16 Aug, 2011 in Phnom Penh
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Arriving at any city, at any place in the world, I try to get a feel of the local life by simply talking walks. While this may sound obvious, it’s not always that simple. Being a foreigner in a strange land, you’re not always sure whether it’s really possible to just simply walk around – […]

27 Jun, 2011 in Angkor
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To wrap up my visit to the glorious Angkor temples in Siem Reap in Cambodia, after visiting the faces of Bayon in Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, and Ta Prohm Temple our last stop is with the Baphuon Temple and Leper King Terrace, within the Angkor Thom area.   I guess these two are …

26 Feb, 2011 in Angkor
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Angkor Thom, the ancient capital city of the Khmer empire, is quite remarkable, giving a strong fight to Angkor Wat in the charm score. What makes it so charming? The countless Buddha like faces engraved in the stone all around the temple. A noticed a few tourists trying to track down all the faces in […]

1 Feb, 2011 in Angkor
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Angkor Wat is the most famous of the Angkor temples near Siem Reap in Cambodia. To many, a wonder of the world, there is no doubt it is magnificent, especially when put in the context of the whole Angkor area and the importance to regional history.     …

22 Jan, 2011 in Angkor
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Ta Prohn (Old Brahma) Temple, embarrassingly – best known to tourists as Tomb Raider Temple or Angelina Jolie Temple, is one of the more magical temples in the the Angkor area next to Siem Reap in Cambodia. The special thing about the place is how temple ruins were overwhelmed by the power of …

18 Jan, 2011 in Phnom Penh
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More than it is for local folks, the Phnom Pehn central market (Phsar Thom Thmei) is another one of those recently renovated building of Phnom Pehn Art Deco French colonial architecture aimed to attract tourists. Seems like there are quite a few of those in Phnom Pehn despite everything it’s been going through, and if […]

3 Nov, 2010 in Phnom Penh
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One of the major attractions when you’re visiting Phnom Penh, very close to the Cambodian Royal Palace, is the National Museum of Cambodia. Housed in a lovely open Cambodian style structure, the museum hosts a number of exhibitions surrounding the topics of Khmer culture : Objectives The National …

1 Nov, 2010 in Phnom Penh
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I’ve been lucky. Always wanted to go see Cambodia and visit Angkor Wat, so when HK’s Dragon Air had a weekend getaway to Cambodia for 1300HK$ I immediately booked the flight. Thing is with those weekend getaways is that you’re always unprepared as you don’t have any time to really go through the guidebooks, get […]

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