Angkor Wat is a must when visiting Cambodia, it is the largest religious monument in the world and was built in the 12th century. We spent 6 days in Siem Reap and spent 3 days at the Angkor Wat temples.
Afterwards we headed to Battambang. There is not much to see but it was interesting to find out more about the sad history of the Khmer Rouge in the 70’s.
We continued our journey to Phnom Penh by boat (7 hrs) and saw a lot of floating villages. This was amazing! In Phnom Penh we went to visit Cordell and Tamara. Cordell is an old friend of Patrick. Last time they met was 12 years ago. Just crazy and nice to see them again!
Beeing in PP we visited the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum alias S21. After you finish a tour like that you definitely need several glasses of wine, beer or other strong liquor. For those who like reading and want to know more about the Khmer Rouge regime I do recommend “First they killed my father” from Loung Ung. Don’t forget your tissues when reading this book…..
Cambodia is one of our highlights so far. Cambodians are the nicest people we met in Asia and the landscape is beautiful. We just loved it!