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Regions in Cambodia

Cardamom and Elephant Mountains – The western mountain ranges, gulf coast beaches, and offshore islands include the Cardamom and Elephant Mountains (Battambang, Kampot, Koh Kong, Pailin, Pursat, Sihanoukville, Bokor National Park, and Kep), as well as the Cardamom and Elephant Mountains (Battambang, Kampot, Koh Kong, Pailin, Pursat, Sihanoukville, Bokor National Park, and Kep).

North-western Cambodia – Cambodia’s northwestern region (Angkor Archaeological Park, Anlong Veng, Siem Reap, Sisophon, Koh Ker, Poipet, Tonle Sap Lake, Preah Vihear). The primary reason most tourists come to Cambodia is to see Angkor Wat, as well as a large lake and the northern highlands.

Mekong Lowlands and Central Plains – Mekong Lowlands and Center Plains (Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Kompong Thom, Krek) The capital city and the central flatlands (Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Kompong Thom, Krek)

Eastern Cambodia – East of the great Mekong, eastern Cambodia (Banlung, Kratie, Sen Monorom, Stung Treng) has isolated rural regions and national parks.

Cities in Cambodia

  • Phnom Penh — Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia.
  • Banlung — Banlung is the far northeastern province capital, close to several spectacular waterfalls and national parks.
  • Battambang — Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city.
  • Kampot — Kampot is a town located between the capital and Sihanoukville that serves as the entrance to the Bokor National Park.
  • Koh Kong — Koh Kong is a tiny border village near the Thai border.
  • Kompong Thom — access to lesser-known (and thus less busy) ancient temples and other places
  • Kratie — Kratie is a calm river village in the Mekong’s northeast, and it’s a great location to see endangered river dolphins up close.
  • Siem Reap — Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor Wat.
  • Sihanoukville — Sihanoukville, commonly known as Kompong Som, is a coastal town in the south of Cambodia.

Other destinations in Cambodia

  • Angkor Archaeological Park — The magnificent remains of ancient Khmer civilisation may be seen at Angkor Archaeological Park.
  • Bokor National Park — Bokor National Park is the eerie relic of a previous French highland resort.
  • Kampong Cham — Kampong Cham is a lovely rural hamlet on the Mekong River, and it’s a great location to meet genuine Cambodians.
  • Kep — a coastal region that predates Sihanoukville as Cambodia’s major beach resort; is being rediscovered by tourists.
  • Krek — Krek is a tiny hamlet on the backpacker route that connects Kratie with Kampong Cham.
  • Koh Ker — north of Angkor, additional ancient ruins
  • Poipet — Poipet is a rough border town through which most overland travelers to Angkor transit.
  • Preah Vihear — Preah Vihear is a cliff-top temple that predates Angkor Wat.
  • Tonle Sap Lake — Tonle Sap Lake is a massive lake with floating communities that serves as SE Asia’s finest bird refuge.

How To Travel To Cambodia

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Food & Drinks in Cambodia

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Money & Shopping in Cambodia

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Internet & Communications in Cambodia

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Traditions & Customs in Cambodia

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Culture Of Cambodia

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History of Cambodia

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