This answer differs according to who you ask. For me, I had the opportunity to live and work there for 7 months in 2010 and it will forever hold a special place in my heart. The atrocities done to its people sit in stark contrast to the generosity of their spirit. I’ll always delight in their love of karaoke, their beaming smiles, terror at offending Buddha, innocent childlike humour and determination to better the lives for their children.
For Kerrie Meehan, owner of Fairly Cambodian, Cambodia had such a profound effect on her that she gave up her career and comforts, everything, to make a difference to its future. Here is my interview with her… cambodia article.