Phnom Penh

City of myths and legends

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Phnom Penh

Once the most beautiful French colonial city in Indochina, Phnom Penh retains much of its original character despite the devastation wrought on the city during recent times of conflict. The city is the capital of Cambodia and is a major Asian metropolis. The French planned and constucted the city according to their architectural tastes. With wide boulevards and ornate facades, the city acquired something akin to a Mediterranean atmosphere. The city has many wonderful temples and monuments. The Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda located in the palace grounds contain the statue of Buddha created from 90kg of gold and decorated with 9,584 diamonds.

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