Thursday, March 7, 2013

Phnom Penh

With its wide tree-lined boulevards, smiling friendly people, overabundance of tuk-tuks (motor cabs), magnificent mix of traditional Khmer and old-school French colonial architecture, and hodge podge of vendors, Cambodia's Phnom Penh exudes a unique sort of charm that is all its own.

Thus far, I've loved what I've seen of the city that was home to such great sufferring not so long ago. This place truly comes alive in the early evenings - particularly now as it's hot season. Sadly, my picture of the late afternoon traffic circling the National Independance Monument really doesn't do the city justice. Hope you enjoy it anyhow - that's one of Phnom Penh's many Wats (temples),Wat Lanka, in the background on the right.

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