Why not Thailand
This is a big reason I want to visit Cambodia and not Thailand. Thailand, while an awesome place on a whole lot of levels, is in the midst of a very long and protracted political crisis. Several times the two sides have verged on civil war. Now the army has apparently overthrown the government in a coup.
Yeah, I would rather not get mixed up in a whole lot of dangerous drama. Getting shot by a stray bullet, live or plastic, is not my idea of a good time on vacation.