Photos for Cambodia 2006
what a great country
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Royal palace in Phnom Penh
Slums in Phnom Penh
Slums at the bank of the Tonle Sap river in the capital of Phnom Penh
Typical street in central Phnom Penh
Most smaller streets are not paved and have no street lights yet. There are much more cars in Cambodia than in Vietnam.
At the Killing fields
The killing fields are mass graves of the victoms of the Khmer Rouge outside of Phnom Penh. These skulls were later recovered and are part of an open air museum.
The ride home
Pickup tracks carry heaps of people in Cambodia, don't think this one is full yet.
Typical Cambodian house
Most house are still wooden and on stills, it's not really for flooding but to provide some shade for the animals and kids playing outside.
An elephant at work on a country road
Even the local kids were watching, so the elephant doesn't come along here every day.
seen in the evening hours from the west side.
A buddhist service in Angkor Thom
Thousands of people were gathered around a small wat right next to the Bayon temple.
Forest around Angkor Wat
The whole Angkor temple complex in located in a beautiful forest many kinds of trees.
Main square in Angkor Thom
Great tree on the main open space in the acient city of Angkor Thom. In the shade you can see a TukTuk, which most people used to get around between all the different temples.
Peter chats with some local ladies
These ladies were working in a remote temple of the Angkor complex and didn't speak English but were really nice and thought me some basic Khmer words.
Peter in front of Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat is the biggest and most impressive of all the Angkor temples in northern Cambodia
Petrol station in Siem Reap
All over the country petrol is supplied in coke or pepsi bottles. In the city they sometimes use bigger containers like here.
Landmine warning sign
Luckily we didn't see many of these signs, but there are still millons of mines in more remote areas of Cambodia.
Peter gets a haircut, the local kids are watching
This was in rural Cambodia, I got a haircut in a small hut at the side of the street. Cost me 1500 riel, which is around 23p or 40 US cents. The local boys were watching.
School kids on the way home for lunch. Every kid in the countryside greets us with Hello or byebye
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