Angkor Thom temple hill Phnom Bakheng, monks Angkor Wat

Cambodia

 

The magnificent temples of Angkor fascinated us already for a long time past. We liked to see and expired this rich cultural heritage and so we visit Angkor for 3 nights, just after our journey trough Vietnam. We flew from Saigon to Siem Reap.

Here you are not only confronted with old history, but also with the past atrocity of the time of war. "Killing Fields" is nearly everywhere. But the people are mostly optimistic and positive adjusted despite suffered cruelties. Everywhere you can feel a fundamental good change.

The tourism is very important for the people, you can notice this by paying anything. The national currency "Riel" is not so much populating as the US dollar. You can pay everything in dollar. We therefore called Cambodia “the one dollar country”, because the price for everything is always minimum one dollar.

During our trip through SE Asia in 2011 we made a stop in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.

 

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Siem Reap

touristic town near the temples 

Angkor Thom

and Tha Prom


Angkor Wat

and Phnom Bakheng

Phnom Penh   ***new***

emerging capital

 

 

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