CAMBODIA (Kingdom of Wonder)

  • Destination: ASIA, CAMBODIA

No one knows for certain how long people have lived in what is now Cambodia, as studies of its prehistory are undeveloped. A carbon-l4 dating from a cave in northwestern Cambodia suggests that people using stone tools lived in the cave as early as 4000 bc, and rice has been grown on Cambodian soil since well before the 1st century ad. The first Cambodians likely arrived long before either of these dates. They probably migrated from the north, although nothing is known about their language or their way of life.
By the beginning of the 1st century ad, Chinese traders began to report the existence of inland and coastal kingdoms in Cambodia. These kingdoms already owed much to Indian culture, which provided alphabets, art forms, architectural styles, religions (Hinduism and Buddhism), and a stratified class system. Local beliefs that stressed the importance of ancestral spirits coexisted with the Indian religions and remain powerful today.
Cambodia’s modem-day culture has its roots in the 1st to 6th centuries in a state referred to as Funan, known as the oldest Indianized state in Southeast Asia. It is from this period that evolved Cambodia’s language, part of the Mon-Khmer family, which contains elements of Sanskrit, its ancient religion of Hinduism and Buddhism. Historians have noted, for example, that Cambodians can be distinguished from their neighbors by their clothing – checkered scarves known as Kramas are worn instead of straw hats.

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Package 1

3D2N Phnom Penh Hotel + Airport Transfers

Once known as the “Pearl of Asia,” it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, are significant global …

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3D2N Phnom Penh Hotel + Half Day Phnom Penh Killing Field Tour

Killing Field Tour – 15 km southwest of Phnom Penh – Take Monireth 8.5 km past the bridge at Street 271. Many of the Cambodians who perished under the Khmer Rouge regime ended up dumped ….

Package 3

3D2N Phnom Penh Half Day City Tour + Airport Transfer

Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap andMekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia

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4D3N Phnom Penh Historical Tour + Airport Transfer

Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia, located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers. Angkor Thom (South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Royal Palace, Phimeanakas, Elephant’s Terrace, Leper King’s Terrace)..

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3D2N Siem Reap + Free & Easy

Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In the city, there are museums, traditional Apsara dance performances.

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3D2N Siem Reap + Half Day Siem Reap Cultural Village Tour

Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia, and a popular resort town as the gateway to Angkor region.Siem Reap has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market..

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3D2N Siem Reap + Full Day Siem Reap Cultural Village & Angkor Wat Tour

This half-day tour takes in all the miniature famous historical buildings and structures, local customs and practices of all races. There are 11 unique villages, which represent different cultural heritages and characteristics of 19 races.

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4D2N Siem Reap + Half Day Floating Market & Full Day Cultural Village & Angkor Wat Tour

The floating village of May Chhrey is located about 17 km from Siem Reap and consists of 250 floating houses. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride to the village on the Tonle Sap Lake From August to January, a flooded forest can be visited as well. .