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Phnom Penh



What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Getting to know local people has really made my time here pleasant. Speaking Khmer with locals opens a lot of doors to cultural experiences I wouldn't have had otherwise, and it changes the way people interact with you. You feel less like a walking dollar sign and more like a human. Khmer culture values harmony and maintaining a humble, positive vibe and generally just being chill will earn you a lot of street cred around here. - May 2, 2017
The Cambodian people are lovely and the country has an amazing and rich -- though tragic -- history. It was a privilege to learn about it. Angkor Wat is amazing! Good beach trips (if you can get over the trash issue)and places like Kampt and Battambang are gems. It is also really easy and relatively cheap to travel to other great SE Asia destinations from Phnom Penh. - Oct 24, 2016
Weather is usually pretty sunny. It's just hot and humid (sometimes with rain/flooding). Seeing Siem Reap and Angkor Wat a few times since can get there through US$12-15 buseses and cheap guest houses. - May 18, 2015
Internal trips to Siem Reap/Angkor temples. Regional travel to Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia. - Feb 13, 2015
Travel (Angkor Wat, the southern coast and trips in the region), great nightlife and an interesting group of friends, fascinating work experience, and just generally getting to know the country and its people. - Jan 16, 2012
Traveling - Aug 6, 2011
Visiting Angkor Wat, traveling to Bangkok and Saigon. Visiting the dark (but interesting) sites dedicated to the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. - Oct 9, 2010