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48 Hours in Phnom Penh

48 Hours in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (B)

If you feel adventurous and are an experienced 2-wheel driver in cities, rent a scooter to go around. It is a great alternative to the omnipresent “tuk-tuk, tuk-tuk, tuk-tuk!” and will give you a lot of flexibility. Careful: traffic is hectic!

In the heart of the city, this high school is where some of the most horrendous exactions of the Khmer Rouge regime were taking place. The visit is a must and it will shake you. Plan half a day to take in the disturbing exhibits and try and process such inhumanity.

The national museum of Cambodia houses one of world’s largest collections of Khmer art, including and not limited to the period of the Khmer Empire, which at its height stretched from Thailand to southern Vietnam. Abandoned during the Khmer Rouge regime and with most of its staff murdered, the museum reopened quickly at its fall and is paramount to promote Cambodian identity and pride.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of a few must-see and pointers that will also help you understand the history of Cambodia and decrypt its art better especially if you are planning on visiting some temples such as Angkor Wat. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 48 Hours in Phnom Penh
Guide Location: Cambodia » Phnom Penh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Marcella Van Alphen
Read it on Author's Website: https://bestregardsfromfar.com/2019/01/18/48-hours-in-phnom-penh/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • S-21
  • The National Museum of Cambodia
  • the bank of the Mekong
  • The killing fields
  • The royal palace