Tips for travelers when visit Cambodia at Khmer New Year

Cambodian New Year or Chaul Chnam Thmey in Khmer is the name of the holiday that celebrates the New Year in Cambodia. There’s plenty of fun to be found, but visitors should be prepared for busy roads, closed banks and increased interest in their personal belongings.

Top Three Temples in Cambodia

THE CLASSIC: ANGKOR WAT
THE FACES: ANGKOR THOM
THE JUNGLE: TA PROHM

Photographing the Temples of Angkor

Angkor is one of Southeast Asia’s top-rated destinations, yet it’s still vastly underrated. The ancient group of temples most accessible from the Cambodian city of Siem Reap is unforgettable, jaw-dropping and worth every second and penny you might spend to get there. Before reading any further, I suggest you start planning your trip.

Around Angkor Wat

PHNOM BOX.
CHAU SREI VIBOL.
BANTEAY SREI.
KBAL SPEAN.
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Angkor Thom

The fortified city of Angkor Thom (Great Angkor or Great City), some 10sq km in extent, was built by Angkor’s greatest king, Jayavarman VII (r 1181-219), who came to power following the disastrous sacking I the previous Khmer capital by the Chams. At its height, it may have supported a population of one million people in the surrounding region.

Around Angkor Thom

TA PROHM.
BAKSEI CHAMKRONG.
PHNOM BAKHENG.
PRASAT KRAVAN
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Family Adventures: Discover the greatest temples Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is one of the most beautiful and fascinating places on the planet. Made by the Khmer kings in a process that lasts almost 4 centuries, this magnificent area has been abandoned and hidden by the forest. Re-discovered by a French man about 150 years ago, Angkor Wat is ready to become one of the most visited archaeological and artistic sites on the planet.

Things Nobody Tells You About Angkor Wat, Cambodia

The temples of Angkor, flanked by Angkor Wat, are one of Southeast Asia’s top destinations.  And justifiably so.  These temples are beautiful, thrilling, and absolutely fascinating.  But despite all the information that is out there, Angkor was very different from what I expected.  If you’re planning to visit Angkor on your trip to Cambodia, here’s what you need to know.

Roluos Group

The monuments of Roluos, which served as Indravarman l’s (r 877-89) capital, Hariharalaya, are among the earliest large, permanent temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of the age of Khmer classical art. Before the construction of Roluos, generally only lighter (and less-durable) construction materials such as brick were employed.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

So, the big one: Angkor Wat! Travis, Mike and Tracey have all been telling me it’s an incredible sight and that Siem Reap is incredible too. I must say, I was pretty sceptical. I’m the kind of person who will visit the Eiffel Tower, look at it for about 2 minutes, then turn around and watch people watching it instead!

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