Unveiling the Mysterious East - Historic Cambodia


In the eastern part of the world, there is a mysterious and beautiful country where you will truly feel the charm of the ancient East when you come across thousands of miles. The famous Mekong River winds through the land of Cambodia, and the culture of this land is closely related to this beautiful river. Cambodia has survived more than 2,000 years of history, leaving behind the French colonial French-style architecture, the unparalleled historical relics of Angkor Wat, and the culturally rich Phnom Penh.


Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, a small city in Asia with a reputation as the "Paris of the East". It has been under fire for nearly half a century, but the trauma of the years has made her a different kind of landscape. Angkor is a once-prosperous royal city with magnificent architecture and exquisite reliefs. It was also a war-torn ashram, and a temple of religious art, where Hinduism and Buddhism flourished together, interpreting the true meaning of beauty. When you come to Phnom Penh and Angkor, you can truly understand Cambodia's long history, exquisite architecture and customs, and can enter Cambodia's ancient culture and dialogue with time and space. When you come to Cambodia, you should visit both cities once. The transportation between the two cities is also very convenient, you can choose to take a plane or a bus. 

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The aeroplane is relatively short, only 35 minutes, while the bus takes longer, more than 5 hours, but it is a good choice to travel by bus to enjoy the scenery along the way.

In this article, we suggest visitors set aside two days for Phnom Penh and four days for Angkor so that they can enjoy the local history, culture and culture in detail, without being in too much of a hurry, and will be comfortable. The first stop in Cambodia is Phnom Penh, the capital with both a cultural and modern atmosphere. There are many temples and magnificent royal palaces, and a wide range of markets. In addition to sightseeing, you can also be a backpacker here, put on your backpack and wander around slowly to feel the bustle of street corners, discover the uniqueness of the city, and experience the slow pace of life of local people.


Taktsai Mountain is the birthplace of Phnom Penh. It is about 100 meters high and has the image of Lady Ben, which is one of the symbols of Phnom Penh. When you climb up the hill, the mountain breeze blows and you can enjoy the view from the top of the hill. The temple is filled with Khmer-style reliefs, which are majestic and will delight your eyes. 

The Royal Palace is located on the edge of the Tonle Sap River, also known as the Four Arms Bay Grand Palace, with a spacious and clean road and a large lawn square, full of traditional Khmer architectural style and religious colours. Stroll through the palace, admire the magnificent relief murals and recall the religious stories of the dynasties. At the exit of the palace watch the traditional music performance, and sit on the lawn to watch the sunset, how beautiful and relaxing.