Cambodia has a tumultuous history; beauty and beaches juxtaposed with some of the worst human rights abuses on record. There are extensive Travel Articles on Cambodia, many in the form of mesmerizing photo essays by journalists. Soak in some of that revolutionary period at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh.
No trip to Cambodia is complete without spending a few days exploring Angkor Wat, Siem Reap. There are no words to describe the magnificence of this complex, slowly being reclaimed by the jungle. No Cambodia travel blog can do it justice…you simply have to see for yourself!
Khymer Rouge History
No matter where you go, evidence of the Khymer Rouge remains. A visit to Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) is well worth it, though be prepared for an emotionally harrowing day. If you can bear it, visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former high school and then prison, in Phnom Penh.
Cambodia Travel Blog Tips and Hints:
- Scams: To avoid scams, exchange your currency and get your visa online before you reach the border. Though the Riel is still in use, you are better off taking a supply of US dollars.
- Volunteering: There are many stories of children being exploited in orphanages, so make sure to educate yourself if you wish to visit or volunteer.
- Markets: Look out for fascinating up-cycled crafts at local markets, such as bags made from old sacks.
- Sun Safe: Watch out for the intense sun and midday heat with plenty of water and sunscreen! Plan your day so that you can rest in the afternoon and enjoy the balmy evenings.