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Krong Kampot, Cambodia
Kampot is a charming, sleepy town where not one person tried to sell me something unsolicited. It has a nice, laid-back feel, charming in a slightly dingy way. It looks like an Instagram effect called "mildew" or "charcoal" has been applied, which...
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A short walk from the Old Market in Siem Reap, Wat Bo is one of the oldest temples in town. The immaculate gardens and stunning Khmer architecture are certainly worth a look. After taking in the sights here head across Charles De Gaulle Rd. for a...
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The former Royal Palace, Wat Dam Nak and its surrounding grounds are beautiful. This temple complex also serves as an independent institution which promotes education of the Khmer culture. The Center for Khmer Studies is housed here and encourage...
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Junction of Oum Khum and 14th, Krong Siem Reap 00001, Cambodia
Given the abundance of hotels in Siem Reap, it’s hard to imagine that when the Shinta Mani opened in 2003 there were few—if any—comparable boutique properties in town. It set the bar for those seeking a smaller-scale, personable,...
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River Road West, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
I always enjoy sampling the local cuisine where ever I travel, be it here in the US or abroad. In January 2012, I spent two weeks in Cambodia and signed up for a 1/2 day cooking class at a local hotel in Siem Reap. It was an amazing meal that I...
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Angkor Wat, the Khmer temple in the heart of Cambodia, was a must see during my recent vacation. The last minute day excursion from Bangkok to Siem Reap was a combination of eye-opening new experiences and constant uncertainty. Since I spent less...
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New Street A, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap's Central Market is a fun one, with food, clothing, and goods a wander is worth your time. The touts are thin and the restaurants surrounding the market all sale good, affordable Khmer food. One of the main streets, Sivatha Road is a...
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Pub-Street Area #10, St. 2 Thou, Mondol 1, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
While cute souvenir shops and even haute couture boutiques exemplify the changing face of the retail scene in Siem Reap, the city’s famous Old Market remains a heady hub of traditional trade and commerce. Located right in the heart of town,...
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17254, 7 Makara St, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Old Market area in Siem Reap constantly surprises you. I wandered into the clothes section and then stumbled, unexpectedly, into the food area, which you can smell before you see! It's absolutely packed with locals buying their daily...
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Better known as the Tomb Raider Temple since its starring role in the Hollywood movie of the same name, Ta Prohm has at least as much star quality as Angelina Jolie. Cloaked in dappled shadow and locked in the embrace of the vast root systems that...
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Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Royal Palace gives you a chance to feel the upper-classed atmosphere in Phnom Penh - the capital city of Cambodia.
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Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
I was wandering around Phnom Penh at dusk and noticed a huge building magnificently lit up down the street so I walked over and was instantly in the middle of thousands of people - in front of the Royal Palace 2 blocks from my hotel. The King died...
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# 39, street 240, Phnom Penh 12207, Cambodia
Located near the Royal Palace, Street 240 offers some of the city’s best shopping. 1. ARTILLERY A cafe, gallery, and shop, Artillery sells clothing, textiles, and accessories from independent labels such as Push Pull Cambodia, above. The modern...
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126 Preah Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh 12302, Cambodia
The last stop on our Sunday morning Khmer Architecture Tour (check them out at www.ka-tours.org) was this apartment block. One of the only high rise housing projects of its kind in a city full of villas and shophouses, it was built in the late...
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Fishermen on the Mekong in Phnom Penh
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Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang Ti Pir, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
I snapped this shot in early morning, just before heading to the royal palace at the opening hour. We saw monks on the move throughout the downtown in morning. Insiders top: explore Phnom Penh just after sunrise, before the throngs of tourists,...
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Unlike some of the other places you will visit throughout Asia, the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh actually has a King living in it. Constructed in the 1860's, the palace has been the home to all royalty since, with exception to the time around the...
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ផ្លូវវត្តភ្នំ, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Wat Phnom the eponym of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (in English: "Temple of the Mountains" or "Mountain Pagoda") is a Buddhist temple in the heart of the city. It was built in 1373, and stands on a mountain a whole 88.5 feet above the ground. Actually it...
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Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Sorya shopping mall next to Central Market (Phsar Thmei) has one of Phnom Penh's best views, at least until the many skyscrapers currently underway are completed. Take the elevator (or escalator, but be warned that patience if required) all...
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277, Preah Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
We really enjoyed happy hour at The Quay. The rooftop bar has beautiful views of the riverfront, with a balmy breeze to keep you cool. Cocktails (2 for 1) were delicious, featuring fresh fruit juices. Service was friendly.
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Mekong River
Very trippy Buddhist temple located in fishing village on outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Cambodia
Vestiges of European colonial settlement remain throughout much of Southeast Asia, often contrasted against more traditional hill tribe villages and always set in (cooler) rolling mountain ranges. These former frontier towns were once the summer...
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Krong Kampot, Cambodia
Cambodia's Kampot Pepper is regarded as one of the finest peppers in the world and it is said that there wasn't a decent restaurant in Paris that wouldn't have this decadent spice on the table. Parisian chefs considered it the best in the world...
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Krong Kaeb, Cambodia
Kampot is famous for its pepper, the only product in Cambodia to have a geographic designation. It has a fruitier flavor than most. The special treat to try is the green pepper, because it has to be eaten within a few days of harvesting. The...
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Kaoh Tonsay, Cambodia
Kep may rank as one of the world's most laid back beach towns. For more R&R I was told to take a 30-minute boat ride to sleepy Rabbit Island with its clear blue waters and excellent seafood shacks.