Make the most of your one week in Cambodia

Sunset at one of the temples in Angkor Wat
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Cambodia, a country blessed with impressive architecture, culture, and breath-taking countryside has plenty to offer to the travellers. Apart from the capital- Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, remote islands of Koh Rong and the temple town of Siem Reap are worth a visit. We take you through some of the top destinations of the country which you should consider visiting if you have a week to spend here.

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Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
Royal Palace in Phnom Penh
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The picturesque Phnom Penh is usually the first stop.

Riverfront in Phnom Penh
Riverfront in Phnom Penh
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From its splendid Royal Palace, its panoramic riverfront with Mekong River and night markets dotted with mouth-watering Khmer food, this enthralling capital city will charm you for its many myriad shades and leave you impressed with its colonial French architecture, Buddhist culture and Khmer empire.

Koh Rong Sanloem, a small but beautiful island off the coast in Sihanoukville
Koh Rong Sanloem, a small but beautiful island off the coast in Sihanoukville
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Not far from Sihanoukville in the Gulf of Thailand is a small remote island that will make you come here again. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxed holiday in a scenic island with no wifi and unspoilt nature Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem is the destination.

View of the ocean from Saracen Bay
View of the ocean from Saracen Bay
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Calm, azure, shiny white, sandy beaches will make you immerse in this vast expanse of seascapes of this beautiful island.

The temple complex of Angkor Wat
The temple complex of Angkor Wat
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The magnificent temples of Angkor Wat spread across 402 acres are a sight to behold.

The beauty of morning rays as they fall on the temples of Angkor Wat
The beauty of morning rays as they fall on the temples of Angkor Wat
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Sunrise is extremely beautiful, so several tourists flock in the wee hours just to get a glimpse of the rising sun’s reflection on this architectural masterpiece.

AUTHOR'S BIO: Suresh is an avid solo backpacker based out of Delhi. He loves exploring the scenic parts of the world and loves to uncover the beauty of travelling through his writing; he is well-travelled across India, Asia and Europe. Besides, Suresh is a seasoned marathoner, health food freak and a photography enthusiast. He can be reached at sureshsrin@gmail.com.More on: solojunketer.wordpress.com/

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