Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh Reviews

Apurva_N Apurva_N
55 reviews
Lively and tragic Jul 28, 2013
Phnom Penh is a lively city but with a huge sense of recent tragedy... almost everyone in Cambodia, but especially in Phnom Penh, seems to have a distant relative or so who was a victim of the Khmer Rouge ... go to the mind-numbing S-21 Prison or the Killing Fields nearby to understand what levels human barbarism can descend to ... where Nazi camps were primers in systematic machine-perfect killing, Khmer Rouge banged its victims against a tree, bludgeoned their skulls or slashed their throats... the methods were chillingly simple ... take a motorcycle cab to the Killing Fields ... it navigates the dusty bumpy roads faster ...of course, there is a bright, though sleazy, side to Phnom Penh too ... happening night clubs, expat bars and restaurants ... the sea-side walk is nice and you can stop in the make-shift eateries for a drink or bite ... and Phnom Penh has some interesting bars and hangouts... but be careful ... Phnom Penh is also a relatively dangerous city with enough gun-wielding thieves, hookers and con-artists...
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