Cambodia is country that touches your heart with its essence. It is a country where you can find beauty in the eyes of people, where you can find peace in their smiles. Cambodia is the country where you will find yourself in a tizzy to decide which one is more beautiful, the places of the country or the people of Cambodia? Well, you have to meet the people yourself, but reading this will help you find the top places of Cambodia you can daydream about.
Phnom Penh – when the sun shines over the peaks of the royal palace, those reflecting sparkles had once named this place as the “pearl of Asia”. However, by the bank of the Mekong River, this war-torn city holds the crowd, the carefree drivers, the laughter bulging out of the glass doors of the bars and the cafes and amidst all this chaos, lays the life of Phnom Penh. This city has truly turned the tables around.
You can roam around and lose yourself in the national museum of Cambodia or you can ride on the cruising boats. You can see glimpses of history in the Tuol Sleng Museum of genocidal crimes or you can find the joy of bargain shopping in the Russian markets – Phnom Penh has endless options to offer.
Sihanoukville, the city with picture perfect beaches. Waves’ dancing on the white coastal sands, guarded by coconut trees, this city is the most attractive destination for backpackers. A lazy weekend to add a bit of warmth to the soul – Sihanoukville is going to give you the best experience for that.
Otres Beach, Sokha Beach, Serendipity Beach, Lamherkay beach etc. are namely the tourist favorite beaches of Cambodia.
Battambang – Your desired combination of a modern city life with a hint of rural warmth! Here you get to experience the country’s most spectacular river journey from Battambang to Siem reap. Battambang also brings you the most impeccable celebration of art – country’s most talented singers, actors and artists join together to present you a jaw dropping circus, the magnificent “Phare Ponleu Selpak”.
The temples at the top of the hills and the villages with soothing pastoral fields will give you a relaxing and pleasant view.
You can look around the Phnom sampeau, Kamping Koy, Bun roerng house, wat kor village, Prasat Banan for sightseeing purposes.
A Symmetrical piece of Heaven
And finally, the place that has become the symbol of Cambodia, that appears on their national flag – this is the largest religious building in the world – the Mighty Angkor Wat.
This place is the symmetrical representation of God’s residence; Mount Meru, the central towers resemble the peaks of five mountains, the walls remains of the surrounding mountain range and the moat represents the ocean. This temple shows the amazing skills and styles of the Khmer Architecture, showing its delicacy in the most intricate details. God surely lies in the details of Angkor Wat.
Other than the Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Bantey Srei, Preah Khan, Phnom Kulen etc. each of the temples stand with the strength of uniqueness.
So, if you want to see a place that calms you down yet leaving goose bumps on your body, Cambodia is the place you want to visit.