Cambodia Journals

The Charming Country of Cambodia

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A travel journal to Cambodia by Jodeci527

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Quote: Details of a short trip from Southern to Northern Cambodia

Psah Toul Tom Poung (Russian Market)

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Attraction | "Where Are The Russians??"

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The Russian Market is a well known local marketplace in the Southern region of Phnom Penh Cambodia. This commercial complex is expansive, with seemingly hundreds of vendors hawking their wares. Many poorly made wooden stalls are joined together, forming long rows of tables upon which thousands of goods are displayed for the customer's perusal.The market received its name in the 1980s when it became popular with Russian Expatriates. Today, the market is frequented by both foreigners and locals alike, and the variety of products for sale has exponentially increased. From aged wooden artifacts to plastic knick knacks, strange local food to imitation designer products, almost anything desired...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2013

Psah Toul Tom Poung (Russian Market)
Corner of Street 163 and Street 444
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Coasting Through Cambodia's Countryside

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Flooded Temple Grounds and an Occupied Canoe Photo, Cambodia, Asia
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To travel from Phnom Penh to Siemp Reap, I was faced with two options. In order to cover a distance of almost 150 miles, I could either fly or travel overland with a tourist bus. The plane tickets were expensive as all flights were over $100, while a six hour bus ride was only a mere $10. I decided that the bus would be a great way to see the rural villages of Cambodia, so I bought my ticket and met my transport at the pick up spot in Phnom Penh. The bus was a large air conditioned Coaster, and it was almost completely full. Soon after we departed, I met two girls from New Zealand and a brother and sister from China. They were also backpacking across South East Asia and they all agreed th...Read More

The Grounds of A Grand Palace

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Miniature Ponds Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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The grounds of the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, Cambodia was unlike anything I've ever seen in the Western World. The amount of love and devotion which is poured into the upkeep of the gardens and overall surroundings is exceedingly obvious, and the result of their efforts is a National attraction which is a joy to experience.While wandering around the temples, I noticed quite a number of Khmer men armed with clippers and other gardening tools. Amidst the throngs of starry eyed tourists, they carried out their various jobs, deftly trimming hedges, raking fallen leaves and checking for weeds. Despite the sweltering heat, they donned thick gloves for protection against what I could only imagi...Read More

Coping With Monsoons in Cambodia

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Muddy Roads in Cambodia Photo, Cambodia, Asia
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Visiting Cambodia during the off peak season is a great way to travel for less. Accommodations are often cheaper and popular attractions such as the Angkor Wat complex are far less crowded. However, the one major drawback to visiting at this time of year, is the inevitable monsoon rains. Thankfully, there are are few things which helped me to make the best of my time in Cambodia without allowing the rain to dampen my spirits.While most visitors would probably plan to take an umbrella, this won't offer much protection from the heavy downpours which fall on a daily basis during the months of May to September. A poncho or raincoat is a much better idea and they're sold almost everywhere in...Read More

Independence Monument

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Attraction | "The Independence Monument"

Independence Monument Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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The Independence Monument is a historical landmark in the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh. Situated in the center of a large traffic round-a-bout in the middle of the city, it demands attention from anyone either driving on the street or walking nearby. It's reddish brown colour may not be the most attention seeking shade, but its presence cannot be ignored.This historical landmark can be found at the intersection of Sihanouk Boulevard and Norodom Boulevard. It was constructed in the year 1958 to symbolize the nation's freedom from the French. This Khmer Stupa is shaped as a representation of the lotus flower, similar to those found at the Angkor Wat, and it was designed by a local architect ...Read More

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Independence Monument
Corner of Sihanouk and Norodom boulevards
Phnom Penh, Cambodia