Monday, July 22, 2024

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To visit Cambodia you will need a visa to be able to enter the country, check for more information, when you get your approval you can know Phnom Penh, which is the country’s largest city and, as such, presents the typical contradictions of the world in which we live.

Thus, in the city include the Museum S21, the humble houses around the center, supermarkets where prices are in US dollars although the country has its own currency which is the Riel, Royal palaces and pagodas silver in which the past splendor of the Kingdom of Cambodia, foreigners packed bars and barefoot children seen begging for money, among other contradictions. Give a think on the world and the time in which we live.

The museum has many photographs, since apparently the Khmer Rouge liked to photograph everything they did with their victims. In some cases, museum organizers decided to replace the original photos for paintings, since showing atrocities were unfit for anyone these days, but it’s still part of the country’s history.

In addition, you can visit the Killing Fields, about 15 kilometers from the city of Phnom Penh, where a memorial is preserved in honor of the victims who were killed there.

Battambang is one of those cities that, over time, are transformed into tourism. I say this because when we left there were only some three or four hotels and restaurants, but more and more people decide to stop a few days in the city. Not much to do in town except visit some temples around and see the architecture of the French colonial period.

But just not having much to do is the main attraction, as it allows you to take the time to see what daily life of Cambodians.