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Cambodia’s tumultuous past has begun fading from the country’s forefront, replaced by the spiraling temple cones of famed Angkor Wat. In Phnom Penh, the tide of the Tonle Sap River reverses course during fall’s Water Festival, and the Royal Palace and Independence Monument represent grander eras. Cambodia’s tumultuous past has begun fading from the country’s forefront, replaced by the spiraling temple cones of famed Angkor Wat. In Phnom Penh, the tide of the Tonle Sap River reverses course during fall’s Water Festival, and the Royal Palace and Independence Monument represent grander eras.    Close

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Coasting Through Cambodia's Countryside

Written by Jodeci527 on 08 Jul, 2013

To travel from Phnom Penh to Siemp Reap, I was faced with two options. In order to cover a distance of almost 150 miles, I could either fly or travel overland with a tourist bus. The plane tickets were expensive as all flights were over…Read More


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Coping With Monsoons in Cambodia

Written by Jodeci527 on 27 Jun, 2013

Visiting Cambodia during the off peak season is a great way to travel for less. Accommodations are often cheaper and popular attractions such as the Angkor Wat complex are far less crowded. However, the one major drawback to visiting at this time of…Read More


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The Grounds of A Grand Palace

Written by Jodeci527 on 18 Jun, 2013

The grounds of the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, Cambodia was unlike anything I've ever seen in the Western World. The amount of love and devotion which is poured into the upkeep of the gardens and overall surroundings is exceedingly obvious, and the result of…Read More


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Siem Reap in General

Written by dkm1981 on 30 Apr, 2013

Siem Reap itself isn't a particularly remarkable city, but there are some things about it that are really great and there are some things you should know to help you enjoy everything properly.My Siem Reap Top Five . . . .1. Angkor TemplesNo doubt if…Read More


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Tips For Enjoying Angkor

Written by dkm1981 on 19 Apr, 2013

===Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Visit===*Remember Angkor is a massively religious building so give consideration to your clothing. When you are inside a temple, you must have your knees and shoulders covered at all times. I took a thin cardigan to wear…Read More


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An early start to see the sunrise

Written by MichaelJM on 30 Mar, 2013

Now getting up at 3.30 a.m. is not my idea of fun and the concept of dragging myself out of a deep sleep to go and watch the sunrise doesn’t really hit the spot. Unless of course you link sunrise with the mystical Angkor Wat…Read More


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Lunch at the Angkor Complex

Written by Jodeci527 on 02 Dec, 2011

Within the Angkor complex, there are a few sheds under which are several food shops. After visiting my third temple, I started to feel a bit hungry so I asked my driver where would be a good place to grab a bite to eat. He…Read More


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One Bracelet, One Dollar!

Written by Jodeci527 on 29 Nov, 2011

UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Ruins of Angkor, are usually sites which are definitely worth seeing. However, I've come to realize that there are a few things which the famous ones have in common. Apart from the large crowds and expensive fees... there…Read More


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The King's in Town

Written by MichaelJM on 20 Nov, 2011

When we’d been on our City Tour (see separate journal) our guide had mentioned that at 4.00pm on 11th November the King of Cambodia and the Prime Minister would be turning off the flame in the independence monument. The Independence monument is a fantastic memorial…Read More


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A free day in town and a trip to market

Written by MichaelJM on 20 Nov, 2011

We had a free day in Phnom Penh and decided that we’d spend the morning visiting the local sights that hadn’t been incorporated into our planned itinerary with the tour company. So having spoken with our guide about what "was left to see" he came…Read More


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