Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cambodia as a Tourist Destination and Attractions (Entertainment)

There are many places of interest to go to in Cambodia like Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sihanouk Provence, Battambang, and Ream National Park.  Some favorite attractions are Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Royal Palace, Banteay Srei   and Bayon. If you like ancient temples you will like visiting Cambodia which is located in the mainland of Southeast Asia.  Just looking at the giant roots of ancient trees is amazing with Temples buried in the jungle. The people of the Khmer civilization are friendly everywhere you move in the country.

Related imageThe ancient Temples are remaining evidence of the Angkor Empire that existed between the 9th and 13th centuries. It was a magnificent empire erected by Kings of that era.  Every year the country is transformed in a nature cycle, which is unique to Cambodia. The flow of the Mekong River swells until it forces the Tonle Sap to reverse its course, pushing up stream from the ancient capital. Every year the reversal of the river is celebrated with the country’s water festival in November that is well worth being there to see.

If you simply wish to relax, Sihanoukville Beach has beautiful white sand and the warm Gulf of Thailand waters with little waves in a peaceful atmosphere. If you saw the movie Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie in the role as Laura Croft, you will see her swinging through the ancient Temples of Cambodia where the film was shot. Siem Reap is still a town crawling with tourists since the film was released years ago. It is the town closest to a vast complex of ancient Hindu/Buddhist Temples and has become a tourist site with 127 hotels nearby from economy to ultra- luxury   amenities.
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People visit Angkur Wat simply to see the sunrise that is not a simple thing to do. In Siem Reap many tourists line up at 5:30 in the morning to see nature’s beauty of the sun rising to yet another beautiful day in Cambodia. You just have to know how to beat the crowds and where to sit for the best view. A hint is to get off the main walkway and sit on the steps of the outpost buildings. Angkur Wat was built over the course of thirty years in the 1100’s as a home for King Surayavarman ll after his death. The site was unknown and undiscovered until France colonized Cambodia in the mid 1800’s.  They uncovered in the middle of the jungle that was somewhat preserved was what is considered now one of the Wonders of The World.
A good tour guide will take you to see the amazing walls depicting the many levels of heaven and hell. There are about 1,800 dancing maidens carved into stone. If you actually visit this site be careful of the many wild monkeys swarming the place freely. They will grab books and just about anything out of your hands and destroy it. Don’t even try to scare them away, they will come after you!      

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