Phnom Penh (14th to 18th January)
Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
87Trip End Dec 29, 2008
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We did hire the patient tuk-tuk driver once more to see some of the sights, including the genocide museum "Tuol Sleng" and the Killing Fields (area of mass graves), both of which were used during the Pol Pot regime. Both sites are quite chilling, no less so for the second visit.
We also spent much of our time walking around (averaging 7 or 8 miles daily) around town and took in the central market, Friends Cafe (where we had some fabulous, but expensive juice - Green Apple & Lime, and Citrus & Mint - which we will definitely try and replicate some time)
The town, like many asian town, lies on a river and a the front reminded me of a UK seaside town with the flags flying over the esplanade.
A visit to Wat Phnom (Lady Penh built this temple in 1382, after finding 4 Buddhas in a floating tree). The
town sprung up around it (and was names after it), although it now sits in the middle of a roundabout.
Clive had a bit of a tummy bug, so we delayed our trip to Kratie for a day, and decided to try the latest in Cambodian cuisine - a Lucky Burger - the first burger bar in Phnom Penh (they have a lot to learn!).