Siem Reap

Upon my arrival in Siem Reap, once the seat of the Khmer Empire, the Hindu iconography in the Buddhist kingdom was striking
I left Siem Ream impressed with the hospitality of its people and would certainly recommend to you to stay more than the usual three days that most travelers take to visit this area.
I've long been fascinated by the mysterious temples of Angkor Wat. Last fall, I spent several days living out my "Tomb Raider" fantasies in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Where to stay: There's an abundance of nice hostels, guesthouses, family and boutique hotels in Siem Reap. I find a lot of
3. Oudong and other nearby provinces Only a 25-mile bumpy tuk-tuk ride outside of the city you'll find yourself in Oudong
I gaze into the wall of green to my left, squinting past thick, leafy boughs of the Cambodian jungle, bewildered. I look to my map; there nothing but the giant reservoir to my right and green uniformity to my left. I peer into the jungle, then back to the map. Back to the jungle.
Some of us have a hard time to get up in time for breakfast, let alone at 4 a.m. to get ready to go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat. Yet, the tortuous alarm clock should remind us of how fortunate we are to experience sunrise over Angkor Wat.
I stood at the window on the top floor of the skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok looking out at the chaos on the streets below. It was hot and smoggy, and it had taken us about two hours to travel just a few miles to get here.
One in every four Cambodians was murdered during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, between 1975 and 1979. The Missing Picture tells the story of the genocide through a child's perspective, using clay dolls to recreate the director's memories and interspersing these personal scenes with actual footage.
The little girl laughed happily as she read the Braille with her hands, proud that she had mastered all the words. If it was not for the school set up for the blind and deaf, here in Phnom Penh, she would have been left in the dark.
Hostel living reminds me of one particular tour adventure I had. We were touring Ireland with the band, and we played a bar gig somewhere in the country where the fee included housing. Whoa. Never in my life had I stayed in such a place.
After surviving the Cambodian Genocide orchestrated by Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979, Ponheary Ly returned to Siem Reap, Cambodia with what was left of her family.
Cape Town Discover Cape Town with a little cycling and a little bit of walking, because why not? Cape Town City Cycle Tours
No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.
I no longer wondered why Angelina hoped to adopt one Cambodian kid after another.
Last year, an estimated 1.6 million foreigners descended on the little northwestern city of Siem Reap -- most of them arriving to see the Angkor Temple Complex.
Have you ever visited somewhere and it stayed with you for a time after you left? Not in a nostalgic way, but in a way that lingers, like it has reached in and altered you slightly. That's how visiting Cambodia was for me.
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