Such is the yin and yang of Cambodia

There are two faces to Cambodia: one shiny and happy, the other dark and complex.

For every illegal eviction of city dwellers or land grab by a general, there will be a new NGO school offering better education, or a new clean-water initiative to improve the lives of the average villager.

Such is the yin and yang of Cambodia, a country that both inspires and confounds.

Like an onion, the more layers you unravel, the more it makes you want to cry, sometimes in sorrow, sometimes in joy.

Lonely Planet – Understand Cambodia