Category Archive: Cambodia

Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge

As we’ve traveled through Cambodia we’ve learned much about the recent tragic history of the Khmer people at the hands of the Khmer Rouge.  The Khmer Rouge was a communist group that gained… Continue reading

The Apsara Dance

Another beautiful cultural art we witnessed in Cambodia was the Apsara dancing.  This classical dance-drama has been a part of the culture for over a millennium, as evident through the many depictions of… Continue reading

Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and the gates of an ancient empire

On our third and final day of temple visiting we decided to complete what is known as the “short circuit”, a 17km loop, in reverse of the suggested order to try and avoid… Continue reading

The beauty of Angkor

In this country of extremes we’ve explored for the past week the glorious temples of the Khmer Empire.  We set out to get our 3 day tickets in the evening.  The tickets were… Continue reading

The Killing Fields

In Phnom Penh we visited the Choeung Ek Killing Fields 15 km outside of the city.  These fields are so named because it is where the Khmer Rouge performed mass executions of Cambodians… Continue reading

The Culture of Cambodia

We’ve spent the past six days exploring Cambodia’s busy capital, Phnom Penh.  There was a time during the reign of the Khmer Rouge when this city was evacuated and devoid of life, but… Continue reading

Kampot

Kampot is famous for its black pepper, stinky durian fruit and relaxed way of life.  In our five days here we’ve toured the surrounding countryside by motorcycle, climbed towering rock formations, visited temples… Continue reading

Arriving in Cambodia

Cambodia is a country that, while little recognized by name, is universally known for two things; the inspiring architectural and cultural beauty of Angkor Wat and the recent tragic genocide of the Khmer… Continue reading

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