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3 days in Cambodia – Things to Do and See
The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country that has been through a lot in the last hundred years. Its people have shown fortitude and strength and the country has gone through a remarkable transformation. Now one of the notable tourist destinations in South East Asia, Cambodia offers its visitors a glimpse of the wonders and horrors from its 2,000-year old history.

Day 1 - Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital city and is home to one of the country’s two international airports. New arrivals are greeted with a bustling and lively city nestled in the confluence of two mighty rivers, the Mekong and the Tonle Sap. Phnom Penh is a melting pot of activity and there are many sights and activities for tourists to enjoy.

Tourists can spend the day roaming around the city while taking in its rich history and moving sights. Historical places like The Royal Palace, the National Museum, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum will give visitors a taste of Cambodia’s past. A visit to the nearby Killing Fields can also prove to be a moving experience. On a lighter note, tourists can also visit Sisowath Quay, a beautiful riverside boulevard on the banks of the Mekong. They can also experience the city’s bustling nightlife and sample the local delicacies.

Day 2 - From Phnom Penh, tourists can travel to the town of Siem Reap. From there, they can travel to the nearby Angkor Wat ruins. Angkor Wat is an immense temple complex that is said to be the remains of the ancient Khmer Empire’s capital city. A tour of the complex is highly recommended and there are many establishments that offer guided tour packages. Visitors can spend the day viewing the Angkor Thom, the Little Circuit and the Rolous group, which are the most well known temples in the area. Before departing Angkor Wat, tourists should pass by the modern Angkor Café for great food and some souvenirs.

Day 3 - From Angkor Wat, tourists can go back to Siem Reap for a day of exploring the historic town. The best way to go around Siem Reap is by tuk-tuk. This offers visitors with a windowless view of the town as they travel. Notable tourist destinations like the Angkor National Museum, the Landmine Museum and nearby silkworm farms are located in this town as well. There is also an international airport nearby and tourists can exit the country from there.

Visitors leave Cambodia with a sense of awe and an acquired admiration of the strength and resilience of the Cambodian people.
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