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Two of the stone faces at Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor’s Lesser Known, but Stunningly Beautiful Angkor Thom

When I was growing up, seeing mysterious stone temples on tv with larger than life faces was relatively commonplace. From Indiana Jones to Legends of the Hidden Temple, I thought that most lost, ancient temples were covered in ...
by Jim Cheney
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The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Scams at the Thai-Cambodian Border at Poipet

Of all the border crossings in Asia, I doubt there are any more notorious and scam ridden than the one between Thailand and Cambodia. At the Thai-Cambodian border crossing between Aranyaprathet, Thailand, and Poipet, Cambodia, ...
by Jim Cheney
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The beach on Koh Tonsay with the Cambodian coast in the distance.

Koh Tonsay: Cambodia’s Relaxing Paradise

For many travelers to Cambodia, their stay starts and ends with Siem Reap, site of the magnificent ruins of Angkor. A few of the more intrepid may make it to Phnom Penh, Battambang, or even Sihanoukville and the nearby islands;...
by Jim Cheney
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Tourists Crowd the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Is UNESCO Ruining Our World Heritage?

The Temples of Angkor just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, are some of the most imposing temples in the world. Standing against a jungle backdrop, the movie-set perfection of the temples brings to life old world mysticism. For ...
by Jim Cheney
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Overlooking Beng Mealea Temple outside Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Releasing Your Inner “Indiana Jones” at Cambodia’s Beng Mealea Temple

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archeologist, at least during the time I wasn’t playing professional baseball. I had in my head an imagine of climbing over hidden, ancient temples and communicating with primitive nati...
by Jim Cheney
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