Last Updated on: 19th June 2023, 06:42 pm
Looking to find beautiful quotes about Cambodia? Let the allure of Kampuchea captivate your senses with these poignant travel quotes. Whether you seek travel inspiration, Cambodia Instagram captions, or Facebook statuses, here are some of my favorite Cambodia quotes!
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The Best Cambodia Quotes & Cambodia Instagram Captions
Discover a collection of my cherished quotes about Cambodia, including poetic inspiration, literary references, pop culture nods, and quotes by renowned Cambodian authors!
Cambodia Travel Quotes
“Cambodian dust whipped up in the wind and stuck to my clothes like clay. I put a hand between my face and the sun and blinked Phnom Penh dust from my tired eyes. One idea, drink, beamed light in all directions across my dark consciousness.” – Craig Stone
“Here was something I already knew to be true about myself: Just as there are some wives who will occasionally need a break from their husbands in order to visit a spa for the weekend with their girlfriends, I will always be the sort of wife who occasionally needs a break from her husband in order to visit Cambodia. Just for a few days!” – Elizabeth Gilbert
“Without Cambodia, I may never have become a mother. Part of my heart is and will always be in this country. And part of this country is always with me.” – Angelina Jolie
“The most beautiful thing in Cambodia isn’t the country – it’s the Cambodian people.” – Rithy Panh
“When I’m traveling, I like extremes. It’s nice for me to go to Canada in the mountains where it’s snowing or to Cambodia where it’s stifling.” – Jessica Henwick
“When I first arrived in Cambodia, I found it very buzzy and happening. It seemed like quite a cool place, and everyone, tourists and locals, seemed to be in good spirits!” – Stacey Dooley
“A combination of stir-fry and salad, Lok Lak is a popular staple in Cambodia. It’s usually made with beef, but in olden times, in the country’s mountainous areas, venison would’ve gone sizzling into the wok.” – Jonathan Miles
Quotes about Angkor & the Khmer Empire
“When Angkorian society began, Paris and London were not much more than elaborate villages. Europe was crawling with barbarians, and here were the Khmer engineering sophisticated irrigation systems and constructing the biggest temple in the world.” – Kim Fay
“I loved Cambodia; watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat was really beautiful.” – Michael Landes
Quotes about the Cambodian Genocide and the Khmer Rouge
“If you find that you want to share the powerful experiences and emotions you have when you learn more about the Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian genocide, that’s a good thing! You can share the pictures you take on social media, especially if you share how you feel and facts about what happened.
You can also use these quotes to educate and share along with your pictures and thoughts. It can be difficult to sum up how you feel visiting these places, so it’s okay if you want to lean on quotes about the Cambodian genocide from people who know more than you! You’ll still be helping to educate the world on an event that is too easily forgotten.
If you want to share your visits to Cambodia’s hallowed places and monuments, please do so respectfully. This means to avoid kitschy poses, keep photographs centered on the experience rather than yourself, etc. Avoid being an “Instagram girl” or “Instagram boy” at all costs. If you want to take pictures of yourself there, keep them simple and somber. And please, absolutely no yoga poses.” – Author Unknown
“This is what the war has done to me. Now I want to destroy because of it. There is such hate and rage inside me now. The Angkar has taught me to hate so deeply that I now know I have the power to destroy and kill.” – Loung Ung
“Mother’s tenderness toward my younger sisters caused more tears to pool in my eyes. I felt too old to be hugged and caressed by her, yet my body yearned for her touch; at least this once. I couldn’t recall the last time she had shared the same warmth with me. The countless months of hardship had created an ocean of distance between us. It would be too awkward to hug her now. I sat across from her with tear-stained cheeks, wondering if she could feel my sadness and if she knew I loved her unconditionally.” – Jennifer H. Lau
“What inspired me most was the resilience of the Cambodian people. The country is still living with the trauma of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. People lost everything – family, friends. The rich culture of Cambodia was nearly extinguished. They are a nation of survivors. And while poverty and infant mortality affect a disproportionate amount of the people there, those I met were hopeful for the future and doing the best they can with what they had.” – Joy Bryant
“Operating from 1975 to 1979, S-21 became the most infamous of 196 such prison camps the Khmer Rouge established throughout Cambodia, primarily because so many of its prisoners were the purged party loyal – and because Duch’s methods were so stunningly brutal.” – Michael Paterniti
“I remember my mother taking me as a very little kid to the roof of our home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to look at the bombs exploding in the distance. She didn’t want us to be scared by the booms and the strange flashes of light. It was her way of helping us to understand what was happening.” – Tammy Duckworth
“Cambodia was not a mistake; it was a crime. The world is diminished by the experience.” – William Shawcross
“My second TV assignment ever was to go to Cambodia to look at the state of the country in the dying days of the Khmer Rouge. I was naive, awkward, and not very good at writing to pictures.” – Emily Maitlis
“I left Cambodia when I was 12 or 13. I didn’t really escape, but I needed to go away.” – Rithy Panh
“I saw the waterboarding device in Cambodia’s notorious Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh and did not see another until I was strapped down on an identical one at SERE. Waterboarding was administered as a ‘stress demonstrator’ to show that an enemy could make one say anything. And one does.” – Malcolm Nance
“If Cambodia is to survive, she needs many voices.” – Dith Pran
“Yet, only years after the Nazi-era, millions were sent to their deaths in places such as Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda, and the world once again took too long to act.” – Allyson Schwartz
“When I arrived in America, though I had left the war physically far behind, in my mind, the soldiers were still chasing to kill me, my stomach was always hungry, and my fear and distrust kept me from opening up to new friendships. I thought the war was over when I left Cambodia, but I realize now that for survivors and all those involved, the war is never over just because the guns have fallen silent.” – Loung Ung
Love Travel Quotes?
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More Cambodia Travel Resources
Planning a trip to Cambodia? I have a plethora of resources to help you organize your adventure!
Check out the best things to do in Siem Reap, discover how to witness the mesmerizing sunrise at Angkor Wat, and make sure to be cautious of the mischievous Angkor monkeys!
For those interested in Cambodian history, delve into the captivating stories of the Khmer Empire and Angkor.
If you’re visiting the capital, explore how to spend two remarkable days in Phnom Penh.
5 Things to Bring to Cambodia
A Great Day Bag – Carry all your essentials with you, such as your camera, snacks, water, sunscreen, cash, and more. My current favorite is the Pacsafe Citysafe, which is perfect for Cambodia due to its anti-theft features designed to ward off pickpockets. Additionally, it effortlessly transitions to a night bag and won’t make you feel embarrassed if you head directly to dinner after a day of sightseeing.
Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!
Before embarking on your journey to Cambodia, ensure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy to safeguard against any unforeseen accidents. I personally rely on World Nomads, and I wholeheartedly recommend their services. This is particularly crucial if you plan to visit cities like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, where tourists can easily become targets for pickpockets.
I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for three years, and I happily recommend them. If you get sick, injured, or have your stuff stolen, you’ll be happy to have the ability to pay for your medical bills or replace what’s stolen or broken.