The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia with a rich history and a 2000 year old civilization. The country suffered one of the worst genocides between 1975 - 1979 during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, the communist guerrilla movement. In the capital city of Phnom Penh, the Toul Sleng Museum is one of the most important sites to visit. It was used as a Security Prison ( S-21) where an estimated 20 000 people were were tortured and executed.
Siem Reap - Angkor Wat
Northwest of Phnom Penh is the city of Siem Reap where the awe- inspiring Angkor Wat or The Capital of Temples is situated. It is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and was founded in the 12th Century by the Khmer Empire. It is a majestic temple admired for the unique harmony of the architecture and intricate bas- reliefs ( sculptures on a solid background of the same material).
Lara Croft Tomb Raider
Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat
Lara begins her journey at one of the temples a few meters south of Angkor Thom and is later seen driving her Land Rover in front of the sacred temple of Bayon, famous for the enigmatic faces forming towers.
Lara parks the vehicle on the eastern side of Ta Prohm temple which has been swallowed up by the jungle trees and their roots.
Try the local dishes made with fresh , organic fruit and vegetables.
Bamboo filled with sticky rice, beans and coconut milk by the side of the road for an unforgettable experience !