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The National Library of Cambodia was moved from its original seat at Wat Ounalom to this purpose-built colonial building in ... More
The National Library of Cambodia was moved from its original seat at Wat Ounalom to this purpose-built colonial building in 1924. Along with many other academic and religious institutions, the library was sacked by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. Today the collection includes some 100,000 titles in Khmer, French and English, although only a small fraction of these are available in the reading room to which foreign visitors have access. A collection of historical palm-leaf manuscripts is in the process of being restored in collaboration with experts from the the United States.
The evening stroll along the Tonle Sap riverfront is an institution among Phnom Penhois, particularly in the hot season when
the cool evening breeze blows in over the water from the east. Sisowath Quay, which was "beautified" in 1997 ...
This large lake could be an exquisite place to escape the dust and heat of the city if it were
not for the fact that it is rather polluted. As it is, Boeng Kak with its cafes and guesthouses ...
There are two types of bookstores in Phnom Penh one where you find a limited selection specially photocopied for the
tourist market and the other, which stocks good quality books from publishers who actually pay royalties to their authors. ...