Located in the southern part of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is one of the cannot-miss destinations for your tour to Indochina. The country is bordered by Thailand to its northwest, Laos to its northeast, and Vietnam to its east.
It is important to note that this country’s history did not begin with the Khmer. During the pre-history era, Cambodia was governed by the Funan and Chenla from India. In 802 AD, Jayavarman II set the foundation of the Angkor period by the beginning of the Khmer empire. During its peak from the 11th to 13th centuries, the Khmer empire built 5,000 pagodas and temples including the famous Angkor Wat. After the ruin of the Khmer kingdom, the country acted as a vassal state of other neighboring countries. From 1863 to 1953, Cambodia was colonized by the French. The period from 1975 to 1979 was the most haunting period in this country when the Khmer Rouge carried out the Cambodian genocide.
Today, Cambodia is a peaceful country for you to travel. This country is absolutely a heaven for history buffs thanks to its massive system of historical relics. Moreover, you should discover its religious sites, spectacular jungles, pristine beaches, and bustling cities.
Cambodia’s Royal Palace is a highly-recommended beauty spot for tourists visiting Phnom Penh – the 100-year-olds capital of Cambodia.
This palace is considered one of the most well-known royal palaces in the world for its striking and beautiful architecture. Known as a national historical witness,...