Have you ever considered coming to Cambodia? Hmm….some may say yeah only with some obvious reluctance. When in Europe, I met quite a few people, always getting asked or telling where I was from. Some responded with quite a surprise, some receiving it normally, and a few with a frown not knowing where on earth Cambodia is, whether in Africa or somewhere so remote where everyone still live in small cottages with no electricity, no modernization of any sort and so on.
While in the airport in Treviso (Aeroporto di Treviso), just before Easter holiday a few years ago, I met a fellow Erasmus student. He’s from England and the minute he heard I was from Cambodia, he told me how much he wanted to experience some travelling in Cambodia, saying that that part of the world was like a dream destinations for him and his people, the Brits or the European.
People from the West usually know much more about and are more interested in Vietnam and especially Thailand, our neighbouring countries, which have done amazingly well with publicity that presents many positive and attractive images to the world. Cambodia, although less developed and with little being advertised to the world, has similar things to offer. Definitely, there’s a lot other people can explore when coming to Cambodia. From developed world where all are well in place, with high-rise buildings, all the modern technology and better standard of living, exploring Cambodia can be an exciting different experience. We have the culture, the history, and the way of living that can really fascinate foreigners. Although its features may not be absolutely fascinating for some, for those who enjoy exploring differences and gaining new exciting experiences, some days in Cambodia can be truly amazing.
Maybe not for now, but if you have any intention of coming to Cambodia in the future, its Capital City, Phnom Penh, shouldn’t be excluded from your list of places to visit. Besides being the economic and political centre of the country, Phnom Penh is also home to many other varieties, from the Royal Palace where our king resides and the Prison S21 concentration camp, remaining of the notorious Khmer Rouge Regime, to many different types of exotic foods and a growing number of western-influenced pubs and clubs for westerners as well as the local to enjoy.
And here are the top places everyone should include in their must-visit places when in Phnom Penh. Continue reading Top Places to Visit in Phnom Penh