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Apsara Dances in Cambodia

Apsara Dances in Cambodia

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Apsara dance is a Khmer Classical Dance which forms an integral part of the culture of Cambodia and is considered the expression of the national so…moreApsara dance is a Khmer Classical Dance which forms an integral part of the culture of Cambodia and is considered the expression of the national soul. The tradition of Khmer dance has been cultivated for at least 1,000 years but it has been threatened in recent times during periods of political turmoil. The Apsara Dance School was started in 1998 by Mrs. Vong Metry to revive this ancient and valuable art. The school trains orphan children in the Apsara dance arts and grows them into young professional dancers. It receives the endorsement of the Ministry of Culture and its main support from private donations. In 2003, UNESCO declared the dance a "Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Culture", and laid plans for a regeneration of the art form. Apsara Arts Association #71 St.598, Sangkat Phnom Penh Thmey, Khan Sen Sok Phnom Penh Tel 855 23 63 90621 855 12 517 36 less

Sokha Hotel

Sokha Hotel

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Sihanouk Ville is a great little tropical getaway in the sun, sea and white sandy beaches. A place to unwind in a lay back ambience, enjoy ocean-fres…moreSihanouk Ville is a great little tropical getaway in the sun, sea and white sandy beaches. A place to unwind in a lay back ambience, enjoy ocean-fresh seafood and take in a snorkeling or scuba diving trip. The Sokha Luxury Hotel Sokha Beach Resort, set amidst 23.5 hectares of beautifully landscaped beachfront and garden with its own 1.5 kilometer pristine white sandy beach is a top choice when vacationing in South East Asia. It was voted amongst the Best New Hotels in the World in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's Ninth Annual Hot List of 2005. A nearby attraction is the Ream National Park located 18 km from Sihanoukville and a must see while in Southern Cambodia. The park, which has been open since 1993, encompasses 30,000 acres of rainforest and 12,000 acres of marine habitats. http://www.sokhahotels.com less

Independence Hotel Cambodia

Independence Hotel Cambodia

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The Independence Hotel was designed by French architect M. Mondet in 1963 and was constructed to complement the burgeoning tourist influx in Sihano…moreThe Independence Hotel was designed by French architect M. Mondet in 1963 and was constructed to complement the burgeoning tourist influx in Sihanouk Ville. Cambodians still refer to the Independence Hotel as the "7 storey hotel". It is a direct reference to this outstanding landmark which sits like a beacon on a promontory in the heart of the tropical forest. One hallmark of modernist architecture is the use of a site to add prominence to the architect's intentions. In this particular case, the marriage works well with the hotel commanding views of coastline and the rolling hills of Sihanouk Ville in every direction. King Norodom Sihanouk's designed the interiors as well as Promenade des Anglais - a garden and walkway at the base of the rocky outcrop that skirts Independence Beach. Jacqueline Kennedy staid there as well as a wide range of political celebrities from around the world. Today, fully restored to its former beauty and glory, The Independence Hotel succeeds in combining luxury with modernity and history. http://www.independencehotel.net/ less

The Mekong River in Phnom Penh

The Mekong River in Phnom Penh

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The Mekong is one of the world’s major rivers. It is the world's 10th-longest river and the 7th-longest in Asia. From the Tibetan Plateau this ri…moreThe Mekong is one of the world’s major rivers. It is the world's 10th-longest river and the 7th-longest in Asia. From the Tibetan Plateau this river runs through China's Yunnan province, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia. In Phnom Penh the Mekong river receives the Tonle Sap River. The seasonal cycle of changing water levels at Phnom Penh results in the unique “flow reversal” of water into and out of Tonle Sap River. Phnom Penh also marks the beginning of the delta system of the Mekong River. Rich in fishlife the Mekong provides a large amount of the proteins consumed by the Phnom Pen population. Water dwellers and small fishing boats ply the waters incessantly. In the villages along the river is a small cottage industry of Khmer silk weaving which is one of the oldest traditions in Cambodia. We visited one called Heng Naysim. less

Naga World

Naga World

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Amidst the Mekong and Tonle Sap River Phnom Penh. NagaWorld was birthed in 1995 in the capital city of Cambodia, a city rich in Khmer history. Acc…moreAmidst the Mekong and Tonle Sap River Phnom Penh. NagaWorld was birthed in 1995 in the capital city of Cambodia, a city rich in Khmer history. According to legend, NagaWorld derived its name from the mythical fable of a 7-headed dragon or “Naga.” The majestic dragon was believed to be residing in the rivers and guarding the entrance to Phnom Penh. Ever since, NagaWorld has attracted a broad range of guests from the free-spirited adventure traveler to the gaming connoisseur. Today, NagaWorld is recognized as the finest integrated casino-hotel in Indochina rivalling top Southeast Asian and world-renowned casinos. The Hotel boasts a multi-faceted 8-storey wing dedicated to entertainment, more than 500 luxurious Deluxe Rooms and plush Suites in the 14-storey Hotel Wing, a dedicated spa, signature restaurants ranging from Italian to Korean to French and amenities like a night club and a cigar room where visitors will enjoy the lavish comforts offered by unique world-class hotel. The Hotel is within easy distance from the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum and the Central Market. http://www.nagaworld.com less

Knai Bang Chatt

Knai Bang Chatt

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by: Positive World Travel

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Serene and pure, Knai Bang Chatt, an exquisite lifestyle resort, will enchant you. Located in Kep, right on the southern east coastline of Cambodia, …moreSerene and pure, Knai Bang Chatt, an exquisite lifestyle resort, will enchant you. Located in Kep, right on the southern east coastline of Cambodia, the resort gives you a blend of privacy, serenity and exclusivity. Three renovated villas built in the 1970s by protégés of Vann Molyvann, a pupil of the world renowned Le Corbusier, are extraordinary historical landmarks you can now experience as your very own private home. less

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap

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For over 75 years, a visit to the ancient Angkor temples has been synonymous with a stay at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Now sensitively restored, t…moreFor over 75 years, a visit to the ancient Angkor temples has been synonymous with a stay at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor. Now sensitively restored, the hotel's renewed elegance and modernity complement the mystery and grandeur of Angkor as never before. less

Angkor Palace Resort & Spa

Angkor Palace Resort & Spa

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One of the leading hotels in Siem Reap, Angkor Palace Resort & Spa is the first Cambodian-owned premier luxury five-star resort accommodation. Its de…moreOne of the leading hotels in Siem Reap, Angkor Palace Resort & Spa is the first Cambodian-owned premier luxury five-star resort accommodation. Its design, décor and furnishing reflect the finest in Cambodian architecture befitting royalties and dignitaries. less

Angkor Village Resort

Angkor Village Resort

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Near the Angkor archeological park, Angkor Village Resort features an elegant wooden palace, exquisite spa and beautiful cottages set amongst lush tr…moreNear the Angkor archeological park, Angkor Village Resort features an elegant wooden palace, exquisite spa and beautiful cottages set amongst lush tropical gardens and along a unique river-shaped pool. less

4 Rivers Floating Eco Lodge, Cambodia

4 Rivers Floating Eco Lodge, Cambodia

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by: Positive World Travel

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4 Rivers Floating Eco-lodge is remote but accessible, getting to there is your opportunity to acclimatise yourself to the country, the region and its…more4 Rivers Floating Eco-lodge is remote but accessible, getting to there is your opportunity to acclimatise yourself to the country, the region and its always smiling, welcoming people. less

Mystical Buddhist temple Ta Prohm in Cambodia

Mystical Buddhist temple Ta Prohm in Cambodia

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by: hardliner

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The energy and surreal spiritual feeling you get from the mysterious ruin of Ta Prohm is quite amazing. You feel as one with the jungle as massive tr…moreThe energy and surreal spiritual feeling you get from the mysterious ruin of Ta Prohm is quite amazing. You feel as one with the jungle as massive trees tower above while their huge root systems engulf this picturesque temple in Cambodia. less

Cambodia - Temples of Angkor

Cambodia - Temples of Angkor

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by: Jolyonp

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Theres around 1000 Khmer Era Temples around the Angkor Area, just outside Siem Reap in Cambodia. Heres just a few of them. In order they are - Angk…moreTheres around 1000 Khmer Era Temples around the Angkor Area, just outside Siem Reap in Cambodia. Heres just a few of them. In order they are - Angkor Wat. Banteay Srei (The Pink Temple) Pimenakas Baphoun Bayon (Four Faces Temple) Ta Prohm (The Jungle Temple) less

10 Best: Cambodia-Phnom Penh, "Capital of Asia"

Phnom Penh, on the banks of 3 rivers Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac rivers was once called “The Capital of Asia”. Today it is fast becoming a a modern…morePhnom Penh, on the banks of 3 rivers Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac rivers was once called “The Capital of Asia”. Today it is fast becoming a a modern metropolis with a hectic nite life. The oldest attraction is the Wat Phnom constructed in 1373. The legend about the building of the Wat Phnom is tied to the founding of this city. People come to the temple burning money and bringing food offerings.The bird sellers at the temples will let you buy a bird and let it free. The French came upon invitation from the King of Cambodia who was afraid of a Thai invasion in the late 1900. They stayed until 1953 and left their mark with large boulevards and luxurious colonial villas. They built the historic Hotel Le Royale which is now part of the Raffles chain and In the 30’s they built the train station, an impressive deco building. The French also built the Central market Phsar Thom Thmei. This market was built in a monumental deco style in 1937 and is a Phnom Penh landmark with its large dome visible from all over the city. The Independence monument was built by the famous Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann in 1953 as a lotus shaped stupa to celebrate Cambodia liberation from the French. Another must see attraction is the Royal Palace built in the mid 1800’s on the banks of the Tonle Sap river; It serves as the home of King Norodom Sihamoni and former King Norodom Sihanouk. The National Museum, was built during the French colonial era in the classical Khmer style has a spectacular collection of Khmer antiquities from the golden age of Khmer culture. Hosted and narrated by Roberto Mitrotti 10 Best highlights the best things to do in a city or country. For more information visit http://www.cambodia.org less

10 Best: Cambodia-The Temples of Angkor

10 Best: Cambodia-The Temples of Angkor

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by: CompulsiveTraveler

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There are more than 1,000 temples in Angkor which have been reclaimed from the jungle and some are magnificent architectural gems to rival the best…moreThere are more than 1,000 temples in Angkor which have been reclaimed from the jungle and some are magnificent architectural gems to rival the best around the world. Recent Satellite photos have revealed that Angkor spread over 400 square miles making it the largest preindustrial center in the world. Here are some of the best. The immense Khmer empire from the 9th to the 15th C century stretched over present day Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam all the way to India. At Angkor it created a sophisticated network of hydraulic canals and rice paddies that supported over a million people and left architectural monuments that are as overwhelming as ancient Egypt. The ruins of Angkor have been declared a Unesco World Heritage site. In 1431 enemy armies invaded and sacked Angkor. The population left , the region was abandoned and most of this incredible culture was swallowed up by the jungle. For more information go to http://www.cambodia.org Hosted and narrated by Roberto Mitrotti 10 Best highlights the best things to do in a city or country. less

10 Best: Cambodia-The Temples of Angkor

10 Best: Cambodia-The Temples of Angkor

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There are more than 1,000 temples in Angkor which have been reclaimed from the jungle and some are magnificent architectural gems to rival the best…moreThere are more than 1,000 temples in Angkor which have been reclaimed from the jungle and some are magnificent architectural gems to rival the best around the world. Recent Satellite photos have revealed that Angkor spread over 400 square miles making it the largest preindustrial center in the world. Here are some of the best. The immense Khmer empire from the 9th to the 15th C century stretched over present day Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam all the way to India. At Angkor it created a sophisticated network of hydraulic canals and rice paddies that supported over a million people and left architectural monuments that are as overwhelming as ancient Egypt. The ruins of Angkor have been declared a Unesco World Heritage site. In 1431 enemy armies invaded and sacked Angkor. The population left , the region was abandoned and most of this incredible culture was swallowed up by the jungle. For more information go to http://www.cambodia.org Hosted and narrated by Roberto Mitrotti 10 Best highlights the best things to do in a city or country. less

10 Best: Cambodia-The Temples of Angkor

10 Best: Cambodia-The Temples of Angkor

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by: CompulsiveTraveler

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There are more than 1,000 temples in Angkor which have been reclaimed from the jungle and some are magnificent architectural gems to rival the best…moreThere are more than 1,000 temples in Angkor which have been reclaimed from the jungle and some are magnificent architectural gems to rival the best around the world. Recent Satellite photos have revealed that Angkor spread over 400 square miles making it the largest preindustrial center in the world. Here are some of the best. The immense Khmer empire from the 9th to the 15th C century stretched over present day Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam all the way to India. At Angkor it created a sophisticated network of hydraulic canals and rice paddies that supported over a million people and left architectural monuments that are as overwhelming as ancient Egypt. The ruins of Angkor have been declared a Unesco World Heritage site. In 1431 enemy armies invaded and sacked Angkor. The population left , the region was abandoned and most of this incredible culture was swallowed up by the jungle. For more information go to http://www.cambodia.org Hosted and narrated by Roberto Mitrotti 10 Best highlights the best things to do in a city or country. less

10 Best: Cambodia-The magic of Angkor Wats

10 Best: Cambodia-The magic of Angkor Wats

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Spread over 200 acres it is the best preserved temple of Angkor. When it was built by King Sarayaman the II it was the largest public space in the wo…moreSpread over 200 acres it is the best preserved temple of Angkor. When it was built by King Sarayaman the II it was the largest public space in the world. Instead of bricks customary at the time he used sandstone. This temple was to symbolize Mount Meron the home of the Gods. It started out as a Hindu temple and became Buddhist centuries later. This is the only temple in Angkor that has been in continuous use since its construction in the 12th century. When the Europeans first saw it they were so overwhelmed they compared its architecture to that of ancient Rome . Hosted and narrated by Roberto Mitrotti For more information visit http://www.cambodia.org 10 Best highlights the best things to do in a city or country. less

Travels in Cambodia - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Travels in Cambodia - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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by: Daniel

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This former high school in Phnom Penh was converted into a prison and torture centre by the Khmer Rouge. Now a museum, it's an important Cambodian l…moreThis former high school in Phnom Penh was converted into a prison and torture centre by the Khmer Rouge. Now a museum, it's an important Cambodian landmark taking visitors back to the horrors of Pol Pot's regime. less

Introductory segment from a travel program on Southeast Asia

Our task of doing a travel documentary on Southeast Asia involved taking twenty-seven flights in seven weeks. A guide and car with driver were wai…moreOur task of doing a travel documentary on Southeast Asia involved taking twenty-seven flights in seven weeks. A guide and car with driver were waiting as each flight landed . We went immediately went to work from the moment we stepped off each plane. It was an exhausting, but exhilarating experience. less

The Temples of Angkor

The Temples of Angkor

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by: Renee

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Renee O'Conner takes us back in time in this travel video to the Khmare Empire. She visits the magnificent Temples of Angkor, that have been hidden …moreRenee O'Conner takes us back in time in this travel video to the Khmare Empire. She visits the magnificent Temples of Angkor, that have been hidden away for centuries in the Cambodian Jungle. less

Crossing the Thai/Cambodia Border

Crossing the Thai/Cambodia Border

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by: Renee

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I didn't know what to expect when I arrived at Khason Road in Bangkok awaiting my trek to Siem Reap, Cambodia. All that was before me was the unknow…moreI didn't know what to expect when I arrived at Khason Road in Bangkok awaiting my trek to Siem Reap, Cambodia. All that was before me was the unknown, I got on board. The journey began at 7 a.m. and ended at 1 a.m. A trip that should have taken no longer than 6 hours took 18, and you know what, it was worth it! less