"A City of Contrasts" Top 5 Page for this destination Phnom Penh by shrimp56

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You can sit in the Foreign Correspondants Club, look out over the Tonle Sap river and think all is well.
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A PROJECT WORTH SUPPORTING: Visual voices from Cambodia
The British nonprofit PhotoVoice has begun a project giving orphans in Phnom Penh the opportunity to record their lives. The BBC link and sidebars are well worth your time.

You can look down the side streets and into people's eyes and know it's not. As any terror does, the legacy of the Kmer Rouge lives on in the low literacy rate and the grinding poverty.
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Please note that the Killing Fields and Toul Sleng travelogues contain unpleasant and difficult material to view.

  • Last visit to Phnom Penh: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 10, 2004
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  • BeatChick's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2008 at 8:15 AM

    Just watched The Killing Fields last weekend so it's wonderful to come across your Phnom Penh page, Sally. :) Awesome photos and scans of postcards (of things we could not otherwise see virtually). Thanks!

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2007 at 9:30 AM

    I was in PP in September so it was nice to read view about it. Your tips are full of information and understanding - well done!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2007 at 8:49 AM

    Great insight into Phnom Penh! Cambodia is now gradually coming out from the tough times of the Khmer Rouge as well as the war with Vietnam.

  • alliegator's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2007 at 6:17 AM

    Thanks for posting great pics and useful tips. I'm making a trip through Cambodia soon and will definitely check out your other pages!

  • Oct 11, 2006 at 2:48 PM

    The comment I left was directed towards Tuol Sleng Prison only.(A place that you only want to see once......) I have spent about a year in Cambodia and enjoyed all of it.

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2006 at 6:19 AM

    Thank you Sally for your good photos, interesting comments, and in particular, the directions with addresses. We won't be there until the last half of the RTW, but Cambodia ranks high on the list of palces to see, and pages like yours make it better.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2005 at 1:56 PM

    Very interesting and thoughtful tips and travelogues, Sally. I have never been to Cambodia, but looked at it from across the border in Vietnam in various phases of my life.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2005 at 6:28 AM

    Very interesting, Sally - I just realized that I had not seen this page at all! The past of Cambodia sure has some cruel aspects, but one may never forget that! I liked the Tourist Trap tip! Great alternative!

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2005 at 4:49 AM

    A very interesting page. I'm really looking forward to going there.

  • thinking's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2004 at 10:32 AM

    Your pages are powerful and the links to BBC helpful in understanding the situation.

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