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Top 10 tourist destinations in Cambodia

March 13, 2019
Top 10 tourist destinations in Cambodia

Although Cambodia is a developing country, for the country's tourism sector, it is very favorable if compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. Among these attract sites are mostly small towns or villages with ancient temples, sandy beaches, waterfalls, and more.

Top 10 tourist destinations are as follows:

1- Angkor Wat Temple

Angkor Wat is one of the most beautiful temples and one of the most popular places in Cambodia for tourists all over the world. Angkor Wat is located in Siem Reap, and was built in the mid-12th century by King Suryavarman II and was incorporated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.

2- Kampot Province

Kampot province Kampot province has quickly become a popular tourist destination and Kampot province is also a very potential province of Cambodia because the area is near the sea. It is no surprise that many tourists prefer to visit Kampot for relaxing on holiday or weekend because there are natural resorts, waterfalls, mountains, seas, Water sports, and more interesting attractions for tourists.

Kampot province has a town called Kampot, which is located along the river, designed by a French architect.

In addition, Kampot province is also known as a major agricultural area such as rice, pepper, salt, fruit trees, and especially durian crops. 

3- Phnom Penh Capital

Phnom Penh is a city of Cambodia and a potential place for national and international tourists, including Wat Phnom, Royal Palace, National Museum, Water Park, Zoos and more. 

And Phnom Penh is as well a collection of artifacts or handmade souvenirs.

4- Koh Ker Temple

In the past, Koh Ker was the capital of the ancient Khmer Empire, and there was a huge statue of 30 meters high, surrounded by forests. When you reach the top of the mountain to visit the Koh Ker Temple, you can watch the scenery and breathe the air around there. 

In addition, visitors can see the views of Dangrek Mountain Range, Tbeng Meanchey and Kulen District.

5- Siem Reap Province

Siem Reap Siem Reap is one of Cambodia's most prosperous cities and is one of the major tourist destinations because it is the destination of the world heritage of Angkor Wat.

Apart from Siem Reap Angkor Wat, there are many temples such as Bayon Temple, Baphuon Temple, East Mebon Temple, Takeo Temple, Phnom Bakheng Temple, Preah Khan Temple, and many famous temples. 

Meanwhile, it is also a place to stay because the province also has many hotels and guesthouses to greet tourists.

6- Preah Sihanouk Province

Preah Sihanoukville Preah Sihanoukville is a province full of places such as seas, islands, waterfalls and more. 

In addition, Sihanoukville is a large port city and has a beautiful white-sand beach of Cambodia located on the Gulf of Thailand.  It is the most attractive place for national and international tourists to enjoy the weekend or to swim or explore sunset on the beach.

7- Kratie Province

Kratie province is surrounded by old colonial structures remaining in the French colonial period. 

Although Kratie does not have a large tourism sector, it is also a popular place for national and international tourists to visit the rare dolphins in the Mekong

8- Battambang Province 

Battambang province Battambang province is one of the second most populous provinces in Cambodia and is also a popular historical site for national and international tourists.

And Battambang has a large area of ​​land, natural treasures, many ancient cultures or temples built on the hills, and many more flooded areas.

This is the potential tourist attraction of Battambang Province.

9- Banlung District of Ratanakiri Province

Banlung district is a district of Rattanakiri province in northeastern Cambodia, about 640km from Phnom Penh. 

Banlung district is a great and beautiful tourist destination for tourists, both national and international because the area is rich in natural resources and tourists certainly enjoy that natural scenery.

10- Kep Province

Kep is one of Cambodia's most beautiful seaside provinces and one of the most attractive sandy beaches in Cambodia.

Meanwhile, both national and international tourists who have been there can enjoy visiting coral in the sea or travel to Koh Tonsay, one of the most popular islands of Kep Province.