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7 Tips on Visiting Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat means 'Temple City' in Khmer (Angkor = City, Wat = Temple) and is the largest religious monument in the world. Other noteworthy mentions include being the national symbol that sits proudly on the Cambodian flag. It is also a finalist of the new...

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Waiting for the sunrise at Angkor Wat

[caption id="attachment_361" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Angkor Wat at 6am[/caption]   It truly amazes me the sheer number of people who can stand in front of Angkor Wat's Reflecting Pond at one point in time. We were told this is best place to watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat, on...

Other than Angkor Wat: Temples worth a visit

After a day of cycling and the early morning hustle of catching the famous sunrise at Angkor Wat, we were ready to go in further on our tuk-tuk to explore the other temples. Among them are my two favourites - Bayon (inside Angkor Thom) and Ta Prohm. [caption...

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How to get to Angkor Wat: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

[caption id="attachment_281" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Our 7-hour bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (319km) was an uncomfortable one[/caption]   We had to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by bus on our third day and made the dire mistake of booking our tickets only the...

Tuol Sleng & Choeung Ek Killing Fields

Few things that deeply struck me during the whole trip to Cambodia - the warmth of the locals, the splendid architecture of the city (both age old and modern) and - especially so - its chilling, not-too-distant history during the Khmer Rouge era which the...

Sisowath Quay

A blend of French-styled buildings and local Khmer-styled architecture, with tourist traps right next to locals going on with their lives, the walk along the vibrant Sisowath Quay was an enjoyable one.   Phnom Penh, Cambodia Part I (21-23 December 2013) Day 1: Sisowath Quay aka Riverside walk [caption...