The Kingdom of Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia. The country has a mild climate, which depends on the monsoons, the average annual temperature is 25°C. The rainy season lasts from September to mid-October. A trip to Cambodia will be of interest to lovers of picturesque nature, exotic beaches and ancient temples.
The local population is mainly Khmer. This is a friendly people who are happy to meet tourists. Due to civil wars, Cambodia has recently become a tourist country, so the locals have a positive attitude towards foreigners. The capital of Cambodia is Phnom Penh. Here the tourist can visit many historical sights: Wat Phnom Monastery, Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, as well as museums.
Beach lovers should go to Sihanoukville. Here you can find a beach for every taste, from rugged beaches with cafes and souvenirs to quiet deserted wild sands. Outdoor enthusiasts will not get bored in Cambodia. The resort offers extreme sports on air, land and water. You will be able to fly on a paraglider, dive into the depths of the sea with scuba gear and feel the speed on the motorcycle tracks. Local cuisine combines both familiar products and exotic ones. The main products are fish, meat, rice and vegetables. There are many soups on the menu. From exotic products there are frogs, snakes and spiders.
This temple complex, built in the 12th century, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The architecture represents the Khmer Empire, and Angkor Wat is the national pride of the Khmer people. The temple was built in honor of the god Vishnu. This place is interesting because the complex is surrounded on all sides by a moat filled with water and you can get into the temple only from two sides. The area of the temple is 2.5 km². This is the largest temple in the world, so tourists should visit this place.
One of the temples included in the Angkor complex. Here majestic buildings and the forces of nature that have enveloped this place are intertwined. The towers and terraces of Ta Prohm pierced the vines and changed the original appearance of the temple. The temple was built in 1186 in honor of the mother of Emperor Jayavarman VII, on its territory there were 39 towers, 260 statues of Hindu gods, as well as dwellings for servants. For tourists, this place is interesting because it was here that scenes from the movie "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" were filmed.
It was built at the end of the 12th - beginning of the 13th century and not all buildings have survived to this day. The main attraction is the Bayon, which is a temple mountain with faces carved on it. Also in the city you can admire the Royal Palace, the Terrace of the Elephants with various figures carved into the walls, the Bapuon Temple and many other temples.
Phnom Penh city
The capital of Cambodia is the city of Phnom Penh, which has now become the largest metropolis. It is here that luxury five-star hotels and large shopping centers are located. At the central market, you can buy gifts and souvenirs, shoes and quality silk products, as well as almost everything that is produced in Cambodia. Of the attractions in Phnom Penh are Wat Phnom Monastery, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda.
This temple complex is located on the border with Thailand, and for a long time it was the subject of disputes between the two countries, until it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008. The temple began to be built in 893 in honor of the god Shiva. On the territory there is a 78-meter staircase leading to the beginning of the main complex, and the entire temple is located on four tiers as the hill rises. Majestic palaces and stone statues can be observed on the territory of the temple.
The name of this place is due to the fact that the floors there are lined with solid silver ingots. It was built in 1892 under King Norodom. In the center of the pagoda is an emerald Buddha, opposite which are many other Buddhas. Attention is drawn to the 90-kilogram Buddha, decorated with shiny crystals, which was cast in 1907 by order of Norodom. The atmosphere of wealth and grandeur reigns in this place.
Wat Phnom Temple
The temple is located in Phnom Penh and is sacred for the locals, many come here to pray, and you can also meet "fortune tellers" there. The name translates as "Temple-Mountain", it is located on a hill 27 meters high. A feature of this place is the presence of animals: a tourist can feed the monkeys that amuse guests everywhere, as well as watch exotic birds and even ride an elephant.
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