Monday, February 11, 2013

Cambodia - Phnom Penh

Our last stop on out trip was to the capital city Phnom Penh..
We cut our time there pretty short after deciding to spend longer on the island (it was so worth it)

in fact we only had one morning in the city,
but we did manage to see all the tourist sights that we wanted to in that amount of time.

A tuk-tuk driver scouted us out when we got of the night bus the evening before
and made a pretty reasonable deal to drive us around for the day.

Phnom Phenh itself was a big dirty city,
in fact it reminded me a bit of Cairo,
although to be fair pretty much all we saw of it
was from the back of a tuk-tuk,

Our stops in Phnon Pnem
were the Royal Palace 

We weren't too impressed by the Royal Palace,
i think we expected more.

But both the prison area and the Killing Fields were
well worth a visit.

The audio tour at the Killing Fields was excellent,
i really felt i learned a lot
about the Cambodians plight during
the Khmer Rouge era
and i think it was done with a poignant sensitivity.

 i think its important for tourists to
go these places to bring a better awareness 
to what exactly went on.

We also managed to squeeze in a trip to
the Seeing hands Massage
before our 2pm flight.

The Seeing Hands Massage
trains blind people to be masseuses.
It was an excellent massage
that i would highly recommend.
There are a few of them in the different cities in Cambodia.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree, Touel Sleng and the killing fields are worth the visit. All of these posts are making me miss Cambodia!