Cambodia is a Southeast Asian Nation, known for ancient temples, Islands and beaches. Its landscape is characterized by low lying central plain that is surrounded by uplands and low mountains. It spans the Mekong river delta and the Gulf of Thailand coastline. Experience the history, culture and tradition with the classic Cambodia tour package from Kochi with Unimoni Travel. Then Cambodia holiday package is a 4 day, 3 night package covers the capital city Phnom Penh and Siem Reap attractions.
Best tourist attractions in Phnom Penh
The busiest capital city of Cambodia Phnom Penh has grown to become the nation’s economic, industrial and cultural center. Situated on the banks of Mekong, Tonle Sap and making rivers, Phnom Penh is the home to more than 2 million people, the most populous city in Cambodia. Once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia, famous for National Museum, Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace and Wat Phnom.
The National Museum is the best place to get know about the country’s rich culture and history. It is Cambodia’s largest Museum of cultural history and is the country’s leading archeological museum. It have one of the largest collection of Khmer Art and cultural. Khmer Art is a collection of sculptural, ceramics, bronzes and ethnographic objects. It includes 140000 items, from periods before, during and after the Khmer empire and it stretched from Thailand, across Cambodia to southern Vietnam. The pre-Angkorian collection is also preserved for the visitor to experience the history in it best form.
The Royal Palace serves as the royal residence of the King of Cambodia since it was built in the 1860’s. It is the best example of Khmer Architecture with its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gliding. The Royal Place complex is divided by into four compounds: Silver Pagoda, Khemarin Palace, Throne Hall and Inner Court. Being the official residence of King Sihamoni, parts of this complex are closed to the public. The main attraction of this palace is Throne Hall. This hall is used for coronations and important ceremonies.
Located on the south side of the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda also known as the Temple of Emerald Buddha. This temple holding many national treasures including many gold and jeweled Buddha statues including the most important small green crystal Buddha. The floor of this temple is covered with 5 tons of shining silver so it named silver Pagoda. The Pagoda was originally constructed of wood in 1892 and is reconstructed in 1962. The walls of pagoda is an example of extra ordinary Khmer artisanship and Silver Pagoda is the perfect example of Cambodia’s cultural riches.
Wat Phnom is a Buddhist temple situated in Phnom Penh. It stands 27 meters above the ground and is the tallest religious structure in the city. Built in 1372, Wat phnom is the central point of Phnom Penh. This temple is situated on the only hill in town and this sanctuary itself was rebuilt several times in the 19th century. The interior of this temple has a central altar complex with a large bronze seated Buddha and is surrounded by different statues, flowers, candles and other devotion items.
Best tourist attractions in Siem Reap
Siem reap of Cambodia is a gateway to an ancient world. It is a popular resort town and an entry to the Angkor region. It has a Colonial and Chinese style architecture and is famous for ancient temples, a Cambodian cultural village, museums, Fishing villages and many more attractions. The largest religious complex in the world and the 12th century Angkur Thom Royal City are the main attractions in Siem Reap.
Banteay Srei is a 10th century Cambodian temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located in the area of Angkor, built largely of red sandstone. The buildings of this temple are miniature in size compared to the other temples of Angkorian construction. The intricate details of the temple is so special that it is popular among tourists.
Banteay Samre is a temple at Angkor, built in 12th century. It is a Hindu temple and is constructed in Angkor Wat style. Named after Samre, ethnic group of mountain people, the temple uses the same materials as the Banteay Srei.
It is the biggest of all Angkor temples and is built in 12th century. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the Siem Reap ancient city. It covers an area of 9 kms, within which several ancient monuments are there.It was the last and most enduring capital of Khmer Empire.
It is a 12th century Khmer temple at Angkor. The rich interiors makes this temple a mesmerizing experience for the visitors. It was the state temple of Jayavarman VII, Cambodia’s most celebrated king.
Baksei Chamkrong is a small Hindu temple in the Angkor complex, dedicate to Lord Shiva. This temple holds a golden image of Lord Shiva. This is one of the first temples build using the durable materials such as bricks and laterite and with stone decorations.
Baphoun is a temple located in Ankur Thom, Cambodia.It is a three tiered temple mountain and is built in mid-11th century dedicated to the Hindu God, Shiva.
The Royal terraces including the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King form the eastern boundary of the palace grounds. These terraces contain sculpting of Apsaras, warriors and animals. The terrace was used for the public ceremonies.
It is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Cambodia built in the Bayon Style Architecture. It is originally called Rajavihara and is surrounded by Jungle. The trees are growing out of the ruins offers a different experience for the visitors. Ta Prohm is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.
Preah Khan is a 12th century temple built by King jayavarman VII to honor his father. It was the center of a substantial organization Jayatataka baray with almost 100000 officials and servants. The temple is flat in design, surrounded by Buddhist Sanctuary and having many Hindu satellite temples.
Neak Pean is an artificial Island with a Buddhist Temple and is associated by Preah Khan temple. Built during the rule of Jayavarman VII, decorated with the sculptures of snakes running around the base of the temple structure. It was originally designed for medical purposes by the King jayavarman VII.