Nov 29 2011

Photo: Phsar Thmei

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Phnom Penh boasts some of Southeast Asia’s most interesting modern architecture — though it’s often forgotten about with the focus tending to be on much older Angkor Wat instead. Take a tour to see what’s left of Cambodia’s glorious 1930s to 60s-era pieces, or just wander around yourself. A good place to start is at the unusual looking Psar Thmei, or Central Market, a 1937-built art-deco ziggurat designed by Desbois and one of the most important 1930s buildings remaining in the Cambodian capital. (Many post-colonial era buildings were then designed by Vann Molyvann.)

The clock is ticking on Phnom Penh's historic buildings

The clock is ticking on Phnom Penh's historic buildings.

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  1. […] first places to rummage are the secondhand stalls in Central Market and BKK (Boeung Keng Kang) Market. Look for stalls which only have one of each item on display. […]

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