Second trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

In May of 2003 I traveled back to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to continue some work I had started there in January. The trip was two weeks long, affording opportunities to visit the genocide museum and the killing fields, as well as the ruins of Angkor.

wat phnom: 'phnom' means 'hill' in khmer, so this is the temple on the hill.
Wat Phnom: “phnom” means “hill” in khmer, so this is the temple on the hill (after which Phnom Penh is named)

shrine outside of wat phnom
Shrine outside of Wat Phnom
view of the temple wat phnom
Another view of Wat Phnom
monkeys in tree
Monkeys in tree
monkeys playing with people and eating lotus flowers
Monkeys playing with people and eating lotus flowers
this is a glimpse of what most nicer phnom penh architecture looks like
A glimpse of what some Phnom Penh architecture looks like
and here's another view, very french colonial (think: new orleans)
Another view, very French-colonial (think: New Orleans)
not the best photo, but another view of phnom penh - shanties by the side of a gully
Shanties by the side of a gully in Phnom Penh
view of house and tour boats on the tonle sac river
View of tour boats on the Tonle Sap river
view from my hotel room balcony of the naga floating casino on the confluence of the tonle sap and mekong rivers
The Naga floating casino (at the confluence of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers) as seen from my hotel room balcony
an unpaved phnom penh street scene
An unpaved Phnom Penh street scene
a paved phnom penh street scene
A paved Phnom Penh street scene
woman and child riding moto (taken while i was riding a moto)
Woman and child riding a moto (taken while I was on the back of a moto)
butcher at the central market. note: the air was not conditioned
Butcher at the Central Market—note: the air was not conditioned
dried fish and vegetable sellers
Dried fish and vegetable sellers at the Central Market
another shot of the market
Another shot at the Central Market
outdoor fruit vendor. the lychee fruit is very popular here (see it in the lower-right)
Outdoor fruit vendor
outdoor food vendor
Outdoor food vendor

Note: I moved the photos I took of The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and The Killing Fields into a separate post.

Note: These photos originally appeared in my photo galleries.



awesome photos!! been there three times and can’t wait to go back next year. seeing your photos make me miss cambodia so much.

I just went back through this post and cleaned up some of the captions.

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