Cambodia Country Guide

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Cardamom and Elephant Mountains
This is the western region of Cambodia comprising of the coastal areas along the Gulf of Thailand, 
the offshore islands and the highlands of the Kravanh (Cardamon) and Damrei (Elephant) Mountains. It is one of the leaser developed regions of Cambodia and many areas remains largely unspoiled. Major cities and towns include Battambang, Kampot, Koh Kong, Pailin, Pursat, Sihanoukville and Kep. The areas around the coastal resort of Sihanoukville is being actively developed as a major tourist destination.
 
 
 
 
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Northwestern Cambodia
The Dangrek Mountains in Northwestern Cambodia separates Cambodia from Thailand. Siem Reap is the main city in the region and Siem Reap International Airport the gateway into the region. Siem Reap is also the starting point for visitors visiting Angkor Archaeological Park, where the famous Temple of Angkor is located. Other destinations in Northwestern Cambodia include Sisophon, Koh Ker, Poipet, Tonle Sap Lake and Preah Vihear.

Buddhist monks at Angkor Wat by Helt

Mekong Lowlands & Central Plains
Cambodia's central region and mainly a low lying area of flatland. The largest urban area is Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city in Cambodia and rivals Siem Reap as a major tourist destination. With the country's capital centrally located in the central region, it is the most developed compared to other regions in Cambodia. Other destinations include Kampong Cham, Kompong Thom and Krek.

Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh by Adam Carr

Eastern Cambodia
For most parts, Eastern Cambodia is situated east of the mighty Mekong River and includes the provinces of Kratie, Mondulkiri, Rattanakiri and Stoeng Treng. The region is mainly rural and remote, with major towns including Banlung, Kratie, Sen Monorom and Stung Treng. Virachey National Park is a large nature park featuring forests, river valleys, high grasslands and various wildlife including macaques and hornbills.

 
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Banlung
Battambang
Kampong Cham
Kampot
Kep
Koh Kong
Kratie
Phnom Penh
Poipet
Ratanakiri
Siem Reap
Sihanoukville
Sisophon

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