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What appears at first glance to be a miniature inland sea is actually Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake. Here you'll find a huge community of fishermen living on floating and stilted homes, an ingenious solution to the huge seasonal variation in water levels.
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This Buddhist festival takes place on the full moon during the third lunar month, in either February or March. It's a national holiday during which Cambodians try to purify themselves by attempting to do only good things and generally avoid any kind of sinful activity! Good luck with that.
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Celebrated in November, Bon Om Touk marks the end of the rainy season and the yearly reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap River with three days of festivities, concerts and traditional boat racing. Sometimes known as 'The Water Festival', it's celebrated throughout the country but Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh is where the action is at its thickest.
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This traditional festival marks the beginning of the rice-growing season and involves a pair of royal oxen ceremonially ploughing a field. Cambodian farmers use the ceremony to predict the coming harvest. How? By observing which trough of food the regal (and presumably hungry) beasts tuck into afterwards.
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This former high school was one of the largest execution centres of the Cambodian Genocide, during which millions of Cambodians were brutally tortured and killed by the Khmer Rouge. It now functions as a museum, with a chilling collection of photos documenting the true extent of the horror.
For more information on the the Tuol Sleng genocide Museum, click here.
Housed in an attractive building amidst pretty gardens, this museum is home to one of the world's largest collections of Khmer art; highlights include a giant bronze statue of reclining Vishnu. Paying it a visit is one of the essential things to do in Phnom Penh.
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This three story building in central Phnom Penh showcases the work of Cambodian and international artists, with an open-air rooftop media lounge offering great views of the city, and welcome sanctuary should it all get a bit much.
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Located inside the Angkor National Park just north of Siam Reap, this museum was founded by Aki Ra, a former child-soldier who personally removed and defused mines he had been forced to plant. It exhibits his own collection of mines, and doubles as a charity and support centre for landmine victims.
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Popularly known as 'fish amok', this coconut fish curry is spiced with kroeung, a distinctive and aromatic Cambodian curry paste. Wrapped in a banana leaf then steamed, it's a Cambodia food classic and you'll find it in many Siem Reap restaurants.
It's true: they eat spiders in Cambodia. Fried until crispy, they're considered a delicacy, but don't believe anyone who tells you, they taste just like chicken.
This delicious fish and noodle curry is known simply as 'Khmer noodles'. Garnished with bean sprouts, mint leaves, green beans, and even banana flowers, it's a Cambodia travel 2015 must-try.Best eaten at - Siv Long, Tep Vong Road, Siem Reap