Phnom Penh Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
    by akkipaa
  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • 1. Killing Fields

    Lying approximately 15km from central Phnom Penh in rural surroundings, I arranged a driver via the tour desk of my hotel. I was shocked at how peaceful the place was, especially considering the...

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  • 2. "Local life"

    Although there are several covered markets in the city that cater to tourists and locals alike, to get a better sense of the native culture check out the outdoor street market to rub elbows, quite...

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  • 3. "Firing Ranges"

    The firing range is just out of Phnom Penh in the direction of the airport. It involves a couple of unsealed roads and one checkpoint as you enter the compound, so it is better to have a driver take...

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  • 4. Central Market

    i didn't know where is the main etrance to the market. As i found my way in, the stinky smell of fish fills the air! It just happened that i went into the wet market entrance. I didnt kn0w it was the...

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  • 5. Tuol Sleng Prison

    A visit to Tuol Sleng S21. This prison was where many people were interrogated, tortured and killed. Surprisingly some people did survive a trip here, but those that didn't were buried in the mass...

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  • 6. Royal Palace

    If you wanna take photos inside the Royal palace area, you have to pay an extra fee. I was tired of paying extras, so I decided not to pay. Thus, I left my digital camera at a cloakroom at the...

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  • 7. History

    Another sign: 'THE MOST TRAGIC THING IS THAT.... Even in the 20th century,on Kampuchean soil, the clique of Pol Pot criminals had committed a heinous genocidal act, they massacred the population...

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  • 8. Royal University

    Part of my time in Phnom Penh included a visit to the Humanities & Social Sciences division of this university. That the university survives is a miracle given the concerted efforts of the Khmer Rouge...

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  • 9. A market place on the road

    On our trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap we had two stops and this was the first one, about two ours from PP and on National Road #6.I taught a while if I...

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  • 10. Toul Tom Pong Pagoda

    On my way back from the Killing Fields to the City, I visited Toul Tom Pong Pagoda, which was recommended by my tuck-tuck driver. Tuol Tom Pong Pagoda is on...

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  • 11. Toul Tom Pong Pagoda: Old Stupa

    This is another old stupa I encountered in Phnom Penh, next to Tuol Tom Pong Pagoda. It is very unique. It has the combination between the Chinese and Cambodian...

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  • 12. Wat Sarawan: Old Colonial Stupa

    Wat Sawawan is a located on street 178, northwest of the National Museum. During my visit to the Wat, I saw a red structure look like a huge Stupa next to the...

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  • 13. TUKTUKS RIDE

    (Motorcycle trailers, ‘Tuk-tuks,’ moto-romauks) ‘Tuk-tuks’ have become quite popular in Phnom Penh. Unlike their noisy, two-stroke namesakes common to Bangkok,...

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  • 14. MONKS

    The history of Buddhism in Cambodia spans nearly two thousand years, across a number of successive kingdoms and empires. Buddhism entered Cambodia through two...

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  • 15. Stung Mean Chey Dump Site

    The Stung Mean Chey (SMC) dump site used to be outside the city; however, Phnom Penh now has more than one million people and has grown out past the dump site....

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  • 16. Eat fried tarantulas! (Hey, who wouldn't...)

    As soon as I found about Cambodia's roadside delicacies, it was top of my to-do list. I had to see this with my very own eyes...people...eating...spiders!! It...

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  • 17. Wat Lang Ka

    Situated just across the way from the Independence Monument on Sihanouk Boulevard, Wat Lang Ka has recently been renovated and the once forgotten religious...

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  • 18. Wat Sampao Meas

    Little visited Wat Sampao Meas is a nice place to grab some quiet time away from fellow travelers. You’re unlikely to run into many here despite it being very...

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  • 19. Independence Monument

    The Independence Monument is also referred to as the Victory Monument and is dedicated to those Cambodians killed during the war though it unfortunately does...

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  • 20. Phnom Penh Dump

    We spent a morning with a bunch of children who live next to the dump. They have to spend all day rummaging through the garbage to find recyclables to sell back...

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  • 21. Angkor Thom

    Angkor Thom covers a large parcel of land of approximately 9 sq kms and was the capitol of the ancient Khmer kingdom. It is surrounded by a moat which is...

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  • 22. Ta Phrom

    Ta Prohm is located to the east of Angkor Thom. Apart from the architectural interest, the ruins have been left just as they were when they were rediscovered....

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  • 23. The View from the Top

    This area was most awesome and inspiring place I have ever been to (along with the Great wall). The main temple of Angkor Wat rose up to 3 enclosures on the...

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  • 24. Take French Classes at Centre Culturel Francais

    Hey, as a former French colony, you can learn French. Well, I didn't take the courses here, but I visited teh centre and it was very nice. They have 11or12 week...

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  • 25. Off the beaten path? It depends...

    The definition of "beaten path" is one I've always debated. Technically, Cambodia is off the beaten path. I mean, how many people do you know (besides me of...

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