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Cambodia Part 4 - Phnom Penh

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After we done with Siem Reap, we adjourned to Phnom Penh — the cap­i­tal of Cambodia.

The city of Phnom Penh viewed from the Mekong River.

We took an express bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. The jour­ney took us 6 hours. We departed at noon and we reached Phnom Penh in the evening.

From Siem Reap to Phnom Penh.

We stayed at Sophea’s house for 3 days. Really appre­ci­ate the hos­pi­tal­ity she and her fam­ily provided.

Her fam­ily was so accom­moda­tive they really made us felt at home.

Home-cook din­ner by Sophea’s mother.

And not for­get­ting to men­tion that Sophea’s mother can really cook.

The dishes were so nice we fin­ished every­thing till the last drop every meal.

Home-cooked Khmer food.

Phnom Penh City

The next day, we went around Phnom Penh and vis­ited some pop­u­lar tourist attractions.

Monks on the street and Cambodia’s tallest building.

Before I go fur­ther, I have to men­tion that the food in Phnom Penh was sim­ply awesome!

Espe­cially the beef noo­dle I had. No beef noo­dle in Malaysia can beat that.

Deli­cious beef noo­dles for breakfast.

Pagoda viewed through the gate.

Cam­bo­dia National Museum

We vis­ited the National Museum. Not very big but it’s def­i­nitely a good place to know more about the his­tory of Cam­bo­dia and the ancient Khmer Empire.

In front of the Cam­bo­dia National Museum.

Sil­ver Pagoda

The Sil­ver Pagoda is a tem­ple which the entire floor is cov­ered with over 5,000 sil­ver tiles and each of them weighs over 1kg.

The Sil­ver Pagoda.

Ah Miaow in action.

Food again. And it was as deli­cious as any other meals we had in Cam­bo­dia. Really miss the food there.

Cam­bo­dian “mixed rice” for lunch.

Choe­ung Ek the Killing Field

Ok this is a bit of a long story. In a nut­shell, it’s a place to com­mem­o­rate at least 1,386,734 vic­tims being killed and buried at this place by the Khmer Rouge regime.

Read more about the story about the Killing Field at Wikipedia.

Choe­ung Ek the Killing Fields.

Saw a very nice scene while we were trav­el­ling and stopped to take pictures.

A girl car­ry­ing fire­woods back to the house above water.

Mekong River Cruise

At evening, we went for river cruise at the Mekong River to enjoy the cool breeze and to see the city from far.

Camwhore on Mekong River dur­ing our river cruise.

It was def­i­nitely a good day trip. Expe­ri­ence is always bet­ter than lis­ten. As the Chi­nese proverb says,

Rather to walk a thou­sand miles than to read a mil­lion books.

It means that it’s bet­ter to go out and see the world with your own eyes than to read about the world through the books.

This is very true because if I were to read about Cam­bo­dia through books or online only, I will never know how the fried crick­ets taste like in real.

Fried crick­ets for snacks.

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