Cardamom Hotel & Apartment

St174, Phnom Penh, 855, Cambodia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh

Alive in the Killing Fields

A travel blog entry by sql_spice

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... regime- they destroyed a lot of Cambodian history in their 4 years.

So we closed our last day in Phnom Penh at Blue Pumpkin, a local coffee house and ice creamery chain, sitting on the rooftop outdoor deck watching the Mekong River boat traffic, and people-watching. For a capital city, Phnom Penh feels quite small- almost charming (almost). Tomorrow, we move on to Siem Reap, home of Angkor Wat. And I promise to be more profane and irreverent next ...

Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by pilco

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... can get an idea from my photographs.

I also took a tuk-tuk 14km outside the city to Choeung Ek, one of more than 300 "Killing Fields" that dot Cambodia. The site is now a peaceful orchard which makes it harder to imagine the atrocities that took place there. The Khmer Rouge used to bludgeon people with hammers, axes and other weapons to save bullets, before burying them in mass graves. The worst bit was the ...

Day 184 - Haven't updated blog in a while!!

A travel blog entry by scottiebigtrip

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... much he had won (8 tokens=$1 US) he had won $200, which must be like winning the lottery here! He had buckets of tokens to take to the till, and the machine was still cashing out when we left. By the time we actually got to the central market they were closing up. We found a local food place and the food was being cooked hot out the front. The food was delicious I had the best noodles of my life...we sat and spoke with a German girl that is traveling by herself.
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A disappointed photographer

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin

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... go back to the temple to make the offering promised. So there was a busy crowd of people around the shrine of the spirit statue saying prayers and leaving offerings. There were cages of captive birds which you could pay to set free, monks offering blessings and the smell of incense was heavy in the air.

From here we walk to the river front and quite by chance end up taking an impromptu river cruise. We cruise along the river and join the Mekong. We ...

Exploring Phnom Penh

A travel blog entry by franfran

... wall. The Khmer Rouge walked between the rows, ensuring nobody spoke or cried, otherwise torture would ensue. I went into one of the tiny cells. I couldn't stretch my arms out. The cells were long, but not wide. At the doorway of each cell are chains where the victim's feet were chained to the floor. I sat on the floor, placed my legs stretched in front of me. The cell was too small for me to lay down. I looked up. It felt horrible. I felt so sad. The brick walls towered ...

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This hotel, located on St174, Phnom Penh, is near Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Silver Pagoda, Independence Monument, and NagaWorld Casino.
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