I visited Cambodia in 2015 as part of my 50th birthday celebrations, starting out in wonderful Phnom Penh.
Having been struck dumb by the sadness of the macabre Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum where the Khmer Rouge meted out such misery, I was somewhat revived by the beauty of the Royal Palace.
It is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. who have occupied it since it was built in 1860s, with a period of absence during that brutal Khmer Rouge regime of the ’70s.
Palatial buildings, ornate statues, golden roofed temples, sumptuous grounds, an interesting museum and the opportunity to join a band in playing Cambodian music.
Here are a few photos of our visit.