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Cambodia Tours & Customized Vacation Packages 2024 – 2025

Tour Cambodia and truly experience the small Indochina country with an epic history movingly inscribed in its ancient temples and modern war memorials. We offer a wide range of Cambodia tours & customized vacation packages 2024 – 2025 with much delight and promotion. Our well-designed tours to Cambodia are ensured to bring you the chance to explore the history and embrace the fascinating culture of this pearl of South East Asia. From the splendid jungle-tangled temples and towers of Angkor to the tropical islands fringed south coast, from the northeast less-visited villages to the mighty and stunning Mekong River, our vacation packages in Cambodia can offer more than your expectation.

Go Cambodia Tours delivers the best Cambodia vacation package that is featured on the top best-selling lists of Cambodia vacation packages appreciated by most of our customers. All of our suggested itineraries are well tailor-made by our travel specialists with their years of personal experience, which showcase the best and most authentic Cambodia. You can trustfully choose one of those ready-made Cambodia vacation packages or use these ideas to get a starting point. Speak to us and our travel consultant will help you to create your own trip to Cambodia that meets your exact style and interest!

Top Cambodia Tours & Vacation Packages 2024 – 2025

It doesn’t own the grand temples like in Siem Reap or the chaos of Phnom Penh or sandy beaches as in Sihanoukville, Battambang has its draw with Bamboo train, Killing Caves, Bat cave and Wat Ek Phnom. With 3 day tours in Battambang, this will be more delight in Cambodia Tour Vacation.

With 12 days tour Cambodia and South Vietnam promise to give you a ton of new feeling and interesting surprises. You not only limited at Cambodia, but we will also bring to you beyond this land, the South of Vietnam. From the World Heritage Site Angkor Wat to the historical places in Phnompenh, where you will see the crime of the Khmer Rouge, or pass through the border to visit the South of Vietnam, surely this will be the best journey in your lifetime. Follow us, check the itinerary and take a trip right now!

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Cambodia Classic Tour – 15 Days

A half of a month for visiting the famous tourist spots in Cambodia local tour is very comfortable to enjoy. You will not only relax when visiting the famous scenic spots but also learn more about the culture and people of Cambodia. You will visit ancient temples to pristine beaches. The trip will take you from surprise to surprise by the variety of places you visit.

Cambodia Itineraries 1 Week

Cambodia Cultural Tour – 8 Days

Get a closer view of epic Cambodia in 8-day culture tour with all the famous destination, food, and exploration. This one-week itinerary may bring you to the village life of the rural countryside to get to know deeply the cultures and customs of Cambodian as well as the Khmer Kingdom.

If you are really into Cambodian cuisine, culture, and crafts, this 7-day tour in Cambodia is especially for you. Dine at the authentic restaurant, join in cooking class, learn about rural life to explore the culture as well as the crafts in the countryside. A ton of amazing things is waiting for your exploration.

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Cambodia Heritage Tour – 7 Days

Known as a beautiful small country in the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is a country that is famous for many heritage sites from over hundreds of years. If you fall in love with the long history of Cambodia, the ancient temples, this Cambodian heritage tours are for you within 7 days. What are you looking for? Travel with us.

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Cambodia Honeymoon Tour – 8 Days

Neither a romantic Paris nor a beautiful Hawaii, why you don’t make the honeymoon anniversary in beautiful Cambodia? Travel to this country, the scenery is not less beautiful than Paris or Hawaii, what’s more, interesting when both of you hand in hand to explore Siem Reap or enjoy relaxation in Sihanoukville beach as picturesque. What are you waiting for? Let us help you have an unforgettable in Cambodia!

Cambodia Itineraries 1 Week

Cambodia in Depth – 8 Days

Tour Route: Siem Reap –  Sihanoukville – Tonle Sap – Phnom Penh

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the magnificent Angkor Wat, a 12th-century temple complex with stunning bas-reliefs.
  • Discover the ancient capital of Angkor Thom and its remarkable landmarks.
  • Enjoy a sunset view of Angkor Wat
  • Tonle Sap Lake & Floating Village: Experience local life on Asia's largest inland lake and visit the floating school and fishing farm.
  • Relax at the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville.
  • Continue to enjoy the beach and resort facilities at Sokha Beach Resort.

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Cambodia Luxury Tour – 9 Days

If you are finding a luxury tour in Cambodia, Go Cambodia Tours will offer you 9-day tour with the most highlights in the beautiful country. Don’t stop at the spectacular landscapes, the Cambodia luxury tour will bring to you experiences as its name “luxury” with the best services, experience driver and professional tour guide, which surely bring to you an unforgettable memory in Cambodia.

A few days of leisure but still want to have a wonderful Cambodia tour? The 9-day tour with all essential locations of Cambodia in Siem Reap, Kompong Chhnang, and Phnom Penh will absolutely worth your while. Discover the magnificent temples in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap. Then start your journey on the RV Jayavarman to Tonle Sap Lake to see the different birds in the lake, come to Kampong Chhnang the next day to explore the marshes along the river, to Kampong Cham to join the journey on land - Wat Hanchey Temple - Angkor. Travel to Phnom Penh - a crossroads of the past and present of Asia to visit the Royal Palace, National Museum, Silver Pagoda and other famous attractions in Phnom Penh within two days.

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Cambodia Natural Exploration Tour – 3 Days

A great 3-day Cambodia tour from Kratie to Stung Treng to explore the villages, jungle, the mighty Mekong. Pass through stretches of the Mekong River with a rich mix of the natural and rustic countryside. This trail also takes you to 2 biodiversity hotspots’ protecting the nature’s richness.

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Cambodia North & East Explorer – 14 Days

Known as the “Kingdom of Wonder” and its heart - Angkor Wat, Cambodia concentrates the largest religious structure with an amazing array of ornate carvings and warmly welcome people. The 14-day Cambodia tour will start by exploring the bustling Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and also figure out about the horrible history of the Khmer Rouge regime. Feel the kindness and hospitality on the faces of Bayon residents when they smile with you. A surreal and mysterious Cambodia is waiting for your exploration.

Cambodia Itineraries 1 Week

Cambodia Sightseeing Tour – 6 Days

Travel Cambodia on a one-week trip from Phnom Penh, the heart of Cambodia which is known as the capital of the Khmer Kingdom. Pass through the biggest growing rubber area of Kampong Cham or enjoy the sunset from the top of Phnom Santuk in Kompong Thom, surely is one of the incredible views you cannot miss. Only in 6 days tour, Go Cambodia Tours will bring you a forgettable time in the beautiful country in Southeast Asia. Travel with us and let's explore the delightful land!

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Essence of Cambodia – 12 Days

Tour Route: Phnom Penh - Battambang – Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Quad Bike Adventure - Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Toul Sleng Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and Wat Phnom to immerse in the city's rich history and culture.
  • Journey from Battambang to Phnom Penh, with stops at Udong and Kompong Chhnang.
  • Explore Angkor Wat and the ancient temples of Angkor Thom, including Bayon and Ta Phrom.
  • Experience the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake and witness the unique lifestyle.
  • Quad Bike Adventure: Journey through the countryside of Siem Reap on an exciting Quad Bike tour.
  • Relax and unwind on the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville.

The Cambodia tour package of 6 days to discover the capital Phnom Penh with the famous tourist attractions such as Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, River Front Park, and Wat Phnom. Soak up the clear blue water of beaches in Sihanoukville, visit the Kbal Chhay waterfall and end your trip with experiences at the Angkor complex, Siem Reap. This will be an interesting holiday in Cambodia kingdom.

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Highlights of Cambodia – 7 Days

Spend a 7-day Cambodia tour package discovering the highlights of this captivating Southeast Asian country as well as its untouched charm and warming hospitality. Explore Cambodia with unique architecture feats that represent the country’s rich culture and religion. Visit Phnom Penh city of long-established tradition and magnificent constructions then move to Battambang to learn more about the daily life of the locals. Travel to Siem Reap to visit the Poetic Stung Sangker River and Tonle Sap Lake, discover the Angkor National Museum and the spectacular temples of Siem Reap. Experience the floating life on the floating village of Kampong Phluck before leaving.

Tour Route: Siem Reap – Battambang – Kampong Cham – Kratie – Mondulkiri – Phnom Penh – Kampot – Sihanoukville – Siem Reap

Tour Highlights

  • Experience Angkor Wat's mesmerizing sunrise and explore Siem Reap's ancient temples.
  • Immerse in local culture, visit rural villages in Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Cham.
  • Explore Battambang's provincial museum, Phnom Banon, and enjoy a thrilling ride on the Bamboo train.
  • Travel to Mondulkiri and engage with elephants at the Elephant Valley Project.
  • Uncover Phnom Penh's highlights, including the Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng Museum, and the vibrant Russian Market.

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Panorama of Cambodia – 10 Days

Tour Route: Phnom Penh – Battambang – Siem Reap – Kep City – Phnom Penh

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the Royal Palace, National Museum, and Wat Ounalom during a Phnom Penh city tour.
  • Discover Oudong, the former capital city, and its impressive temples and stupas.
  • Journey to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat.
  • Experience the floating village on Tonle Sap Lake and witness the unique lifestyle.
  • Coastal Charm in Kep: Relax and enjoy the coastal beauty of Kep with sailing boat trips and visits to the crab market.
  • Rabbit Island Excursion: Escape to the idyllic Rabbit Island for pristine beaches and fresh seafood.

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Phnom Penh – Siem Reap Tour – 8 Days

Tour Route: Phnom Penh - Silver Pagoda - Mekong River - Angkor Temples - Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap

Tour Highlights

  • Visit Toul Sleng Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and National Museum in Phnom Penh.
  • Travel from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, visiting the Choeng Ek killing fields and the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum.
  • Visit the iconic temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, learn about Cambodia's history in Phnom Penh.
  • Take a boat cruise on the Mekong River and witness a beautiful sunset.
  • Discover Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Phrom temples, and take a boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake's floating village.

This Cambodia tour package for 5 days will be a memorable period of time for you to explore beautiful Cambodia. Discover a small country but come to this place you will be overwhelmed by the old French colonial architecture, religious beliefs, and warm hospitality. See a Cambodia not all about temple-gazing but a perfect combination of the old tradition and modern development. Visit Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, retaining the pains from the war of Khmer Rouge in the Killing Fields. On contrary, soak in Siem Riep is a bustling city with alluring café ritual, crowded streets, and excellent dishes. Escape from the normal chaotic life daily cycle and get back to the original value by paying a trip to Cambodia.

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Taste of Cambodia – 6 Days

Gain memorable experiences with a 6-day Cambodia vacation exploring the beauty of this country. Overwhelmed by the old French colonial architecture, religious beliefs, and warm hospitality. Explore a perfect combination of the old tradition and modern development in Phnom Penh retaining the pains from the war of Khmer Rouge in the Killing Fields. Reach to Siem Reap, a bustling city, with alluring café ritual, crowded streets, and excellent dishes. What are you waiting for? Take your backpack and let's go to Cambodia!

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The Mighty Cambodia – 15 Days

Cambodia highlights 15-day itinerary offer by Cambodia tours ranging from the vibrant capital city of Phnom Penh, the exotic hub of Siem Reap, the floating villages to the relics of Angkor temples. All in this 2-week tour is an ideal opportunity to help you to get closer to the locals as well as experience the beautiful landscapes in Cambodia. Now, willing for your tour and travel with us!

Tour Route: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a water puppet show in Hanoi and take a night train to Sapa
  • Embark on a Sapa village tour and visit Fansipan Peak
  • Cruise through stunning view of Halong Bay
  • Join a Hoi An cooking class
  • Visit the Cai Rang Floating Market and join a Vespa night tour
  • Discover Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • Visit Kampong Phluk Village and explore Phnom Penh's culture and history

Top 10 Things to Do in Cambodia Tours & Vacation Packages

Many flocks to Cambodia for the prospect of witnessing its spectacular temples, timeless ruins, undisturbed beaches, and for discovering its rich cultural heritage. But not many people know that Cambodia has as much a fascinating range of activities as it has scenic attractions to bewitch travelers. From cruising, swimming with elephants, and cycling around the cities,… a promising adventure awaiting you to visit this ancient kingdom. Below are the best things to do and see in Cambodia tours & vacation packages that will definitely disappoint you.

Cycling in Cambodia: Explore Siem Reap’s Shrines & Palaces on a Bike

Cambodia is all about lush greenery, ancient temples, and a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, travelers keep it that way during their Cambodia vacation packages. Thus, cycling tours are a convenient way of sightseeing and one of the most popular things in Cambodia for backpackers. Riding through the quiet trails of the countryside amidst stunning natural scenery helps travelers escape the crowd and bustling roads. These Cambodia tours typically include sightseeing of Ta Prohm, Elephant Terrace, Bayon, and magnificent Angkor temples.

Traditional Khmer Performance: Witness the Stunning Apsara Dance in Phnom Penh

For lovers of art, dance & theatrics, the traditional Khmer Performance of Apsara Show is one of the best things to do in Cambodia. This cultural dance form draws its roots from the mythological courts of kings and Gods, then it has developed into its modern, unique form in the present time. This traditional Khmer dance revolves around a storyline narrated through the attractive, flexible movements of the dancers together with their colorful and eye-catching attires, making it among the top things to do in Cambodia holidays.

Cruising Mekong: Spot Dolphins & Enjoy the Sunset

Cruising the Mekong is one of the most fascinating experiences for travelers coming to Cambodia. Spend some days in your Cambodia local tour to sail from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a traditional Cambodian boat. Other than the relaxing journey, the stunning view of the sunset that tourists can witness from aboard the cruise is like a cherry on the cake! Along the way, visitors can also easily spot the Irrawaddy river dolphins in the water, the rarest of all aquatic mammals. Witnessing these peaceful, friendly creatures in their natural habitat is undoubtedly among the refreshing things to do in Cambodia vacation.

Visit Ta Prohm: Wander through the Temple Famed for "Tomb Raider"

The only structure in Angkor that has been left in its pristine form, Ta Prohm is considered an example of the power of Nature and among the most attractive places to visit in Cambodia. The enormous roots grasping the shrine seem to be challenging adventurers to try and alter the structure. This ‘Tomb Raider’ with its huge silk-cotton trees and strangler figs is perhaps the most photogenic place in Cambodia.

Try Khmer Food: Gorge on fresh seafood & Amok!

It cannot be denied that one of the main attractions of Cambodia is its unique food. Normally, a Cambodian meal consists of rice and a fish item. Often called the ‘cuisine of contrast’, Khmer food involves a lot of variations that tourists fall in love with. Among the range of Cambodian food, Fish Amok (steamed coconut fish in banana leaves), Nom Banh Chok (Khmer noodles), Samlor Machu Trey (sweet and sour soup with fish), and the Num Anksom Sach Chrouk (sticky rice cake),… are some must-try dishes. Additionally, with its vast range of seafood, Cambodia is one of the best places for seafood lovers.

Get to Phnom Penh Royal Palace: Stare in Awe at its Opulent Architecture

The outstanding attraction of Phnom Penh built back in 1860, is not just a glittery palace dominating the city’s skyline, but also an important reminder of the dark chapter of Cambodia’s bloodstained history. The elegant architecture of the Royal Palace is characterized by its crown of stupas and towering spires, the beautiful Silver Pagoda sitting adjacent to it, tropical gardens, and the tranquility prevailing inside its high-rise walls. More than those reasons, the Royal Palace is undoubtedly one of the best Cambodian tourist attractions.

Explore Angkor Wat: Dwell in the Ancient Realms of the Largest Temple in the World

The most famous, most ancient, and the largest temple of the world is what drives the world’s travelers to Cambodia. The unrivaled beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is unlike anywhere else on earth. Built in the 12th century as a dedication to Lord Vishnu, this ancient wonder of the world has still stood the test of time. Thus, any tours to Cambodia will not be completed without visiting Angkor Wat.

Visit Tuol Sleng: Discover Heart-wrenching Secrets of the Torture House

The War Museum in Toul Sleng, even though not exactly a cheerful place, is an important place to visit in your Cambodia vacation for its gruesome history. Back in the rule of the Khmer Rouge, the former school ground was used to detain and brutally torture inmates. This S-21 Detention Centre now acts as a haunting reminder of the endless genocide of the period. Visiting the museum might not be one of the most joyous things to do in Cambodia, but your Cambodia vacation packages will be more meaningful if you visit and pay respects to the brave men and women who lost their lives there.

Hangout at the Laid-back Beaches in Cambodia

Some of the most relaxed, laidback beaches in Southeast Asia lie in Cambodia. Among various popular Cambodia, sites are the sandy, pristine beaches of Sihanoukville, Kep, Koh Rong, and Ream which offer holidaymakers every bit of comfort and stunning views. You can bask in the sun lying comfortably on hammocks and recliners, get a massage, dine at the beach snacks, go fishing, snorkeling or boating, etc. If you are looking for a relaxing Cambodia vacation, check out the islands and beaches in Cambodia.

Go Diving at Sihanoukville: Swim & Amidst the Vibrant World Underneath

The beauty of Cambodia isn’t just limited to what one sees on the surface, but also in the vibrant world underneath. The diving sites in Sihanoukville are blessed with crystal clear water, favorable water temperature, colorful corals, and a diverse range of marine life including whale sharks, eels, seahorses, triggerfish, starfish, etc. The world’s adventure seekers find diving to be one of the most exciting things to do in any Cambodia vacation package. Offering a year-round favorable climate for diving, the Cambodia seas attract divers from all over the world every year. Best Time to Enjoy Cambodia Tours & Vacation Packages 2023 - 2024 Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia and it borders Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Gulf of Thailand. A trip to this hugely developing economy will bring you cultural treasures as well as pristine islands and scenic beaches. With Cambodia vacation packages, you can combine sightseeing tours with a beach holiday. In this article, we offer all you need to know about the best time to visit Cambodia. Cambodia Weather Cambodia is blessed with one of the simpler weather systems in Asia. The country has two distinct weather seasons: the dry season and the rainy season, However, you can travel in Cambodia all year round. Within each season there are variations in temperature, with the final dry months leading up the rainy season (March and April) and the early months of the wet season (May and June) usually being the hottest of the year with high temperatures up to 35°C at times. Humidity is at its highest during March and April whilst the coolest month of the year tends to be between October and December, however, this is cool for Cambodia but far from average temperatures ranging around 24°C-26°C. Seasons in Cambodia - What is the Best Time to Visit Cambodia? The Dry Season: October - April/ Early May Cambodia’s dry season lasts from October to April, when the dry north-east monsoon arrives, which hot wind plows across the entire country. While November to January is quite cool, by April the weather is scorching making early morning and it's time considering the best time for traveling in Cambodia. Thanks to the hot weather, it is unsurprisingly the season when Cambodia’s tourist numbers peak. In report areas such as the northeast regions of Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri, the roads are at their best and journey times are shorter because of the warm weather. Kep and Sihanoukville on the south coast are popular during this season as they bask in the brilliant sunshine and sea conditions are very favorable. The Rainy Season: Early/ Mid May - October Cambodia’s rainy season comes courtesy of the southwest monsoon and lasts from May to October, bring it almost 75% of Cambodia’s annual rainfall. Across the country, throughout much of the rainy season, daytime temperatures average between 25°C and 27°C. the early months of the rainy season (May – July) remain very hot within infrequent rainfall usually in the form of short downpours. In the latter months (late July – September) the rain tends to become more constant and heavier, especially in coastal and rural regions. You can choose to travel in the more remote corners of the country, such as Mondulkiri & Ratanakiri. Because it is almost impossible due to the state of the roads and journeys into the northeast are inadvisable during the peak rainy season. On the upside, traveling in monsoonal Cambodia does have its interesting advantages. The dust is gone and the lush greenery of the country returns. Angkor Wat, in particular, is stunning in the rainy season, with moats brimming with water and a severe drop in visitor numbers. High rainfall also makes it a great time to travel to the flooded forests and floating villages of Tonle Sap lake by boat, because of its huge size.

Cambodia General Information

Cambodia Map, Cambodia ToursCambodia has blossomed into one of the main Southeast Asia destinations. Mention to Cambodia, you will be impressed by the great history of Cambodia.  To have a glance of Cambodia, we give a general overview of the country, its demographics, history, culture and much more, which is sure you need for your Cambodia Tour Package. With over 181,035 square kilometers, Cambodia is the neighbor of Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. The Cambodia Population is about 15 million people and most of them are ethnic Khmer, which is 90%. The official language is Khmer and the second language is French. The Capital of Cambodia is Phnom Penh with 290 square kilometers, which is considered as the center of Industry, Administration, Commerce, and Tourism

Cambodia Climate:

In Cambodia, the average temple is 27C. There are 2 main seasons, the monsoon season and the dry season. The monsoon season from May to October and the dry season from November to April. Usually, the temperature is from December to January is the coolest period. So, if you are planning to Cambodia Tour, you can follow and choose yourself the best time to visit Cambodia, normally is from October to April.

Cambodia Currency

Cambodia’s currency is the riel, and Cambodia’s second currency is the US dollar, which is accepted everywhere and by everyone. The denominations are Riel, some of Cambodia Riel are 100,000r; 50,000r; 20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500; 200;100; 50. If you want to change Cambodia currency, take easy to change at hotels, airports, markets, and banks. Cambodia currency, Cambodia local tour

Cambodia People

The majority of the population in Cambodia is Cambodian living in this area since 1500 BC. The population in Cambodia is about 14.3 million with 96% of them being Khmer, four percent are Vietnamese, seductive Muslims, Chinese or others. The life expectancy of a man in Cambodia is 62 years old with the life of a woman being 66 years old. This is mainly due to the living conditions of rural poverty as well as the outcome of the war that has occurred in this country. The population of Cambodia was devastated by war and genocide from 1970 to 1989, the period of the Khmer Rouge with the country's mortality rate gradually reduced to 0 million unjustly killed during that period. After the Khmer Rouge era, people returned to the towns and these areas have been growing since 1980.

The Beauty in Cambodia culture & Tradition

Traditional arts and crafts abound in Cambodia. Sculptures, paintings, and curves were made with great care. It's easy to find them in markets, shops or museums. The variety of arts and crafts has a wide range and include items such as silver and gold jewelry, wicker furniture, fine hardwood furniture, silk, marble sculpture with Chinese qualities. Unfortunately, most of these works ceased to exist during the Khmer Rouge dictatorship. Instead, artisans were forced to work in labor camps, where most of them died painfully. Many arts and crafts also intentionally perished during that time. Today there has been a revival, due to a lot of restoration work, initiated by the foreign government. Now many centers have been established to keep ancient methods of craftsmanship in existence. Take easy to see this amazing culture everywhere in Cambodia Apsara dance performance, Cambodia trips

The Facts of Cambodia History

Early Civilization in Cambodia

Laang Spean (Cave of Bridges) in Battambang Province in northwestern Cambodia is home to a recorded Hoabhinian site (prehistoric Southeast Asia from about 13,000 to 3000 BC). Excavated in the 1960s by French archaeologists, the area produced stone tools characteristic of the era, as well as terracotta pottery, although dating back to the Neolithic period. It is thought that some historical sites in Cambodia can surpass prehistoric sites, but there is a bit of archaeological record for much of the prehistoric period. Cambodia History, Cambodia tour vacations

Funan and Chenla Period in Cambodia

Mention to the Funan and Chenla periods, which were the pride of Cambodia occurred between the 3rd and 6th centuries CE, were culturally continuous kingdoms linking eastern India and southern China with islands in the South Sea. It is thought that Funan expanded as far west as Burma and south to Malaysia, accounting for much of what is now Thailand and South Vietnam. Both civilizations were heavily influenced by trade with India, resulting in the acceptance of many Hindu religious beliefs that gained importance in later Khmer culture. It is unlikely that these Kingdoms will be the dominant power in the whole region; instead, they include different nations or principals supported through trade and interference.

Cambodia Khmer Empire

The sacred mountain of Phnom Kulen, just north of today, Siem Reap, has drawn recent attention by archaeologists due to a mapping project that identified the legendary ancient capital city. by Mahendraparvata. Often referred to as the birthplace of the Khmer empire, the mountain inscriptions tell about Jayavarman II, claiming to be a universal army king in 802. Jayavarman II was the first in the succession of the golden age of Khmer civilization. Of course, the most famous from this period is the development of Angkor Wat in the early 12th century and the surrounding temples. However, equally impressive (and necessary for the construction of temples) is the domestication of the Kingdom of Water with the huge irrigation system that not only supports agriculture but also relates to foundations and stability of the temples themselves. This period is still considered the birthplace of many cultures, languages, and traditions of the whole region. Khmer Empire, Cambodia tours

The Dark Ages in Cambodia History

After the death of Jayavarman VII (responsible for building Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, and Bayon), the Khmer empire went into decline, ending with a successful invasion of Thailand in 1431. And 400 years later known as Cambodia's dark era, with neighboring Siam and Vietnam fighting for regional dominance.

Cambodia under the French Protection

It is difficult to say whether King Norodom (who ruled from 1860 to 1904) asked to teach Cambodia Cambodia to become the protector of France in 1867, because his emotions may be affected by the presence of the French army in this country. However, this agreement did a great job of re-establishing Cambodia as an independent Kingdom and preventing it from being completely separated and destroyed by its neighbors. French influence on Cambodia has brought about many political changes (including slavery cessation) and attracted much international attention to the country through the discovery of the Islamic city. However, there was also resistance to the French, which emerged during an active rebellion in the late 19th century, and in academic and political movements in the 1940s.

The Independence in Cambodia

World War II brought more instability to the entire region with a time of Japanese occupation of Cambodia. King Sihanouk (King from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 to 2004) was in a precarious position, trying to negotiate for independence so that the country did not fall into danger and fall into difficult situations between the US and Vietnam. Much was written about Sihanouk's political maneuvers at the time (in 1952, he abolished his cabinet, suspended the constitution and took control of the government, introduced martial law) But the situation is difficult to say, even when looking back, what will ultimately be best for the safety of Cambodia and the people. As such, Sihanouk managed to gain complete independence in 1953.

Civil War in Cambodia

Sihanouk tried to maintain Cambodia's international neutrality during the turbulent times of the Vietnam War and, in doing so, some said he lost the battle at home. During the 1960s, political unrest grew in Cambodia and led to Nikol Nol's deprivation of power in 1970. However, the Lon Nol government proved catastrophic, however, promoted Vietnam's invasion, civil war and encouraged the United States to bomb large areas of the country. This instability supported the newly established Khmer Rouge (literally, the Red Red Khmer), who occupied Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975. Experienced up and down of history, nowadays, Cambodia has become a part of the United Nations. In 1993, Cambodia became a member of ASIAN and became for the first time, after centuries of isolation, a full-fledged member of the Southeast Asia community.