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Khmer Architecture Tours

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Khmer Architecture Tours run weekly visits to Phnom Penh’s fascinating but rapidly vanishing modern architectural sites, with the aim of both promoting an understanding of the genuinely Cambodian style known as New Khmer Architecture and also, more generally raising awareness of the value and beauty of the city’s historic architecture.

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The three group tours are run in rotation and cost $15 a head, with one tour running each Sunday of the week. Should this not fit in with your schedule, private tours are also available (at a higher cost, see their website for details) upon request. Each tour focuses on a specific architectural area; the colonial period, the work of Vann Molyvann, (who was responsible for almost 100 building projects over 13 years in the heady post-independence kingdom), or houses of worship of the four religions present in Phnom Penh (Buddhism, Taoism, Islam and Catholicism). Tours vary—some are made by cyclo, some by bus, some on foot or a combination.

The dude who owns this actually wants it to fall down... Photo taken in or around Khmer Architecture Tours, Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Stuart McDonald.

The dude who owns this actually wants it to fall down... Photo: Stuart McDonald

In the past we have done the Vann Molyvann tour, but most recently did the Phnom Penh by cyclo tour which focuses on Phnom Penh’s colonial period (both are detailed below). In a way emphasising the threat these historic buildings face, when we did the Vann Molyvann tour, places on the roster included Chaktomouk Conference Hall, his Hundred Houses project, the White Building and the enormous Olympic Stadium (officially the National Sports Complex). The White Building was ... Travelfish members only (Around 1,100 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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Khmer Architecture Tours
Tours meet at Post Office Square, Phnom Penh.
Admission: US$15

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