18 destinations to explore in Cambodia
Southeast nation with a population of 15 million. Officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, It has an elective constitutional monarchy with a monarch.
Banteay Meanchey is located in the Northwest of Cambodia. This area was part of the extensive Khmer empire, with its most notable remains the Banteay Chhmar temple (built-in 12th and 13th century) in the north of the province.
It is also called "the rice bowl of Cambodia". The province features a range of cultures as well as natural resources. Seventy-five percent of the area is jungles and mountains.
Kampong Cham is the capital of the province of the same name and the third-largest city in Cambodia. The town itself is quaint and charming with its bustling morning river scene and wide boulevard streets beside the river. There are a few worthwhile attractions nearby.
Kampong Chhnang is one of the central provinces of Cambodia. Neighboring provinces are Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Kampong Speu and Pursat. The capital city of Kampong Chhnang Province is Kampong Chhnang.
Kampong Speu is a province of Cambodia. It borders the provinces of Pursat and Kampong Chhnang to the north, Kandal to the east, Takéo to the southeast, Kampot to the south, and Koh Kong to the west. Its capital is Chebar Mon town.
Kampong Thom is Cambodia's second largest province by area. There are a number of significant Angkorian sites in the area, including Prasat Sambor Prei Kuk and Prasat Andet temples. As one of the nine provinces bordering Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong Thom is part of the Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve.
Kampot is a province of Cambodia. It borders the provinces of Koh Kong and Kampong Speu to the north, Takeo and Kep, and Vietnam to the east and Sihanoukville to the west. To its south, it has a coastline of around 45 km on the Gulf of Thailand. It is rich in low arable lands and has abundant natural resources. Its capital is Kampot town.
Kandal is a province of Cambodia located in the southeast portion of the country. It is the second-most populous province in Cambodia after the capital Phnom Penh. Its capital and largest city are Ta Khmao.
The most southwestern province of Cambodia, Koh Kong has a long undeveloped coastline and a mountainous, forested, and largely inaccessible interior which includes part of the Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia's largest national park, and a section of Kirirom National Park.
Mondulkiri, is a province of Cambodia. Bordering the provinces of Kratié to the west, Stung Treng to the northwest, Ratanakiri to the north and the country of Vietnam to the east and south, it is the most sparsely populated province in the country despite being the largest inland area. The province was created in 1961 from the eastern part of Kratié Province. The capital is the town of Senmonorom.
Oddar Meanchey is a province of Cambodia in the remote northwest. It borders the provinces of Banteay Meanchey to the west, Siem Reap to the south and Preah Vihear to the east. Its long northern boundary demarcates part of Cambodia's international border with Thailand. The capital is Samraong town.
Preah Vihear is a province of Cambodia. It borders the provinces of Oddar Meanchey and Siem Reap to the west, Kampong Thom to the south and Stung Treng to the east. Its northern boundary forms part of Cambodia's international border with Thailand and Laos. Its capital is Preah Vihear.
Pursat is the fourth biggest province of Cambodia. The province is located in the western part of the country and borders clockwise from the north with Battambang, the Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Chhnang, Kompong Speu, Koh Kong, and Thailand. Pursat offers a perfect access to both the Tonle Sap and the Cardamom Mountains
Best known as the site of Angkor and the Angkor Wat temple ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sihanoukville Province or Preah Sihanouk Province is a province in southwest Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand. The provincial capital, also called Sihanoukville, is a deepwater port city and a steadily growing and diversifying urban center on an elevated peninsula
Stung Treng is a province of Cambodia in the northeast. It borders the provinces of Ratanakiri to the east, Mondulkiri, and Kratie to the south and Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear to the west. Its northern boundary is Cambodia's international border with Laos. The Mekong River bisects the province. The province is mostly covered by forest, but logging and fishing put high pressure on the forest and fishery reserves.
Takeo is often referred to as the "cradle of Khmer civilization" due to the former kingdom of Funan its successor, Water Chenla, being centered in the region. Located in the south of Cambodia to the west of Bassac River. Which is now one of the famous places in Cambodia.
Map of destinations in Cambodia