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Backpacking Cambodia

My version of a guide


So you’re thinking of backpacking Cambodia but not sure what else there is to see and do except for Angkor wot?

Before you go, It’s worth while brushing up on a little history; more specifically about Khmer rouge regime. I wish I knew more before I traveled there. Why?

Cambodia is famous for and mainly known to the outside world for it’s Ancient temples like Angkor wot. However not many know about the hideous civil war stricken past run by the delusional tyrant Pol Potts and the Khmer Rouge. Traveling through Cambodia will pull on your emotions but will some brilliant highs too.

This is a country seeped in history, war and genocide and it will take you on an emotional ride. It’s one of the most underdeveloped and poorest countries in South East Asia but it’s a country looking to the future and not living in fear of the past. Due to it’s past you would forgive the locals if they were angry, or hateful but that’s not the case, Cambodians are some of the most charming and friendliest people I have ever come across.

The country itself has so much wonder to it, amazing coastal lines, incredible landscape, sleepy towns, magical ancient ruins that take you back into time and surprisingly a great nightlife.

Posted by av9901 04:54 Tagged cambodia solo_travel budget_travel backpacking_cambodia

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