Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
Up and out early! Never a lie in! I just realised that I've only spoken French or broken English for two days! Everyone here calls me Madame and assumes I am French! The king of Cambodia still exists! He lives at the Royal Palace where we spent a couple of hours looking at vast quantities of solid gold ceremonial kit! During Pol Pots reign of …
... it into a commercial centre in around a decade when
the sand eventually sets. So literally, they're planning on building
a town on a sand-clogged swamp.
Development seemed to be
going ahead, the small back roads were slowly being recovered but it
took nothing away from the fact that the area was pretty grim. The
street had a few bars and was a place where drug dealing and general
naughtiness was rife. It was hard to believe that a single ...
... 160;similar to India in that respect. We stayed in Phnom Penh for three nights as there was quite a bit we wanted to see and do there. The first on our list was the Tuol Sleng Museum, once a school but when the Khmer Rouge took over in the 1970's, it was made into a prison. At it's height of activity over 100 prisoners were tortured and killed here everyday. Pol-pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge over threw the Government in Cambodia in 1975. He ...