I love scouring the Cambodian countryside looking for ancient temple sites and other places of interest but always make sure I take advice from the local villagers wherever I find myself, especially if I have to go into the bush or forest off the main track to visit a site. Its absolutely imperative you don't go trekking alone and always take a local with you who knows the area or else you could encounter some of the six million or so landmines that still litter the countryside. Whilst a great number of Cambodia's landmine fields have been mapped, there's lots that haven't, so don't take that risk. The mined area in the photo above is next to the temple of Prasat Kraham Chhouk, on the main highway north towards Preah Vihear temple. This photo was taken in January 2006. As Cambodia's popularity increases every year, more travellers will make their way 'off the beaten track' so please take sensible precautions and always get advice from the locals.