twilight in Phnom Penh City

Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh, was once known as the “Paris of the East” for its resemblance to the famous European city. During French colonial rule, Phnom Penh boasted spacious villas with French courtyards that were homes and reception venues to both the wealthy French and Khmers.

Nowadays we still can see many of these former symbols of sophistication and wealth in several parts of the city even though those colonial-influenced buildings are now have to make way for skyscrapers.

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