Serene Kingdom

Has Cambodia at last found good karma?

Words: Carli Ratcliff, Photography: Tony Amos
children on the Mekong at Angkor Ban
chili and salt dipped fruit, gardens of national museum
Raffles Phnom Penh - foyer and Elephant Bar
Raffles Phnom Penh - banana flower salad, amok
Russian market - Alain and Meng, noodles
Russian market
Russian market - street food
Russian market, 240th street
The Jahan - Taj suite
Solida teaching tai chi on The Jahan
Kampong Tralach
Koh Okhna Tey
Angkor Ban
street food at Wat Nokor
Wat Nokor
Wat Nokor ruins
Kampong Chnang on Tonle Sap
late afternoon storm
Wat Hanchey
Wat Hanchey
Wat Hanchey
The Jahan, Mekong at dusk
Orphanage school
drying corn
barbershop, stone carving
delicious roadside sticky rice
flowers outside temple, Grand Hotel D'Angkor after champagne
breakfast at Raffles Siem Reap
Raffles Siem Reap
Sugar Plum in Siem Reap
Miss Wong in Siem Reap
gate Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm, Bayon
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The infectious optimism of the Cambodian people is all the more remarkable for the kingdom’s painful past. Carli Ratcliff and Tony Amos take a trip down the Mekong to discover a country of silks, spices, moss-covered temples, delicate cuisine  – and a precious newfound serenity.

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