If you are engrossed in the charming ancient pagodas and stunning unspoiled beaches during your summer vacation, you should definitely give the following 10 destinations in Cambodia a try. They promise to satisfy your « thirst » of exploration and admiration.
Discovered and explored by the French a century ago, Kep has been famous for the hidden beauties reflecting through its rare silence. The prominent characteristics of Kep are turquoise blue sea, old French villas, hammocks coffee shops and charming rustic bungalows.
Tonle Sap Lake
Tonle Sap seizes the title of the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the most important in Cambodia at the same time. The lake spreads over a large area and changes dramatically each season. In dry season in Cambodia (from November to May), Tonle Sap Lake is almost dry. On the contrary, the lake becomes much larger, in which many of the floating villages of the locals live there in the rainy season. Therefore, the most interesting experience in this lake is to sit on the boat to do sightseeing on Lake Tonle Sap and explore the daily life of the inhabitants.
Koh Ta Kiev Island
Situated closer to the mainland in the island communities of Sihanoukville, Koh Ta Kiev is a small island just an hour away by boat from the coast. Koh Ta Kiev is famous for its Syn Absinthe Distillery, where, in addition to visiting the distillery, visitors can swim in the clear blue water or sunbathe on the beach. The sea is deserted, deserted here. In particular, Koh Ta Kiev has a very diverse marine ecosystem, should be the favorite destination of the tourists prefer scuba diving.
Battambang has not been much popular to tourists for the main reasons that it does not offer charming beaches, have important role of the capital city, particularly feature majestic Angkor temples. In fact, this Cambodia's second largest city is characterised by the perfect balance of the bustle and tranquility that promise to satisfy you « thirst » of exploration and admiration.
Almost all tourists to Battambang are overwhelmed by the «one – of – all – kind » means of transportation called Norris that foreigners name Bamboo Train, instead.
Bokor National Park
If you are engrossed with nature admiration and exploration, you should definitely make a visit to Bokor National Park. Established in 1993, spreading over a large area, Bokor National Park features a variety of rare animals and plants.
In addition, the reason why Bokor Hill Station is a famous tourist spot is that it is the remnant of an old resort under French colonial time. This resort provided adequate conveniences, from school, post office, casino to church, hotel, etc. However, the point is that it looks gloomy, obsessing, and horrifying because of having been abandoned for a long time.
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