Cambodia was different in every way possible.
It is only now that I see all the beautiful pictures that I am remembered of the fact that it was indeed, culture-wise, a very beautiful country. But the horrible history has left a little black mark on my memory.
To give you a bit of an idea of the things we’ve done:
We visited the Temples of Angkor which has to be the absolute highlight of our trip to cambodia. The temples have only been re-discovered around 100 years ago. And have been hiding for several centuries in de jungle.
It was truly amazing, and movie-like to visit these beautiful temples.
We had a lot of tuk-tuk drives where our driver showed us several villages, floating villages, markets and small temples.
My last stop was RS-21 and the killing fields.
This day taught us about the horrible period in history, no longer then 50 years ago, where the people of cambodia were brutally tortured and killed by the Khmer rouge. Cambodia lost 1/3 of it’s people in a period of just 4 years.
I think a lot of people, amongst myself, were and are still not aware of the genocide that happened here.
I hope that this country will develop a lot in the future years, and tourism will definitely help to accomplish this.