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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.

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  • Siem Reap

    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 (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 […]

  • Kep

    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

    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

    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 […]

  • Koh Kong

    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 […]

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