Asia’s Most Exotic Landscape, Cambodia!

The exotic look of the land is one of the things that people always comment on, that spend anytime inside the Kingdom of Cambodia traveling. The look is derived mostly from their Khmer heritage where Cambodia was the largest and most powerful culture in South East Asia for many centuries. A large number of Buddhists temples called “wats” are the largest and the highest of the building in the rural Cambodia. These magnificent sparkling temples stand watch over the countryside, very similar in location on hill tops, but larger for the most part, than most of the rural churches in west.

The Cambodian countryside has millions of sugar palms trees interspersed in their vast rice paddies that provide a uniquely Cambodian look. The planting of sugar palms were initiated by decree of the monarchy, which created dominance of the landscape by this particular tree. The sugar palm has a distinct circular crown, and is a prodigious producer of coconuts, a staple in the Khmer diet.

The other thing that you cannot miss is the smiles and the endless hello’s that you receive when you travel around from all of the kids. It is easy to see that many of the kids live in poverty, but fortunately for them they are unaware of this, and they laugh and play all day long. Even as adults, Khmers are some of the happiest people that you will meet in your travels. One sense’s that their expectations of the world are in line with their reality and all is well right here, right now, so why not be happy? A wonderful thing to behold in this exotic Asian country of Cambodia!