Before showing up in Cambodia, we admittedly knew very little about what awaited us. We were only spending 2 weeks there and just had Angkor Wat as a must see. However, when we arrive in Phnom Phen we quickly learned about the tragic genocide that scars Cambodia's recent past. With some new German friends, we spent a day at the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum. It was a heartbreaking day learning about the Khmer Rough, who in the 70's murdered 1.7 million people (21% of the population). However, Cambodia's past is far deeper than the recent wounds of the Cambodian Civil War. Looking back a little further, we made our way to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, an incredible temple complex that ranks in the Wonders of the World.
We spent two days exploring Angkor Wat. Which is just the right amount of time, enough so you see everything but not so much that you start thinking everything looks the same and are "templed-out"