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We went to Cambodia with the clear aim of seeing the world cultural heritage site Angkor Wat. We were only in Cambodia for 5 days, but the country in the centre of Southeast Asia has remained very much in our memories. And not only because of the ancient and spectacular temples, but also because of the warm-hearted people. 

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Cambodia we have seen only for a few days. Mainly we were there to see the gigantic and breathtaking temple complex Angkor Wat. In the short time we were not able to learn much about accessibility and inclusion in the country, but we were able to get a rough impression of how accessible and inclusive the country is designed to be. It is the poorest country we have visited in Asia and accordingly, according to our feeling, the least developed. Getting around on the streets is again difficult due to turbulent traffic and the sidewalks are not usable for a wheelchair user without ramps. In addition, there are very bumpy roads, which are more often made of sand than asphalt and are very uneven. To cover longer distances in the country, people use tour buses (as in Vietnam), which unfortunately are anything but barrier-free. For us it was always a great effort to get into such busses and to travel with them altogether. The visited temple complex Angkor Wat was in no way barrier-free, especially the visits to the individual temples involved a lot of stairs. We can of course understand that such a historic site is not barrier-free, but perhaps innovative solutions will be found in the future that also do justice to the historic heritage, so that mobility-impaired people can also enjoy this insane site. 
We were not able to learn much about the social perception of the topic of inclusion, but we did hear that disabled people there receive only very limited support from the state and have to lead a life that is not easy. We both had the feeling that especially Alex is perceived as a real unicorn in the streets, because, as we were told, you very very rarely see disabled, active people in everyday life and certainly not disabled tourists. So we were given a lot of attention and often people were looking at us. People behaved very respectfully towards us and were also happy to support us, sometimes proactively. In this country, we have most strongly perceived the difference between the different worlds.

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