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Another week-long trip, the second one this year, this time to the Kingdom of  Cambodia! It’s an amazing little country of  gentle people who are extremely polite, a place that witnessed extreme cruelty of Pol Pot from 1975-1979, home to the famous Angkor Wat which is a massive temple complex build over 400 years during the Khmer Empire!

We were a bunch of adventurous 8 women who had a great time exploring this amazing country with our local Cambodian guide! This is what we did in brief:

Day 1 : Arrived in Phnom Penh, the Capital City. I had about half a day to explore the city! Got a tuk-tuk ride to go around the city, saw the city  monuments and a temple called Wat Phnom. Met all the lovely ladies in the evening!

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Day 2: Started off with Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace in the morning, got some good pictures in the serenity of this place!

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Also saw the confronting Choeung Ek Genocidal Museum and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

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Highlight of the day was the amazing one hour Dance Performance comprising of 8 dances from different Cambodian Provinces!

Day 3: Went to stroll around the local Central Market after a cuppa in the city in morning before we flew to Siem Reap late arvo!

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After settling in the hotel, visited the Artisans Angkor where we saw the artists in action creating beautiful sculptures and paintings!

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Finished off the day with a nice dinner  on the vibrant Pub street!

Day 4: The Temple tours started today, exciting! Saw the iconic Angkor Wat in the morning followed by the Bayon Temple!

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After Lunch, I had another tuk tuk ride to see few more temples: Banteay Kdei, Bat Chum and Sras Srang!

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Day 5: Morning visit  to the Angkor Center for Conservation of Biodiversity, a short guided tour to see some animals! And then visited the Ta Prohm Temple, famous as the jungle temple where Tomb Raider was filmed!

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Also visited the beautiful Banteay Srie Temple!

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Day 6: Before flying back home, visited few more temples: Preah Khan, Neak Pean, East Mebon, Pre Rup and Ta Keo!

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It was a fun trip! Cambodia has lots to offer, admire the beauty of Angkor Temples, relish the Khmer Cuisine, slurp lots of iced Khmer Coffee, indulge in massages, be a haggler on the local markets and  enjoy the tuk tuk rides! More pics coming soon!

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