Phnom Penh City

Two days in Phnom Penh City, here’s the big summaries of our experience…

King Norodom Sihanouk
We witness the biggest funeral in Cambodia, the funeral of King Norodom Sihanouk. It was the ending of the long funeral (a few days after the Cremation of King Norodom Sihanouk). A lot of people from different part of Cambodia came and pay respect to the king. King Sihanouk die of heart attack on 15 October 2012 in China. His body was sent back to Cambodia and go on display for three months in Phnom Penh before the official funeral at the royal palace.


The symbol of mourning for the dead king.


The king is a true hero for the country, in 1953 he led Cambodia to independence from France.


Some people see the opportunities to make some money by selling the king’s photos. Yes it is on high demand.


Children making black a white ribbon for sale. A lot of Cambodian wear them to pay respect.


The cremated remains of king Norodom Sihanouk was return to the Royal Palace, wrapping up a week-long funeral. Many people gather outside the palace to see the ceremony.

Food, drink and the happy pizza
City touring is a little boring to us, instead we went trying some new food (for us) wherever our stomach can afford.


The market at the centre of the city.


Khmer clear soup noodle


With curry


Some local “tip bits”


This above is truly awesome! fried vegetable and pork intestine.


Food’ing again at the local hawker centre


Another kind of clear soup beef noodle..


The Happy Herb Pizza
We spotted the restaurant introduce by the Lonely guide, pizza a la ganja!


It is affordable for a try


Nice and cozy setting


It is certainly enjoyable with a dash of alcohol


Interesting topping 😀 This is our first try!


We ordered another pizza with happy topping end the night with extra laughter!

Tips and advise for happy pizza:
Dear friends be careful of “extra happiness” as the second time we went for the same pizza in the afternoon, We end up feeling uneasy, blur and whole body feels like burning… not sure what kind of extra stuffs they’ve added…

The shopping places
We don’t expect much with the shopping here as we are comparing with Kuala Lumpur. It is definitely good to walk around and experience.


The central market


The effect of looking at too much grocery stuffs


These are my favourite!


Busy traffic


Children playing beside the riverbank along Sisowath Quay


A visit to the National Museum in Phnom Penh


After “overdose” of Angkor History, it is great to chill at the centre yard of the Museum.


Psar Toul Tom Pong, The Russian Market


Please keep up with us, next story from Sihanoukville.


10 responses to “Phnom Penh City

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  2. I love reading your blog! I am heading to Cambodia in two weeks for just one week. For such a short period of time do you recommend Angkor Wat/Siem Reap and Phnom Penh or should we skip one and head to the beach for a few days? Thanks!

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