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Epicenter of chic Cambodia
Siem Reap, a paradise on earth, you might think it's as peaceful as God's ear, well, not so fast with stereotypes, Siem Reap is the epicentre of the entire country Cambodia, with all kind of backpacker parties , great dining scene, beautiful spas and stunning nature. The country itself is one hot spot! Cambodia whispers the stories of its depressing and at the same time inspiring past, through all the pain it has been through, this country brings in an intoxicating present.
It's well known as an Empire of Temples, Khmer empire for an instant, which ruled Thailand , Laos and Vietnam, you will experience all the remains of this powerful empire at the fabled temples of Angkor, that's a place that tourists visit first. ALso the expressions of Khmer genius can be seen in Petra and Machu Picchu, which are one of only few on earth, the eighth wonder.
Despite the fact that this country holds the eighth wonder, it's real treasure are people, extremely kind and welcoming, they have been fighting with poverty for centuries, but still, their spirit and optimism are unbreakable. They will help you with anything, without anything in exchange, their smiles are real and warm, so you will leave this country, definitely feeling affection for the inhabitants of Cambodia.
Don't think that you will get through Siem Reap with few days, this city can't be rushed, take your time, see all the ancient temples, read some history, you will definitely get out smarter, and then again, Siem Reap is just a doorstep to a huge masterpiece. The charismatic capital is Phnom Penh, which is a centre of politics, economics and intellectuality, it definitely gives you an idea of something exotic. It has become a pearl of Asia, simply because of its history, becoming what is it now, risen from the ashes...you will experience the best food scene, great coffee culture and very alive places that mixes the modern with the ancient.
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