Tag Archives: Royal Palace
This gate is situated at the Royal Palace in the Cambodian capital. We visited in 2015 and really loved our time in this beautiful country now starting to bloom again after its tragic recent history.
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 […]
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 few more pics from today (Angkor Wat remains on my bucket list for now despite seeing a scale model at the Royal Palace complex!)
10th October, Day 1 in Phnom Penh. The stunning architecture and colours of the Royal Palace.