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Independance Monument

Independence Monument
This imposing landmark was built in 1958 to celebrate the Cambodian independence from France in 1953.

When staying in Phnom Penh, I often walk past this monument at the start of my daily stroll to the riverside.

One of the nice things about Phnom Penh is the clean and well ordered city layout, an excellent place to walk about and explore.


The Riverfront
Sisowath Quay is the riverside area of Phnom Penh, where the Mekong river, and Tonle Sap River meet.

The Tonle river changes its direction of flow twice a year.  Between the end of May and October, the Mekong level is high enough to reverse the flow along the Tonle River into the Tonle Sap Lake.

The riverside is a very pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by.  This elephant is regularly seen walking past in the afternoon.

Elephant on Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
Christmas in Howies bar, Phnom Penh


Christmas in Phnom Penh
Christmas in Phnom Penh is a fairly relaxed occasion without the over commercialisation found in most other places..

This picture shows the friendly staff at Howies bar, Christmas 2006.