Phnom Penh Journals

Phnom Penh: Pebbles and Pearls

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A September 2006 trip to Phnom Penh by SeenThat

Psar Thmei – Phnom Penh’s New Market Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia More Photos
Quote: Carrying no less painful memories than nearby Saigon, Phnom Penh was once known as the Pearl of Asia.

Capitol Guesthouse and Restaurant

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Capitol Guesthouse and Restaurant Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Before writing this entry, I couldn’t decide how to classify it. The Capitol is the epitome of the South East Asian one-in-all establishment; it features a travel-agency, several guesthouses under one ownership and a restaurant; as such it is the biggest establishment in Cambodia. Finally I decided to follow my heart and memories; I still have good memories of its homey food and thus defined it as a restaurant.LocationThe Capitol is on ...Read More

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Capitol Guesthouse and Restaurant
14A Street 182
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
855 23 724 107

Pebbles and Pearls

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Psar Thmei – Phnom Penh’s New Market Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Carrying no less painful memories than nearby Saigon, Phnom Penh was once known as the Pearl of Asia. Nowadays it displays a strange mix of pebbles and pearls; the intrepid traveler reaching it must be patient while separating the wheat from the chaff. Few cities in Asia can provide a richest history or more dramatic turns; even fewer are more dangerous.Ups and DownsFollowing the fall of Angkor Thom to the ...Read More

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Psar Thmei – Phnom Penh’s New Market

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Psar Thmei – Phnom Penh’s New Market Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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NameDespite literally meaning "Market New" in Khmer, Psar Thmei is usually known in English as Phnom Penh’s Central or Morning Market.LocationThe Psar Thmei is a main landmark of Phnom Penh and thus it is referred to as an address by itself. However, technically, it is on the convergence of Kampuchea Krom Boulevard with Street 130, Charles de Gaulle Boulevard, and Street 63. The Boeung Kak Lake and Wat Phnom are a few blocks to the north, while the Royal Palace is to the south; thus the market enjoys a key position in centra...Read More

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Psar Thmei – Phnom Penh’s New Market
Psar Thmei Roundabout
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Phnom Penh's Promenade Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Crossing a NameKrong Chaktomuk or the "City of Four Faces" was an old name of Phnom Penh given by King Ponhea Yat, who transferred here his capital after the fall of Angkor Thom. The name refers to the cross shape created by the Tonle Sap, Bassac and Mekong rivers complex at Phnom Penh. Roaming the RiversThe Mekong River is Cambodia’s main highway, serving the transport needs along the country; using it is much faster that any land transport. The rive...Read More

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Royal Palace

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Attraction | "Royal Phnom Penh: Wat Phnom and the Royal Palace"

Royal Palace Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Phnom Penh offers several sites related to its royal role. Following the fall of Angkor Thom to the Thai, King Ponhea Yat, moved the Khmer capital to Phnom Penh. Later, under King Norodom I, the city became the permanent seat of government in 1866 and since then it is the royal seat. Wat PhnomMore than any other structure, W...Read More

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Royal Palace
Samdech Sothearos Boulevard
Phnom Penh, Cambodia