The Royal Palace, the Killing Fields, prison S21

Trip Start Jan 01, 2014
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Some historic places

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 10, Thu:  There is much to see in Phnom Penh, but for a full day of tours, I believe we covered the most important places.
Leaving the boat for our tour to the Royal Palace
 

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The Royal Palace

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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National Museum
From Wiki.
National Museum of CambodiaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNational Museum of Cambodia      National.museum.jpg
Entrance to the National MuseumEstablished1920sLocationStreet 13, Sangkat Chey Chumneas, Khan Daun Penh,Phnom PenhCambodiaTypeArt museumArchaeology,andHistoryDirectorKong VireakWebsiteNational Museum WebsiteThe National Museum of Cambodia (Khmer: សារមន្ទីរជាតិ, Sala Rachana) in Phnom Penh is Cambodia's largest museum of cultural history and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum.Overview                                   National museum phnom penh cambodia 02032011093.jpgThe museum houses is one of the world's largest collections of Khmer art, including sculptural, ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects. The Museum’s collection includes over 14,000 items, from prehistoric times to periods before, during, and after the Khmer Empire, which at its height stretched from Thailand, across present-day Cambodia, to southern Vietnam.The National Museum of Cambodia is located on Street 13 in central Phnom Penh, to the north of the Royal Palace and on the west side of Veal Preah Man square. The visitor’s entrance to the compound are at the corner of Streets 13 and 178. The Royal University of Fine Arts is located on the west side of the museum. The museum is under the authority of Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. The Museum buildings, inspired by Khmer temple architecture, were constructed between 1917 and 1924, the museum was officially inaugurated in 1920, and renovated in 1968. 
 
 
 
 
 
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After our visit to the Royal Palace and our schedule to visit the Central Market, Killing Fields and Prison S21, I just didn't have the interest that I should have had at this museum.   I walked through the displays quite quickly, and waited with many in our group in the museum lobby.   The shame of it is that I usually love to visit museums.   
 
 
 
 
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The Killing Fields
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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Prison S21
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
 
 
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