The ‘Best of Cambodia’ photo gallery below is a collection of images I took in April/May 2013 while traveling in Cambodia. In two weeks of travel, I visited cheap Siem Reap and went cycling around Angkor, frolicked along the waterfront and checked out the prison in Phnom Penh, got hassled and watched firecrackers at Serendipity Beach in Sihanoukville, and chilled out on the most beautiful island in Southeast Asia (in my “professional” opinion) – Koh Rong.
I’ve also pulled out my Top 5 favorite photos I took in Cambodia, all subject to change!
Dates: April 24 – May 8, 2013
Locations: Siem Reap, Angkor, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Koh Rong
Camera: Canon Powershot S90 (Note: My SLR was in repair the entire duration of my stint in Cambodia)
# of Photos Taken: ~800
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My Top 5 Cambodia Photos
1. A stormy night swim on Koh Rong
One of my favorite experiences on the entire 2013 Asia trip was night swimming with the phosphorescent plankton on Koh Rong and looking up to see a star-studded sky. Everything around us was glowing – but what’s more, we also got to watch a thunderstorm hit the mainland. It was incredible.
2. Long Beach, Koh Rong
We definitely earned this beach trekking to the other side of the island through rocky jungle and copious amounts of sweat, but it was well worth it for this isolated, pristine beach.
3. Sunrise on Koh Rong
Admittedly I’ve only seen a couple handfuls of sunrises in my whole life (I’m a night person, mkay?), but this one might have been the best, EVER. I just happened to wake up to use the bathroom and saw the sky ignited pink just outside my window.
4. Angkor Wat
The temples at Angkor are magnificent: they are worth the hassle to get to, and they’re worth more than just one day’s visit. Angkor Wat may not have been my favorite temple there, but this particular shot made it onto my Favorite Photos shortlist.
5. Koh Rong
Really, I could have chosen any of my hundreds of photos taken of the beaches on Koh Rong – this island is so ridiculously beautiful.