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CAMBODIA


Location - South East Asia; Capital - Phnom Penh; Population - 15 million; Currency - Riel

From Saigon it's a short journey to Phnom Penh, arriving in September 1999.

 

cambnoteCambodian currency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb1King Sihanouk's Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

 

 

 

camb2The Silver Pagoda in the Royal Palace grounds, Phnom Penh

 

 

camb4Boeng Kak Lake, Phnom Penh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb3Streets near Boeng Kak lake, Phnom Penh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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camb6Khmer Rouge's Security Prison 21 (S-21), now the Tuol Sleng museum, Phnom Penh

 

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camb7S-21 was the largest detention centre during the Khmer Rouge regime, Phnom Penh

 

 

camb8Prison cells at S-21, Phnom Penh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb10The Killing Fields memorial of Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb11Around 17,00 people were taken from S-21 to Choeung Ek extermination camp, Phnom Penh

 

 

camb12Prisoners' clothes at Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh

 

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camb13The Killing Fields of Cheoung Ek, Phnom Penh. Each depression indicates a mass grave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb15Children swimming at Tonle Bati

 

 

camb16Khmer ruins at Tonle Bati

 

 

camb17The view from the Khmer ruins of Phnom Chisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb18French colonial buildings at Kampot

 

 

camb19An open air Chinese festival at Kampot

 

 

camb21Typical Cambodian stilted house, Kampot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb22Beautiful scenery on the road from Kampot to Kep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb23The Gulf of Thailand at Kep

 

 

camb24Kep's beach

 

 

camb25On the roof of the Phnom Penh-Siem Reap boat down the Tonle Sap river

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb26Centre of Siem Reap

 

 

camb27A model of Angkor Wat at Phnom Penh's Royal Palace

 

 

camb29Angkor Wat - a funerary Hindu temple built in the 12th century for the Khmer King

 

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camb30The Cruciform Terrace, Angkor Wat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb31Gallery of a 1000 Buddhas, Angkor Wat

 

 

camb31aAngkor Wat

 

 

camb32Gallery depicting the Churning of the Sea of Milk, Angkor Wat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb33Buddhist monks in the grounds of Angkor Wat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb35Sunrise at Ankgor Wat

 

 

camb36South Gate of Angkor Thom - 54 gods on the left & 54 demons on the right.
A Bodhisattva face can be seen above the central arch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb38Stone face at the Bayon, Angkor Thom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb38aThe Bayon, Angkor Thom

 

 

camb39The Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom

 

 

camb42eNear the Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb42cGrazing around Angkor Thom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb42dThe Bayon, Angkor Thom

 

 

camb40What impressed me most was the natural overgrown look of Ta Prohm, a 12th century Buddhist temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb41Tree roots engulf Ta Prohm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb36aA statue of Buddha, Angkor

 

 

camb43Sunset at Phnom Bakheng

 

 

camb44Speedboat on the Tonle Sap, Siem Reap to Battambang,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb45Battambang streets

 

 

camb46Battambang's colonial buildings

 

 

camb47Khmer ruins at Banon village near Battambang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

camb50The Killing Fields at Phnom Sampeau

 

 

camb51Drying out rice paper, Battambang

 

 

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LINKS

www.mot.gov.kh - Cambodia tourist office

www.tourismcambodia.com

 

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