The Al-Serkal Mosque is the main mosque in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. It was a gift from Al Serkal Family, United Arab Emirates and opened in 1968. It is situated north of the town, near the Boeung Kak lake, which is now dry.A new building, gift of the United Arab Emirates, has replaced the original mosque, it opened in 2014.
Boeung Kak (Khmer: បឹងកក់) is an area in Khan Daun Penh and Khan Toul Kork centrally located in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Until around 2010, it was covered by the largest urban lake in Phnom Penh. Residential areas, businesses, restaurants, hotels, embassies and other local businesses surrounded the area of the lake.
Wat Ounalom must rank as one of the most visited wats in Phnom Penh due to its close proximity to Sisowath Quay. It was once damaged by the Khmer Rouge, but is now the most important wat of Cambodian Buddhism. The best temple in Phnom Penh is Wat Phnom. Wat Phnom is the most famous of all wats in Phnom Penh and is also the most-visited by tourists.
The Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, is a large concrete monument commemorating the former alliance between Vietnam and Cambodia. It was built in the late 1970s by the communist regime that took power after the Cambodian-Vietnamese War, which overthrew the Khmer Rouge regime.
It is located in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh. When it first opened in 1937, it was said to be the biggest market in Asia; today it still operates as a market. From 2009 to 2011, it underwent a US$4.2 million renovation funded by the French Development Agency.
The Central Market (Phsar Thmei) of Phnom Penh stocks everything right from food items to clothes, silverworks and jewelries. Where the Central Market (Phsar Thmei) in Phnom Penh is now located was previously a swamp that was used to accumulate runoff rainwaters.
Mass graves of Choeung EK and killing fields in Cambodia. Choeung EK is one of the many mass graves and killing fields in Cambodia and one of the most accessible. About 15 kilometers south of Phnom Penh lays this memorial, which has a towering monument where over nine thousand human skulls are piled up and cataloged.
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Independence Monument - Phnom Penh. An Angkorian style tower, the inimitable place in the whole city, located in the heart of the capital. It was built in 1958 to Sybilles Cambodian Independence Day after winning back their independence from the French protectorate on the 9th of November 1953.
K-Bach Gallery is a new urban art gallery. Located on Street 178 in the heart of the art community in Phnom Penh, the gallery is focused on supporting and promoting the Cambodian urban/street art scene and its artists. The gallery will be organising a number of exhibits highlighting local and international artists with original works and limited edition prints.
The capital did not return to Phnom Penh until the 19th century and there is no record or remnants of any Royal Palace in Phnom Penh prior to the 19th century. In 1813, King Ang Chan (1796-1834) constructed Banteay Kev (the 'Cristal Citadel') on the site of the current Royal Palace and stayed there very briefly before moving to Oudong.
Olympic Market is one of the best places in town to find nice fabrics, most of the fabrics are end-of-roll textiles from the local garment industry. The Market is also a popular market among young Cambodians, they come to market to buy clothes, shoes, accessories and other fashion items.
Der Königspalast in Phnom Penh, eins der schönen Sehenswürdigkeiten in Phom Penh, Kambodscha, ist ein Komplex von Gebäuden, die als königliche Residenz des Königs von Kambodscha dient. Die Könige von Kambodscha haben es besetzt, da es im Jahre 1860 gebaut wurde, mit einer Zeit der Abwesenheit, wenn das Land kam in Aufruhr während und nach der Herrschaft der Khmer Rouge.
Koh Kong Safari World, a curiosity wildlife park owned by tycoon and CPP senator Ly Yong Phat that hosts crocodile shows and orangutan boxing matches, will pack up in October and bring its spectacle to Phnom Penh early next year, according to an administrator.
Cambodia: Preah Thineang Dheva Vinnichay (Throne Hall), Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh. The Royal Palace (Preah Barum Reacha Veang Nei Preah Reacheanachak Kampuchea) and Silver Pagoda, in Phnom Penh, is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia.
Riverfront Park - Phnom Penh A stroll or Cyclo ride along the park-lined riverfront is a must pubs, restaurants, shops and tourist boats line the way. Chhrouy Changva park is another newly attraction at the other side of the river opposite the Royal Palace.
Royal Palace - Phnom Penh Gleaming in gold, the Royal Palace is one of Phnom Penh?s most splendid architectural achievements. It is home to His Majesty Preah Bat smdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk and Her Majesty Preah Reach Akka-Mohesey Norodom Monineath.
Phnom Penh Royal Railway Station, is a railway station in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is located next University of Health Science and the National University of Management and the Canadian embassy. As of February 2014, the station is only used for sporadic goods transport, chiefly oil-tank trains.
Samdch Chuon Nath is a highly respected Cambodia Scholar of Buddhist and humanism. He was born on March 11 1883 from a small village, Kampong Speun Province. When he was 14 years old, He became a monk. He learnt and practiced Buddhist since very young age.
An Excursion from Phnom Penh to Silk Island . Since my arrival from the United States, I’ve been exhausted. My sleep schedule has totally flipped, leaving me unable to stay awake during the day and mostly up all night. I’ve hardly ventured from my guesthouse but still feel overloaded.
The staircase leading to the Silver Pagoda is made of Italian marble. Rivalling the silver floor is the Emerald Buddha, an extraordinary Baccarat-crystal sculpture sitting atop an impressive gilded pedestal. Adding to the lavish mix is a life-sized solid-gold Buddha adorned with 2086 diamonds, the largest weighing in at 25 carats.
Tonle Bati is a popular lake and picnic area that has bamboo shacks built out over the water that people can rent out for eating and whiling away the day. It's generally a weekend get-away spot, which means it?s nice and quiet during the week.
The market itself is probably the most popular traditional market in Phnom Penh for visitors, and the surrounding Tuol Tom Poung area is dotted with a gradually increasing number of visitor oriented businesses - restaurants, cafes, bars, souvenir shops, hotels and apartments.
Temple of the Lotus Blossoms), the official name is Wat Botum Wattey Reacheveraram (Khmer: វត្តបុទមវត្តីរាជវរារាម) literally means The temple of lotus which is built by the king, is a wat located on Oknha Suor Srun Street 7, Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Wat Ounalom. Opening Hours: It is open daily from 06:00 – 18:00 and entry to the Wat is free. Address: Samdech Sothearos Blvd, Central Phnom Penh; Tel: +85512773361; How to get there: Lying on the Tonle Sap riverfront, Wat Ounalom is close to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.
Wat Phnom Clock This giant clock, almost 20 meters wide, was a gift from China in the year 2000 and replaced a previous one that came from France and was installed in the early 1960s. The clock is in front of a monument commemorating the return of the western provinces of Battambang, Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey from Thai control in 1907.