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Country Name:  The Kingdom of Cambodia
Country Name in Khmer language: Kampuchea
Motto: Nation - Religion – King
Capital City: Phnom Penh
Language: Khmer (Cambodian). Some English, French.
Government: Multy-party democracy under a constitutional monarchy
Important/Major Cities: Siem Reap (Gateway to the temples of Angkor). Sihanoukville (port and beach town). Battambang, Kampong Cham.
Major Rivers/Lakes: Tonle Sap River, Mekong River, Bassac River, Tonle Sap Lake
Ethnic Groups: Khmer (90-95%), ethnic-Chinese, Cham, ethnic-Vietnamese, several ethnic-minorities in the northeast.
Boring Countries: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam
International Airports: Phnom Penh (PHN), Siem Reap (SEP)
Religion: Theravada Buddhism (95%), Islam, Christianity, Animism.
Population of Cambodia: 14.2 million (est.)
Land area of Cambodia: 181.035 km2
Land area of Siem Reap: 10.299 km2
Currency: Riel (US$1=4200R). US dollars are as commonly used as riel
Voltage: 220v/50Hz
Time: GMT +7 hours
Country Calling Code: 855
Internet LTD: kh
Business Hours: 7:30-11:30 / 2:00-5:00 Closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

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Tonle Bati is the home to two twelfth century temples Taprohm and Prasat Yeay Pov built close to Bati Lake. Tonle Bati is a very beautiful lake, it is popular with the locals for its breezy and tranquil atmosphere. It is 42km south of Phnom Penh, takes about 1 hour by car. We will have lunch at Tonle Bati before continuing our tour to Phnom Chiso.

Kampong Thom is a small town located 162 Km, noth of Phnom Penh Capital along National Road No 6 to Siem Reap-Angkor. Kampong Thom is one of the five Province surrounding Tonle Sap Lake. It is the base of important archaeological site of Sambor Prei Kuk, the ancient capital of Chenla, is located close to Stoeung Sen River, 35Km northeast of Kampong Thom town. More than one hundred temples were built in 7th century.

The fresh water Irrawaddy dolphin is an endangered species in Cambodia and some experts believe there may be as few as 60 left stretches of the Mekong River north of Kratie. 
It is possible to see them about 15km north of the town on the road to Stung Treng, particularly during the dry season when water levels drop significantly - early in the morning and late afternoon seem to be the best times.

Mondulkiri is located in Cambodia's eastern border with Vietnam. It is 543 km northeast of another Cambodia, with scenery and a climate quite unlike anywhere else in the country. In dry season the weather is 23-29 ºC with sunshine; in summer the weather maximum between 27-31ºC. There are endless grassy hills and every here and there clumps of pines huddled together against the winds. At an average elevation of 800m, it can get quite chilly at night. Mondulkiri consists of numerous tourist attractions such as waterfalls, indigenous culture, national parks and elephant trekking.

It is a village in southwest of Senmonorom town about 7 km from the town. 
This village is attracted by a number type of indigenous people's house (hut), living style and culture. It is the place to arrange an elephant trek.

Koh Kong is located in the southwest Cambodia, 277 km from Phnom Penh. 70 percent of Koh Kong province consists of mountains, and 20 percent of this is a coast line with 273 km length and 20 islands. There are many attractions is Koh Kong, white sand beach, islands, rain forest, waterfalls, mangrove habitat, and fishing.

The important temple complex of Preah Vihear, built on a crest of Dang Rek Mountains at an altitude of 730m, dated from the reign of Suryavarman II (ruled 1002-49). This is probably the most dramatic location of any temple in Cambodia. The main drawback is that it is almost inaccessible from Cambodia unless you have the funds to charter a helicopter or willing to spend a few tough days getting there. 


Siem Reap-
 is the provincial capital of Siem Reap province. This small town crossed by a river coming from the Kulen Mountain is the gateway for the visit of the Angor Park which is over 40 km2 and is home of more than 100 temples dating from the 9th to 13thcentury.
Angkor Wat- The magnificent Angkor Wat Temple was built by Suryavarman II. In early 12th century. Angkor Wat is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the mount Merou, home of the gods. Considered as the masterpiece of the Khmer architecture, this Vishnuite temple is the King’s funerary temple that is why the temple is oriented to the west. Inside the temple the walls are covered by carvings and bas-reliefs depicting the Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II made during his reign. As well Angkor Wat is well known for the 1800 Apsaras dancers decorating the all temple. But like most say, it takes a life time to discover all the wonders of this temple.
Banteay Srei- is made of pink sandstone and is one of the smallest temple you can visit but one of the most beautiful as well. Built in 967 AD by a guru to Jayavarman V, it showcases the most exquisite, deep and complex carvings in all Khmer architectures. As well the carvings and bas-relief are in a perfect condition although being here for more than millenary.    
Ta Prohm- is one of the most popular temples of the Angkor Complex. This temple was built in the memory of the King Jayavarman VII’s mother. When found by the French conservators at the end of the 9th century, they deliberately left this temple in the same condition as it was discovered, overgrown by strangler fig and silk-cotton trees, giving the temple a mystical and romantic appeal. 

Great City of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall; each side of the city is 3 kilometers long. It draws a perfect square you access this town through 5 gates, 4 of them represent the cardinal points and the 5th one the Victory Gate was the one leading directly to the Royal Palace Area.
You will arrive via the South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and 4 giant faces. On each side is a row of 54 gods or demons holding the sacred Naga snakes.
After passing through the south gate, you will go down along this shady road to the Bayon temple. This temple lies exactly in the center of the city. The particularity of this monument is the 54 towers representing the 54 provinces of the then Great Khmer Empire. Each tower has 4 faces. This is the only temple in Cambodia depicting scenes of the every day life at the time of the empire.
From the Bayon continue by walk to the Baphoun recently re-opened to the public. There you will pass by the Phimeanakas the location of the Royal Palace. The only remaining are a pound and a temple. The palace was made of wood and did not survive the time and the wars.
Then continue to the Terrace of the Elephants. This Terrace was the place where the parade was done for the king. Next is the Terrace of the Leper King, depicting the water world.
Tonle Sap Lake- transfer to the Phnom Krom pier for boat on Tonle Sap Lake to visit floating village Chong Khneah at the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. Cambodia’s Great Lake, the Boueng Tonle Sap (Tonle Sap Lake) is the most prominent feature on the map of Cambodia – a huge dumbbell-shaped body of water stretching across the northwest section of the country. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia, swelling to an expansive 12,000km2. During the dry, half of the year the lake shrinks to as 3000 km2, draining into the Tonle Sap River, which meanders southeast eventually merging with the Mekong River at the “Chaktomuk” confluence of river opposite Phnom Penh.  

The capital, Phnom Penh- is situated at the confluence of two well-known rivers; the Mekong and the Tonle Sap. The city houses a population of 2 million people and possesses many fine examples of French Colonial architecture which are enhanced by the tree lined streets and boulevards of the city.
Over recent years the development of Phnom Penh has been dramatic, with a wide range of western hotels and restaurants now available for both the discerning and budget conscious visitors.

Independent Monument- At the intersection of Norodom and Preah Sihanouk Blvd; it was build in 1958. It is now also a memorial to Cambodia’s war dead and is sometimes known as the Victory Monument. Wreaths are laid here on national holidays.
Wat Phnom- is situated near the northern boundary of the city. The original temple was built in 1432 by a rich Khmer lady named “Penh” who found a collection of statues of the Buddha washed up on the river band and decided to house them in a nearby hill “Phnom”.
The site contains some good examples of Khmer architecture and statues. Wat Phnom is frequented by the locals as a place of worship and favorite weekend picnic spot.
Toul Sleng Museum-Known today as the museum of Genocide crimes, Toul Sleng Prison was institutionalized by the Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center in the late 1970s. Today the building houses exhibits, paintings and photographs of many of the victims and graphically portrays the atrocities inflicted upon the Khmer people during Poll Pot’s reign of terror. Visitors can see the crude cells built in the classrooms and the torture devices used to extract ‘confessions’ in stalinesque purges of the regime.
Cheung Ek Killing Field- The Cheung Ek genocide museum is located in Cheung Ek commune, Dankoar district, about 15 km from the center of Phnom Penh. This is the location where the Khmer Rouge took their prisoners for execution.
You can walk along 86 mass graves from which the remainders of 8,985 men, women and children were unearthed after the liberation of the Khmer Rouge. Some of those skulls, bones and pieces of clothing are now kept in the nearby massive stupa.
Silver Pagoda- (or the temple of the Emerald Buddha), formerly a wooden building, was rebuilt in 1962 in concrete and marble. The pagoda is floored with over 5000 silver tiles each weighing 1 kilogram. It is famous for its 90 kilograms of solid gold Buddha made in 1907 with accompanying Emerald Buddha, said to be made of baccarat crystal. Sharing the pagoda are many other interesting artifacts and jewels. This was one of the few temples to remain intact during the Khmer Rouge regime. Photography is allowed in the outside exhibition areas only. It should be remembered that exposed knees and shoulders may be considered disrespectful.
Royal Palace-You will walk through to visit the Royal Palace, which is also the residence of the King and Queen, is set back from the riverfront, but in clear view of the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Although it is closed to visitors, this beautiful building and its palatial gardens are still visible from the outside and are well worth seeing. The Royal Palace is located between the Silver Pagoda and National Museum.

Continues by foot with a short walk to visit National Museum where designed by George Gloslier and the Ecole des Arts Cambodgiens, the National Museum was built in1917 in the traditional Khmer style and was inaugurated in 1920 by King Sisowat. The National Museum houses the world’s foremost collection of ancient Khmer archaeological, religious, and artistic from the 4th to the 13th centuries. There are over 5,000 pieces on display, constituting the repository of the Kingdom’s culture wealth. In addition, the roof space is home to the largest bat colony in the world living in an artificial.