Phnom Penh and the Killing Fields

On our way to the capitol of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, we took a bus that crashed into a truck, destroying our windshield. Glass splinters were sent trough the bus, hitting us and other people in the face. Luckily it caused only minor damages to the people on the bus, but the driver and a small child had some small bruises that had to be cleaned before the same bus took of again, taking us to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh is most famous for the Killing Fields, where thousands of people were executed under the hands of their communist leader Pol Plot among others. This was a very tough place to visit, as they told gruesome stories about what happened there and showed hundreds of skulls piled up on a column. The S21 prison was just as tough to visit, as they showed photos and a video documentary of what had happened there during the genocide just a few decades ago.
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Although Phnom Penh is known for their genocide museums, it is also a nice place to visit with cheap and good food and a shooting range operated by the Cambodian Military, where you can try all kinds of machine guns, grenades and even a rocket launcher. As the prices were a bit stiff (around 1USD per bullet) we only got to shoot a few rounds with an AK 47 and a K57 machine gun, which was great fun.

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Fried tarantula is not a very tasty snack

Siem Reap, the city of Angkor Wat

When we reached the Thai-Cambodian border, we were asked to step out of the rickshaw, to get our visa to Cambodia. What we did not know, was that the office that we were shown into was not the Cambodian government office, so the visas we bought there cost nearly three times what we were supposed to pay. This was something we did not realize before we had spoken to the other people in our taxi to Siem Reap. But even though we had paid a lot more than the normal price for the visa, we had gotten it without stepping into a long queue which is common for Asian borders.When we first got to Siem Reap, we visited the famous night marked, which is a good place to get lost in the many shops and come home with a lot more than you had planned. Here you can find almost anything, to a really good price if you are willing to barter a little bit for it.
The next morning we started a sightseeing tour at 5 o’clock in the morning, to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat- the worlds biggest religious building, before we went on to the temples of Angkor Tomb, where the famous movie Tomb Raider was shot.
Even though everyone reccomends spending 3 days of sightseeing in the Angkor Temples, we found it sufficient with full day, where we had a rickshaw driver to show us around. 

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