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HISTORY AND GENERAL INFORMATION

The name of Siem Reap was named to commemorate the victory of the Khmer army over the Siamese army of Ayutthaya in the 17th century. Today, Siem Reap is known around the world as the site of the famous Angkor Wat, which was recovered by French explorer Henri Mouhot in 1860. Also incorporated as a World Heritage Site on 14 December 1992. The province is located in the northwest of Cambodia, near the Tonle Sap Lake, which runs along National Road 6, which is 314 kilometers from Phnom Penh, to the east and adjacent to Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear provinces. And Banteay Meanchey to the north, next to Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces, and to the south by Battambang and Tonle Sap. The border of the Tonle Sap Lake is 82 km in length, which is located in Chi Kreng, Sot Nikom, Prasat Bakong, Siem Reap, Pouk and Kralanh districts. Its capital is Siem Reap. The province has a total area of 10,299 square kilometers, which is divided into 1 city, 11 districts, 87 communes, 13 Sangkats and 907 villages. About 70% of the population lives in rural areas, far from the city, which is based on their agricultural occupation. About 18% of the population lives in the Tonle Sap Lake based on fishing and farming, while 12% live in towns and cities with business, tourism and government employees. The province is one of Cambodia's main tourist attractions, as it is home to many famous Angkor Wat temples and other ancient temples. Currently, Siem Reap is transforming into a modern city through the development of hotels, restaurants, shops, etc., serving the tourist attractions of Siem Reap. Angkor Thom built by Jayavarman VII, Banteay Srei Temple, Ta Prohm and Hundreds more temples. The Angkorian region was repeatedly invaded by the Siamese, and finally the capital of Angkor was abolished in 1431, which now serves as a gateway to the past of the Khmer Empire's Angkorian period from the White Empire. The 9th to the 15th Century. The Angkorian temple complex, Angkor Wat, is symbolized in Cambodia, and is emblematic of the flags of the Kingdom of Cambodia, especially Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, all of which belong to the Khmer ancestors who represent the religion. Khmer culture and great national tradition.

 

TOUR THE TEMPLE

You can enjoy the Angkor Wat Temple by starting with the sunrise at sunset when you will be able to take pictures of Angkor Wat reflecting from the water in the beautiful grounds. If you want to visit more temples but you do not have enough time then we recommend you invite Visit one of the temples built in the tenth century, Banteay Srei, and you can also visit Beng Mealea, a temple similar to Angkor Wat, which was broken, damaged and surrounded by the forest is thick. Which places should you visit?

There’s no right or wrong way, but there’s a way to visit them to avoid the crowds. Start with Angkor Wat at sunrise, landing a spot either just outside of the temple, or inside by the famous lake so that you can snap that iconic reflection photo.
Those looking to explore more temples, but have no time to spare, should go to the 10th century temple Banteay Srei. For the more adventurous you can take a one-hour ride outside of town to Beng Mealea, which takes on a quiet beauty with the surrounding jungle.
Those that want to marvel at the fisherman way of life will want to visit Tonle Sap Lake. This is Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, but the real treat is seeing how the fisherman lives. Wooden houses are built on long, sturdy stilts to avoid getting soaked by the flooding that makes this area so perfect for fishing.
Only open to tourists since the 1990s, Cambodia is a country still living through the legacy of its worn-torn past. A visit to the Landmine Museum is a great chance to learn about its history and relations with its powerful neighbour, Vietnam. Founded by a former child soldier, it's a place of ihstorical imporatnace and quiet reflection.


Field Trip of BELTEI IS Grade 12 Students to Sambo Prey Kuk Temple
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Annual Trip for BELTEI Tour Staff to Haven Island Organized by BELTEI Tour




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