The Ministry of Tourism has the great honor to inform the public and tourists that after millions of viewers all over the world electing an ancient temple as the magnificent historic building site by the website of TripAdvisor Co. Inc., Cambodia’s Angkor Temple is ranked first of the world’s magnificent historic building sites for 2017.

This is the fourth year that the Angkor Temple has been elected by viewers all over the world, and it has been ranked first consecutively by the different famous websites. In 2014, the Angkor Temple was ranked first of the world’s most famous archeological and historical sites by the website of ArchaeoMadness Co. In the early year of 2015, the Angkor Temple was ranked first of the world’s most famous historic sites by the website of TripAdvisor Co. In 2016, the Angkor Temple was ranked first of the world’s most popular cultural tourist sites by the website of Lonely Planet Co.

Let me inform you that in May 2016, Mr. Anton Caragea the President of the European Council on Tourism and Trade and Mr. Mircea Constantinescu the Chairman of the European Tourism Academy declared Cambodia the World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2016 and the Favorite Cultural Tourist Destination for 2016 as the Kingdom of Cambodia has been deemed to be `Kingdom of Wonder’ based on five elements:

  • Marvels of culture, especially Angkor Temple – the masterpiece of Khmer people and all humanity, and marvels of nature;
  • The large Tonle Sap Lake in Asia with the returning flow of water, unparalleled In the world;
  • The feature of Cambodian Buddhism, not only teaching humans to become disciples but also advising them to do good deeds;
  • The charming smile of Cambodian people; if you want to see the true smile of humans, please come to Cambodia; and
  • The wise and brilliant leadership of Samdech Techo HUN SEN the Prime Minister who has combined tourism with culture to develop the country.

Moreover, the European Tourism Academy has unanimously elected Samdech Techo the Prime Minister as the Honorary Member of the European Tourism Academy by virtue of his great heroism in the development of the whole country from zero until prosperity recognized in the national and international arenas. The European Tourism Academy has also named Samdech Techo the Prime Minister as the ‘Man of Action, Man of Dialogue and Man of Reflection’.

This outcome is very suitable for Cambodia, and the consecutive acceptance of first-class awards truly reflects success of the Royal Government of Cambodia under the haven of peace and the wise leadership of Samdech Akira Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, who is the constructor of the win-win policy and the open-sky policy to develop our beloved country.

On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, we appeal to the public and tourists to maintain peace and protect our ancestral heritage in order to develop green tourism and the green economy on the golden land of Cambodia — Kingdom of Wonder — Feel the Warmth.

Source: Press Release of Ministry of Tourism of Kingdom of Cambodia on June 29th, 2017

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Discover what makes Cambodia a special civilization and why you must have it on your top travel list.

Cambodia is continuously gaining recognition with its tourism industry, offering numerous attractions for tourist including the globally renowned temple complex, the Angkor Wat. Despite the fact that Cambodia is not an undiscovered country, you may still find many undiscovered components to this country. Travel to Cambodia to encounter a piece of intoxicating history, meet the extremely favorable Khmer people and take-in the nation’s stunning pure beauty. The ever present Khmer smile is celebrated, as is Cambodia hospitality. Let yourself lots of time to research and you will be excited to see everything that Cambodia has to provide. Through Cambodia Travel dip yourself in the country’s distinctive culture and lifestyle. Map of Cambodia

Cambodia is a nation of sunshine and tone, rising from its bloody history with undoubted strength and dazzling energy. Cambodia Journey comprises Grand temples and byzantine monuments showcase the formidable monuments of the mighty Khmer empire while stylish bars, contemporary buildings and the brightness of its individuals bring us into the present. The ancient ruins of Angkor rank among the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites. The capital city Phnom Penh oozes history, as well as offers up some exceptional dining and a complete on nightlife. As yet unspoiled islands scatter the Cambodian shore and quaint small provincial towns sit among strikingly beautiful countryside.

Daily Excursion in Phnom PenhCambodia is a comparatively little country encompassed by Vietnam to the north east, Thailand to the North West along with Laos to the north. It is a relatively new and evolving tourist spot to go for the Western world, but the nation now has opened its doors wide to show off its excellent treasures. Through Cambodia Travel, the most popular view is Angkor Wat, situated just outside the tourist town of Siem Reap. Cambodia is a very inexpensive travel location, even by Southeast Asian requirements. It isn’t hard to find comfortable hotel at a reasonable cost. Food is also quite inexpensive and in the major tourist cities there are numerous restaurants keen to please the visiting crowds.

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Siem Reap Angkor

Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap of CambodiaSiem Reap’s hottest attractions consist mainly of ancient ruins in the Angkor area, a World Heritage listed site. There are more than 1, 000 important temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park from the ninth to 15th hundreds of years, set among woods and farmland. The most famous of those is Angkor Wat, a twelfth century temple considered the world’s biggest religious construction. You’d be amiss not also seeing the huge Angkor Thom, home to numerous Hindu monuments and gates, staggering in their size. When investigating the Angkor Archaeological Park, don’t pass up on seeing Phnom Bakheng, among the oldest temples in Angkor.

Constructed in the late-ninth to early-10th century, Phnom Bakheng sits atop a stone development with carvings of Hindu deities. Another distinguishing sight at Angkor that has to be experienced is the Terrace of the Leper King. This 7 metre stage with a nude sexless statue is regarded as one of the region’s great enigmas. Back within the city of Siem Reap, another popular draw is the Cambodian Cultural Village. A mix of theme park and cultural website, CCV shows the conventions of 11 hamlets including activities, a wax museum and miniature buildings. If you would like a distinctive experience, a cruise throughout the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake must be on your Siem Reap itinerary.

Known as the Venice of the East this village is totally built over the water with homes, markets, fisheries, schools, hospitals, basket ball courts and much more sitting on top of stilts. For buying traditional Cambodian items, you have got to visit the Old Market, which sells quality artisan goods like instruments and clothing amidst a local atmosphere. After the sun sets, you will find a lot of places to drink and communicate with locals along Pub Street. For a more laid back night excursion you must visit the night market area for a wide range of handicrafts and street food vendors. Painting at Artisan D'Angkor

Siem Reap has progressed into a tourist town, catering to the considerable amounts of visitors it receives every year by providing a surplus of hotels, resorts, hostels and guesthouses. You are best basing yourself within the city that has lots of restaurants, shops, bars and places to keep you occupied on days when you are not visiting Angkor or outer city draws. Siem Reap isn’t a big city, so you will always be close to transportation and tour operators no matter where you are staying. It is additionally possible to walk to the majority of Siem Reap’s draws within the city area.

Tonle Sap Lake

Tonle Sap Lake in Siem ReapTonle Sap Lake situated South of Siem Reap City is just the biggest lake in Cambodia and plays an essential part in the environmental balance of the country. At the dry season it is a low lake which drains throughout the Tonle Sap River into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, this changes in the June – Nov monsoon season when the high water degree of the Mekong River causes a reverse flow up the Tonle Sap River into the lake region. The influx increases the size of the lake from its low of 2500 sq kilometre to over 10, 000 sq kilometres.

This makes the lake the biggest freshwater lake in the South East Asia throughout the wet season. The awash mangrove woods plains are home to over 100 types of water birds including a number of endangered or endangered species. There are over 200 types of fish in its waters as well as crocodiles in maroques otters and turtles. The lake is populated with floating hamlets inhabited by both Cambodian and Vietnamese communities. The person hamlets are an incredible view with their floating homes, marketplaces, schools and churches. The villagers earn an income from fishing with their large fish traps catching enough to provide Cambodia with 50{5c751442e5d0d6acc168756d9dce2d619bfe823b65c2fd7441c3af909dfa0cf7} of its fish consumption.

Floating Village on Tonle Sap LakeOne of more prominent floating hamlets is Chong Khneas. It is 12 kilometers south of Siem Reap and is a departure\/arrival point for the Phnom Penh ferry service and also Tone Sap lake tourist trips. While this floating village is just a well known landmark, while less tourist orientated hamlets of Kampong Pluk and Kampong Khleang gave more of an insight into lake life. Both these hamlets are south of Chong Khneas on the eastern side of the lake. Kampong Khleang is in fact the largest floating community on Tonle Sap.

This Vietnamese negotiation also offers a thriving pottery business as there were piles of clay pots in front of majority of the houses. To the west of Chong Khneas at the north end of the lake is just the Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary. This reserve is and it has been called the most crucial breeding ground in South East Asia for big water birds. Species like the Black headed ibis, spot billed Pelican, Grey headed Fish Eagle, Painted Stock and Millet Stork nest in the region. The refuge is most widely used with bird watchers in the dry season months when flocks of migratory birds visit the region.


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Cambodia’s Three Distinguished Towns Attempt for UNESCO List

Three rising visitor destinations in Cambodia could make it to the UNESCO World Heritage list in five years time. Data on the World Heritage applications revealed at the end of the Mekong Tourism Forum, held 5 to 7 July in Sihanoukville.

An itemized arrangement delineating the strides required for Battambang, Kratie and Kampot to accomplish World Heritage status, under the substantial society classification ought to be affirmed by the Prime Minister’s office as right on time as this September.

UNESCO partner master urban legacy, Serge Reny, affirmed the underlying arranging procedure was currently in progress, however focused on the result would be dictated by what the groups themselves suggested in each of the three towns.

A definite exchange with nearby groups is the initial step to pick up backing and criticism in a convoluted and extensive procedure to record three applications with UNESCO. The procedure would take no less than five years before the towns were put on a short rundown for definite thought. Reclamation work in the three towns would need to be finished as a component of the application procedure inside the five years.

“Without their criticism and duty, there is the danger of the towns transforming into galleries with no pertinence to today’s social surroundings. That is not the target we need the towns to mirror a living society,” Reny clarified.

Battambang

Buddhist Temple in Battambang

Battambang lies west of Siem Reap on the national road 5 from Phnom Penh to Poipet, the bordertown confronting Aranyapathet in Thailand. It is best known for its Buddhist sanctuaries and verifiable and social connections to Thailand. Battambang is Cambodia’s second most crowded town and a mainstream vacationer destination due its 40 antiquated sanctuaries and previous royal residences, Buddhist altars and a bamboo train. It is additionally the capital of Battambang region.

Kampot

Activity in Kampot

Kampot which was a common seat of the pilgrim French organization, lies a one-hour drive east from the waterfront town of Sihanoukville. Kampot is a peaceful riverside town, only a couple km up waterway from the Gulf of Thailand. It is known for its well-known dark pepper, which is broadly accessible in Cambodia and a fare thing. The town’s engineering is a blend of pilgrim going back to the French and cutting edge Cambodian now and again known as  known as Sihanouk or independence architecture.

Kratie

Mekong Dolphin in Kratie

Kratie, situated on the banks of the Mekong River, upper east of Phnom Penh, is home to around 20 Irrawardy dolphins who live on a 190 km stretch of the stream south of the outskirt with Laos. Situated in the upper east, on expressway 7, Kratie is a residential community on the banks of Mekong River. A stretch of stream north of town is home to uncommon Irrawaddy dolphins. The dolphins are the town’s principle vacation destination, which is likewise the begin of the Mekong Discovery Trail.

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism worldwide participation chief, Thok Sokhom, prior in the year, was cited saying, the service had distinguished the three towns as potential destinations for World Heritage status with UNESCO.

The nation as of now has two World Heritage destinations; Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear. Every UNESCO World Heritage site must demonstrate that it speaks to a perfect work of art of human inventive virtuoso, display vital great expressions, or normal scenes, bear a one of a kind affirmation to a social custom, or be an exceptional case of engineering, as indicated by the determination criteria.

It will take no less than five years for government authorities to group enough proof to meet UNESCO’s determination for each of the three urban areas. Reny said the five-year process with studies and rebuilding work at the three towns would cost an expected USD50 million. It would include financing and ability from the World Bank, USAID and Germany GIZ.

“The main test is to pick up a comprehension of the groups and their personality, while perceiving the impact of the diverse periods, for example, 1953 to 1970 the freedom time and how it affected on craftsmanship and engineering,” the UNESCO master emphasized.

Cambodia World Heritages List

 

Source: ttrweekly

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