Cambodia, Days 8-11 – Life and colour in Phnom Penh

Between bouts of monsoonal flooding, searing sun and oppressive humidity we explored central Phnom Penh on legs that were turning an ever-so-slight shade of brown!

As you’ll see from the photos below, highlights include the Royal Palace, the epic waterfronts of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers and Central Market.


Buddhist monk walking past the Royal Palace

Relaxing on the waterfront

The view from the top of the Soriya shopping centre building. Incredibly, they had a roller-skating/blading rink on the top floor!!

Flooding. It hadn’t even rained that much, so I’m guessing this is a pretty regular occurrence!

Beers at Freebird Bar and Grill on our first night in Phnom Penh (buffalo wings and burgers were awesome!)


You wouldn’t want to give this place a bad review!!

Central Market, fantastic art deco architecture!

Outside the Royal Palace

Football on the waterfront

Reflections, inside the Royal Palace

Central Market in mono

This was bound to end in tragedy!!

One of the many halls inside the Royal Palace

Playing chess at Wat Phnom

Local girl

When footpaths become roads!

The Royal Palace

Madness on the streets!


The Royal Palace