Cambodia’s Capital City

Expectations: the funny thing about them is the less you have, the more likely you are to be pleasantly surprised.

This was certainly the case with my visit to Phnom Penh. I had no idea about what to expect of Cambodia’s capital city but put it on my short Cambodia itinerary because it was a stop over on the way to Siem Reap which I had heard plenty about. Perhaps it was because I had heard so little about the city that I imagined it to be a dull and nondescript capital. Imagine my surprise then when I found it to be full of life, color, and culture.

phnom penh, cambodiaRoyal Palace

relaxing on the jobA tuk tuk driver relaxing on the job.

lively streets in phnom penhSix lanes of closed streets makes for a lively atmosphere.

ballons for saleToys for sale on the street.

central market, phnom penhCentral Market

any place is a good place for a hammockAny place is a good place for a hammock.

monks in front of the national museumMonks exiting the National Museum.

exercise class by the riverAn exercise class by the river.

cambodian boy in the capitalCambodian boy at night.

night market, phnom penhNight Market

phnom penhSmiling face of the Cambodian people.

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