Ascend to the realm of the Gods in Angkor Wat. Descend into the hell of the Khmer Rouge at Tuol Sleng. Languish in azure waters on the beaches of Koh Rong. Thanks to a history both inspiring and depressing, Cambodia delivers an intoxicating present for adventurous visitors.
It’s an irritating reality that some places defy description. Angkor Wat, for instance, demands silence. For a while after, you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a way to frame where you’ve been and what you’ve seen. In the end, you’re just happy you were there — with your eyes open.