An Outline of Captivating Cambodia

After I visited the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, I went to another country which is also in my bucket list for the countries that I would love to visit. It is listed as number six.

List of Countries that I Would Love to Visit

List of Countries that I Would Love to Visit

Yes, I went to the Kingdom of Cambodia. It was exhausting traveling by land and crossing borders yet rewarding to see the Land of Temples and Towers. I made sure that I’ll be visiting Cambodia before the year ends. I added it on my itinerary to visit the capital city of Phnom Penh and the province of the famous temple and one of UNESCO world heritage sites in the country which is Siem Reap.

In Phnom Penh, after I settled down on the guesthouse I was staying, I took my first step in exploring Cambodia and I felt in love. Phnom Penh is the capital but it is not a bustling city. It is relaxing and somehow slow paced. Here, I felt at home. Loving the lake breeze from Tonle Sap, watching the people walking on streets, enjoying sightseeing on temples, riding the tuktuk, smelling the freshly baked and cooked Khmer dishes are the things that I love the most. I stayed in Phnom Penh for quite some time and It has a laid-back and stress free life. Here are the places I’ve visited when I was in Phnom Penh.

Wat Phnom

Central Market of Phnom Penh

Wat Ounalom

Wat Ounalom

Royal Palace

Neak Banh Teuk Park

Independence Monument

Wat Langka

Wat Botum Vattey

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Phnom Penh Night Market

Phnom Penh Night Market

National Museum of Cambodia

Sisowath Quay

Then, I went to Siem Reap. If you happen to visit the Kingdom of Cambodia, make sure not to miss the famous temples of Angkor Wat, Bayon, Angkor Thom, Baphoun and Ta Prohm. There are also other temples worth visiting but the problem was I had less time to see all of them. Thus, only those temples mentioned above are the sights I can talk about.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Bayon Temple view

Bayon Temple view

Stone face

Stone face

Three- tiered Baphoun Temple

Three- tiered Baphoun Temple

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

Angkor Night Market

Angkor Night Market

It sure was a captivating adventure I had in the Kingdom of Cambodia. I had fun and I will truly remember everything I have experienced in this beautiful land.

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