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Most Memorable Attractions in Cambodia – the joy of Cambodia

A mosaic of age old temples, historic monuments and a dark past, Cambodia is a fascinating holiday destination. To savor Cambodia, here are a few attractions that will surely be etched in your memory.

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Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

The Angor Wat is one of the most remarkable ancient ruins in all of Cambodia. Built in the 1100's as the palace of King Suryavarman II, the location was long forgotten since his death and only discovered in the 19th century. However, despite centuries of neglects, Angor Wat weathered it all and today stands as one of the wonders of the world. Amidst these broken ruins and fine craftsmanship, the orange hue of the sunrise is nothing short of magnificent. This is a well known fact in Cambodia, so except to see quite the crowd at 5.30am!

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Angor Thom

Angor Thom

Another one of Cambodia's age old treasures, the highlight of the Angor Thom is its entry bridge which is flanked by about 54 stone warriors who look as if they are playing tug-of-war with the sacred Naga Snake. Since most of the heads of the warriors are missing you have ample pop-up head photo ops in this location

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Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

This historic temple is famously known as the Tomb raider temple since it was featured in the said movie which actually unearthed this treasure for the world. This remarkably natural temple still stands in the exact manner it was found; with crumbling walls interwoven with the roots of age old trees.

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Artisans Angkor

Artisans Angkor

Art and Craftsmanship is synonymous to Cambodia. In the Artisians Angkor you can watch these talented artisans at work as they make wall hangings and crafts to aid the Cambodians who are disadvantaged. You can also purchase products from this interesting store and be a part of this noble cause.

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Quad Adventures at Sunset

Quad Adventures at Sunset

In addition to all the site seeing, a little adventure will help spice up your memories of Cambodia. Quad adventures are popular in Cambodia and amidst the rural setting the feeling of riding a quad is just as exhilarating as it is fun. Plan your quad adventure during sunset and get a double dose of beauty. Since this is a very popular tour it helps to book well in advance.

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The Pub Street and Siem Reap Night Market

The Pub Street and Siem Reap Night Market

An interesting part of Cambodia, this area has the ambience of New Orleans during the Mardi Gras. A very lively part of the city, here you can find an array of restaurants and interesting 'spas'. The highlight for many is fish pedicures tanks that are found throughout the street. If you are looking for knock off prices the Siem Reap Night Market will certainly not disappoint.

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The Floating Villages

The Floating Villages

The extent of Cambodias state of living can only be fully understood when one pays a visit to the floating village. A city on a river where you will find shacks on stilts, livestock in floating pens and children paddling with babies in canoes, this is one location that will certainly tug at your heartstrings. Donate and help out and get your feel good points up for the holiday. Any Siem Reap Accommodation such as Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa will be more than happy to organize this trip for you.

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The Genocide Museum

The Genocide Museum

If you want a sneak peak of the dark side of Cambodia, take a tour through the Genocide Museum. Here you will find details of how Pol Pot claimed the lives of nearly 3 million Cambodian people, turned schools into torture interrogation centers and did the unthinkable during the genocide.