If I were to describe my stay in Cambodia through photos these pictures would do the trick.
This sunset was better than the much ballyhoed Phnom Bakheng sunset.
This girl sold postcards to visitors and surprised me when she spoke in three different languages. She first asked the tourists where they were from and when someone responds she starts talking in their language. She spoke Mandarin, Spanish, and English.
There were plenty of children roaming the tourist district of Siem Reap just to make ends meet. The contrast of what Cambodia was during ancient times, a rich civilization to a poverty stricken one, was on full display. With Cambodia's rich cultural past, I wouldn't be surprised if they begin their ascension from poverty in the near future.
Cambodia the Kingdom of Wonder
"You never realize how small you are in the vast expanse of history until you sit down and think about it."
|Chilling in Pre Rup|
|Beng Mealea's jungle ruins|
|Sunset in Angkor Wat by the lake|
|The Bayon's smiling faces|
|The encroaching trees in Ta Prohm|
|The maze-like ruins of Preah Khan|