A Photo Tour – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Photo Tour of Phnom Penh

Alyse and I were surprised with how much we enjoyed the “big” city of Phnom Penh.  We came to learn about and pay our respects to the victims of the Khmer Rouge (which you can read more about here) and we left boasting about the beautiful French architecture, underrated local markets and palpable energy that can be felt throughout the city.

Here is our photo tour of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The iconic tuk tuk in all its glory

Tuk Tuk in Cambodia

Stingrays at the Central Market

Stingrays for sale

From the tuk tuk cockpit

View from inside of a tuk tuk

Converted school house, S-21 Prison where hundreds were tortured and killed by the Khmer Rouge

S-21 Prison Phnom Penh Cambodia

Visitors to the Killing Fields have been paying their respects to the innocent children who were brutally killed at this site for decades by placing their bracelets on the Killing Tree which was used to viciously bludgeon victims upon.

Killing tree Cambodia

Election fever grips Phnom Penh

Election in Phnom Penh

Morning Alms with Buddhist Monks

Monks Cambodia

Rising from the Killing Fields

Trees in the Killing Fields Cambodia

Gone but not forgotten

Skeletal remains of those killed by Khmer Rouge

Cutest baby ever? Cambodians are crazy about their babies and for good reason!

Cute baby in Cambodia

The S-21 Prison and the Killing Fields around Phnom Penh are stark reminders of the recent evil that the Cambodian people have risen above.  If all we saw were these two sites we wouldn’t have witnessed how much life and beauty the city and its residents share with all those who visit.   When speaking to others who ask which cities are our favourites, Phnom Penh is one we certainly believe is one of the most special in Asia, if not the world.

Soum op oh,

Ross & Alyse

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