FABIO'S REVIEW

Phnom Penh is not a tourist town, but there are a few interesting spots to visit: if you have only one day before going to Angkor, check out the Killing Fields and the Sisowath quay area (featuring among others the Royal Palace and the Ounalom temple).

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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INDEPENDENCE SQUARE AREA

The Independence Square is located in the center of Phnom Penh. The Independence Monument was built in 1958 for Cambodia's independence from France in 1953: it stands on the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city. It is in the form of a lotus-shaped stupa, of the style seen at the great Khmer temple at Angkor Wat and other Khmer historical sites. The Independence Monument was designed by the Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann.

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KILLING FIELDS OF CHOEUNG EK

Choeung Ek, the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge - killed between 1975 and 1979 - is located about 17 kilometres south of Phnom Penh. It is the best-known of the sites known as ""The Killing Fields"".

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CAMBODIA

The National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh is Cambodia's largest museum of cultural history and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum.

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PHNOM PENH CENTER

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ROYAL PALACE

The Phnom Penh Royal Palace is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia.The complex is divided by walls into four main compounds: on the south side is the Silver Pagoda, on the north side is the Khemarin Palace; the central compound contains the Throne Hall and to the west is the private sector or the Inner Court. The buildings of the palace were built gradually over time, and some were dismantled and rebuilt as late as the 1960s. But some older buildings dates back to the 19th century.

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SISOWATH QUAY

Sisowath Quay is the portion of the riverfront opposite the Royal Palace, used for watching boat races during the Water Festival. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Cambodia is also located in this district.

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TUOL SLENG GENOCIDE MUSEUM (S-21 PRISON)

The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is a museum in Phnom Penh, chronicling the Cambodian genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge regime.

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WAT CHOEUNG EK (CHOEUNG EK PAGODA)

The Choeung Ek Pagoda is a Buddhist temple located near the Killing Fields.

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WAT KOH

What Koh is a temple in the center of Phnom Penh. This temple, together with Wat Phnom, is one of the oldest temples in the city. The temple became popular among the faithful after a small lake was built in the temple site in 1950.

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WAT OUNALOM

Wat Ounalom is a pagoda located on Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh, near the Royal Palace of Cambodia. As the seat of Cambodia's Mohanikay order, it is the most important temple of Phnom Penh, and the center of Cambodian Buddhism.

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WAT PHNOM

Wat Phnom is a Buddhist temple located in Phnom Penh. It was built in 1372, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut.

INDEPENDENCE SQUARE AREA

Phnom-Penh---Independence-Square-area---Statue-of-King-Father-Norodom-Sihanouk---179-cover

The Independence Square is located in the center of Phnom Penh. The Independence Monument was built in 1958 for Cambodia's independence from France in 1953: it stands on the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city. It is in the form of a lotus-shaped stupa, of the style seen at the great Khmer temple at Angkor Wat and other Khmer historical sites. The Independence Monument was designed by the Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann.

KILLING FIELDS OF CHOEUNG EK

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Cambodia-(2017-July-August)---Phnom-Penh---Killing-Fields-of-Choeung-Ek---Skulls-Stupa---20128-cover

Choeung Ek, the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge - killed between 1975 and 1979 - is located about 17 kilometres south of Phnom Penh. It is the best-known of the sites known as ""The Killing Fields"".

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CAMBODIA

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Cambodia-(2017-July-August)---Phnom-Penh---National-Museum-of-Cambodia---20055-cover

The National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh is Cambodia's largest museum of cultural history and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum.

PHNOM PENH CENTER

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ROYAL PALACE

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Cambodia-(2017-July-August)---Phnom-Penh---Royal-Palace---Exterior---20057-cover

The Phnom Penh Royal Palace is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia.The complex is divided by walls into four main compounds: on the south side is the Silver Pagoda, on the north side is the Khemarin Palace; the central compound contains the Throne Hall and to the west is the private sector or the Inner Court. The buildings of the palace were built gradually over time, and some were dismantled and rebuilt as late as the 1960s. But some older buildings dates back to the 19th century.

SISOWATH QUAY

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Sisowath Quay is the portion of the riverfront opposite the Royal Palace, used for watching boat races during the Water Festival. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Cambodia is also located in this district.

TUOL SLENG GENOCIDE MUSEUM (S-21 PRISON)

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Cambodia-(2017-July-August)---Phnom-Penh---Tuol-Sleng-Genocide-Museum-(S-21-Prison)---20165-cover

The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is a museum in Phnom Penh, chronicling the Cambodian genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge regime.

WAT CHOEUNG EK (CHOEUNG EK PAGODA)

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The Choeung Ek Pagoda is a Buddhist temple located near the Killing Fields.

WAT KOH

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Cambodia-(2017-July-August)---Phnom-Penh---Wat-Koh---18306-cover

What Koh is a temple in the center of Phnom Penh. This temple, together with Wat Phnom, is one of the oldest temples in the city. The temple became popular among the faithful after a small lake was built in the temple site in 1950.

WAT OUNALOM

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Cambodia-(2017-July-August)---Phnom-Penh---Wat-Ounalom---18296-cover

Wat Ounalom is a pagoda located on Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh, near the Royal Palace of Cambodia. As the seat of Cambodia's Mohanikay order, it is the most important temple of Phnom Penh, and the center of Cambodian Buddhism.

WAT PHNOM

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Wat Phnom is a Buddhist temple located in Phnom Penh. It was built in 1372, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut.

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