The name Cambodia might bring to mind the ‘killing fields of Cambodia’ but the country has put its gruesome past behind and is now a state that welcomes tourists like any other country. There are posh hotels and shopping centers and sightseeing tours catering to the needs of the tourists.
Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh is its cultural and economic center and has got parks and palaces and museums for tourists to visit. Sihanoukville is a port city with plenty of beach resorts that has become a major tourist center.
Scars of the horrific Civil War may still be visible in Cambodia, but it has also come a long way from those years of grotesque killings. Now tourists can visit this country without fear and become acquainted with its historical monuments and rich cultural heritage influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism.
A UNESCO nominated Biosphere Reserve named Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve is an important landmark in Cambodia. The place is part of a large wetland area that supports great biodiversity. Both French and Khmer influence is seen in the construction style of Cambodia, and its capital city of Phnom Penh has its own rich fare to offer.
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