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  • Day 3: Siem ReapToday we explored the ruins of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site spanning over 400km[sup]2[/sup], which dates back to the Khmer (Cambodian) Empire (9th-15th century). It is one of the most important archaeological sites in South East Asia. We left the Posted by 2018-19Nicola22 in South East Asia: 7 Week Adventure! | Oct 15, 2018
  • Day 2: 🇹🇭 Bangkok → Siem Reap (Cambodia) 🇰🇭Early start today, we left Bangkok at 06:20 and headed east (in a very fancy mini bus) to Aranyaprathet, a town in eastern Thailand on the border with Cambodia. Aranyaprathet is known for being one of the most hectic border Posted by 2018-19Nicola22 in South East Asia: 7 Week Adventure! | Oct 14, 2018
  • Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor13 hours after leaving our paradise island (3 h on the boat and 10 h in the car) we arrived in Siem Reap, home to the famous temples of Angkor. The next morning we headed to town, visited the local Posted by nadia1201 in Nadia & Stefan travel the world | Oct 13, 2018
  • Koh RongHaving spent the last 1,5 months exploring some new sights, hiking up a mountain or making our way through seemingly endless traffic (either on foot or by other means) it was time to get away from it all. We decided Posted by SCarlsson in Nadia & Stefan travel the world | Oct 9, 2018
  • Phnom Penh After a smooth border crossing and a comfortable boat ride on the Mekong river we arrived in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. We took a tuk-tuk (first of many) to get to our hotel, where we relaxed a while before exploring Posted by nadia1201 in Nadia & Stefan travel the world | Oct 7, 2018
  • September 25 Cambodia, Koh Okna TeriWe had breakfast on the boat and then had a relaxing morning onboard. We did not go to the fruit carving and cooking demonstration but did go to a presentation on Life along the Mekong. It was given Posted by carolstravels in Carol’s Travels | Sep 25, 2018
  • September 23 Siem Reap to Kamponcham, CambodiaAnother early morning. We were up and ate our delicious breakfast before 8:00. At 10:00 we boarded the buses for our 5 hour trip through the countryside to Kamponcham. It was a long trip time-wise as Posted by carolstravels in Carol’s Travels | Sep 24, 2018
  • September 21 Siem Reap - Angkor Wat(Written by Terry). After a terrible night of stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomit, and little sleep, it did not look as if Carol would be well enough for the trip to Siem Reap. Today was to be one of the Posted by carolstravels in Carol’s Travels | Sep 21, 2018
  • September 20 Siem Reap, CambodiaUp early, another great breakfast and we packed up to leave Hanoi this morning. We boarded our bus, along with the other 49 travellers and 2 guides and drove about 30 minutes to the airport. It was nice to Posted by carolstravels in Carol’s Travels | Sep 20, 2018
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide MuseumAfter the Killing Fields we went to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuol_Sleng_Genocide_Museum|Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum]], where the victims were held for interrogation and torture before they were executed in the Killing Fields. Photography was mos Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Aug 21, 2018
  • The Killing FieldsThe [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge_Killing_Fields|Killing Fields]] of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choeung_Ek|Choung Ek]] was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge|Khmer Rouge]] execution site for the prisoners of [[https://en.wi Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Aug 21, 2018
  • Koh Rong SanloemFor the final days of my trip I decided I needed that beach feeling back I had in Thailand. So I moved in a hostel at the beach of the small island of Koh Rong Sanloem and enjoyed doing nothing Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Aug 20, 2018
  • Ancient wonders and recent atrocities in CambodiaOur first encounter with Cambodia was its highlight; the remainings of the 12-th century city of Angkor. Being a top tourist destination we were not alone to admire the carvings, the sculptures and the architecture and sometimes we found ourselves Posted by travelevers in Travelevers Around the world | Jan 9, 2011
  • Phnom Penh, 16 - 19 April, 2009After the two very hard days we had on a boat (getting to Battambang) and bouncing round in a tuk-tuk (checking out the countryside the day before leaving Battambang), we were happy to have a straightforward 5 and a half Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Apr 18, 2009
  • Battambang, 13 - 15 April 2009To be completed ... We decided to catch a boat from Siem Reap to Battambang, instead of the bus. Definitely an experience! Its quite a long way, boarding down river from Siem Reap, crossing the Tonle Sap lake and then a Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Apr 13, 2009
  • Angkor and Siem Reap, 8 - 12 April 2009The flight from Pakse in Laos was quick and painless and, as we had arranged the guest house in advance, they had arranged a tuk tuk driver to be at the airport to meet us. We stayed at the fairly Posted by Lindseyalan73 in AandL's World travels | Apr 7, 2009
  • The Killing CavesThe [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_caves_of_Phnom_Sampeau|Killing Caves]] are located near the bat cave and bear witness to the terrible genocide the Cambodian people had to endure. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/902667/large_IMG_9176 Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Aug 13, 2018
  • ...BATMAAAN!The bat cave of Battambang is the definitive tourist highlight here. At sunset, thousands if not hundreds of thousands of bats leave the cave for the night hunt. It goes on and on and on and on and takes over Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Aug 6, 2018
  • #resourcefullnessSo today was the start of three days in the Tayrona National Park. With no idea on how big the group would be, I made my way (with a lighter rucksack) to the meeting point in the next town, Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Aug 2, 2018
  • Nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana...My guide brought me to a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabat|fruit bat]] colony in the trees near a Buddhist temple. The bats hung head first from the low branches in three trees across the street from the temple. I got really close and spent Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 31, 2018
  • The Bamboo TrainThe Bamboo Train of Battambang is no longer what it used to be, because the track is now much shorter than in the old days. Nevertheless, riding the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norry|norry]] is one of the signature activities here and since I only Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 30, 2018
  • Culinary SpecialtiesMy guide brought me to a street kitchen in a village where they offered grilled rat. It is a small cold meat snack. Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 27, 2018
  • Wat Ek Phnom Buddhist Temple[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Ek_Phnom|Wat Ek Phnom]] is a Buddhist temple in Battambang. It has a modern and a classical part. The old one is similar to Angkor Wat, albeit it lies decayed in ruins. The new one has beautiful depictions of iconic sce Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 26, 2018
  • Rice Paper ManufactureThe countryside tour brought me to a rice paper manufacture where they create the thin paper for the Vietnamese spring rolls and sell them on the market later. In the first step, the rice starch is steamed in the form of Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 25, 2018
  • The Well Of Shadows[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge_Killing_Fields|Killing fields]], torture hall, killing cave, genocide museum, killing well --- a country with so many sites that have names like these has truly seen dark times. This was my first visit to a memo Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 24, 2018
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