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  • 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 Adventures by travelevers | 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
  • Black Bean Sticky RiceI only had one single day in Battambang and booked the [[http://www.btb-happytour.tk/p/motorbike-and-water-falls-tour.html|full day countryside tour]] with the tuk-tuk driver that picked me up at the boat pier on arrival. I was not sure what to expect in Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 23, 2018
  • Boat Ride from Siam Reap to BattambangThis beautiful --- albeit a bit uncomfy after a while --- boat ride took a full day and we crossed part of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonl%C3%A9_Sap|Tonle Sap]] lake. The beautiful scenery reminded me of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inle_Lake| Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 23, 2018
  • Banteay Samr√©, Angkor Archeological Park[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banteay_Samr%C3%A9|Banteay Samr√©]] on the way back from the landmine museum was the last temple of Angkor I visited. It was still impressive even after three days of temple overload. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.c Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 20, 2018
  • Banteay Srei, Angkor Archeological ParkThe [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banteay_Srei|Banteay Srei temple]] is about 30km outside of Siam Reap and included in the Angkor Archeological Park entry ticket. It is famous for its intricate stone reliefs, and 5 minutes after I entered, bus loads of Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 19, 2018
  • The Landmine Museum[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_Landmine_Museum|This small museum]] was founded by former Khmer Rouge child soldier Aki Ra, who dedicated his life after the genocide to rid Cambodia of the land mine scourge he himself was forced to plant once. A Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 18, 2018
  • Ta Prohm, Angkor Archeological ParkThis [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta_Prohm|beautifully overgrown temple]] is a tourist highlight. There are long queues in front of the best photo spots, but this temple is definitely worth the wait. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/902667/la Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 17, 2018
  • Angkor Wat, Part 2 [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/902667/large_IMG_8706.jpg caption=A rare picture of Angkor Wat without tourists in front. They all stand below Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 17, 2018
  • Angkor Archeological Park, Part 2 [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.co Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 16, 2018
  • Sihanoukville & Kampot, CambodiaCrystal and I arrived in Sihanoukville from Siem Reap. Footprints Hostel was recommended to me by another backpacker I met along the way. It was cheap and nasty and we had to wait hours after an overnight bus journey to Posted by sun_chaser in Finding Myself in South East Asia | Apr 1, 2017
  • CambodiaaaaaWe got the overnight bus from Chiang Mai to Siem Reap in Cambodia. We had a bus driver who was helpful in dealing with our passports and visas for the boarder. It was such a smooth transition. We got off Posted by sun_chaser in Finding Myself in South East Asia | Mar 29, 2017
  • Phare - Cambodian CircusThe [[https://pharecircus.org/|Phare Cambodian Circus]] is part of an NGO helping young adults out in educational and art programmes. I sat close to the small circus arena and enjoyed a fast paced, energetic show full of acrobatics and jugglers. There was Posted by Patrick Mack in South East Asia 2018 | Jul 16, 2018
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