National Museum of Phnom Penh

After a big breakfast from a diner on the road, we walked towards the direction of the Riverfront. We had 5 hours to spend before our room was ready. It was interesting to watch the city come to life on a Wednesday morning. Tuk-tuks, motorbikes and big vehicles all drove purpose-filled to their destinations. Kids ready for school, the smell of fried rice and surprisingly, barbecue. Tourists slowly filled up the gates of popular landmarks and this wasn't an exception.

This red structure and traditional tiled roof stood quietly. The National Museum of Phnom Penh is located right next to the Royal Palace at Street 178 and Street 13. It is open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We were not allowed to take pictures inside. It is the home of Angkorian Era archeaological finds, statues and artifacts.

I love the central courtyard that connects all wings together. I sat on one of the benches and was content admiring the architecture. I hardly believed that I was actually here, in Cambodia that morning. A place that was in my wish list and as hours passed, it all sinks in,  the sensation and sights. Yes, I am indeed here.

Love & light,

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  1. their architecture is so pretty and exotic and imaginative too! How did they make those buildings last for so long if they're made from wood?

  2. It is fascinating how they have maintained their buildings and wooden frames despite the humidity.

  3. Wow, what a sight! I love the deep red color of these buildings! How great that you got to visit!

  4. beautiful! and i love that feeling of realizing where exactly i am.. like i really want to pinch myself to see if it's real :)