Cambodia 2
GabbyH and Aman are travelling to Cambodia. Because there are two groups studying this country their's is number 2.

Traditional food.
Cambodian cuisine, though uniquely Khmer, draws heavily on the traditions of both its Thai neighbours and Chinese residents
Some breakfast's include these ;
somlar machou banle (sour fish soup), somlar machou bangkang (sour and spicy prawn soup, akin to Thai tom yam gung), somlar chapek (pork soup with ginger) and mon sngor (chicken and coriander soup). Num banh choc (rice noodle and fish soup) they are common and popular cambodian breakfasts.
Crispy rice and duck.
Crispy rice and duck.

Wat phnom is a place where many people go to pray for good luck in many things. Examples - school exams, buisness
Most people take jasmine flowers or bananas, because the spirits are said to like them.

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Angkor wat
Angkor wat is a temple complex at angkor cambodia it was built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best- preserved temple at the site. It is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation, first Hindu dedicated to Vishnu.

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Central park - new market
The dark-yellow are deco phsa thmei (new market) is also referred to as the central market. Its a reference to its location and size, it was constructed in 1935 - 1937. The art deco building is shaped in the form of a cross with a nice central dome. It sells gold, silver jewelry, antique coins, fake name-brand watches and other such items are sold in four wings filled with those shops. Around the main buildings are stalls offering Krama (checked scarves), staionery, househole items, cloth, flowers and second hand clothes, usually from Europe or the U.S. There is a fresh food section that affords a lot of opportunities for photographers. Central market is said to be the undoubtedly the best of Phnom Penh's markets for browsing. Its the cleanest and has the widest range of stuff. Opening hours are from early morning to early evening.

Royal palace-
Cambodia's Royal palace complex was begun by King Norodom (1834-1904)
The building shown below is Throne hall. Which was originally built in wood. The structure dates from 1919 imatating the face towers at Angkor.
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Click to view the detail
Click to view the detail
99.00 usd. it is a Elephant of Mebon. This was our favourite souvenir of our trip. :)

National museum
The national museum of cambodia located in Phnom Penh has a very little entrance fee of $3 it was built in 1917 - 1920. Above is the link.

Map of Siem reap
This is a map of Siem reap, which is where some of our activites where. :)
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Population 13,607,069

Ethic Groups: Khmer 90%, Vietnamese 5%, Chinese 1%, other 4% (languages)

Religions: Theravada Buddhist 95%, other 5%

Currency - the currency of Cambodia is known as the Riel (KHR).
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The population of Cambodia this year (2008) is 14,241,640 people.
Phnom Penh is the capital city.
From Mildura to Melbourne $187 x3 (gabby jess)
From Melbourne to Sydney $99 x3 (gabby jess)
From Sydney to Phnom Penh $714 x3 (gabby jess)
Total for flights $1000
With renturn $2000
Total : $6000 for me jess.

Name - De La Paix Hotel Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Cost for each night $308
Total cost for week $3468
the total is for me jess .

Cost for accomadation and flights together.

We will go on November 15th to 21st.
Hotel exterior
Hotel exterior

The hotel we are staying in.
Day 1- On day 1 after arriving we will go to the colourful markets which is only a few steps away from the hotel.
Then we will go to back to the hotel for dinner. Above is a picture of the hotel. :)

Day 2- On day 2 we will go to Wat Phnom it sits on a tree covered hill about 30 meters high in the north east of the city.

Day 3- On day 3 we are going to a place called The Royal palace is near the city.
Gabby and Me think it will be a wonderful and it will be a experience of a life time that will not
forget for a long time. if you want to take photos with your camera it will cost an extra

Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Day 4- On day 4 we are going to National of museum of arts its open daily from 7.00 am and the 2.00 am to 5.00 am but except for mondays i think it will be wonderful to just look at the art work in the museum because it can teach us alot about art i think Gabby and Me will love it.

National Museum of Arts
National Museum of Arts

Day 5- On day 5 we will visit Angkor wat Most famous temple ground in the entire Angkor plain. Built over a period of 30 years in the middle 12th century, it is an architechtural allegory of the Hindu religion. Costs US$20 for a 1 day pass, US$40 for 3 days pass and US$60 for a one week pass.

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

Day 6- On day 6 we will visit central park which is a market that has a variety of food and goods to buy. I think we will spend all day there. I also think that me and Jess will love it. It is located in Phnom Penh.

Day 7- On day 7 On Day 7 We will get up at around 9.00 and start to pack and leave the hotel and head for the airport ok at around 10.00 we have cheaked out of our hotel and we had at great stay there and now we are heading for the airport. When we get to the airport ready to go back home. We had a fantastic time here in Cambodia and we would both love to go back again.