Well worth a visit when in Phomh Penh,the palace and gardens are amazing but try and get here early as you can as it gets busy and very hot later in the day.
The Royal Palace was constructed over a... more
There used to be a orchard and a Chinese graveyard. The place is located about 17 km south of Phnom Penh. Nowadays it is the best-known and one of the most visited of the sites known as The Killing... more
I feel great sad and sorrow for all victims of this the most cruel, inexcusable and unforgivable human's action, murder of own fellow citizens. There are not exact figures how many were tortured and... more
The National Museum (Sala Rachana) is a nice place to visit, there more than 10 000 of objects telling Cambodian story from the 4th -13th centuries and it's the largest museum of history in Cambodia.... more
Wat Phnom (The Mountain Pagoda in Eglish, because it is on the only hill of Phnom Penh) is a Buddhist temple (wat). It was built in 1373 and stands 27 meters above the ground. It is the tallest... more
As all around in Asia, one of the best places to visit is local market. As coming from a grey and sterile country, I am always, again and again, surprised about the amount of stuff I never knew exist,... more
The Silver Pagoda is located on the North side of the Royal Palace complex. The official name is Preah Vihear Preah Keo Morakot, but is called the Silver Pagoda because the floor is covered with 5,329... more
The Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach) was inaugurated on November 9, 1962 to celebrate the independence from the French in 1953, but now also serving as a cenotaph to Cambodia’s war dead. The... more
They are popular with some visitors. Local tourist boats are available for hire on the riverfront in Phnom Penh and can usually be arranged on the spot for between USD10 and USD20 an hour, depending... more
You can spend a few hours wandering around the Russian Market buying souvenirs. I settled for 6 silk shirts and some well carved wooden items, but unfortunately the silk shirts were of inferior... more
A Frizz Restaurant web page has an interesting discussion of the French Colonial architecture in Phnom Penh. It talks about the famous rococo palace "fixer-upper" that I used in my introduction. The... more
This is one of the most beautiful river walks in phnom Penh because it is facing the Royal Palace. There are palm trees along the river walk and a yellow building as a restaurants serving Chinese... more
Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument is located on streets between Street 7 and Sothearos Blvd. It was built in the late 1970s by the communist regime that took power after the Cambodian-Vietnamese... more
The Cambodian Performing Arts Center in Phnom Penh is a small traditional dance school that welcomes visitors to watch the young students in training. When visitors arrive the students will usually... more
Phnom Penh offers a chaotic sensory assault with its odd mix of gentle Asian beauty and raucous Wild West sensibilities. From the clandestine tourist areas to the squalor of its backstreets, one is......
You can sit in the Foreign Correspondants Club, look out over the Tonle Sap river and think all is well.
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Gary lived in Cambodia for a year back in the early nineties. So many many years later in 2005 it was time to go back. That was my first visit.
Since then we have been to Cambodia many many times, it...
Phnom Penh is named after the temple, Wat Phnom Daun Penh which was built after a wealthy widow Daun Penh found a hollow Koki tree with 4 Buddha statues inside it . She originally built a small temple...