Cambodia is a small country with a big history. Now a modest player on the world stage, this was once the seat of one of Asia’s most magnificent early civilizations, the mighty Khmer empire of Angkor, whose legendary temples continue to provide a touchstone of national identity – as well as attracting millions of visitors every year. Away from the temples, much of the country remains refreshingly untouristed and, in many places, largely unexplored.
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The Angkor Wat temple is the most magnificent and largest of all the monuments at Angkor. It name means “City Temple” and it is considered to be the largest religious structure in the world.
It’s 5:40 am and this is the sunrise from Angkor Wat. Worth every damn waking up effort!
A woman meditating on the outer walls of Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat is a sight to behold. It forms a nice picture backdrop that one treasures forever. Its beauty belongs more to the postcards than reality…and yet, the temple is as real as they come.
Built by Kings, the Ancient Bayon Temple of Cambodia Mixes Spirituality, History and Symbolism
Angkor Wat, in its beauty and state of preservation, is unrivaled. Its mightiness and magnificence bespeak a pomp and a luxury surpassing that of a Pharaoh or a Shah Jahan, an impressiveness greater than that of the Pyramids, an artistic distinctiveness as fine as that of the Taj Mahal.
“The world is such an extraordinary place to explore”
Koh Rong has neither roads nor cash machines and many businesses and guesthouses have electricity only after dark. But the island boasts 43 kilometers of beautiful beaches, and the number of breezy thatched bungalows and even purpose-built accommodation on the island is multiplying. The world has finally started to discover this undiscovered island paradise, and tourists who are willing to forgo five-star amenities to stay on Koh Rong are amply rewarded.
To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. – Jeanne Moreau
“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.” ― Albert Schweitzer
If lost…please return to the sea
Stunning coastlines, dramatic headlands, powder sand beaches and tropical forests, all framed by the emerald waters of the gulf and the azure sky
This used to be called Sok San Beach, after the nearby fishing village, but now that it’s being developed by foreigners the miles-long stretch of white sand is being called Long Beach. With its perfect white sand beaches, swaying palm trees, and clear blue-green waters, Koh Rong’s western side is a tropical paradise, albeit one with biting sandflies (that did not bite us btw).
As in the movie The Beach in Maya Bay, on some islands you can see this incredible spetacle! Sparkling Plankton in the water! Yeah, in Koh Rong you can actualy see it!!!
Did you know that this is where the 32nd season of the Survivor television series was filmed? Of course surviving here is no challenge for visitors who aren’t participating in reality TV.
You can’t find this in Thailand anymore,” said Paddy Robinson, an expatriate Brit and the manager of Monkey Island, who has been on the island for more than five years.
“A stranger is a friend you haven’t met yet.” And I am very happy to have met these six amazingly beautiful souls from Uruguay and now call them my friends!
Koh Rong is a new few tourist, backpackers island, undeveloped for years. You find paradise beaches, bungalows and good places for snorkeling.
“The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again” ― Jimi Hendrix
For more pictures of our travel see here!