My Cambodian story Pt 2:
By Protima Tiwary
Phnom - phen , To be honest, there isn’t much to do here except for the usual touristy things that you could Google
What really interested us, and what we spent a day doing, was exploring the military and political history of Cambodia. We visited the Killing Fields, a 45min tuk tuk ride away
Did you know around 1-3 million people died when Pol Pot, the dictator, decided to “revamp the society in this country? The genocide happened as recent as the 1970s
Seeing the remains of the uniforms and clothes of the people, and wounds on their skulls, fresh as if they happened just yesterday, left us overwhelmed with emotion.
You might want to try a boat cruise in the evening- it lasts for about an hour, and is a fun way to see the city skyline.
Check out the Night Market, but once again it isn’t much if you’re used to street-side shopping in India’s shopping hubs. But it’s a great way to see the local way of life.
The only way to get to Koh Rong is via boat. Check with your hostel/resort for the boat transfer facility. If they do not have any, local ferries shall help you out.
At the island there isn’t much to do other than enjoy island life sipping pina coladas and eating fried noodles by the beach, sun-bathing and lounging on the sunbeds reading all day.
If you like adventures, please trek to the Sok San Waterfall! You can also try our hand at snorkeling, kayaking and diving.
We were stuck in a storm, so most of the lazing around on the beach turned into enjoying hot coffee from our kitchenette in the bungalow at the beach. Not complaining though :)
Hope this gave you a fair idea of what to do when in Cambodia. The best time to visit would be between November- March, but we went in July.
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