Some 140km north of Siem Reap, ANLONG VENG is of interest as the former home and death place of Pol Pot, and also makes a convenient jumping-off point for the temple at Preah Vihear. The town itself also has a certain surreal interest thanks to its proximity to the border with Thailand (in which gambling is outlawed), which has led in the past few years to a rash of casino construction attracting visitors from over the border and transforming this formerly dusty little backwater into something of a miniature Thai-Las-Vegas-in-Exile.

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