It goes without saying that our first day in Phnom Penh had a profound effect on both of us, and so the evening passed as a quiet and sober affair with contemplation and discussion of the day.
The following morning Thearea once again picked us up from our guesthouse and we set out for a day of more ‘traditional sightseeing’-The Grand Palace, The National Museum, and Silk Island (otherwise known as Mekong Island). Rather than another wordy post-a few pictures from our second day in Phnom Penh:
A view of the internal courtyard of The Grand Palace
As you can imagine, the Cambodian people are extremely proud of Angkor Way, and it’s a symbol you see everywhere-this is a replica featured in the Grand Palace
The Grand Palace hosts a number of different monuments within it’s grounds
As is the norm, a stunning day without a cloud in the sky!
There are many, many Buddha statues in and around the Grand Palace…. and everywhere really!
Spot the butterfly?!
One of the numerous temples in the grounds
This is actually in the Palace grounds, and is a temple hidden within some shrubbery… what’s that I hear you say? SHRUBBERY?
An absolute picture of calmness, always the way when travelling in Thearea’s Tuk tuk!!
A picture with the man himself on the ferry from Silk Island
From Phnom Penh and the craziness of a major capital city in Asia, the beach called-next stop Sihanoukville and the first island of what we hope is many, Koh Rong Samloem!