If you are looking for the perfect place to indulge in some of the most breathtakingly beautiful temples in the world, you will need to look no further than Cambodia. In Cambodia you will be able to find examples of some of the most revered religious architecture ever to have been created and the temples at Angkor has withstood the test of time extremely well. A true testament to the skill and knowledge of those who once built it. It is said that the sunrise at Angkor Vat is one of the most extraordinary wonders of the world and that it is something that should be on every travellers’ bucket list. Before you travel to Cambodia it is important to make sure you have all of your paperwork in order though. You will for instance most likely need to have a Cambodia visa on arrival.
Cambodia VOA and eVisa
It is possible to obtain a Cambodia Visa on Arrival (VOA) at one of the two airports, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh International airport as well as at the land border crossings between Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. When asked, travellers need to hand over a completed VOA form as well as any additional supporting documentation to the immigration staff upon arrival. Many travellers have however opted to apply for and obtain a Cambodia eVisa in order to avoid long ques at the border. Not everyone travelling to Cambodia will need a eVisa or a VOA and for information on which citizens are visa-exempt it is best to visit official sites online. Here it is also possible to read up on all visa rules and regulations including how to apply for the much more convenient Cambodia eVisa. By applying for a Cambodia eVisa it is possible to apply for a visa online in only 20 minutes and you will receive the approved visa directly to your inbox.
Wonders of the world
The most famous temples in all of Cambodia are the temples at Angkor, they are even considered to be at the very heart of Cambodian identity. The Khmer Empire was founded by King Jayavarman II in 802 AD and he chose the city of Angkor to be one of its capitals. The Kingdom lasted for about 700 years and once included Thailand, Laos and parts of Vietnam. The jewel among the temples is Angkor Vat which is considered to be the actual metropolis as well as the site of the royal palace. It stands outside the wall of Angkor Thom and it is together with this temple as well as additional temples that it constitutes the Angkor Archaeological Park. Be careful of “temple fatigue” but make sure to at least, in addition to Angkor Vat, also visit the temple of Phnom Bakheing. The temples at Angkor are well deserving of their status as some of the most important religious symbols in the world and it is easy to get lost in the sheer magnificence of it all. A visit to the temples will become one of your most lasting memories.
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