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One last World Herirtage Site, Angkor Wat

Posted: December 24th, 2012 by Scott

Our last stop in Cambodia before heading back to California was the town of Siem Reap, which is the closest town to Angkor Wat.  The area around Siem Reap includes a huge number of temples, both Hindu and Buddhist, built by the kings of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th centuries. The area […]

Battambang, Cambodia’s second city

Posted: December 16th, 2012 by Scott

From Phnom Penh it was another 6-hour bus ride to Battambang, Cambodia’s second largest city, which actually felt like a very small town.   Battambang has many small wats (Buddhist temples) and some French colonial buildings to explore.  It is also adorned with many statues decorating nearly every round-about, sidewalk and park. Though after a day […]

Into Cambodia

Posted: December 13th, 2012 by Scott

We left Vietnam by bus to Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh.  It was a long 6-hour bus ride including a ferry crossing on the Mekong, but mostly pleasant as the bus company assisted us with the 2 border crossings (exit in Vietnam and then about 1 km away the entry to Cambodia). We arrived to […]