Amazing Things to Do and See in Cambodia
For vacationers wanting to surround themselves with history, allure, and charm,
Cambodia is the perfect place to travel. There is something for everyone here, including
freshwater fishing, a Mekong river cruise, magnificent temples, and a beach resort.
Contact the professionals at AmaWaterways to find out how you can capture your own
little piece of history in Cambodia. Listed below are some of the many sightseeing
destinations waiting just for you.
The Banteay Srei temple was completed in 967 AD, and it is beautifully constructed of
red sandstone, which during that time was also the choice for the many intricate wall
carvings that are still visible today. The temple was built for a counselor, making it the
only major temple in Cambodia that was not originally designed for a king.
King Jayavarman built the Bayon Temple during the 12th
century, and it has quite a
unique feature that makes it stand apart from the rest: 200 enormous stone faces gazing
about in every direction. Its believed King Jayavarman and Buddha inspired the faces, but historians dont know for certain.
This port city and beach resort, which is also known as Kampong Som, is located on the
Gulf of Thailand. Many tourists flock here during the holiday weekends to enjoy the
white-sand beaches and the vast assortment of undeveloped tropical islands.
Sihanoukville is the perfect haven for those in search of a little relaxation.
The Mekong is the 12th
largest river in the world with an impressive span of 3,000 miles
through Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, China, and Vietnam. Mekong River cruises
have become a booming business with travelers who get to enjoy such sights as stilt
houses, floating markets, fish farms, fruit orchards, rice paddies, and much more.
The Central Market in Phnom Penh is a large market that was constructed in 1937 and
designed by the French architect, Louis Chauchon. The four wings of the expansive
shopping area are teeming with such collectibles as antique coins, gold and silver,
apparel, clocks, flowers, books, food, fabrics, shoes, souvenirs, luggage, and a multitude
of other products.
The Silver Pagoda is home to numerous national treasures, including the 17th century
Emerald Buddha of Cambodia and a gold Maitreya Buddha decorated with nearly 10,000
Angkor Wat, which stands for City Temple, is the largest and most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia. A massive rectangular reservoir surrounds the Angkor Wat
temple, which rises up almost 700 feet through a series of rectangular terraces to the
Siem Reap Night Market
This bustling marketplace has the aura of New Orleans during Mardi Gras season, and it
is great for travelers who want a little slice of the night life. There is never a lack of
things to do, and you will find plenty of spas, restaurants, and shops to keep you
Let AmaWaterways help you plan the perfect vacation to Cambodia. Call or visit online
today to receive more information on these and numerous other amazing sights the
country has to offer.