My Journey in Cambodia
CAMBODIA, THE LAND OF THE KHMER
Time Spent: 14 days.
Highlights: Angkor temples, genocide museums and paradise islands
Favourite Spots: Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Phnom Penh
Pictures Taken: 939
Transports: Local buses
Accomodation: Hostels and guest houses
With the same friend I’ve visited Laos, we arrived in Cambodia to join a couple of friends of his and visit the country. We spent about two weeks in Cambodia, it was hurricane season, and it felt a little frustrating at times. Cambodia is a delightful mix of Ancient Culture, Peaceful Nature and Modern History.
The latter is represented by Phnom Penh and its shocking Killing Fields and S21 tours; these are mandatory to visit, these hurt, some people cry by just hearing the audio guide, reacting to how inhumane this Khmer Rouge regime executed 1 in 4 Cambodians during one of the biggest genocides in History (official figures approx. 2 million people died).
Ancient history is much brighter and a 3-day visit of Angkor and its incredible temples felt just right. Lots of tourists there, but it doesn’t feel too overwhelming as long as you’re lucky not to meet any massive wave of Chinese tourists.
Cambodian islands are ideal to relax, and Koh Rong was our choice for a few days…not doing much, just chilling and partying.