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Cambodia’s undiscovered beaches

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:42 pm

This was published 5 months ago. Get there before it's too late, says the writer.

Cambodia’s undiscovered beaches
While visitors flock to its temples and battlefields, its shores have remained relatively free of tourists
Jon Fasman | January 11th 2018

Two attractions, to stretch the term, command the itinerary of every foreigner who visits Cambodia: Angkor Wat and the Killing Fields. And for good reason. Angkor Wat is awesome in the word’s true sense, a massive, sprawling temple complex that was the heart of both the pre-industrial world’s biggest city and the Khmer Empire, which dominated South-East Asia for seven centuries. And in the last century’s charnel house of horrors, the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge is rivalled only by those committed against Europe’s Jews, the Ottoman Empire’s Armenians and Rwanda’s Tutsis. It would seem odd to come to the country without marvelling at the former and paying tribute to victims of the latter.

But Cambodia is more than simply history and blood. It is a vibrant, developing country, not a cause or a mausoleum. Its government may be repressive and corrupt, but its populace is young, optimistic and forward-looking. Visitors who venture beyond the top two – or as far beyond as possible, when Angkor Wat is emblazoned on the country’s flag and the Khmer Rouge’s long shadow still looms – will be richly rewarded. During my three years as The Economist’s South-East Asia bureau chief, I got a taste for the country without having had the opportunity to enjoy it at leisure; so, as my family and I prepared to move back to America, we took some time out to discover the country’s southern coast...
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Re: Cambodia’s undiscovered beaches

Post by John Bingham » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:56 am

The abridged version wrote: battlefields, its shores have remained relatively free of tourists
...the Killing Fields. . charnel house of horrors, the genocide...
the Khmer Rouge.... .Europe’s Jews, the Ottoman Empire’s
Armenians and Rwanda’s Tutsis....victims ....blood...
.a mausoleum... .repressive and corrupt..
Khmer Rouge’s long shadow still looms –

WTF kind of clichéd, hackneyed shite is that? :?
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Re: Cambodia’s undiscovered beaches

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:11 am

Well, it does show how much "The Economist’s South-East Asia bureau chief" was in touch with what's really going on in SEA. :whistler:

A paid holiday ? Take the family. Write a travel piece about the "undiscovered" beaches of Cambodia.
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Re: Cambodia’s undiscovered beaches

Post by Moe » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:23 am

And in the last century’s charnel house of horrors, the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge is rivalled only by those committed against Europe’s Jews, the Ottoman Empire’s Armenians and Rwanda’s Tutsis.
Seems an odd thing to try to quantify/compare. Can one genocide really 'rival' another? Agree with John Bingham.
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Re: Cambodia’s undiscovered beaches

Post by Borum-Ex frm TOForum » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:32 am

Lots of BS in that article, like ‘ The water was warm and quite calm, though it was also murky and had a slight – but troubling – viscosity. One of my sons said it made him itchy and I understood why Cambodians, particularly Cambodian women, prefer to bathe fully clothed.‘ Absolutely nothing to do with getting tanned, nor shyness! I misunderstood that for years...
I actually don't give a flying fuck, furthermore nice to meet you all here! :thumb:
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