Cambodia Bucket List

Angkor Wat
The largest religious monument in the world (Buddist temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu in the 12th century).

Ta Prohm
Buddist Temple. Famously known for the gigantic ficus trees that are growing on top of it.

Known as the “Temple of Beaming Faces” where each of the 51 towers has 4 smiling faces keeping watch in all 4 directions: North, South, East and West. (2nd largest temple in Cambodia.

Banteay Srei
Literal translation is “Citadel of the Woman” named after the woman who designed this fortress. (3rd largest temple in Cambodia)

Phnom Bekheng
Highest point in Angkor (First Hindu temple built in Angkor in the 9th century)

Srah Srang
Royal bathing pond of the king (srah = pond; srang = a royal word means bath)

East Mebon
Dedicated to the Shiva god, once surrounded entirely by water.

Banteay Kdei
Buddist temple similar to Ta Prohm, in its original condition.

Tonle Sap “The Floating Village”
Largest freshwater flood plain in the world (also called the flowing heart of Cambodia)

Wat Phnaom Temple, Phnom Penh

Central Market, Phnom Penh

Choeung Ek “The Killing Feilds”
A very somber place to visit and honor those who lost their lives

Many places listed above were from my own research, but a few were taken from the book “1000 Places To See Before You Die.” It was made into a TV show by the Discovery Channel and can be watched using this link here.


About Kailee Crawford

I'm an Oregon-born travel addict living in New York making the most of my vacation days. I started this travel blog to keep track of my bucket list and it's morphed into a journal of my adventures and recommendations for things to see, do, eat and drink. My hope is that I can help other travelers find their way. I want to try everything once and to live a life without regrets or missed opportunities. I call my philosophy on life the "the death bed philosophy" - I want to be laying in my death bed reflecting on all of the things I've done and seen in this world, not the things I wished I had done. It's not meant to be morbid, just a reminder to take risks, go out of your comfort zone and live life to the fullest. ♫♫♫♫♫ "You were only waiting for this moment to be free" --- "Blackbird" by The Beatles This quote is undoubtedly my favorite quote because it's a reminder of the infinite opportunities available to us. That in each moment there is an opportunity to find true happiness, and a sense of freedom when you're doing what you love. Freedom to explore, to create, to improve oneself, and to find fulfillment even during the 9 to 5 grind. ♫♫♫♫♫ I'm an incredibly pensive person with a wide variety of interests. In addition to traveling, my guilty pleasures include wine, food, music, art, languages and history. I grew up a nerd, watching The History Channel and reading The Lord of the Rings with my Dad. I'm driven by my pursuit of knowledge and growth and most passionate when I'm able to be creative. ♫♫♫♫♫
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