Cambodia was such an interesting and beautiful country. I only spent about a week and a half there but wish I had more time. Here are some pictures from my trip through Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Kampot.
Tonle Sap Lake just outside of Siem Reap. This lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and accounts for 75% of inland fishing in Cambodia
Pub Street, Siem Reap: this street is exactly what it sounds like- a street full of bars generally catering towards tourists and expats.
local market in Siem Reap. Pig head anyone?
Angkor Wat: The largest religious monument in the world built in the 12th century. Just beyond these walls is an expansive temple complex. This place is absolutely massive, it’s really an incredible thing to see.
Angkor Thom: this temple is filled many towers, each with a face on all four sides at the top
One of the tower faces at Angkor Thom
Ta Prohm: This is probably the most famous of the Angkor temples besides Angkor Wat. Nature has completely taken over with trees growing in, around, and on top of the temple.
a man selling cococuts from his cart in Phnom Penh
The memorial park at Choeung Ek. This building houses the bones of some of the many people murdered here by the Khmer Rouge regime at what is known as the killing fields.
One of a few abandoned buildings on top of Bokor mountain outside of Kampot
The top of Bokor mountain. When the clouds clear you can see out to the coast line.
Caving in Kampot. Check out those stalactites
One of the rock climbing routes in Kampot (5.10a). Definitely the tallest and hardest route I have done so far.
the streets of Kampot
Feasting on crab in Kep, a town just outside of Kampot. The sauce is made with Kampot peppers (they’re famous for their peppercorns). We were licking the sauce off of the shells
fresh seafood at the market in Kep