As soon as we came into Cambodia you could see the difference compared to Vietnam. The country side was really green, however not as crowded as Vietnam. It was also a lot more developed that we though it would be.
Phnom Penh was a lot different to what we thought it would be like. So many people have told us how poor cambodia is, however, the city was quite built up. A lot of the buildings were really nice surrounding by well kept gardens. Although some of the side streets show what its like for the majority of the locals (quite run down).
First impressions were that the people were really friendly. The atmosphere was quite nice considering its a city.
29/4 We went to the Killing fields, which was where the Khmer rouge brutally murdered over 300 people a day during the 1970s in a bid to cleasnse Cambodias villages, following the leadership of Pol Pot. 9,981 bodies were excavated as put in a glass tower in the memory of those who died.
It was a real shock. The day before we met an Australian guy who told us about the regime. It really opened our eyes to Cambodian history.
Later we explored the city and got caught in terrential rain! Overall the city was a lot cleaner and tame than in Vietnam.
We booked a bus for the next day to Sihanoukville.