With a history both inspiring and sad, with what it gave for the best, with Angkor Wat, but also the worse, with the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia delivers an powerful present.

Despite having the eighth wonder of the world in its backyard, Cambodia's real treasure is its people. The Khmers have been to hell and back, struggling through years of bloodshed, poverty and political instability. Thanks to an infectious optimism, they have prevailed with their unbreakable spirit. No visitor comes away without a measure of admiration and affection for the inhabitants of this enigmatic kingdom.