There is no way to see the real face of Cambodia overlooking its tortured past imposed by the 1975-1978 Khmer Rouge regime; even if there is, it is probably the wrong way. Tuol Sleng prison (S-21) and Phnom Penh’s killing fields (Choeung Ek Genocidal Center) stand as the eternal witnesses of a genocide that cost the lives of more than two million people.
A visit to the floating villages of the Tonle Sap lake is one of the most humbling experiences you can have in Cambodia. When I found out about them, I knew I had to find the right guide for this, a guide who wouldn’t treat these communities as human zoos, where you go in and Read more
Apsara dance is one of the cultural elements of Cambodia no one should miss. According to the Hindu mythology, Apsaras were beautiful female creatures that descended from heaven to entertain Gods and Kings with their dance. Their name means “celestial dancers” in ancient Sanskrit. Legend has it that they were born from the Churning of the Ocean of Milk and thus, they are messengers of peace between Kings on earth and Gods in heaven.
There are four main ingredients in Khmer food: rice, fish, prahok, and kroeung – the last two being unique to this mouth watering and tasteful cuisine. Below you can read just some of the foods you should try in Cambodia. Rice is not only present in every Cambodian breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is also Read more