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FRANGIPANI VILLA HOTEL

Taking photos for Frangipani Villa Hotels was a main reason of my home returning last month. There are six hotels in Phnom Penh run by Frangipani Villa, but I need to work with the newly opened 2 hotels, the Royal

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A Weekend Solo Walk in Phnom Penh

Here are some photos from my solo walk a few weeks ago. I parked my vehicle at Phsa Thmei and started strolling around the area and then moved on to Phsa Kandal blocks that is packed with old Chinese shop-houses

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Vann Molyvann’s House

Like most architects, Vann Molyvann, wanted to design his own house. But he only managed to do so a decade after returning from his studies in France. The distinguishing feature of this unique design is the shell structure of the

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Sihanoukville Railways Station

I have a dream of visiting and photographing all existing main railway stations in Cambodia. It is not a very difficult task as long as I have time and some travelling money, since there are only two lines in Cambodia,

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100 Houses by Vann Molyvann

I was with my better half on motor along brumby dirty road paralleling railroad heading to Pochentong without any particular purpose in a Saturday’s evening. By chance I noticed the unique house roofs that told me they are of the

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Saint Michel Church

In the sixties, several French Catholic priests designed churches in the style of New Khmer Architecture. Among them was Father Ahadobery, a Basque born in 1931. A French missionary, he was reputed for his artistic talents, which he used to

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It’s All Gone

It is all gone now. When I passed this building a few days ago, an excavator was in the center of the premise clearing debris of the building. During my last visits I noticed the building fell into deteriorated condition

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Pursat Railways Station

Located along National Road No. 5, Pursat Railways Station is not very hard to find. I had no idea how it looked since I had never seen any photo of the station. A few days ago, I have chance to

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Bokor Hall Building

When I first saw the renovated former Bokor Hall, I thought it was a newly constructed building. It was until I saw an old photo of this building that I realized that it was renovated recently. Even though the overall

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The Old Catholic Church of Bokor

The old Catholic Church is or was one of the famous haunts for sightseers, especially for Barang visitors, among the ruins of the old French hill station of Bokor. The church was built in 1920s as a part of French

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