Photos by Amy McPherson
Siem Reap, gateway to the ancient Angkor Wat, is a destination in itself. The lives of those who live there are touched by tourism in an otherwise poor town. Tourism has brought jobs that they wouldn’t normally have jobs and the city’s Build Bright University have educated many in languages and tourism studies to be the best at their trade.
While many still struggle to make a living, a stroll through the Old Market is an experience in the kind and happy nature of Cambodian people, where the locals happily sell the freshest produce from the farming surrounds, and chat to you about their favourite foods.