Phnom Penh, Danse avec les bonzes

Phnom Penh, a funky town

I’ve been in Phnom Penh , but the urban city didn’t give me a particular impression. Perhaps the shock caused by the visit to the S-21 center make me to flee the capital of Camboge quickly. This time, I was able to discover it with another state of mind.

The city retains its atmosphere of nonchalance in a tropical city. The mixture of style, between the Royal Palace, temples, old colonial buildings and 70 gives a colorful and jerky rhythm like a funk guitar riff. In some streets, traffic is chaotic but it is nothing to compare with other Asian cities. We remain in a human dimension with the iconic orange silhouettes of monks. By late afternoon, a seaside atmosphere almost floats on the banks of the Tonle Sap.

For those who are still in a bit of nostalgia but opened to changes, Phnom Penh is one of the few capitals of South East Asia to offer these two facets.


In the Inlen Gallery Boutique