Cambodia

I just love Cambodia. Magnificent sights, a harrowing history but the friendliest people I’ve ever encountered.

I started in Phnom Penh, quite a busy city but traffic is nowhere near as bad as Vietnam! With its many cafes and bars, it is great for watching the street life and getting a feel for the city. An absolute must is the Royal Palace and the Genocide Museum. Be warned – it is quite graphic but incredibly powerful.

Siem Reap is home to the Temple of Angkor. It covers over 200 square kilometres and would take forever to explore (and new sites are being discovered all the time). I stuck to the main temples, Angkor Wat (lots of stairs) Angkor Thom (amazing carvings) and the picturesque Ta Prohm. This temple is overgrown with fig trees which emphasise its forgotten city feeling. They are all wonderful, you really must see all of them.

By Deanna Napier

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