Monday, November 14, 2011

Phnom Penh City Other Famous Landmarks

vietnam, cambodia and laos 11th solo backpacking tour
august 24 - september 1, 2011 wednesday to thursday

objective: to visit the best tourist spot that fits to my budget at limited amount of time.
additional tasks: lost half of my pocket-money in day 1... show must go on for the planned itinerary no matter how it takes

phnom penh city solo half-day tour
the killing field (choeung ek genocidal center)
tuol sleng genocide museum (S-21)


my last stop of having used the transportation of motodup after killing fields and genocide museum. i wanted to do the remaining landmarks on just by walking only.

wat phnom has an entrance fee of $1 for all tourist. Wat Phnom ("Temple of the Mountains" or "Mountain Pagoda") is a Buddhist temple (wat) located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city.

wat phnom

wat phnom

wat phnom

The Royal Palace was closed during on this day. This was constructed over a century ago to serve as the residence of the King of Cambodia, his family and foreign dignitaries, as a venue for the performance of court ceremony and ritual and as a symbol of the Kingdom. It serves to this day as the Cambodian home of King Norodom Sihamoni and former King Norodom Sihanouk. The Royal Palace complex and attached 'Silver Pagoda' compound consist of several buildings, structures and gardens all located within 500x800 meter walled grounds overlooking a riverfront park.

phnom penh royal palace

phnom penh royal palace

The Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach) was built in 1958. It stands on the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city. It is in the form of a lotus-shaped stupa, of the style seen at the great Khmer temple at Angkor Wat and other Khmer historical sites. The Independence Monument was designed by the influential Cambodian modern architect Vann Molyvann. A ceremonial flame on the interior pedestal is often lit by a royal or high official on these occasions, and floral tributes line the stairs.

independence monument

phnom penh national museum

phnom penh to ho chi minh bus trip
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