We’ve been in Cambodia a week already and have barely had time to take notes or journal our experiences, let alone write anything worthwhile. So here’s a stab at a quickie slideshow showing some highlights from our first few days in Phnom Penh.
Street scene, looking toward the Palace.
I had almost forgotten about the sidewalk barbershops, found just about everywhere in Southeast Asia.
Photos aren’t allowed in the National Museum in Phnom Penh, but you can take them in the center garden.
Details from the main entry door of the National Museum.
Sunset river cruise.
The Foreign Correspondents Club heavy iron chair. A great place for 2-for-1 happy hour drinks on the rooftop.
Well, hello! Macaque chilling on a fence.
Floating village on the other bank of the Tonle Sap River, seen during our sunset cruise.
The enlightened path through traffic.
Prison cell at S21 – Toul Sleng. Many Cambodians were tortured here during Pol Pot’s reign from 1975-1979.
After being tortured at S21, prisoners often were brought to this area about 12km outside the city, to be murdered and buried in several mass graves. These types of sites can be seen throughout Cambodia. The one closest to Phnom Penh is called The Killing Fields at Choeung Ek.
The main building among more than 40 at OunaLom Pagoda.
Much needed afternoon downtime poolside at The Plantation hotel, an oasis in the middle of Phnom Penh.