Early morning in Phnom Penh

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. Its full name in the Khmer language is Preah Barum Reachea Veang Chaktomuk Serei Mongkol . The Kings of Cambodia have occupied it since it was built in 1860′s, with a period of absence when the country came into turmoil during and after the reign of the Khmer Rouge.The palace was constructed after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh in the mid-19th century. It faces towards the East and is situated at the Western bank of the cross division of the Tonle Sap River and the Mekong River.

Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh is the the capital and largest city of Cambodia Located on the banks of the Tonie Sap & Mekong Rivers.  Phnom Penh has been the national capital since the French colonised Cambodia and has grown to become the nation's center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, cultural heritage and diplomacy of Cambodia.

Once known as the "Pearl of Asia," it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, along with Siem reap and Sihanoukville are significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia. Founded in 1434, the city is noted for its beautiful and historical architecture and attractions. There are a number of surviving french colonial buildings scattered along the grand boulevards.

Situated on the banks of the Tonie Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers, the Phnom Penh metropolitan area is home to about 2.2 million of Cambodia's population of over 14.8 million. The city is the wealthiest and most populous city in Cambodia and is the country's political hub.

A very picturesque city.
Sunrise, Phnom Penh.
Young Monks at the Temple.
They were fun, happy young men.
Monks on their daily rounds.
Early morning fishing on the Tonlé Sap river.
Fresh Coconuts.
Its sad to see so many Landmine victims.
Around Phnom Penh.
Callisthenics on the waterfront.
Dad drops his son off with a cage full of birds. You buy bird and set it free to bring you good luck.
Each morning the Monks do the rounds and bless many businesses.
Sunrise on the river.
Early morning at the market.
The morning market.
Yes, he is dragging all those tires on the back of that bike.

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