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Another Derelict Building on St. 208

I have recently posted about the ignored film warehouse situated along St. 208. Not very far from that building on the very same street, anther building under the same Department of Cinema of Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts hopelessly

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Exploring Phnom Penh’s Old Churches

The more I explore, the more I feel that I know about Phnom Penh very little. I had heard about an old church in Russei Keo district for quite some times and I had tried to locate it with my

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Hello Kratie

If I remember well I paid the first visit to Kratie in 2003 with two other friends as a part of our trip to Northern Cambodia. I have been here for some times after that but I had never strolled

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Central Market, After Renovation

Central Market built in 1937 and completely renovated in 2011 is one of Darryl Collins’s Favorite architectures in Cambodia. I took the photos below for some months ago. This quintessential southeast Asian colonial Art Deco market was built on reclaimed

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A Building on St. 130

One of my favorite pastimes is exploring the lesser know parts of Phnom Penh, old buildings in particular. I have been to places where residents had curious looks at me, wondering what brought me there. Most the time, they were

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Former Central Police Station

Former Police Station’s Interior in June 2011 Commissariat (Central Police Station), from circa 1910, commands a corner view by the Post Office. Shuttered for decades, it was featured in the Matt Dillon film City of Ghosts. One feature is the

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Royal University of Phnom Penh

I don’t have much to say. Just a photo from RUPP.

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Hotel Manolis

The hotel was constructed in 1910s located opposite the Post Office. The hotel rooms now house many families including some foreigners. Read more about the hotel at http://www.expat-advisory.com/articles/asia/southeast-asia/cambodia/phnom-penh/hotel-manolis

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Less Fun to be Paid

Commercial photography is far less fun than landscape or even street photography, at least for me. I remember one of my friends told me, “If you like photography, just keep it as your hobby. Never think of to be a

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Wat Bo, Siem Reap

Wat Bo, the oldest and largest temple in Provincial town of Siem Reap, is also well known for its old paintings on its Vihara’s wall, depicting the epic of Ramayana (known as the Reamker in Khmer). The murals in the

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