Tag Archives: Phnom Penh

The Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #3 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh – Population 1.5 million The Cambodian capital is a special place. Synonymous with the suffering of the Khmer Rouge genocide, but also rich in royal history with a stunning palace complex and fine temples. Phnom Penh sits astride the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers, both waterways providing the lifeblood of the city. I […]

A-Z April Challenge – Tuol Sleng Detention Centre, Phnom Penh

This is not my normal style of post, but a story that should be repeated a million times so all are aware of what horrors went on in Cambodia in the seventies……… In the same way that no visit to the wonderful city of Kraków should be unaccompanied by a sombre, thought-provoking side trip to […]

A-Z April Challenge, Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge – Mekong River

The mighty Mekong has its source in the Tibetan Plateau in China and flows through China’s Yunnan Province and onto Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before reaching the South China Sea in Southern Vietnam. It is the 12th longest river in the world at around 4,350 km and is the lifeblood for millions of South […]

2015 ends, 2016 beckons……

2015 has been a pretty good travel year for me. It started as you would expect in January when I went to Iceland to celebrate my 50th birthday. We did not manage to see the Northern Lights, but had a fabulous time in a Winter Wonderland of waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers, unusual churches and loads […]

The Madness Of Pol Pot

This is not my normal style of post, but a story that should be repeated a million times so all are aware of what horrors went on in Cambodia in the seventies……… In the same way that no visit to the wonderful city of Kraków should be unaccompanied by a sombre, thought-provoking side trip to […]

Phnom Penh

A few more pics from today (Angkor Wat remains on my bucket list for now despite seeing a scale model at the Royal Palace complex!)                     

Cambodia

10th October, Day 1 in Phnom Penh. The stunning architecture and colours of the Royal Palace.