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Phnom Penh »
The capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a lovely riverside town, with traffic that shares the road with elephants and French colonial architecture. It also has a reputation for being wild, with guns, ganja, and girls (& a dark side: child prostitution).
The Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng »
Located in Phom Penh, the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng are brutal reminders of the atrocities commited by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. At the Killing Fields, bones can still be seen in the gound. Tuol Sleng, once a prison, is now a genocide museum.
  Steung Meanchey Dump »
In Phnom Penh, the Steung Meanchey garbage dump is a smoldering mountain of trash and home to many of the city's poor, working there as 'garbage pickers'. We visited this nightmarish place while volunteering with orphans rescued from the dump.
  Siem Reap »
Siem Reap is Cambodia's biggest tourist town and the base from which to explore the amazing Angkor Archaeological Park. It's a city in change, with increasing numbers of visitors and hotels, restaurants, and shops.
  Angkor Archaelogical Park »
The temples of Angkor are the main draw of tourism in Cambodia. Built between the 9th and 14th centuries, and constructed with stone, the structures are covered with bas-reliefs and carvings. They were built as tributes to the Hindu and Buddist religions.
  Battambang »
Cambodia's second largest city, Battambang has really only been on the tourist map for the last 5 years or so. There's not much to the city itself, but a few minutes on a motorbike, and you're out in the picturesque countryside: villages, temples, fields.
  Bokor Hill Station »
Located on the outskirts of Kampot, the ghostly Bokor Hill Station was built by the French in the '20s as a colonial retreat and abandoned in the '40s. It was again occupied and abandoned by Khmer Rouge and Vietnamese forces in the war.
  Kampot »
Kampot langors on the banks of a lazy river with the shadow of Bokor Mountain in the distance and the stain of time on its walls. The vibe is sleepy and the pace is slow... there's not much to do but enjoy the view and explore Bokor Hill Station and Kep.
  Kep »
In its heyday, Kep was a vacation spot for French colonists and, later, affluent Khmers. Kep's seaside location on a quiet headland is peaceful today, but the Khmer Rouge and Vietnamese left it in ruins – abandoned but not forgotten.
© 2005, Cheryn Flanagan