Cambodia (Kampuchea) on a small group tour
Cambodia, (Kampuchea is the local name for the country) is a beautiful country, with beautiful people. Burgeoning now as a popular travel destination, Cambodia still has the freshness of many unspoilt region’s where people have a simple way of life, living as they have done for hundreds of years. Our small group tour, with Wendy Wu Tours, took us from the capital city of Phonm Pehn through the lush green countryside of Kampuchea to the city of Siem Reap and the magnificent temples of Angkor.
Hidden in the forest, villages built on the banks of a running stream, enhanced with small waterfalls; beautiful brown eyed children with circlets of flowers on their heads playing in the water. Oxen, a beast of burden pulling a wagon load of pottery to market, or transporting firewood.
Houses on stilts, with bamboo floors, palm thatched walls and roofs, and a white cow tethered to the fence. Women sitting over large pots making palm sugar. Floating villages on the glistening surface of Lake Tonle Sap as lake and river become one, to create a huge inland sea in the monsoon season.
Water towns, houses built on bamboo rafts, moved onwards as the water levels in the river change. Flooded forests, hidden caves, ancient Stupas and mysterious temple ruins, all this and more, adds to the intrigue and attractions of Cambodia (Kampuchea).
Rice paddies, verdant green; buffaloes wading in the ponds, fields of waterlilies, and of course the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat at Siem Reap. Siem Reap is the fast growing and developing provincial capital of Kampuchea.
Angkor was the site of vast cities built by the Khmer rulers between 802 and 1220AD. There are more than 100 stone temples in the area which are testament to the astonishing architectural achievements by the Khmer civilization during that period.
Cambodia or Kampuchea on the Mekong River is all this and more.Visit Cambodia for a wonderful adventure to be treasured, shared, and remembered forever.
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