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Angkor Wat

Siem Reap, which literally means the “Defeat of Siam”, is the most prosperous region of contemporary Cambodia. Its close proximity to the Angkor Wat temple complex  has turned the city into one of the world’s premier travel destinations. 187 more words

Angkor Thom

Photos: Siem Reap, Cambodia

After taking a six hour bus ride from Phnom Penh, we finally reached Siem Reap, the city that I have been looking forward to for the past six months. 203 more words


The Ethics of Riding Elephants

Riding atop a 4 tonne beast sounds like a great adventure, right? Not to mention a great photo opportunity! Well, here in Cambodia, “Elephant Tourism” is on the rise. 416 more words


Cambodian History - Early Years

No one knows for certain how long people have lived in what is now Cambodia, as studies of its prehistory are undeveloped. A carbon-l4 dating from a cave in northwestern Cambodia suggests that people using stone tools lived in the cave as early as 4000 bc, and rice has been grown on Cambodian soil since well before the 1st century ad. 299 more words


7 Vintage Cambodia Travel and Tourism Posters

Some the earliest published material promoting travel and tourism to Cambodia dates back over a hundred years. The earliest Europeans to start visiting the Kingdom in large numbers were French nationals as they were heavily involved in the region. 104 more words


Angkor Affleck

Angkor Wat is like Ben Affleck. It gets top billing – it’s showcased on the Cambodian national flag, gets all the buzz – it’s the temple most people talk about – and it gets most of the attention – when people arrive here, it’s usually the one they want to visit. 1,000 more words