Wonderful Cambodia

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Cambodia or formally known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is located at the Southern part of Indochina peninsula (mainly comprises of 3 countries: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) in Southeast China. Its largest city is Phnom Penh, which is also the capital of the country. The kingdom practises a parliamentary monarchy, the current king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni, was chosen to rule by the Royal Throne Council.

Cambodia is located at the Southern part of Indochina peninsula, click on image to enlarge.

Cambodia is located at the Southern part of Indochina peninsula. Click on image to enlarge.

Close-up map on Cambodia, click on image to enlarge.

Close-up map on Cambodia. Click on image to enlarge.

As of this day, the total population of Cambodia is no less than 16 million which includes some minority groups such as Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams and 30 indigenous ethnic groups, called “Khmer Loeu” (hill tribes).

Cambodia’s rich culture and history background are some of the reasons why people from all around the world fly in to visit. One of the famous tourist locations in Cambodia, Angkor Wat, attracts about two million visitors every year. Angkor Wat is a massive temple complex and it is the biggest religious monument in the world that was built during the Khmer Empire. Buddhism has prevailed the country since the 5th century. The official religion of the country is Theravada Buddhism, practised by more than 90 percent of the population.

One of the most visited places, Angkor Wat

One of the most visited places, Angkor Wat

Cambodia’s dry season starts from November to May. According to source, April, May and June are great times to visit this beautiful country. The busiest tourist season starts from November to February when weather is the coolest. There are a couple of ways to get to Cambodia, (1) You can fly directly into Phnom Penh which is the capital city or Siem Reap where Angkor Wat is. (2) For cheaper fares, you can fly to Bangkok and take a bus over the border into Cambodia, which is something very common and easy. The visa process for entering Cambodia is quite simple, visas can be obtained from the airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, it is also applicable as well.

 

Culture

People in Cambodia are known to be extremely helpful, warm and polite. Therefore in order to reciprocate their kindness, visitors are advised to be extra sensitive and respectful to follow the local customs. Below is a list of Do’s and Don’ts in Cambodia.

DO’S

  1. Except when you’re by the beach or pool, do make sure that you dress appropriately. It’d be appreciated if you keep yourself covered from shoulder to knee.
  2. Always ask for permission to photograph.
  3. It is customary to remove your shoes and hat before entering temples and any place of worship. Keep your voice down and dress respectfully.
  4. If you’re invited to dinner at a Cambodian home, it will be more proper to bring a gift for the host. The gift can be anything such as fruit, flowers or dessert.
  5. It is respectful to remove your shoes before entering someone’s home.

DON’TS

  1. Women must not touch male monks or hand them something directly.
  2. Do not touch a Cambodian person on the head.
  3. Do not use your fingers or feet to point at someone directly, it’s considered very rude.
  4. If you are a guest at a dinner, do not start eating unless the host has started.
  5. Try your best to keep public displays of affection to a respectful minimum.

 

Food

 

1. Khmer Noodles

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Khmer noodles or Nom Banh Chok is a typical breakfast meal. It’s sold in the mornings by women carrying it around on baskets hanging from a pole balanced on their shoulders. This noodle dish mainly consists of thin rice noodle (meehoon) and topped with green curry gravy made from kaffir lime, lemongrass and turmeric root. Bean sprouts, fresh mint leaves, banana flower, cucumbers, green beans and some other ingredients are to be served together on top as well. There’s also a red curry version which is only available during special occasions.

 

2. Green Mango Salad

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Cambodians absolutely adore mangoes and will eat them at every stage of ripeness. Although it may look similar to Thai green mango salad, but Cambodian green mango salad is more refreshing and has a heavier citrus touch in it, and it is also less spicy.

 

3. Fish Amok

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Fish Amok is one of the most famous Cambodian dishes, it is made of fish, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, galangal, coconut milk, fresh turmeric, shallots, garlic, and some chili. Then it is wrapped and steamed in a banana leaf for the aromatic taste.

 

4. Sweet and Sour Soup with Fish

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This dish is also called Samlor Machu Trey, it is famous amongst most of the households in Cambodia as it is extremely easy to make. The ingredients to make this delicious dish are fish, tamarind juice, celery, lemongrass, bean sprouts, pineapple, fish sauce, garlic, salt and sugar for seasoning.

 

5. Stir-fried Lemongrass Beef

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One of the simple dishes in Cambodia, this particular dish contains beef, red peppers, onion, lemongrass paste, galanga and kaffir lime leaves.

 

20 Places to Visit in Cambodia

 

1. Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat is a world heritage-listed temple complex and it is also the world’s largest religious monument, the place is as big as 402 acres. It was built during the Khmer Empire, by the King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Breaking from the Shaiva tradition from previous kings, the temple was built in dedication to the Hindu god, Vishnu. The complex gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of 12th century. It is one of the best-preserved historic sites around the world.

Website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/668
Entrance fees: A single day pass costs around US$20 (RM85)
Opening hours: 5am to 6pm

How to get there

From Siem Reap, you can take a private van to get to Angkor Wat. Other transportation methods such as tuktuks, bikes and taxis are available too.

Accommodations

1. The Privilege Floor @Borei Angkor

Address: National Road 6, 0369, Banteay Chas, Slorkram, 369, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 969 300
Website: http://privilegefloor.com/borei/

2. Prince d’ Angkor Hotel & Spa

Address: Sivutha Bulvard, B05, Sivatha Blvd Sivatha Road, Krong Siem Reap 93136, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 763 888
Website: http://www.princedangkor.com/

 

2. Koh Ker

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Koh Ker is the former capital of the Khmer Empire, located towards the northern part of Cambodia. This 10th century temple complex’s main feature, Koh Ker Temple is a 7-tiered pyramid. The complex was completely left to the jungle for nearly a thousand years and has been visited until recently. The temple complex also features some very mesmerising and spectacular buildings and sculptures, making it a greta archaeological site.

Website: http://www.kohker-tours.com/
Entrance fee: US$10 (RM42)
Opening hours: 6:45am to 6pm

How to get there

The site is 130 kilometres north of Siem Reap and the road is now paved until the temple site. There are no public transports for tourists but taxi and cars can be arranged at hotels and guest houses. From Preah Vihear city, a motobike ride takes about an hour an a half for one way. US$15 round trip, including waiting time, can be negotiated.

Accommodations

1. Koh Ker Hotel

Address: #008, Watbo Road, Watbo Village, Salakamroek Commune,Corner of Acharhemchiv St., Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 963 234
Website: https://www.cleartrip.com/hotels/info/koh-ker-hotel-535443

2. Lotus Blanc Resort

Address: National Road 6, Kruos Village, Siem Reap 17252, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 969 300
Website: http://lotusblancresort.com/

 

3. Kratie

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A small town located towards the northeastern part of Cambodia. It is known to be one of the best places in the country to spot Irrawaddy dolphins that live in the Mekong River close by. It’s beautiful landscape and tranquility have attracted visitors from all over the world.

How to get there

Buses to or from Stung Treng (one of the provinces that borders with Kratie) takes about 3 hours. With the improving road conditions, bus services have improved and there are a number of transportation options between Stung Treng and Phnom Penh. There are daily buses from Siem Reap to Kratie. They leave at 07:00 and cost US$10. You will have to change buses half way through this journey at Skuon or Suong.

Accommodations

1. River Dolphin Hotel

Address: Sangkat Orussey, Kratie, Cambodia
Phone: +855 72 210 570
Website: http://www.riverdolphinhotel.com/

2. Rajabori Villas Resort

Address: Mekong Road, Koh Trong Island, Kratie 855, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 215 651
Website: http://rajabori-kratie.com/en/home/

 

4. Kep

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Kep was founded as a colonial retreat for the French elite in 1908, the small town is still full of ruined shells of old villas that where destroyed during the Khmer Rouge regime. There’s a famous beach near Kep which people call it the Rabbit Island, some outdoor activities like snorkeling is available.

How to get there

Take a bus from Phnom Penh to Kampot and from there additional 25 kilometres to Kep. The buses to Kampot departure each day at 7:30am and midday around 1:15pm from the central bus station near the central market (Sorya Bus Company; No 168). You may also take a bus directly to Kep taking National Highway No 2 and for the last strip Major Road No 31, which is a little bumpy. The prices with an old air-con bus for both ways are around US$4 per person. The trip usually takes about 4-5 hours.

Accommodations

1. Knai Bang Chatt

Address: Phum Thmey, Sangkat Prey Thom, Kep 908, Cambodia
Phone: +855 36 210 310
Website: http://www.knaibangchatt.com/

2. Le Flamboyant Resort

Address: Rue des Flamboyants, Route 33a, Kep 9547, Cambodia
Phone: +855 17 491 010
Website: http://www.leflamboyant-resort.com/

 

5. Banlung

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Banlung is located towards the nothern part of Cambodia. There are a few tour companies that provide overnight trip into the jungles, allowing adventurous visitors to have a closer connection with mother nature. Visitors can also take this chance to visit the Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake that allow travelers to take a look at some beautiful deep sea lakes.

How to get there

From Kratie, take a public minibus to Banlung, it leaves around 8am and the journey takes 5-6 hours. An alternative would be via the Phnom Penh Soraya Transport bus which will take about 5-7 hours to arrive in Banlung.

Accommodations

1. Terres Rouges Lodge

Address: Boeung Kan Siang Lake, Banlung 16000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 12 770 650
Website: https://ratanakiri-lodge.com/en/home/

2. Ratanakiri-Boutique Hotel

Address: Sangkat Boeung Kan Seng, Banlung, Cambodia
Phone: +855 97 916 7221
Website: http://ratanakiri-boutiquehotel.com/

 

6. Battambang

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Battambang is the second most famous city in Cambodia, especially with travelers and tourists who are interested in Cambodian history. This city was built during the 18th century which later became part of French Indochina. The town has many Angkor-style temples, statues of gods and animals can also be found in public spots.

How to get there

From Siem Reap, there are buses available at 7:30am, 10:30am and 1:30pm. The Capitol bus costs US$4.50 if booking is done at their office in Siem Reap, they will pick you up from your accommodation for free if necessary. Buses are no longer allowed to drive into the city. The new bus station is about 3 kilometres west of the city centre. A tutuk to the city centre will cost about US$1. The major bus companies, e.g. Capitol, Sorya, are still running their offices in the city and offer a free minivan transfer to the bus station.

Accommodations

1. Bric-a-Brac

Address: 2 No 119, Street, 1 block south of Central Market, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 77 531 549
Website: http://bric-a-brac.asia/

2. Battambang Resort

Address: Wat Ko Village, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 12 510 100
Website: http://battambangresort.com/

 

7. Sihanoukville

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This beach was named after a former king, Norodom Sihanouk, Sihanoukville also known as Kompong Saom is the most famous Cambodian beach on the Gulf of Thailand. This is the place where America fought its last battle during the Vietnam War. It is popular amongst backpackers who prefer to stay in huts on the beach rather than some luxurious hotels.

How to get there

From Phnom Penh, take a bus via Capitol Tours near Orussey market, it will take about 5-5.5 hours to arrive. The bus makes stops along the way to pick up people and goods. It will drop you off in downtown Sihanoukville, about 3 kilometres from Serendipity beach, motorbikes and tuk tuks will be waiting there quoting 3-4 dollars for the trip to Ochheuteal or Serendipity.

Accommodations

1. Deluxx Boutique Hotel

Address: 4 St 1035 Sangkat, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 34 934 854
Website: http://www.deluxxhotel.com/

2. Sokha Beach Resort

Address: Street 2 Thnou, Sangkat 4, Mittapheap Dist., Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Phone: +855 34 935 999
Website: http://www.sokhahotels.com/sihanoukville/

 

8. Siem Reap

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Siem Reap houses the world famous Angkor Wat, it is Cambodia’s fastest growing city. Siem Reap is now a major tourist hub, offerings pleasant places to stay while touring the ancient temples. Hotels and restaurants can be found almost anywhere here.

How to get there

Siem Reap International Airport is the second biggest airport in Cambodia, and it is served by various airplane companies like Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, Cathay Dragon, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Express, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and many more. For more details, you can always refer to your choice of airline company.

Accommodations

1. Saem Siemreap Hotel

Address: Krom 6, Phoum Sala Kanseng, Sangkat Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 763 711
Website: http://www.saemsiemreaphotel.com/

2. Diamond D’Angkor Boutique

Address: Road 50 (Sok San), Group 08, Sang Kat Svay Dangkom, Siem Reap 17355, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 966 987
Website: http://www.diamondangkor.com/

 

9. Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh is the biggest city in Cambodia, it also acts as the capital of the country. Used to be known as “the pearl of Asia”, this beautiful city is one of the most delightful cities built by the French in Indochina, the city currently is still recovering from war. Some of the attractions in the city include the National Museum and the Royal Palace.

How to get there

Phnom Penh International Airport is the largest airport in Cambodia, located about 7 kilometres west of the city. It is served by various airplane companies like Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Hong Kong Express, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and many more. For more details, you can always refer to your choice of airline company.

Accommodations

1. The 252

Address: Street 252 #11, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 998 252
Website: http://www.the-252.com/

2. TeaHouse

Address: 242 #32 Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 212 789
Website: https://maads.asia/teahouse

 

10. Popokvil Waterfall

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Popokvil Waterfall is a beautiful two-tiered waterfall, it takes its name from the expression meaning ‘swirling clouds’ due to the mist that constantly surrounds it. Absolutely a great spot to stop by for a relaxing swim.

How to get there

From Phnom Penh, there is regular bus service to Kampot. The cost of the bus trip is usually around US$5 and takes around 3 hours. A quicker and more flexible option is to use a private car transfer, which will cost you US$25 to US$35. From Kep, you can catch a motodup or taxi. The fare is negotiable, around US$5 for a motodup or US$10 for tuk-tuk. From Sihanoukville, there is regular bus service for the two hour trip, or your can use a taxi service for around US$25.

Accommodations

1. Nataya Roundhouse Coral Bay Resort

Address: Prek Ampil, Off Road No. 3, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 88 402 8944
Website: http://www.natayaresort.com/

2. Thansur Bokor Highland Resort

Address: Bokor Mountain, Kampot 855, Cambodia
Phone: +855 33 683 8888
Website: https://www.thansurbokor.com/

 

11. Preah Vihear

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A stunning Khmer temple built during the 11th and 12th centuries on a 1,722-foot cliff in the Dangrek Mountains. The temple’s structure mainly consists of four levels and four courtyards, it was built in dedication to the Hindu god, Shiva.

How to get there

The easiest way to reach Preah Vihear is from the town of Sra’em, 30 kilometres south. Buses run directly from Phnom Penh via Kompong Thom to Sra’em, leaving in the morning and arriving in the evening. (Be careful not to book a bus to Preah Vihear since these may actually go to the town of Krong Preah Vihear and not Sra’em). They drop you off at the Sra’em central roundabout. Minibuses, once daily, US$8 and shared taxis, US$10, run from Sra’em to Siem Reap via Anlong Veng.

Accommodations

1. Preah Vihear Boutique Hotel

Address: Street Oknha Franna, Choum Ksann Dist, Srah Emm, Cambodia
Phone: +855 88 346 0501
Website: http://preahvihearhotels.com/

2. Sokha Home

Address: National Road 62, Krong Preah Vihear, Cambodia
Phone: +855 77 600 400
Website: http://sokha-home-kh.book.direct/en-gb/

 

12. Ream National Park

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House to beautiful mangrove forests, huge unspoilt beaches, islands, coral reefs and more than 200 bird species including some endangered species. It is an ideal location for boat trips and forest treks.

How to get there

If you take a taxi directly from Phnom Penh, it will take you about 3.5 hours to get to Ream National Park, the price should be around US$25. If you take off from Sihanoukville with a taxi, it will cost you roughly US$6 with a 41-minute drive to get there.

Accommodations

1. Monkey Maya

Address: Monkey Maya, Ream Beach, Ream National Park, Cambodia
Phone: +855 78 760 853
Website: http://www.monkeymayaream.com/

2. Ream Yacht Club

Address: Ream River (PREK TOEUK SAP RIVER), Ream National Park, Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 855
Phone: +855 70 505 350
Website: http://www.sihanoukville.com/hotel-guesthouses/ream-yacht-club-bungalows/

 

13. Tonle Sap

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It is the biggest freshwater lake in South East Asia. During the dry season, the Tonle Sap drains into the Mekong River but when the raining season hits, the flow changes its direction and thus forming a huge lake. It houses many Vietnamese and Cham ethnic communities.

How to get there

Tonle Sap and its many floating villages can be accessed from Siem Reap, Kompong Phluk, Kompong Khleang, Phnom Penh, Kampong Chhnang, Kompong Luong, and Battambang. At all these locations on the lake, tourists are able to rent a boat and driver. Prices vary.

Accommodations

1. Tonle Sap Hotel and Restaurant

Address: Thi 1 Village, Kha Sham, Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia
Phone: +855 12 576 811

2. Tonle Sap Hotel

Address: 4-6E0, Street 104, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

14. Silver Pagoda

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It is located within the Royal Palace premise, it houses many national treasures such as gold and jeweled Buddha statues. Some of the most well-known statues are a small 17th century baccarat crystal Buddha and a life size gold Maitreya Buddha decorated with 9584 diamonds.

Entrance fee: US$3 (RM13)
Opening hours: 8am to 11am ; 2:30pm to 5pm

How to get there

The Royal Palace is located on Sothearos Boulevard near the riverfront of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. The easiest way of getting to the Royal Palace is by tuk tuk.

Accommodations

1. The 252

Address: Street 252 #11, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 998 252
Website: http://www.the-252.com/

2. TeaHouse

Address: 242 #32 Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 212 789
Website: https://maads.asia/teahouse

 

15. War Museum Cambodia

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It is the only war museum in Cambodia, it offers visitors an insightful view of what Cambodia had to face during the last few decades. If you have a passion for history, this is a must visit as it houses a unique collection of war machines.

Website: http://www.warmuseumcambodia.com/
Entrance fee: US$5 (RM21)
Opening hours: 8am to 5:30pm

How to get there

The War Museum is located near National Highway No. 6, between the city of Siem Reap and Siem Reap International Airport. A taxi can definitely bring you there.

Accommodations

1. The Privilege Floor @Borei Angkor

Address: National Road 6, 0369, Banteay Chas, Slorkram, 369, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 969 300
Website: http://privilegefloor.com/borei/

2. Prince d’ Angkor Hotel & Spa

Address: Sivutha Bulvard, B05, Sivatha Blvd Sivatha Road, Krong Siem Reap 93136, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 763 888
Website: http://www.princedangkor.com/

 

16. The Killing Fields

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It is one of the largest graveyards in Cambodia, more than a million people were tormented to death during the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. There is a stupa at the site that is adorned with the skulls of the victims who were killed.

How to get there

The Killing Fields are located in the city of Phnom Penh, a taxi can definitely bring you there.

Accommodations

1. The 252

Address: Street 252 #11, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 998 252
Website: http://www.the-252.com/

2. TeaHouse

Address: 242 #32 Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 212 789
Website: https://maads.asia/teahouse

 

17. Cambodia Landmine Museum

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It is one of the very few places in the world where you will learn about landmines and their dangers, how they impact people especially children and how to disarm them. There is a nursery behind the museum that houses children who were saved from landmines.

Website: http://www.cambodialandminemuseum.org/
Entrance fee: US$3 (RM13)
Opening hours: 7:30am to 5:30pm

How to get there

It is located at the south of the Banteay Srey Temple complex, 25 kilometres north of Siem Reap, and inside the Angkor National Park. A taxi can definitely bring you there.

Accommodations

1. The Privilege Floor @Borei Angkor

Address: National Road 6, 0369, Banteay Chas, Slorkram, 369, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 969 300
Website: http://privilegefloor.com/borei/

2. Prince d’ Angkor Hotel & Spa

Address: Sivutha Bulvard, B05, Sivatha Blvd Sivatha Road, Krong Siem Reap 93136, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 763 888
Website: http://www.princedangkor.com/

 

18. Bokor Hill Station

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The Bokor Hill Station is another must visit attraction in Cambodia. Built in the mid 1920’, it used to serve as a resort town for the French fighters which was later abandoned by them. The place can be a little spooky during the foggy days as the visibility drops to almost nothing.

How to get there

The summit of Bokor (1,080 metres high) is reached at the end of one of the worst roads in Cambodia and the journey is about 30 kilometres. Heavily potholed and scattered with reefs of the original asphalt surface, it is best traveled by 4WD or motorbike.

Accommodations

1. Nataya Roundhouse Coral Bay Resort

Address: Prek Ampil, Off Road No. 3, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 88 402 8944
Website: http://www.natayaresort.com/

2. Thansur Bokor Highland Resort

Address: Bokor Mountain, Kampot 855, Cambodia
Phone: +855 33 683 8888
Website: https://www.thansurbokor.com/

 

19. Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre

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This is a must visit for people who are a fan of wildlife, covers an area of over 6,000 acres, it is the largest zoo in Cambodia. The rescue centre is run by the Cambodian Forestry Administration in association with an ecological non-benefit association called the Wildlife Alliance.

Website: https://www.wildlifealliance.org/wildlife-phnom-tamao/
Entrance fee: US$5(RM21) for adults and US$2(RM9) for children
Opening hours: 8am to 5pm

How to get there

The wildlife rescue centre is located roughly 40 kilometres south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A bus or taxi can be chattered to get to the location.

Accommodations

1. The 252

Address: Street 252 #11, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 998 252
Website: http://www.the-252.com/

2. TeaHouse

Address: 242 #32 Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 212 789
Website: https://maads.asia/teahouse

 

20. Kampot

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The land of peppers, Kampot is a city located at the southern part of Cambodia. It is known for its pepper plantations and salt fields. Many buildings and architectures that date back to the colonial period can be found here.

How to get there

You can take a taxi from Phnom Penh to Kampot for between US$35-50, buses are also available.

Accommodations

1. Sebana Guesthouse

Address: No 39 Street 7 Makara, Krang Village, Krang Omphil Commune, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 13 590 522
Website: http://www.sebanaguesthouse.com/

2. Two Moons

Address: Riverside Road, near the Aquatic Center and the Fish Market, Sungkat Kompong Kandal, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 77 808 537
Website: http://www.twomoonshotel.com/

 

Travel Books

Below are some of the travel books you may find helpful if you are planning for a trip to Cambodia.

 

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia & Laos

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia and Laos is your in-depth guide to the very best of these two countries. Whether you want to explore the temples of Angkor Wat, take a boat trip through the famous Tham Kong Lo caves, or sunbathe on stunning white beaches in southern Cambodia, Cambodia and Laos offer exhilarating options for visitors.

 

Lonely Planet Cambodia (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet Cambodia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stand under the glimmering spires of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, trek the lush rainforest of the Koh Kong Conservation Corridor, or explore the floating village of Kompong Luong; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cambodia and begin your journey now!

 
Sources:

  • www.wikipedia.com
  • www.wikitravel.com
  • www.tripadvisor.com.my

 
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  1. S.Prathap on Sep 13, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Cambodian people can be seen as a mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism.Their culture and tradition had a rich varied history dating back many centuries.
    From the article we can know that many intersting sites in Cambodia that is worth visiting especially the temples and most famous Angkor Wat.Thank you very much for sharing this article .

  2. sarassitham on Feb 20, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Being on of top tourist destination with historically rich in culture Cambodia has many impressive discovery. The world heritage Angkor Wat is one of them. Angkor Wat is being famous for its sensational architecture and for the biggest religious monument in the world. It also understand that the majority of its population in Cambodia are Buddhist.

    Through this article I have discovered many other interesting places and the ancient temple found along the city of Siem Reap. The best season to visit Cambodia for a perfect holiday was well guided with full information. All the necessary information to do and not at Cambodia will be very useful. Thank you for sharing this article and listing all the beautiful places and sceneries. I’m too getting excited to explore and visit Cambodia in near future.

  3. Jennifer Yuen on Sep 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I recently visited Angkor Wat and a few temples around, Tonle Sap and Sihanoukville with my family. Though Angkor Wat and the temples around are usually the most talked about, we actually enjoyed our boat ride to see sunset at Tonle Sap. Along the river leading to the biggest lake in South East Asia, what welcomed us were the local fishing village communities that lived in houses that were built with long legs to prevent water from floating their home during the monsoon season. It was interesting for us to see how the local lived happily with what they had. A good experience for us to reflect and understand that it is really not what we have outwardly to be happy and contented.

  4. Anne Ong on Sep 17, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Very amazing sites and interesting looking foods! Some of these looks yummy!.. 3. Fish Amok, 2. Green Mango Salad, 1. Khmer Noodles. Places that caught my eyes are….12. Ream National Park, 18. Bokor Hill Station, 11. Preah Vihear, 4. Kep, 4. Kep, 10. Popokvil Waterfall. 2. Koh Ker. Thank you Rinpoche and blog team for this wonderful article.

  5. Cc on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I missed Cambodia. Was bacpacking with 2 friends. Indeed is a place must visit. Is full of historical and the structure and every peace of the wall are crafted but unfortunately alot of buddha head missing.

    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in phnom phem. It will make you tears when you see a hill of skeleton heads. They were totured and extermination. It does show us how much suffering during that time and wonder what will happen when Maitreya comes. Will there be another war, killing ,totured and suffer?

  6. freon on Jul 25, 2017 at 1:10 am

    I came to know about Cambodia because of Angkor Wat. Other than that, through this article it opened to me more about Cambodian.

    Angkor Wat is listed as the 7th wonder of the world, and was so famous that is one of the most significant religious centers in the world and it has become the Cambodian symbol and even appears on the country’s national flag. It is the most visited attraction site in Cambodia and one of the hottest attractions in the world. The temple represents Mount Meru. From the ground, Angkor Wat has a height of 213 meters attained with 3 rectangular levels with each one progressively higher than the rectangular below it. It is also said that Angkor Wat is actually a replica of universe on a stone and represents the earthly model of cosmic word. (source: http://www.tourist-destinations.net/2013/08/angkor-wat-cambodia.html)

    Other than Angkor Wat, through this article, I came to learn about Koh Ker which is a temple build like pyramid and have been left in jungle for thousand years.

    Other than temple view, I also get to know beautiful beach at Cambodia, famous food, the unique museums and even learn their culture that we should be aware when we visiting Cambodia.

    Through reading this article, I felt that I have went to Cambodia.
    Travel through reading.

  7. Wai Meng Wan on Jun 26, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I went to Cambodia before, and the Angkor Wat is certainly a mesmerizing place to visit. It has Buddhist and Hindu influences weaved into this complex, as the Kings of Cambodia shifted from Buddhist to Hindu and vice versa.

    There was a school I visited, which was a prison and there many people died. The genocide of the Cambodian was done by their own people, who wanted a new society to emerge, some kind of social engineering. I think most religions are not perfect belief systems but most of the established ones do not condone the massacre of one’s own people just to proof a point. The lesson to learn is that we have to be careful of what we belief in, and check if those things we believe in does it cause unnecessary harm to others?

  8. Vivian Ong on Jun 18, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about Cambodia. After reading this article, I come to know many interesting sites in Cambodia that is worth visiting especially the temples. Phnom Penh is such a beautiful and a city that is continually growing. Cambodia is really a country that caters to different groups of tourists depending on their interest ranging from food, sceneries, buildings, animals and leisure. Most of the tourists like to visit Cambodia is because their people are known to be extremely helpful, warm and polite.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  9. Fong on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    As these old bastions of Buddhism come online after the years of conflict and bloodshed. we can see the beauty of the land and the culture not to say the beauty of the Buddhism that used to blossom in these countries. We can see Myanmar and Cambodia slowly returning to spirituality.

    But most of all the natural beauty reflects the beauty of the soul of the country.

  10. Lin Mun on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I like looking at the various architecture of buildings. I have been to Cambodia a few times and I like Siem Reap the best. Angkor Wat is so unique and beautiful. We watched the sun rise in Angkor Wat and it was amazing. A place that I would definitely recommend people to visit. I hope the restoration work will continue and the government would be able to receive sufficient fund for this work, so more people are able to visit and to learn the history.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

  11. Stella Cheang on Jun 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    The almost-landlock Cambodia is a very enchanting place to visit, not only because of the grand temple complexes that took after her rich Hindu influence but also due to her glory yet bittersweet history. Recent wars had set Cambodia back decades compared to her peers in the region, with several museums filled with real skeletons to remind us of the brutal history.

    Fortunately, the alluring French-style architectures in Phnom Penh are a bright contrast to the gloomy past, especially if we appreciate spacious courtyard, with wide porches and plenty of tall French windows.

    About a decade ago, visiting Cambodia can be a humbling experience; children as young as 3 years old are seen actively vending pirated Lonely Planets travel books to tourists. Most of them looked mixed, and when enquired further, one will realize they do not know who is their father. Today, Cambodia is fast catching up in terms of modernization. It is a good place to visit.

  12. Samfoonheei on Jun 14, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Amazing ….Cambodia’s history has experience the modern and ancient historic past events.Cambodian culture and tradition have had a rich varied history dating back many centuries.The Cambodian people can be seen as a mixture of hinduism and buddhism, and reflects a country rich in history and heritage. I did not know much of Cambodia except the killing fields and about the war the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979..After reading these post it sound interesting to visit these place maybe the Angkor wat and a few historical places are worthy visiting.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these wonderful post and it brought back memories to me about the Khmer Rouge rule…the movie of killing fields.

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  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 04:31 PM
    Thank you for this article detailed information about the places of Wu Tai Shan. Really a good and wonderful place to visit for pilgrimage.This place should be one of the most interesting holy place to visit.
    Wu Tai Shan is believed to be the earthly abode of Manjushri the Buddha of wisdom.The pictures of the temple which shared in this article are magnificent and the scenic view is stunning too.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Wpz1UJ
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 03:18 PM
    The act of making offerings to the Sangha is a fantastic way for us to collect merits and a great way to practice generosity, as taught by the Lord Buddha himself. On a personal level, I intend to practice the art of giving until my last breath; I also wish very much to live the life of a simple monk, meditating in a cave in the forest, with as few possessions as possible. Thus, I try to give most of what I receive away, and keep as little as possible for myself.

    So… when my students visited the monasteries in India at the end of 2014, I grabbed the opportunity to make some offerings to the monks there; some of them were friends that I’ve known for a long time but have not met for decades. I miss all of them very much and I am so happy that my students arranged to meet them and make the offerings on my behalf.

    Read more about making offerings at http://bit.ly/2lV3Cbe
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 03:00 PM
    All that being said, I am very, very happy to be able to bring you these images of Dorje Shugden from all the different traditions. If the Gelug, Nyingma, Sakya and Kagyu great masters and practitioners of the past saw huge benefits in relying on Dorje Shugden, so much so that they included him in such a wide range of paintings and images, it stands to reason that practitioners of today will also benefit from relying on Dorje Shugden too. Because it is not one, two or even five paintings that we are looking at, but over 40! And my guess is, there are many, many more that exist out there in the world that we just don’t know about yet.

    In reality, whatever we want to pray to or rely on is entirely our personal choice and a private matter, and no one should be able to tell us what we can and cannot pray to. Certainly no one has the right to impose sanctions upon us for the spiritual choices that we make. So putting current politics and issues aside, I hope that you will also be able to appreciate the artistic merit and talent that stands behind Tibetan art which is spiritual, ancient and beautiful, and done with purpose and meaning. Please download these beautiful ancient paintings for your shrine or to share with others.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2kFI7es
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 02:43 PM
    Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen is perhaps one of the more notable previous lives of Dorje Shugden. In this incarnation, he is said to have made the promise to arise as a Dharma Protector to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa, thus laying the foundation for Dorje Shugden to manifest later, in another incarnation.

    Duldzin, which is an abbreviation of Dulwa Zinpa, literally means “Vinaya Holder” in Tibetan. This is actually a title bestowed upon him in recognition of his pure monkhood and incredible knowledge and understanding of the Vinaya texts — scriptures that contain teachings by Lord Buddha on monastic discipline.

    Read more about Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen at http://bit.ly/2lUdNwQ
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 02:36 PM
    Prayer wheels, a common part of Tibetan Buddhist paraphernalia, are often underrated by those new to Buddhism. Tibetans, however, believe that spinning prayer wheels (the bigger the better) is a powerful way of generating tremendous amounts of merit necessary for spiritual awakening and that installing prayer wheels in a place is an immensely effective way to transform the environment.

    Read more about prayer wheel at http://bit.ly/2kFxw3b
  • nicholas
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 02:25 PM
    In order for KFR to truly become a place of healing, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has conceived a number of ideas including the newly-opened Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain. Embedded within the fountain are semi-precious stones that were especially consecrated by Dorje Shugden while in trance of the Panglung Oracle; His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, widely accepted to be a living emanation of Vajrayogini; our own Tsem Rinpoche and His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche, an emanation of Medicine Buddha himself. When the water runs over these stones, it becomes charged with the healing properties of the stones and imbued with its blessings.

    Bottles are provided for people to collect the water for their personal use. Some suggested uses for the consecrated water include:

    Consumption by the sick to heal the body and clear the mind of negative emotions
    Consumption by the dying to clear the mind in preparation for the final journey
    Giving to heal stray animals and pets
    Giving to dying or deceased animals in order to implant blessings and Dharma imprints to surface in future lives
    Sprinkling on new Buddha statues and shrines as an act of consecration

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2mo2ltB
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 12:28 PM
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura is one of the most iconic landmarks in Japan. The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental outdoor bronze statue , that’s attracted many thousands of tourists and locals yearly. Been the second largest bronze Buddha statue in Japan. Wow it seem that the Great Buddha of Kamakura has a long and illustrious history, reflected in its architectural legacy, especially its numerous shrines and temples. Truly amazing having gone through many disaster yet it still remind to this day with many renovation done to restore the beauty. Have not been to Japan before but have heard many stories regarding the beauty of this amazing statue.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-love-kamakura-buddha-in-japan.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 12:27 PM
    In Buddhism, symbolic offerings are made to the Triple Gem, giving rise to contemplative gratitude and inspiration. Offerings such as objects such as a lit candle or butter lamp, burning incense, flowers, food, fruit, water or drinks. Each material offerings is imbued representing each different symbolic meanings . Example the lighting of a candle or an butter lamp represents the light of wisdom illuminating the darkness of ignorance while the burning of incense represents the fragrant scent of morality and so on.
    Great knowledge and teachings from this post , explaining with details the importance of offerings.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-note-on-offerings-by-panchen-otrul-rinpoche.html?
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 18. 2019 12:26 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for having made a Wealth Box in the beautiful Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). It will attracts powerful energies of abundance and to attract the resources as well for the growth and expansion of Kechara Forest Retreat . We are fortunate and have the rare opportunity able to take part in this an extremely meritorious Dharma activity. Many thousands have seen benefited from this.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/get-involved-in-the-wealth-box-project-in-kfr.html?
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:39 PM
    Truly an amazing and informative article that every parent should read.This school does not focus just the academic results but it also emphasises on living in harmony with our environment.

    The design concept for Green School is simply superb having constructed with bamboo,local grass and renewable resources.Thank you very much for sharing such a good article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2kF3oF5
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 04:34 PM
    I am not surprised to know that trees are good to the human’s body. I remember my grandparents used to live in a village where there was a lot of green, not so much concrete and traffic, they were healthy and seldom sick. I like to live there too because the air was very fresh.

    In the cities where there are fewer trees, people tend to get sick easily due to pollutant caused by vehicles, industrial waste, etc. It is proven that trees are a good provider of oxygen and they can absorb and filter pollutants. Many metropolitan cities in Europe have started to plant more trees and they have a plan to grow more trees in the city for the wellbeings of the residents.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/scientists-have-discovered-that-living-near-trees-is-good-for-your-health.html
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:07 PM
    Malaysia has visitors from all over the world as our country here is beautiful, peaceful and diverse. I am fortunate to be in Malaysia with wonderful friends here too. So many people from all over the world visit our Kechara stalls, outlets and Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. They really are happy to invite Dorje Shugden home with them along with his prayers, photo, poster, mantra and information booklet. Many of them return and or contact to tell us their wishes has been fulfilled when they sincerely pray to World Peace Buddha protector Dorje Shugden. It makes me so happy to benefit others.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    Read more at http://bit.ly/2lU7XLM
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 03:02 PM
    Arya Nagarjuna was a famous Mahasiddha, Buddhist philosopher, and alchemist who was born 400 years after Buddha Shakyamuni’s parinirvana.

    He is known for establishing the Middle Path (Madhyamaka) Buddhist tradition, making gold to fulfil the needs of the Sangha, and retrieving the Prajnaparamita Sutra from the Naga realm.

    Read more about him here http://bit.ly/2kkUDQa
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:51 PM
    Today, the practical applications of Einstein’s theories include the development of the television, remote control devices, automatic door openers, lasers, and DVD-players. Recognized as TIME magazine’s “Person of the Century” in 1999, Einstein’s intellect, coupled his strong passion for social justice and dedication to pacifism, left the world with infinite knowledge and pioneering moral leadership. So was his passion for Buddhism and its teachings. Today we present you Einstein’s world famous quotes on Buddhism that will be of a great value to understand how much the Buddhism was close to Einstein’s heart.

    Read his quote at http://bit.ly/2lRoRea
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Sep 17. 2019 02:36 PM
    An Introduction To The Buddha Form And Iconography

    In this book, Tsem Rinpoche introduces us to a rich range of Buddha forms, providing basic information to kindle our interest in the iconography of statues –their postures, gestures and mudras, the ornaments and the implements they hold. Each one of these is a symbolic teaching in itself. Indeed the entire iconography, colour and pose of each Buddha statue combined presents a path to ultimate enlightenment.

    Read more to understand the Buddha’s icongraphy at http://bit.ly/2kEQxCP

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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
5 months ago
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Currently the youngest student in dharma class :) Lin Mun KSDS
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Nice lotus sit done by the youngest class students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Jayce is teaching dharma to student of age 11-12 years old . Lin Mun MSDS
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Children will do prostration and recite Manjushri mantra before start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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