Ahhhhhhh Phnom Penh,
I think I have found my second love… right after Bangkok. It has completely similar features except for the fact that PP is much more relaxed. Which is something to appreciate! The locals are great and friendly, everything is cheap there eventhough the main currency used was the US dollar.
The city is rich in culture as well as in history – It is literally like a living chronology judging by the temples all the way to the colonial Buildings.
With a couple of friends, we stayed at the Okay Guesthouse, which is a very comfortable backpackers lodge and for just 12USD a night, you get an airconditioned private room as shown in the pictures below – the staff were very friendly and helpful during our 3 day stay!
Very much like any city in Thailand, PP was dotted with traditional buddhist Monuments as well as monks that you can come across with at any point any where in the city.
The S21 prison durin 1971-1979 : Pol Pot’s Ruling Era..
Some facts to know: this was once a French school and turned into a prison. throughout the years, it has taken in 17,000 prisoners, out of which only 7 have survived.
The pictures below are quite gruesome and depicts the lives of, mostly, innocent citizens.
**All pictures in this post are taken by Norris Capsié.
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