Phnom Udong

Phnom Udong

Phnom Udong


Taken on: 12th June, 2004. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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The capital of Cambodia from 1618 to 1866, Udong was sacked by the Thais, bombed by the Americans and blown up by the Khmer Rouge. Despite this past, a new generation of Khmers have poured interest and money into trying to bring reason to the mayhem and the results form an excellent day trip from Phnom Penh, best done in the late afternoon for the spectacular sunsets.

Set astride a series of hillocks to the south of Route 5, Phnom Udong is made up of a row of stupas and shrines in a variety of conditions that can be thoroughly explored at a comfortable pace in a couple of hours. On weekdays you could well have the entire site to yourself, but on weekends it can be quite busy with visitors and wedding parties from Phnom Penh.

Best approached from the north, your moto will most likely drop you at the base of the stairs toward the northern end of the hill among a ... Read our complete Phnom Udong travel guide

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