While travelling around Angkor met local people. Unlike all the “Blah” written on various websites, they are humble, cheerful and down to earth. Siam Reap resembles with my village so much that at one point after coming out from airport I thought I am back to my village, paddy field, cattle, cloudy sky, its all same.
Most people around Angkor are either engaged in tourism industry or doing farming, but none of them are shy to camera 🙂 . I am sure you all will be aware that Buddhism is the main religion in Cambodia.
If you hear some soothing music, most likely its played by landmine victims.
I personally don’t like buying things from kids just for sake of helping them and won’t recommend either. You can find a local charitable body if you wish to do so.
While touring outskirts of Angkor, noticed village houses. Houses are little elevated (Probably because of rain and/or as protection from harmful animals). A hammock is must at level 1 of these houses, rest space is utilized for cattle or parking vehicles etc.