Phnom Penh

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Beng MealeaCambodia was one of our favorite countries in South East Asia.  We loved our time there and it is one of the few countries that has ended up our our short list of places we would like to return.  We connected with the people, got off the beaten track, and took lots of time exploring the temples of the Angkor Wat complex.  During our 2.5 weeks we spent time in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Kampot.  While in Siem Reap we attended Phare the Cambodian Circus, an amazing acrobatic act and took a day trip through the stilt and floating villages around Tonne Sap Lake.  In Phnom Penh we were struck by the devastation of the Khmer Rouge Regime through our visits to The Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.  The positivity of the people of Cambodia is truly amazing.  There is so much poverty and it was very hard dealing with the small children selling items at the temples, but it all added to the experience.  You can find all our posts on Cambodia here