian elite aristocracy, but the tragic events of modern history have forced the region to survive the decline, which to this day remind old abandoned and dilapidated villas – remnants of past grandeur, absorbed by the jungle. However, now Kep is beautiful! Among […]
Phnom Penh Once considered the most beautiful village in the French colonies of Asia, but most remarkable places have been destroyed as a result of numerous wars. Today Phnom Penh is a modern metropolis, in which next to the ancient Buddhist pagodas and the magnificent royal palaces peacefully coexist brand-new skyscrapers. The first mention of Phnom Penh refers to 1372, when the site of the modern city there was a small village, which according to legend was founded by a nun Penh. By the way, translated from Khmer city “Phnom Penh” translates as “Hill (Mother) Stump.” At present, Phnom Penh is not only the political center of Cambodia, but also a major industrial city. Due to its favorable geographical location (at the intersection of three major rivers) in Phnom Penh has been developed as a major river port of the country. In addition, there is excellent developed metalworking, woodworking, food […]
Kampot province is located in the south-west Cambodia, and includes a 80 km coastal strip of the Gulf of Thailand. Kampot – the administrative center of the same province, a small and charming town with a colonial atmosphere and beautiful nature – located on the banks Preak Kampong Bay River, 5 km from the coast and very close to the mountains of Bokor (Bokor Hill Station), with a view of the dark silhouettes of the Elephant mountains surrounded by rice fields and dense tropical jungle. Life in Kampot is so measured and calm that not a traveler can resist the temptation to stay in the city for a few days longer than planned. The concentration of expats from the West in Kampot – one of the highest in Cambodia. For you, as a tourist, it means that there are a large number of hotels, bars and restaurants owned by immigrants […]
On our planet, there are not too many places where you can walk through virgin rainforest, surrounded by the cacophony of chirping cicadas and birds singing. Where the top-tier of the jungle harboring a traveler from the midday heat, but at the same time, fraught with many secrets and even more dangers. These are just few words that can attract this traveler, ready to get off the main tourist routes and go to a real eco-voyage in Koh Kong (Koh Kong Province). Krong Koh Kong (Krong Koh Kong or Krong Khemara Phoumin) – adm. Center Koh Kong province, a small border town situated at the foot of the cardamom hills on the river, which flows into the Gulf of Thailand, 14 km from the border with Thailand, 230 km from Sihanoukville and 290 km from Phnom Penh. Is Admiral. center of the homonymous province. Earlier on the map indicate how […]
Quiet town of Kampot is located in the south-eastern part of Cambodia. Kampot has a unique charm. City since the days of the French colonial administration was the resort town: deepest, but the lazy river, a pleasant climate, salt fields, caves, pepper plantation and one of the most beautiful mountains…
Kep City was founded in 1908 as a resort area for the French elite, to this day famous for the freshest seafood and magnificent sea sunsets. The main attraction Kepa - National Park Kep (Kep National Park) - a large nature reserve in the rolling hills covered with tropical forest…
On our planet, there are not too many places where you can walk through virgin rainforest, surrounded by the cacophony of chirping cicadas and birds singing. Where the top-tier of the jungle harboring a traveler from the midday heat, but at the same time, fraught with many secrets and even…
Newly built high-rise buildings and a variety of luxury cars were not able to change the atmosphere of Phnom Penh. As before, the city meets hospitality, the bustle and the contrasts of life of citizens. Phnom Penh was considered one of the most beautiful cities in the French colonies of…
Siem Reap is the most important, from the point of view of history and tourism of the country, showing its guests the eighth wonder of the world - Angkor - a stunning complex of temples in size, have come down to us from antiquity virtually unchanged and showing the grandeur…
Sihanoukville - a small resort town on the shore of Gulf of Siam in Cambodia. The main attraction of this place - beautiful beaches, some of which are in the top 40 best beaches in the world. Against the background of more than a thousand years of the history of…
The Boarding House at Blue Lagoon BeachBeach camping, bar & restaurant
For several years, the talented windsurfing instructor Chris has been conducting regular classes for everyone who wants to learn how to manage a sail fixed on a board in a quiet and very beautiful place called The Boarding House at the Blue Lagoon Beach. Just 20 minutes from the center of Sihanoukville on the road behind the Cargo Port, and you will find yourself in a very nice, quiet and secluded place with a large private beach, full of nature and with a great opportunity to swim. Experts say that is the best place to learn windsurfing in Cambodia you can find ever and it really is. Beginners often can not hold on and fall into the water, falling under the gusts of wind into the sail, or simply because of the loss of coordination, in which case it is extremely important that the sea is not deep, and the wind is strong enough and only then it can be effectively trained, safe Sail and not be afraid of temporary failures during a training of the skills. History of Blue Lagoon In February 2016, Chris and his wife – a young couple from the UK – decided to build a […]
La Villa ZentaoLuxury Hotel & Restaurant
La Villa Zentao in Sihanoukville is a Luxury place to stay alone or with family. Has swimming Pool and French restaurant.
iLSalumiereItalian meat delishop and restaurant
iLSalumiere in Sihanoukville – producer of meat delicacies and Italian cheeses. More than 15 kinds of Italian wine, cheese. Bar, an Italian restaurant, pasta, coffee, sandwiches.
BOMPORN CAFECafe and restaurant
In Sihanoukville there are many beautiful beaches, but there is, perhaps, the most clean and cute while hidden from the eyes of inhabitants “Royal” beach, located behind the port and authentic fishing village 10 km from the city. The trip promises to be an adventure, but in extreme heat you can stop at the beautiful roadside cafe BOMPORN to drink iced coffee with condensed milk, coconut, fruit shake and eat real fried rice with meat and vegetables. This cafe makes great fruit shakes: watermelon, mint, apple, pumpkin, pineapple, coconut, soy milk, lemon. The range of popular freshly squeezed juices from the Cambodian fruit: ginger, lemongrass, pandan leaves, passion fruit and tamarind, many of which are impossible to try elsewhere in Sihanoukville. Iced coffee with ice and condensed milk in BOMPORN cafe served in a tall glass with a straw cup. You can also order iced tea with ice and cold milk syrup. Amazing food from BOMPORN restaurant menu: fried rice with egg and pork fried rice with vegetables and greens, chicken, seafood, signature dish fried rice kapi and sweet rice with mango. Reasonable prices, good WI-FI and high quality service in the BOMPORN with delicious soft drinks and popular dishes […]
The Mountain Indian and Nepali ResturantIndian and Nepali Resturant
Restaurant Indian and Nepalese cuisine “The Mountain” is located on the St. Night Market. Large selection of vegetarian and meat dishes and traditional cakes from tandoor, curries, desserts, tea masala, and more. Delivery to the apartment, hotel or office in the central city. Phone Delivery 081 36 16 34, 093 326 018 (order language – English). Perhaps Catering service.
SV WORLDHotel and casino
New hotel-casino SV WORLD in Sihanoukville on the Street 705, near the area of Victory Hill, is one of the first premium casinos of cambodian seaside, where for the players were recreated all the conditions for quality gameplay in accordance with the latest international standards.