Cambodia - Attractions
Became a province of Kingdom of Cambodia in 1960, the at the time was King Norodom Sihanouk’s. Banlung is the capital city of Ratanakiri, situated in the highland, along the National Road north east from Ou porng Moan to the Vietnam border about 200 km.
Ratanakiri is situated on the north - east plateau , 636 Km from Phnom Penh
There are two rivers crossing the province ( Sre Pork and Sresan River ).
A sparsely populated province, it is renowned for its unique natural beauty and wealth of natural resources. The physical and environmental characteristic of the province forms an impressive range including undulating hills and mountains, a level plateau, watershed lowlands, crater lakes, rivers and waterfalls.
Forest cover varies from area to area, from the dense impenetrable forest in the northern reaches, which are still rich in wildlife, to the drier and sparser forest, found in the southwest.
Similarly, the soil types present range from rich volcanic soil to the sandy soil found near rivers. Perched on the edge of a giant cliff, about 625 meters above sea level in Preah Vihear Province, Northern part of Cambodia, 625km from the capital city of Phnom Penh.
It is also situated close to the Cambodia-Thai border. What can seen in Preah Vihear Temple. The temple has four levels and four courtyards which comprise of five Sihanoukville Sihanoukville is as much a beach town as it is a port town, catering to beach-going weekenders from Phnom Penh as well as a steadily increasing number of foreign visitors. Sihanoukville itself is east of the main backpackers' beach and close to the more mid-range Ochatial Beach.
Due south of town is tiny Ko Pos Beach, which ha a solitary mid-range hotel, and the larger Independence Beach, which has the crumbling Independence Hotel - slated for redevelopment. Phnom Penh The capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, is located at the confluence of three rivers - the Mekong, the Bassac and Tonle Sap.
The city is divided into three sections - the north, an attractive residential area; the south or the French part of the city with its ministries, banks and colonial houses; and the centre or the heart with its narrow lanes, markets, foods stalls and shops.
Still, the pace of life in Sihanoukville is very relaxed. Sihanoukville is not a small place, and the best way to get around is to hire a motorbike. Battambang did not give way to the Khmer Rouge movement until after the fall of Phnom Penh, but it’s been in the center of the ongoing government Khmer Rouge conflict ever since the Vietnamese invasion in 1979 pushed the genocidal regime out of Phnom Penh and to the Northwest.
Battambang did not give way to the Khmer Rouge movement until after the fall of Phnom Penh, but it’s been in the center of the ongoing government Khmer Rouge conflict ever since the Vietnamese invasion in 1979 pushed the genocidal regime out of Phnom Penh and to the Northwest. The main parts of the city are situated closed to the Sangker River, a tranquil, small body of water that winds its way through Battambang Province. As with much of Cambodia, the French architecture is an attractive bonus of the city.
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