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Phnom Penh, Cambodia Photo 19

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

May 7th 2009
Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city in Cambodia, took a couple days to really grow on me. It seemed far dirtier and sketchier than calm, peaceful Laos, but after a few days I began to really take to it. Its chaos makes it seem like the entire city is barely holding together. In the main section of the city that lines the river and contains many of the tourist attractions, you can't wa ... read more
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Cambodian Flag Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
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