Amazing Things to Do and See in Cambodia

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  • 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.

    Banteay Srei

    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.

    Bayon Temple

    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.

    Sihanoukville

    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.

    Mekong

    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.

    Central Market

    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.

    Silver Pagoda

    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

    diamonds.

  • Angkor Wat

    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

    center tower.

    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

    entertained.

    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.