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Intro into Cambodia

During the 1980’s Cambodia had been quite violent and it led to travelers staying away, but in recent years the violence has ended and tourists are starting to flock here. The coastal town of Sihanoukville is an up and coming, as people enjoy the beach culture. The countries capital, Phnom Penh is a popular place for people to visit S-21 (security office 21 and also The Killing Fields Memorial, which gives some gruesome insight how life was under the Khmer Republic. The most popular place in the country is Siem Reap, which is an ancient area that has the temples of Angkor, which has the remains of the once mighty Khmer Civilization. Angkor Wat, which was built in AD 879 – 1191 is truly magical and should be visited by everyone. 

The one strange fact about Cambodia which is strange is that you can only get out American dollars out of the ATM machines. Also, most places only take American dollars and giving there local currency as change. It’s strange, but you get used to it after awhile.

As Cambodia is one of the poorest countries on earth and its seeing a sudden surge in tourists, you will see a lot of poverty. In some cases you will see many young children begging for money, which can be very hard on some people. 

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