As one of many traditional markets in Phnom Penh, the Russian Market is a must-see for tourists and is perfect for getting used to a truly different way of shopping for fresh food.
Elephants are a common sight in Cambodia and can even be seen walking down the roads in Siem Reap. Take a tour on one, but sometimes, they are more majestic seen walking down the roads. Watch the cars get out of their way.
Motoring along the dusty road that lies beside the Angkor Moat, the first sight of the temples themselves are breathtaking. I will never forget the moment my family and I came around the corner and saw the beauty of Angkor Wat.
One of the most emotional places I have ever been in, the Tol Sleung Genocide Prison was the prison sight of some of the worst tortures under the Khmer Rouge Regime. Led by Comrade Duch, an estimated 17,000 people were tortured and executed in many of these wooden holding cells.
Throughout the 1970s, nearly 1.4 to 2.2 million people died at the hands of the communist Khmer Rouge regime. The regime, based on trying to rewind the clock back to year zero, targeted hundreds of thousands of people and forced children against their parents.
One of the most gripping and emotional movies, The Killing Fields, is still one of the best depictions of life under the Khmer Rouge. Still to this day, travelers pay their respects at the Tol Sleung genocide prison and the killing fields themselves.