Last Day in Cambodia: Central Market and National Museum

Although I had a lovely time on my last day, the post-holiday blues had well and truly set in at that point putting a little damper on things. I had such a great time but the two weeks just flew by, and there was so much we didn’t get to do – like go to Battambang, which we’d really wanted to do this trip!

On our last day we woke up early to get the most out of the day, and headed over to the Central Market. The Central Market is the most famous market in Phnom Penh, and is housed in an art deco style building. It was probably my favourite market of the trip, perhaps because the building gave some relief from the heat, and because it seemed more organised than the Russian market. Mr. A preferred the smaller markets though – he was able to stomach some of the smells more readily than I could.

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We went for lunch and had a swim before we set off for the National Museum, on Preah Ang Eng. The National Museum was full of statues and artifacts mostly from the Angkor period. Unfortunately cameras weren’t allowed inside but some of the objects were so incredible to see – the level of workmanship in some of the pots is remarkable when you consider how many thousands of years ago they were created. The museum was also stunning to look at from the outside, with beautifully maintained grounds. It cost $5 to enter the museum.

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It’s ridiculous how attached you can get to a place in two weeks. Cambodia, I will be seeing you again soon!

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