Enjoying Phnom Penh

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Khmer Rouge museum, with real victims skulls
Most of my two weeks in Cambodia were spent working in Phnom Penh, The capitol of Cambodia. Even though the city was pretty dirty and third world, I was in heaven. The people were nice(almost painfully nice). I stayed at the Hotel Cambodiana, which was a very nice hotel right on the river front. The hotel is located literally right where the Mekong river and the Tonle Sap river meet and form an "X". Every year the Mekong River forces the Tonle Sap to reverse its direction and flow upstream. There is a huge festival every year celebrating this event. Waking up to the sunrise over the "X" every morning was down right spiritual. The parks where locals chilled out every day. One to the left of the hotel and the other, right across the street. I checked out the russian market which was much larger than it appeared to be. I had a tuk tuk show me the city. I walked around by myself aimlessly and ended up getting lost, which was awesome. I went to the actual killing fields and learned about the Khmer Rouge. The locals were verye chilled out and enjoyed life everyday like it was the weekend. I also got a chance to study up on Bhuddhism, which explained why everyone was so, so chilled out and nice. I also got a chance to take a day trip up north to Angkor Wat. I really miss Cambodia, so far It's been my favorite place. 
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Khmer Rouge museum, with real vict…
Khmer Rouge museum, with real vic…
Khmer Rouge museum
Khmer Rouge museum
Royal Palace
Royal Palace
Cool Buddha statue in town
Cool Buddha statue in town
Huge clock at the park
Huge clock at the park
Hotel Cambodiana
Hotel Cambodiana
Random shot in the city
Random shot in the city
Naga World, Japanese Hotel and Cas…
Naga World, Japanese Hotel and Ca…
My Tuk Tuk driver. He so nice. But…
My Tuk Tuk driver. He so nice. Bu…
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Cool Building downtown
Cool Building downtown
Elephant hanging out in the park
Elephant hanging out in the park
Museum in the park
Museum in the park
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
I heart Cambodia!
I heart Cambodia!
Random shot around town
Random shot around town
Nice view of the city
Nice view of the city
Phnom Penh Hotels & Accommodations review
Cambodiana Hotel Phnom Penh
I stayed at this hotel for two weeks. It was a decent hotel. Very nice service. Very clean. Breakfast was local food, which was interesting. They had… read entire review
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