You will love it, maybe not at first glance, but it will eventually get under your skin and stay there.
My boyfriend and I have planned the trip for more than a month, going in details about the places we were going to visit- historical places, city tourism, beach tourism and jungle tourism. This was our travel agenda:
Started from Siem Reap, continued to Sihanoukville on the seaside with a daytime excursion to magnificent island of Koh Rong, then to little, but totally charming town Kep and finishing in the capital- Phnom Penh.
The town near the famous historical sight Angkor Wat and the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake.
It seems like every other little town where the time passes slowly and people are in no rush. But this one is special- situated near the Angkor Wat temples that have had enormous influence on the evolution of the civilization.
The feeling to visit the temples was as though you wander in an ancient time and enjoy the privilege of traveling back in time.
I was pretty much fascinated by Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu temple in the world.
Especially observing a sunset from the temple – it was truly precious moment, that I keep replaying in my head.
One day we decided to take the daily tour to Tonle Sap Lake where floating villages were situated.
We visited an orphanage, but I felt a bit scared when we got there, dogs barking and wildly chasing themselves and on the other side suppressed aggression in the children’s behavior, I somehow wanted to leave the place as soon as possible.
Then we visited a crocodile farm from where the sunset was clearly observed.
Street vendors were everywhere across the town, trying to sell a bit of the Khmer spirit to the tourists.
Khmer people seemed to have suffered a lot in their past but their peaceful attitude showed hope for bright future.
I truly hope they will materialize it!