Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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48 hours in PP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

48 hours in PP

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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... other - one plucked the other not and other crazy sights. Our noodles contained some kind of intestine (a bit squidgy but not bad). Phnom Pen is a lovely city (we should know we walked most of it!) but it was time to explore the countryside. * Sorry ...

S-21, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

S-21

A travel blog entry by dane

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For background info:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge The short version is that in the mid 1970s the Khmer Rouge instituted an incredibly extreme form of communism, killing intellectuals, forcing everyone into agrarian work, outlawing ...

Cambodia - Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Cambodia - Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... rigmarole was over there was no time left to see any attractions. One day down, one to go!     We wandered through Phnom Penh to the riverside and called into the FCC (Foreign Correspondents Club) for dinner. The FCC in Phnom Penh is one of ...

Raw wounds of Cambodia's cool capital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Raw wounds of Cambodia's cool capital

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... embittered, suspicious people, undercurrents of tension, a city still very much in ruins? As the two of us strolled through Phnom Penh on Thursday afternoon, after the six-hour bus drive from Saigon, we found something completely different - a vibrant ...

Near Death Experience followed by a drink.. or two, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Near Death Experience followed by a drink.. or two

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... end started to go out) and furious breakage (all this was at about 70mph and we were probably 10cm off crashing). We arrived in Phnom Penh at around 1.30pm and the coach was immediately besieged by what felt like a thousand tuk tuk drivers.  It was ...

There's Nowhere to Go But Up, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

There's Nowhere to Go But Up

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... and silver floors, shop-houses, burning boats, and over one million Khmer people create a solid framework for a revival in Phnom Penh, the capitol of Cambodia. The rule of Pol Pot began on April 17, 1975, when Khmer Rouge combatants, mostly children, ...

Fusion in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Fusion in Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by zee

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... palace, which made us feel completely better. Nothing like seeing an extravagent lifestyle to make you feel good about the world. So, Phnom Penh. One of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. Ancient Khmer (not the Khmer Rouge) ruins, mixed with ...

Angkor Wat and Pol Pot, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Angkor Wat and Pol Pot

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... 1980, and thousands more remain buried in the ground visitor walk on. There are sites like this in many places around Phnom Penh and Cambodia where people were imprisoned, waited to be killed, or were killed in prison. The Khmer Regime was not wealthy ...

Phnom Penh - Day 104-106, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh - Day 104-106

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... to decide which currency is the cheapest to pay with. I'm sure I'll become accustomed to this soon, probably just as I'm leaving Cambodia.   There are three things I really want to see before I leave Phnom Pehn, visit the killing fields which is ...

Day 75, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Day 75

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... " is an Aussie chain of bars and I remember watching the Ashes from last year in a "Walkabout" in Newquay. I headed down to Phnom Penh's "Walkabout" bar wondering if it could be the same. It wasn't but a friendly chap inside pointed down the road to ...

Heartbreaking Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Heartbreaking Cambodia

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... 1975, the Khmer Rouge (run by Pol Pot and comprising mainly very young, poorly educated Cambodians drawn from the countryside) invaded Phnom Penh and all big cities, forcing everyone out into the countryside to work in the fields and to live as peasants. ...

Killing Fields & S21 - Bastards, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Killing Fields & S21 - Bastards

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... ;100% or essentially any other reason to torture and mutilate people prior to killing them. At this time the population of Cambodia was about 7.5 million people. No-on really knows how many people were killed but the lower estimates are about 1.5 million ...

It's a holiday in Cambodia..., Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

It's a holiday in Cambodia...

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... sweet meeting but made all the better because of the whole coincidence of the whole thing. Anyway we got on our bus to Phonm Penh, uneventful and dull and 6 hours later arrived there. To be met at the bus station by 3 million Cambodians going "tuck tuck ...

Indolent and Neglected City, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Indolent and Neglected City

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... troubled past. People seem to be more melancholy here than in any other Asian country we have visited. For a city of 2 million, Phnom Penh is very underdeveloped. Apart from one or two main roads that are tarmacked and a beautiful grand palace, much of ...

Learning about the shocking history of Cambodia!, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Learning about the shocking history of Cambodia!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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We arrived in Phnom Penh after a pleasant 5 hour bus journey and prepared ourself for the hordes of touts awaiting our arrival. After negotiating a $4 tuk-tuk (we shouldn't have paid more than $2 at the most) we made our way to a hostel that was highly ...

Easy Rider Part 3, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Easy Rider Part 3

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After visiting the south, I came back to Phnom Penh to return my motorbike...only to rent a better one.  My new bike sits higher and has a more padded seat which means it's ten times more comfortable....plus it's just plain cool.  So ...

Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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After the fisasco of the border crossing, we made off towards the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. The contrast with Vietnam was immediately noticeable. Dusty, arid conditions across vast flat plains stretching as far as the eye could see, yet somehow ...

Potty Pol Pot, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Potty Pol Pot

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... didn't know how to farm) succumbed to the same fate. I wouldn't have had a chance. In 1975 a high school in central Phnom Penh was turned into the notorious S-21 security prison. In only 3 years 17,000 people were subjected to horrific torture, with ...

Day 74, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Day 74

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... , the other six people had still paid for their tickets to Phnom Penh so our number now was irrelevant! At 11pm we rolled into Phnom Penh - a relief I thought until we were mobbed by touts even at this time of night. We shook them off eventually and were ...

Life In The Capital City, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Life In The Capital City

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... who have sued 12 year olds for downloading music for free would hate to know about this...they aren't getting a penny from this place.  The photos are from around Phnom Penh, many from when I was on the back of a mototaxi.  I'm off to ...

The death roads, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

The death roads

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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We are welcomed into the capital of Cambodia -Phnom Penh - by a statue of a giant gun in the middle of a round-a-bout, wild west style and this theme continues throughout our stay. On our first day we decide to walk around the tourist sites and take an ...

Chapter 41: Welcome to the rainy season., Phnom Penh / Sihanoukville, Cambodia travel blog

Chapter 41: Welcome to the rainy season.

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... , played games, listened to my current musical obsession (Snow Patrol), and scarfed down "happy" pizzas on the waterfront. Phnom Penh has a fascinating history. The French influence is obvious in the architecture, but the Khmer Rouge evacuated the ...

Big Rivers into Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Big Rivers into Cambodia

A travel blog entry by canuckdive

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... in the days when they walked up the mountain trailing the King's elephant entourage! WE're now back in Phnom Penh, which seems to be the crossroads in Cambodia and oddly enough since we arrived I have run into Jean, who we stayed with in China, as ...

The Killing Fields, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

The Killing Fields

A travel blog entry by dane

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... .  Much of the world was ignorant of the situation or chose not to act.  The latter was probably more prevalent.  I also think it's important to note that the Vietnamese are the ones who liberated Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge in ...

Hello Hottie!, Penom Phen, Cambodia travel blog

Hello Hottie!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... and to be honest that's the way we like it. The next day we got up early for a look around the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Pen. We checked out Wat Phnom and the Independence Monument. Jumping on a motorbike, both of us together (scary) we rode to ...

Chaos in the Streets, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Chaos in the Streets

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... shade of red".  And so it wasn't a surprise when he also said that traffic fatalities are quite high in Phnom Penh. Poverty seems to be everywhere. Unlike South Africa where there were distinct neighborhoods where the rich and poor lived, ...

Hey Lady!, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Hey Lady!

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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  So, we pull into the capital city of Phnom Penh, all is well in the land of inappropriate monks and utter road chaos. Thankfully we splurged for the $10 bus cause it had a bathroom, which I used 15 times in a matter of 6 hours. Safe to say, that ...

What a pleasant surprise, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

What a pleasant surprise

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... mid 1980s, when the tragedy of the Khmer Rouge was fresh in the West's mind. So I wasn't expecting a great deal of Phnom Penh before reaching it - apart from the first impressions of the poster I'd had negative reports from other travellers and read some ...

Phnom Penh and spiders in Skuon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Phnom Penh and spiders in Skuon

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... streets. Cambodia was a fascinating country to visit, with Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor being the definite highlights. Maybe Phnom Penh was just a let down after the excitement and awe of Angkor, but nevertheless was still ...

Back in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia travel blog

Back in Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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It was a 7am start this morning to get the bus back to Phnom Penh. Really have enjoyed our 4 days in Sihanoukville. It's been really relaxing and felt very much like a holiday when we were crashed out on the beach! The bus journey was 4 hours again and I ...

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