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  Phnom Penh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Phnom Penh is located in the south-central region of Cambodia, at the confluence of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers.
Phnom Penh first became the capital of Cambodia after Ponhea Yat, king of the Khmer Empire fled Angkor Thom when it was captured by Siam in 1431.
Phnom Penh, and Cambodia in general is a major destination for sex tourism.
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 Phnom Penh & Environs
Phnom Penh, Cambodia's Capital, is a vibrant, bustling city nestled majestically on the banks where three mighty rivers, the Mekong, the Tonle Sap and the Bassac, converge and then split apart again-at a location known to the Khmers as Chatomuk, meaning four faces.
She built a temple in 1434, immediately after the abandonment of Angkor, to house the sacred relics, and to this day the temple, Wat Phnom (hill temple), located on the highest manmade hill in Phnom Penh (pictured middle) is a revered place of worship for all Khmers and the namesake of the capital.
At the behest of the Prince, Phnom Penh was adorned with broad tree-lined avenues, gardens with fountains and several distinctive and proud monuments reflecting the nation's new-found sense of freedom.
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 AllRefer.com - Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Cambodian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Phnom Penh was founded in the 14th cent.
The onset (1970) of fighting between government forces and the Khmer Rouge drove refugees from the war-torn countryside to Phnom Penh.
The transportation center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is the focus of four highways radiating out to the provinces.
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 Phnom Penh - Cambodia
Phnom Penh, founded alongside the Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers, has been the capital of Cambodia since the mid15th century, after Angkor was abandoned.
Most of modern day Phnom Penh was built while under the colonial control of the French, (who occupied it in 1864 as an extension of their interests in Vietnam).
With country now stabilised, Phnom Penh is steadily being restored to former glories as the Cambodian economy recovers.
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 The Phnom Penh Visitors Guide - Home Page
Situated at the confluence of three great rivers - the ‘four arms’ of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac - Phnom Penh is the commercial and political hub of Cambodia as well as home to nearly a million of the county’s 11.4 million people.
It is also the gateway to an exotic land...the temples of Angkor in the west, the beaches of the southern coast and the ethnic minorities and jungles of the northeastern provinces.
Phnom Penh, like other Cambodian tourist destinations, is in the midst of rapid change.
www.canbypublications.com /phnompenh/ppintro.htm   (254 words)

 Points of Interest in Phnom Penh
The legend of the founding of Wat Phnom is tied to the beginnings of Phnom Penh.
She built a hill (‘phnom’ means ‘hill’) and a small temple (wat) at what is now the site of what is now known as Wat Phnom.
Wat Phnom is the busiest pagoda in town the night of Chinese/Vietnamese New Year’s Eve.
www.canbypublications.com /phnompenh/ppsights.htm   (2328 words)

 Cambodia Tourism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
She decided to create the hill (phnom) that is today the site of Wat Phnom and atop the hill she created a small temple (wat) to house the statues.
The story continues that eventually the area became known as Phnom Penh in recognition of Lady Penh and the hill.
Oudong was the capital of Cambodia from the early 17th century until 1866 when the capital was moved to Phnom Penh.
www.mot.gov.kh /attraction_pnh.asp   (2083 words)

 V A G A B O N D I N G >: Lawless, Chaotic, Fantastic Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is the rawest, most lawless, most chaotic city I've ever been to.
Tragically, Phnom Penh is also well-known for its underage sex workers, and is a popular destination for pedophile sex tourists.
The two big tourist attractions in Phnom Penh concern the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge: The Killing Fields of Cheoung Ek, where genocide victims were slaughtered by the thousands, and the Tuol Sleng Museum, a high school-turned-prison which became the largest center of torture in the country.
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 Phnom Penh
drove refugees from the war-torn countryside to Phnom Penh.
Former Phnom Penh governor appointed adviser to PM.
Thousants of civilians running away of the battle front have chosen Phnom Penh as refuge.
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 Kelvin: Welcome to kelvintan.biz
The capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, is located at the confluence of three rivers - the Mekong, the Bassac and Tonle Sap.
The city is divided into three sections - the north, an attractive residential area; the south or the French part of the city with its ministries, banks and colonial houses; and the centre or the heart with its narrow lanes, markets, foods stalls and shops.
At the bottom of the hill is a small zoo, but its most endearing residents, the monkeys, live free in the trees.
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 Phnom Penh -- Travel & Tours in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Book one of hotels at discount rate, and join one of our Phnom Penh tours customized to fit your needs.
Visit Phnom Penh for a tour at Tuol Sleng Museum of the genocide, Russian Market and Tonle Sap Lake and fly to Siem Reap to watch the grandeur of Angkor Wat and other historical ruins.
Cycle along the river to visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom and cruise Tonle Sap Lake to Phnom Penh.
www.circleofasia.com /cambodia/phnom-penh   (469 words)

 Cambodia restaurant frizz - Phnom Penh Markets - Royal Palace - National Museum
Phnom Penh has managed to retain its charm and character - cyclos that weave through traffic with ease, broad boulevards, old colonial buildings, parks and green spaces that reminds one of the country's French heritage, and above all its people who always have a smile for you.
The main entrance to Wat Phnom is via the grand eastern staircase, which is guarded by lions and naga (snake) balustrades.
In a small pavilion on the south side of the passage between the vihara and the stupa is a statue of the smiling and rather plump Madame Penh.
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 C34- Phnom Penh - In/Around the capital of Cambodia
We spent the first couple of days exploring the city; it's markets, roads, food, etc. Our friend Darrel was a wealth of information on the recent history of the country (he and his wife had arrived in P.P. a short time before the coup attempt in 1997), and recommended things to do and see.
Currently there is a very graphic and interesting exhibit of previously unpublished photos of the day Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge and the days that followed shortly there after.
We decided not to overnight in Phnom Penh again as we had seen a lot of it and would be overstaying our welcome with poor Darrel and Susan.
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Phnom Penh stretches N to S on W side of the confluence of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers.
Phnom Penh is the only major city on the banks of the Mekong.
In spite of it's dangerous reputation, Phnom Penh also has an excellent variety of nightlife, from small bistro-style bars to huge glitzy nightclubs and for a few more months, a casino ship.
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Nestled in the midst of lush gardens, it is a tranquil sanctuary of affordable high class and service.
At the heart of Phnom Penh, this well-appointed hotel sits on bustling Monivong Boulevard just 10 minutes from the airport and moments away from Embassies, banks, government offices and the business district.
Phnom Penh Hotel guests are treated to the capital's best dining, entertainment, shopping, health care and conference facilities all in one elegant setting.
www.phnompenhhotel.com   (230 words)

 Phnom Penh : Introduction | Frommers.com
Founded in the mid-14th century by the Khmers as a monastery, Phnom Penh replaced Angkor Thom a century later as the country's capital.
Almost all of Phnom Penh's residents moved to the countryside in 1975, not to return until 1979 under the authority of Vietnamese troops.
Drugs and prostitution are still a big downtown commodity, but it's unlikely that you'll be caught in the crossfire, something you couldn't say 4 or 5 years ago.
www.frommers.com /destinations/phnompenh/1726010001.html   (375 words)

 PPP 15/05: Police Blotter
Police said Chheang was chopped twice while arguing with a neighbor, Channa, 30, after Channa removed a boundary of Chheang's cashew field and started to build a new boundary to take part of his land.
Police said Keo cut his neck with a knife after he axed Man in the head and cut her throat with a knife during a jealous argument.
MARCH 2: Thorng Routha, 42, a construction manager, was knifed and severely injured during an argument at 1:30pm in Damnak Trayoeng village, Dangkor district, Phnom Penh.
www.phnompenhpost.com /TXT/current/stories/police.htm   (1358 words)

 Phnom Penh hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia - DISCOUNT rates, great SERVICE, & SECURE booking of the Phnom Penh in Phnom ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One of the most sought after five-star hotels in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh Hotel is a tranquil sanctuary of affordable high class and service.
Nestled amidst lush gardens, Phnom Penh Hotel sits on bustling Monivong Boulevard in the heart of Phnom Penh, just 10 minutes from the airport and moments away from Embassies, banks, government offices and the business district.
Within walking distance from Phnom Penh Hotel are picturesque Buddhist pagodas, French colonial mansions and a wealth of shopping havens.
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 Rich Garella: Cambodia notebook
Phnom Penh is a dazzling explosion of activity in the streets.
West of downtown is the University of Phnom Penh's main campus, a collection of semi-abandoned three- and four-story whitewashed buildings set in an expanse of dust.
In Phnom Penh, there are some foreigners who are not NGO staff, journalists, technical consultants, missionaries, investment analysts, embassy staff, development specialists, wealthy adventure tourists or hippie backpackers.
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 UNESCO Phnom Penh | UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh
In cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh as well as other UNESCO Offices in the Asia-Pacific region, the UNESCO Office in Jakarta presents in Aichi a multimedia presentation on the relationship between people and nature.
21 October 2005 -In August 2005, one of the most ambitious and successful project implemented by UNESCO Phnom Penh came to its completion with a general feeling of satisfaction and willingness to repeat the experience among those who have implemented it as well as its beneficiaries.
The seminar will be a forum for dialogue on the issues surrounding the development of towns and cites in ways which integrate the preservation of historic buildings and districts, thereby contributing to cultural continuity and identity.
portal.unesco.org /en/ev.php-URL_ID=2175&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (487 words)

 Phnom Penh online guide - Acommodation, Restaurants, Entertainment, Travel and more..........
Description: One of the best know guest houses in Phnom Penh, Information for the traveler, Tours, restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner specials.
The Bright Lotus I and II Description: There are two guest houses in Phnom Penh belonging to the Bright Lotus.
The Bright Lotus I is situated at Number 22, Street 178, Sangkat Chey Chomnas, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh and the Bright Lotus II is situated close to the Central Market just off Street 63 at Number 76DeO, Street 172, Sangkat Phsar Thmei 3, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.
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 List of Phnom Penh hotels : Hotels directory, hotel reservation, and accommodation.
Phnom Penh hotels and resorts directory contains a range of hotels from budget hotels to 5 star hotels and resorts by destination.
For detailed Phnom Penh hotels information or to make a reservation, select a hotel and let asiahotels.com be your Phnom Penh travel agent.
Also, see hotels listed as 5 star hotels in Phnom Penh, 4 star hotels in Phnom Penh, or 3 star hotels in Phnom Penh.
www.asiahotels.com /location-listby-name/Phnom_Penh-Cambodia.asp   (293 words)

 Phnom Penh - National Parks International Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Phnom Penh has changed a lot since the last reviews were written, it's changed a lot in the last 3 and a half years I've been here.
While travelling in Asia I spent 10 days in Phnom Penh in 2000 and 5 in 2002.
While Phnom Penh is dangerous after dark there are some recommendations I would make to any travellers.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /national-parks-international/phnom-penh   (286 words)

 Phnom Penh The Pearl of Asia
Phnom Penh is the commercial Heart of Cambodia.
Those coming to visit will find Phnom Penh a very colourful and enjoyable place to spend a few days.
Underlying this is Phnom Penh's Buddhist culture with Wat Phnom as the religious focal point, The grand Royal Palace with its Silver Pagoda and the street life is as exotic as anything in the far east.
www.peaceofangkorweb.com /PhnomPenh.htm   (562 words)

 Book Phnom Penh Hotels with Local Support and Rates
There is also the most popular bar in Phnom Penh which is located near the lobby.Hotel has beautiful outdoor swimming pool, spa, business center, children club, high-class tailor and souvenir shop.
It is ideally located with the Royal Palace, National Museum and Wat Phnom Pagoda all within walking distance.
The hotel is only a 12 minutes drive from the Phnom Penh International Airport.
www.stayxs.com /new/booking/hotel_list.asp?cityid=310&wsid=66   (1078 words)

 Cambodia restaurant Phnom Penh - frizz restaurant - Genuine Cambodian food - Khmer food
The Pearl of Asia was once the nickname of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh has a distinct relaxed atmosphere, best viewed right on the riverside.
The obvious ones, like Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and the National Museum.
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 Eighth ASEAN Summit, Phnom Penh, 4-5 November 2002
Eighth ASEAN Summit, Phnom Penh, 4-5 November 2002
Press Statement by the Chairman of the ASEAN-Japan Summit, ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit, the 1st ASEAN-India Summit and the South African President's Briefing, Phnom Penh, 5 November 2002
Joint Declaration of the Leaders of ASEAN and Japan on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Phnom Penh, 5 November 2002
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 Khmer440.com Cambodia Travel Expat Life Bars and Nightlife: Phnom Penh Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Phnom Penh In 1372, according to legend, a local widow named Penh discovered four Buddha statues that had been washed up by the Mekong River.
She saw them as bearers of good fortune and erected a temple on the hill...
In the near future this will be expanding to include guide on Phnom Penh Hotels and a guide to Phnom Penh restaurants.
www.khmer440.com /cambodia/phnom_penh   (243 words)

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