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An overgrown mountain monument at Preah Vihear looking south over Cambodia.

10 Reasons to Fall in LOVE with Cambodia | Rant & Roam

“When I first started out on my trip to Cambodia, I had planned to see Angkor Wat and then head back to my home in Bangkok. Instead, I ended up falling completely and hopelessly in love with Cambodia! My planned couple of days turned into weeks, which then turned into a whole month, and I was still sad to go. It remains my absolute favorite country I’ve visited thus far, and I can’t wait for a chance to return! I’ve decided to compile my ultimate top 10 reasons to fall in love with Cambodia…
– Amber Ray, Rant and Roam

I’d been putting off Cambodia for a long time, despite the fact that it was the closest country to where I’d been living for the last 2 years.  I knew from my first glance of Angkorian ruins at Phanom Rung, that I’d want to spend an extended amount of time there to see even a fraction of the archaeological sites Cambodia has.  My two-week breaks twice a year wouldn’t allow this unless I absolutely exhausted myself everyday physically and financially.

So I put it off until now, after I quit my English-teaching job and could move around freely and without time constraints.

Within a day of arriving in Siem Reap, Amber’s post was on my Reader feed and was a welcome guide to the wonders Cambodia can offer which I had little foreknowledge about, even including the ruins outside of the major ones.  Her site has provided a similar interesting insight since I first found it a few months back and is one of the better glimpses I have found into the culture of South East Asia.