The most famous attractions in Cambodia are the gigantic Angkor Wat temple complex and the Tuol Sleng prison in the capital, Phnom Penh, which is now a museum dedicated to documenting the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime, which held power for several years in 1975. An estimated 2 million people were killed, as they reset the calendar to year zero, destroyed temples, discarded books and everything western, and forced the population into the 'Killing Fields' – rural work projects.

Though politically stable for the past twenty years, the country remains desperately poor, and infrastructure is non-existent in much of it.


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Why you should go:

Go to see the magnificent Angkor Wat.

Why you shouldn't:

You don't like to see poverty when on holiday.

Map of Cambodia