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Wat Phnom, the heart of the city

Off the Rails in Phnom Penh

December 1st 2006
I've been reading a book lately called, "Off The Rails in Phnom Penh: Into the Dark Heart of Guns, Girls, and Ganja." I picked this one up on the street from a kid selling all sorts of bootlegged, photocopied titles about Cambodia. It's by an Israeli-born American called Amit Gilboa, and it looked to be a lot more fun to read than any of the other offerings (mostly about Pol Pot). T ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh

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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