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Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the capital as well as the largest city of Cambodia. In the 1920s it was known as the "Pearl of Asia", but during the time of the Khmer Rouge (1975�1979), it became famous for its nearby Killing Fields, when between 2 and 3 million people were slaughtered. The city is still draped in sadness, but visit the School of Fine Arts, which is making a major effort to restore the ancient Khmer arts, and you can feel the spirit of the people reviving.
Wat Phnom Elephant at Wat Phnom War elephant sculpture Dance class Bas relief
Sculpture in old style Stupa Victory Monument Roadside life Outside the railroad station
Rush hour French colonial villa White French colonial Royal Palace, front gate Reception Pavilion
Changing Pavilion Throne hall, Royal Palace The King's Office View from the King's Office Silver Pavilion
Riverside Fisherman Riverside pavilion Soccer at dusk Mass grave
Killing Fields memorial Sunset over The Killing Fields