This excursion to the Bokor national park is certainly the most spectacular of the Kingdom due to the 30 kms ascent on a rough and bumpy trail in the midst of a preserved and impenetrable jungle.
We propose the discovery of the Ratanakiri, northeastern region of Cambodia, where different ethnics live. The tours mainly apply to trekkers and are only available during the dry season.
The Banteay Chhmar temple (XIIth) is mainly collapsed but some full sections of walls and galleries are in very good state of conservation as well as numerous bas-reliefs. The surroundings of the temple are open and the trail from Sisophon is very picturesque.
The Phnom Kulen is no doubt the mount the most sacred of Cambodia and a very active pilgrimage place. King Jayavarman II proclaimed there the independence of the country during the IXth century and dissociated the country from the Kingdom of Java. A big Buddha lying in its temple and sculpted in the rock is overlooking the vicinity.
A 7-day tour to see the essentials of Cambodia by road, from the temples of Angkor to Phnom Penh with 1-day tour to Preah Vihear, the temple so disputed between Cambodia and Thailand and finally confirmed by the UN as belonging to the Khmer people.