June 25, 2015

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

What Lonely Planet said: Phnom Penh: the name can’t help but conjure up an image of the exotic. The glimmering spires of the Royal Palace, the fluttering saffron of the monks’ robes and the luscious location on the banks of the mighty Mekong this is the Asia many dreamed of when first imagining their adventures overseas

I was there: August 29 - 30, 2011

Camera used: Canon EOS 40D

Residences in downtown Phnom Penh

Central Market, Phnom Penh

Stalls selling jewelleries

Two monks

A monk walking on a sidewalk bare foot

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

One of several halls

Garden at the palace

Me with a seven headed 'naga'

Lotus with a stupa in the background

Water lily growing at the palace

One of several stupas at the palace

Children playing with a mobile device in a room displaying royal palanquin

Statue of a Buddha at the palace grounds

A statue of  King Jayavarman VII. He built the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom

The National Museum of Cambodia

Me with a statue at the museum

Courtyard at the museum

White stupa at Wat Phnom, most famous temple in the city

Independence Monument

The Russian Market selling many things from motorbike parts to souvenirs