Around Asia: Siem Reap, Cambodia

April 30, 2013 Mango Tours 0 Comments

Southeast Asia is blessed with fascinating attractions that never run out of contrast and surprises. One of its popular destinations is Siem Reap, Cambodia – where art lovers, thrill seekers, and culture explorers get together. 

Siem Reap is a destination that boasts of many old-world splendors. Its sublime characteristics continue to attract the interests of tourists from all over the world. Over a million annual tourists visit the destination to explore its natural and architectural wonders including the famed Angkor Wat. 

Apart from its iconic temples, Siem Reap is also notable for having tall and thick trees. Such trees are renowned for growing in and out of the temple ruins and becoming one with them, adding more charm and character to its image.

Here are some Siem Reap’s prominent attractions that one should not miss to visit:

Angkor Wat

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Built in the 12th century, the Angkor Wat--also known as the “City Temple”, is the most known symbol of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It serves as a religious site for various religions like Hindus, Vishnu, and Buddhists. Fascinating Khmer architectural designs are the highlights of this place,  it’s no wonder it is heralded among UNESCO’s heritage sites.

Cambodian Cultural Village


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Cambodian Cultural Village is a center for historical and cultural practices of Cambodia. Located 5 kilometers from the Angkor Wat temple, it houses 10 villages which represent different cultural heritages of the country. Various traditional dancing performances are performed to entertain anyone who visits the place. Such performances include the Apsara Dancing, Traditional Khmer Wedding Ceremony, Peacock Dancing, and more.
BaphuonTemple

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Another famous temple found in Siem Reap is the Baphuon Temple. The temple showcases an amusing Baphuon architectural style that makes the place so unique and beautiful, providing visitors a glimpse of Cambodia’s rich culture and history.  It has become one of the many highlights of the country. Built in the mid-11th century, Baphuon is a temple dedicated to the Hindu God, Shiva. 

Night Markets

Night markets in Angkor are also popular among tourists in Siem Reap. Over 200 souvenirs shops sell affordable traditional Cambodian handmade products including clothing, silk, artworks, jewelleries, and wood and stone carvings.

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Mango Mix: The King's Landing in Tayabas, Quezon

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First Class for Less Cash

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EVA Air's Royal Laurel Class

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The Healing Touch of Kamay ni Hesus; Mango Tours in Balitang America

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Experience the wonders of faith at Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban, Quezon. Be surrounded with serenity as you come in contact with colorful characters from the Bible and relive the passion of Jesus Christ. Participate in a healing mass and take your journey of faith deeper with appreciation and reverence.
 
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Where to go next? Batangas

April 19, 2013 Mango Tours 0 Comments

The province of Batangas offers a collection of cultural and historical destinations, diving and mountain climbing sites, and heritage wonders. With these, it has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Philippines.

Batangas is located approximately 70 miles from Metro Manila. The nearest town of Batangas can be reached in less than two hours via land travel.

Batangas is home to an assortment of remarkable attractions and activities for travelers of all kinds.  For those who are into beaches and diving, Batangas has a multitude of exceptional beach and diving destinations. Such are found in Anilao, Nasugbu, and San Juan just to name a few.  
Batangas is a destination gifted with natural sites. For travelers who are into an eco and adventure vacation, they can embark on an enthralling boat ride along the picturesque lake of Taal Volcano or hike the wonderful heights of Mt. Maculot, also known as Mt. Macolod.

If you want to have a glimpse of Batangas’ cultural and heritage sites, head out and explore various old-world wonders in the town of Taal. Travelers can rediscover the history behind the famous Taal Heritage town where ancestral houses and structures dating back to the 19th century are nestled, providing tourists a peek of the past.

Among the many highlights of Batangas include pilgrimage sites. The province is home to the biggest and one of the oldest churches in Asia known as the Basilica de San Martin de Tours. Apart from its huge interior, the church also houses the largest bell in the Philippines. Various devotees, tourists, and locals alike flock there especially during Sundays.

Batangas has so much more to offer. Discover more of its wonders and experience them firsthand for an unforgettable trip.

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