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    Pub Street - Restaurants & Nightlife

    by Mikebb Written Apr 5, 2015

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    For those travellers who enjoy a night out, Pub Street is the ideal place to visit.

    A colourful street full of people, neon lights, bars and restaurants you should be able to enjoy a good drink or maybe a nice restaurant for dinner.

    Approximately 16 from our group decided to visit just after 8pm, easily transported by Tuk Tuks located outside our hotel. A most enjoyable and sometimes exciting method of transport.

    Most of our group stayed for dinner, a few for a drink or two and one couple decided it was not the place for them.

    We loved our visit and recommend Pub Street as a "Must Visit".

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    Fish Market Within The Old Market

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 3, 2015

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    We love visiting the fish markets, the variety of seafood available is amazing and there is always something different from our home fish markets.

    The seafood on display looked absolutely fresh, and I guess when you dine on seafood in Pub Street it has most likely come from this market today.

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    Old Market - Phsar Chas - Various Foods

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 2, 2015

    One thing I noticed in this market was the number of young children helping in the family business.

    They start young and I hope they continue attending school.

    The market contained most things a family needs from food to clothing. I was amazed at how much product they could fit into their small stall.

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    Waterwheel

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 2, 2015

    Within a minute of leaving Wat Preah Prom Rath we noticed the waterwheel on the opposite side of the river.

    Very impressive, and looked as though it was in working condition.

    These waterwheels are from the past when they were used to pump water into canals which carried the water too the farming lots and rice paddys'

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    Wat Preah Prom Rath - Magnificent

    by Mikebb Updated Mar 31, 2015

    We crossed back over the river to Pokambor Ave and soon arrived at this beautiful Pagoda which was originally built in the late 1400s as a monastery for monks.

    Inside the wall there are beautiful gardens, statutes and other decoration, the brilliant replica boat, burial boxes and so much more to see.

    We did not enter the Monastery buildings.

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    Time For A Coffee - Bon Cafe

    by Mikebb Updated Mar 31, 2015

    We had now been walking for 2 hours, on the other side of the river, nearly opposite Wat Preah Prom Rath. In need of a coffee and a 15 minute rest.

    How lucky were we to find this café, nice seating, air conditioned, clean and excellent coffee. My wife enjoyed a Ginger Tea. We each had a Raiang Danish pastry, I know them as a 'snail'.

    Total cost US $ 5:50.

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    Garden Decoration

    by Mikebb Updated Mar 29, 2015

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    We decided to cross over the river and walk the other bank as we had seen some interesting buildings with nice gardens. This one, most probably a guesthouse had a beautifully restored rickshaw on display.

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    The Post Office Building

    by Mikebb Updated Mar 25, 2015

    Many people on our tour talked about going to the Post Office. I wondered "What For" as most people these days have a tablet with email service.

    We passed the Post Office on our walk along the river. I mentioned it to my wife and she said this is where they all go to post cards to their grandkids.

    Now I know!

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    Local Business - HQ Roadside

    by Mikebb Written Mar 25, 2015

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    Visiting South East Asia regularly since 1977 I am amazed at the initiative of local people to set up and run a business with little capital and a mountain of initiative.

    Walking through the streets you can see this initiative everywhere, commencing with the Tuk Tuk operators. In this instance the business was distribution of cleaning brushes and brooms. Any street corner is ideal for the headquarters.

    Four cart loads in all.

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    FCC Restaurant / Cafe

    by Mikebb Updated Mar 25, 2015

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    Formerly the French Governor's mansion it has since been renovated into a hotel with excellent restaurant and café.

    We took photos this day but returned the next morning to enjoy coffee and banana bread.

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    Riverside Walk to Old Market (Psar Chas)

    by Mikebb Updated Mar 24, 2015

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    Upon leaving the Royal Independence Gardens we decided to walk alongside the Siem Reap River to the Old Market.

    A most interesting walk in the shade of the riverside trees included various activity on the river, interesting monuments and other decorations.

    Roadside we stopped for coffee and cake at FCC Hotel & Restaurant (recommended), then passed the beautiful Post Office Building, sighted various street businesses and eventually came to the Old Market which is well worth visiting.

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    Bridge Over River

    by Mikebb Written Mar 23, 2015

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    On leaving the Royal Independence Gardens we walked the short distance to the Bridge which spans the river.

    There were about 20 tourist waiting at the bridge, cameras' poised as they observed the Police close sections of the road as they waited for an important official to arrive at the Royal Residence.

    An hour earlier we had observed these same Police clean the road with fire hoses.

    We waited 5 minutes and as the official had not arrived we decided to walk along the riverbank to the Old Market Bridge.

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    Royal Independence Park - Lions

    by Mikebb Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    This small section within the park has some wonderful 'lion statutes', surrounded by the gardens.

    There is a central fountain and it is possible to rest a while here.

    Something unexpected, but worth visiting.

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    Royal Independence Gardens

    by Mikebb Updated Mar 23, 2015

    These gardens are a good place to visit as they contain many attractions other than the botanical features. A great place to walk and the river is across the road.

    The Royal Residence is within 100 metres of the park, also the Preah Ang Chek Shrine is on the edge of the park and is well worth visiting.

    There are several market stalls displaying local products.

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    Weddings - Preah Ang Chen Shrine

    by Mikebb Written Mar 22, 2015

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    The adjacent Royal Independence Gardens are the ideal location for the Bride's wedding photos.

    There were several wedding groups, however I managed to take a photo of a beautiful bride.

    A great attraction for the many tourists.

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