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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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A Buddhist temple on the island of Don Dhet in the 4,000 Islands region of Laos.

5 Can’t-Miss Places to Visit in Southern Laos

While I loved everywhere I visited in Southeast Asia, I have a special place in my heart for Southern Laos. One of the least visited areas in the region, Southern Laos has a ridiculous amount of awesomeness to offer travelers....
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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The beautiful and imposing Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

My Favorite Travel Posts of the Week: March 20, 2013

I’ve decided to start a new weekly section on Tripologist.com. Aside from a few guest posts scattered here and there, I’ve never really showcased some of my favorite posts from other sites on Tripologist.  However,...
by Jim Cheney
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Jim Cheney, the Tripologist, and his wife hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge in southwestern China.

My Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2012

In many ways, 2012 was the most exciting year of my life. During the year, I spent time in twelve different countries and traveled for six months. I got to ride an elephant, pet a tiger, traverse Siberia, herd goats with nomad...
by Jim Cheney
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Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Wat Phou: Angkor Without the Crowds

Traveler’s and non-travelers alike have dreamt of the day that they can lay eyes on Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most majestic sites. However, as with most well-known tourist destinations, the cro...
by Jim Cheney
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