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Wide angle of Angkor Wat's inner sanctuary by Adventurocity

Angkor Wat is a temple complex that was built for King Suryavarman II (ruled 1113 – c. 1150) as his state temple and capital city. It represents the pinnacle of classical Khmer architecture. As such, it is a symbol of Cambodia and the country's prime tourist attraction. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow)

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Aerial view of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Adventurocity

Aerial view of Siem Reap on a picture-perfect day from an airliner en route to Ho Chi Minh City. Capital of Cambodia's northwestern Siem Reap Province, this laid back town is the gateway to the world-famous Angkor Archaeological Park. Its name means, "Siam Defeated", which refers to the rout of an invading Thai army by King Ang Chan I (1516-1566), after he refused to pay tribute to King Maha Chakkraphat of Ayutthaya.

Although little more than a village when the French acquired Angkor on March 23, 1907, Siem Reap grew as the popularization of Angkor spurred tourism. This continued until 1975, when the Khmer Rouge forced the evacuation of all of Cambodia's towns and cities. It is only since Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot's death in 1998, that Siem Reap started on the road to recovery. Now, it is Cambodia's fastest growing city, undergoing a rapid transformation into a modern tourist hub for the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site. In 2011, Cambodia had 2.3 million visitors; half visited Angkor Wat. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow)

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Vietnamese-Khmer floating village of Chong Khneas by Adventurocity

Floating Vietnamese-Khmer village of Chong Khneas on the Tonle Sap. There are floating shops, a water station, even a floating church. Most residents are engaged in fishing. There is also income to be made from tourists who come to see children performing with large snakes. At the time this photo was taken, it was at the start of the rainy season, when the water level of the lake is low. Here, it is less than two metres deep. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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Vietnamese-Khmer floating village of Chong Khneas by Adventurocity

A young Khmer girl snake charmer performs with two pythons for some riels from tourists visiting the Tonle Sap floating village of Chong Khneas. There are a number of floating villages on the Great Lake populated by Cham, Khmer, and Vietnamese. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow)

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Tonle Sap weather station near the Vietnamese-Khmer floating village of Chong Khneas by Adventurocity

A Tonle Sap (Large Fresh Water River) weather station on a backdrop of pillowy cumulonimbus clouds. This is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Its vast, flat floodplain renders the lake largely featureless. The Tonle Sap is noteworthy for being one of the most productive inland fisheries in the world, supporting over three million people and providing over 75% of Cambodia's annual inland fish catch, which makes up 60% of Cambodians' protein intake. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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Adventurocity's Rick Green cooling down with an Angkor beer on the Tonle Sap.

When it's 35°C and the humidity is above 90%, cold, cheap beer and some locally-made banana chips will keep you going. Adventurocity's Rick Green cools down with an Angkor while cruising out to the Vietnamese-Khmer floating village of Chong Khneas on Cambodia's Great Lake. Angkor is a 5% ABV pale lager made in Sihanoukville by Cambrew, a subsidiary of Carlsberg. It is Cambodia's national beer.

Most residents of Chong Khneas are engaged in fishing, the Tonle Sap being one of the world's most productive inland fisheries. It provides over 75% of Cambodia's annual inland fish catch, supporting over three million people and making up 60% of Cambodians' protein intake. While the benefit of visiting during low season is that you can get a clear photo of Angkor Wat, the lake's water level is low (here, less than two metres), so you don't see any fishing activity. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow)

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum old entrance, Phnom Penh

A motorcycle passes the old entrance to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, former site of Khmer Rouge Security Prison 21 which was once Chao Ponhea Ya High School. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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Barbed wire at the entrance to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Barbed wire at the entrance of S-21, Phnom Penh's notorious Tuol Sleng Prison – a high school converted to an interrogation centre that was part of the Khmer Rouge's genocidal network. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Musuem regulations

Notice at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. It's rather sad that this needs to be posted at all. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow))

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Musuem gravesite

Graves of the 14 victims found by the Vietnamese Army at the Khmer Rouge Security Prison 21, after they liberated Phnom Penh on January 7, 1979. Formerly the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, it was converted by the Khmer Rouge into an interrogation centre and prison after they defeated the American-supported Lon Nol dictatorship, and captured the capital on April 17, 1975. At any one time, up to 1,500 people were held here, before being sent to the Choeung Ek extermination centre, 12 kilometres south of here. Of the more than 17,000 prisoners that were sent to S-21, only seven were found alive at its capture. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow))

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UNESCO Memory of the World Register marker at Tuol Sleng

UNESCO marker in front of the graves of the 14 victims found at Tuol Sleng (Strychnine Hill) when the Vietnamese army liberated Phnom Penh from the Khmer Rouge in 1979. The marker announces the inscription of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archives on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register on July 31, 2009. They contain over 5,000 photographs of prisoners, their confessions, and biographical records, as well as files on Khmer Rouge prison guards and security officials. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow))

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Khmer Rouge gallows at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

The gallows at Tuol Sleng Prison were originally used by Chao Ponhea Yat High School students for exercise. The Khmer Rouge converted it to force confessions by hanging prisoners upside down with their hands tied behind their backs. They would lift them several times until their victims lost consciousness. The interrogators would then dip the inmates' heads into the two jars in the foreground, filled with urine and feces, in order for them to regain consciousness to continue the questioning. Cell Block A is in the background. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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Two students visit Block C of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, formerly the Chao Ponhea Yat High School in Phnom Penh. The classrooms were converted into prison cells by the Khmer Rouge, who tortured their prisoners here to extract confessions, before being sent to Choeung Ek Commune, 12 kilometres to the south, to be executed. The barbed wire was to prevent inmates from escaping or committing suicide. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow))

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Closeup of Cell Block C at Tuol Sleng Prison, Phnom Penh, which the Khmer Rouge had converted from a high school. Up to 1,500 prisoners were incarcerated here at any one time. It is estimated that a total of 17,000 people were held here between 1975 and 1979, when the city was liberated by the Vietnamese Army. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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Some of the high school classrooms converted to prison cells where the Khmer Rouge incarcerated soldiers and government officials of the former Lon Nol regime, intellectuals, professionals, artists, teachers, students, ethnic minorities, merchants, monks, imams, and clergy. Here they were interrogated to extract confessions of their "crimes", often under torture, before being trucked to the killing field of Choeung Ek for execution by the crudest of methods. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow))

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Khmer Rouge victim photos displayed at Tuol Sleng Genocide Musuem, Phnom Penh

Adventurocity's Rick Green views some of the hundreds of photos on display at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. Taken by Nhem En and his team of five Khmer Rouge photographers, they are part of a chilling documentation of the Khmer Rouge genocide that was discovered here. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow))

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Photos of Khmer Rouge victims.

The Khmer Rouge kept detailed records of their prisoners, whom they often tortured before sending off to be brutally murdered. These were just some of the victims imprisoned at Tuol Sleng in Phnom Penh. After confessing to their "crimes", they were transported to the killing field at Choeung Ek for execution. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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Block A prison cell.

A cell in Block A of Tuol Sleng Prison used by the Khmer Rouge for top level prisoners, such as leaders and government officials from the previous Lon Nol regime. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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The mausoleum at Choeung Ek, one of the many Khmer Rouge killing fields outside Phnom Penh. It houses the skeletons exhumed from the mass graves found at this site, which was formerly a Chinese cemetery. Even today, the ground still disgorges bone fragments and bits of clothing from victims which are brought to the surface by heavy rains. (Rick Green photo | View slideshow)

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