The Captivating Children Of Cambodia

We found the children of Cambodia even more enchanting than the temples of their ancestors that we had come to see.

They are pesky, persistent and beautiful. And most, exceptionally bright!

Like the little girl in the purple blouse, who rattled off numbers from 1 – 10 in Hindi, before I had time to react to her question about where I came from!

“Now can you do that in Chinese?” I asked in disbelief! Yes she could!

“In Russian?’ Of course, with ease 🙂

That they are capable of so much more, makes the reality of their existence even more heartbreaking. They seem happy enough, but their abbreviated childhood and loss of innocence, is evident in their wary eyes, even as they stretch their lips in the hope of selling one more 1$ souvenir, that no one wants to buy.

These are just a few of the unforgettable faces of the children of Cambodia. 

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

60 thoughts on “The Captivating Children Of Cambodia

  1. That beautiful country was almost ruined by Pol Pot. The people are so graceful and appreciative of the development activities other nations help them with.

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