Cambodia Tourism Resources
Cambodia has a land area of 181,000 square kilometers and more than 1,180 tourist attractions, of which cultural tourism and ecological tourism are the two major features, which are an important part of Cambodia's sustainable development strategy. Cultural tourism refers to the cultural heritage of Angkor. The cultural monuments and intangible cultural heritage of the country, ecotourism refers to coastal islands, beaches, nature reserves, wetland ecosystems, national parks, etc. These charming cultural attractions and experience projects with Khmer national characteristics have been attracting more than 6 million tourists from all over the world every year....
UNESCO Cultural Heritage
Cambodia has been established since the early 1st century AD, established the capital in the early 9th century, and reached its peak in the 12th century. The kings of all dynasties built magnificent temples in the name of worshipping the gods. These temples dedicated to the Hindu gods have become the spiritual sanctuary of the Khmer nation. . In 1431, the Siamese captured Angkor, the civilization was destroyed, the city was deserted and submerged among the jungle and forest. The Angkor capital has since disappeared. It was discovered by French explorers in the mid-19th century, and it was able to see the light again.
Since 1992, the temple buildings of the Angkor period have been included in the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO. The Angkor architectural complex spans 7 centuries, with thousands of large and small temples. It is the largest temple complex in the world. Angkor (also known as Angkor Wat) is listed as one of the wonders of the world alongside the Great Wall, the Pyramids, and the ancient city of Rome.
Intangible Cultural Heritage
The Khmer nation has created unique culture and art in the long history. Among them, the Apsara dance and Puppet Show was listed as an intangible cultural heritage in 2003 and 2005 respectively, and has been further protected and inherited. The Apsara Dance is mainly used to describe Hindu mythology, Angkor court stories and folk love stories through body language such as fingers. The performance is accompanied by Khmer traditional music.
Cambodia is an underdeveloped country and has not yet undergone industrialization. Most of the country still maintains its original natural features, providing unique natural conditions for ecotourism, especially in the coastal areas of Koh Kong, Sihanoukville, Kampot and Baima. The province, with its beautiful coastline and tropical islands, is a paradise for ecotours and vacations. Eastern and northeastern provinces such as Kratie, Stung Treng, and Mondulkiri attract eco-lovers to explore with their natural features such as mountains, forests and highlands.