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A sketch of La Residence d'Angkor bu Candace Rose Rardon.

The art of discovery in Siem Reap

A guest post by Candace Rose Rardon. In 1860, French explorer Henri Mouhot stumbled across what is now known as the largest religious monument in the world: Angkor Wat. Originally constructed in the 12th century, for years the temple complex lay largely off the radar of the Western world, but Mouhot brought his discovery to […]

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Confusing cuisine in Cambodia

Delicious curries, soups and rice dishes are first to spring to mind when thinking of Cambodian cuisine. Often described as ‘Thai without the heat’, Cambodian, or Khmer, cooking has a lot in common with its neighbouring Southeast Asian cuisines, however, below is a list of some of their more unique delicacies: Prahok Prahok, or fermented […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – jungles of Angkor Wat

Built deep in the jungles of Cambodia, the Angkor temple complex was left untouched for many centuries. Read the accompanying post: “The Wonders of Angkor Wat“. Search for hotels in Siem Reap.

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Angkor

Faces. Bayon Temple, Angkor, Cambodia. Read the accompanying post: The Wonders of Angkor Wat

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A world of inspiration: A Survivor

This week’s edition of ‘A world of inspiration‘ is brought to you by Andy Hayes who is based in Scotland. Andy shares with us a brilliant account of his travels through Cambodia, his experiences there and the tragic yet inspirational life story of a Cambodian he had the privilege of meeting. A Survivor Capital Crimes […]

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The wonders of Angkor Wat

The wonders of Angkor Wat (a page from my Travel Journal) I’ve just spent five fantastic days exploring the stunning temples at Angkor Wat together with my friends Allan and Nigel. We flew to Siem Reap on Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur (about a two hour flight) and we stayed at a beautiful hotel, Bopha Angkor. The […]

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velvet escape’s ‘Stayed There’ feature: Bopha Angkor

Bopha Angkor is a gorgeous hotel in Siem Reap, a small town in Cambodia that is the perfect base to explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat. The hotel is in a quiet part of town yet it is only a few minutes’ walk away from the main attractions such as the Old Market, Pub […]

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