Cambodia is a paradise in Southeast Asia. Visitors can marvel at the splendor of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is among the largest religious monuments in the world. Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, delights visitors with its beautiful Southeast Asian palaces and history museums. Sihanoukville on the Gulf of Thailand is a world-class tropical resort with endless beaches and luxury at affordable prices.
Angkor Wat is the common name for the Angkor complex of temples. It is one of Cambodia's landmarks as well as a representative symbol of the country. It is located 6km north of Siem Reap. Angkor Wat combines the two basic elements of Cambodia temple architecture—altars and corridors—in a highly regimented and symmetrical complex of buildings. There are more than 600 extant structures. Some of the most famous include the Angkor Temple, Angkor Thom, Bakheng, Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei.
The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, also known as Preah Barom Reachea Vaeng Chaktomuk, is named after the intersection of the Mekong River, the Tonle Sap River and the Bassac River. This is the palace of the King of Cambodia. It is composed of a group of golden roofs and yellow walls. It consists of many large and small palaces such as Chaya Hall, Golden Temple and Silver Temple. It is exquisitely shaped and magnificent, full of traditional Khmer architecture and religious tone. On the cloister of the building is a magnificent relief mural depicting Angkor Wat, depicting the achievements and religious stories of the dynasties. Local residents and monks alike enjoy keeping cool on the spacious lawn in front of the palace, it's extremely lively.
Banteay Srei is located near Phnom Kulen in Northeast Angkor Thom. It is a unique and exquisite building among Angkor's monuments. It is famous for its bright colors and exquisite reliefs. It is known as the “Gem of Angkor Art”. The name Banteay Srei means “women's castle”, which is supposed to have been constructed and carved by women. Its Central Tower and large library contain a large number of statues. Its walls, columns and other architectural surfaces are full of reliefs, complex shapes and soft lines. Unlike the green sandstones used in most of the Angkor monuments, Banteay Srei was built using Khmer-specific red clay, which is extremely colorful and keeps the carvings intact.