Tears in Cambodia
Trip Start Jan 28, 2013
43Trip End Mar 09, 2013
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This morning we learned about the events that occurred when Pol Poi and the Khmer Rouge were in power
Before lunch we stopped at the Russian Market (so named because it was where the Russian teachers shopped during the Vietnam occupation) for some quick shopping. Lunch was spectacular. We then visited the National Museum which houses works of art; our museum tour guide helped us understand the statues and art we will soon see at Angkor Wat. Next was the Royal Palace though we couldn't go into some parts as they were preparing for the former king's cremation ceremony. We did explore the grounds and walked around the stupas, the Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokot), and viewed a display of the coronation of the present king.
Dinner was at a nearby restaurant which is sponsored by a NGO (non-governmental agency) to provide job skills for children who previously lived on the streets. Excellent food, excellent service, great pictures created by children on the walls.