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Travel : Cambodia

Two trips to an ancient nation still recovering from decades of war.

Places

Phnom Penh [Wikitravel guide]

Cambodia's burgeoning capital.

Shown: The spectacularly bizarre-looking Central Market (Phsa Thmei)

Siem Reap [Wikitravel guide]

The gateway to Angkor and hence Cambodia's top tourist town.

Shown: Red Piano, one of the hip bars of Pub Street

Sihanoukville [Wikitravel guide]

Cambodia's top (and only) beach town.

Shown: The atypically pristine Sokha Beach


Temples
Angkor Wat

Cambodia's national symbol and number one attraction...  but only one of the many temples at Angkor.

Shown: Monk at the entrance to the Gallery of 1000 Buddhas

Bayon (Angkor)

The temple of the eerie smiling faces -- and some remarkable bas-reliefs too.

Shown: Here's looking at you, kid

East Baray (East Mebon, Pre Rup)

Less-known temples some distance to the east of Angkor Thom.

Shown: The towers of Pre Rup glowing in the setting sun

Phnom Bakheng (Angkor)

Hilltop temple near Angkor Wat, inordinately famous for its sunsets.

Shown: Solitude and oneness with tour groups up top

Preah Khan (Angkor)

The oldest of Angkor's temples.

Shown: Passageway within the temple

Preah Vihear

Clifftop temple on the Thai border, pedating Angkor Wat by a hundred years.

Shown: Views towards Cambodia
Ta Prohm (Angkor)

Where the battle of jungle versus architecture continues to this day.

Shown: Angelina Jolie, enter if you dare


All pictures copyright 2004-2006 by Jani Patokallio.

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