Thursday, October 22, 2009

That Afternoon in Phnom Penh

It was time for lunch!! We decided to visit the infamous Foreign Correspondents Club of Cambodia. From their website: "Since opening its doors in 1993 the FCC Phnom Penh has served a storied cast of journalists and photographers, diplomats, movie stars and intrepid world travelers. Renowned for its views, The FCC overlooks the convergence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers." It was a really beautiful place - we had a beer and delicious lunch and recharged ourselves for more sightseeing.

The tuk-tuk's await!

After lunch, we went to Wat Phnom. It was built in 1373 and is the most important Wat in Phnom Penh.

We saw 'Sambo' the elephant waiting to give a ride to some lucky tourists . . .

. . . and there were a ton of monkeys living here. It was really neat to see the monkeys up close and cageless.

Our next stop was The Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda.

This little building was a gift from the French in 1876. It's called the "Napoleon Pavillion".

Another miniature 'Angkor Wat' - (we're really getting excited now!)

After the palace we returned to the Blue Lime for a swim, got dressed up and went out for dinner. You can see in the banana leaf on the right - Amok - the most famous Cambodian dish. A coconut curry fish. Super Delicious!!

Next - we go to Angkor!!

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