The Wonders of Angkor: The Grand Tour

Angkor Wat is a must-see for most world travellers, but many of them don’t realize that Angkor Wat is just one part of the Angkor archaeological park. The UNESCO World Heritage Site includes scores of temples and ruins from the Khmer Kingdom. There is enough to see at Angkor to keep you busy for days. Visitors with only one day will want to see the famous Angkor Wat and ruins of the Khmer capital Angkor Thom; but the Grand Tour, which travels all around the 400 square kilometres has many more sights to see.

Walking in Phnom Penh, Part Two

Continued from part one.

As I walked the streets of Phnom Penh this past month, I often thought about the Western news media reports Obama’s visit to Cambodia for the ASEAN Summit was rocky. The U.S. isn’t in Cambodia’s cheering section at the moment. Cambodia isn’t on the verge of reform like Myanmar, and the President made it clear he would not have come if it hadn’t been for the ASEAN summit.

Walking in Phnom Penh, Part One

As a life-long city dweller, my go-to is walking. I get to know a place by walking around it. And I did a little walking while I was in Phnom Penh, which— as anyone who’s spent any time in a Southeast Asian city will tell you—is not an easy thing to do.