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I move to Cambodia, a country which I visited in 2007 but have returned to several times on TE, finding reasonably acceptable unused photos every time I look through my files. A new search last week suggested I had enough for several more uploads.

This is from Wat Phnom, a Buddhist temple originally built in the 1370's but rebuilt several times since then, just like probably every European cathedral of similar age.

Wat Phnom is close to the tourist area of central Phnom Penh and a very popular place for the locals to make offerings at various altars, or just to meet friends in the gardens surrounding the temple. It's a lively place where all kinds of snacks are sold and it's possible to rent a ride on an elephant.

Here is a larger version.

The map coordinates for this photo are 11.57557 104.92289. Assisted by the little yellow Google man you should be able to walk along the circular road surrounding the entire compound.

One workshop photo shows the same place as here, from a slightly different angle, and probably on another day. One additional photo shows another entrance to the temple.

These are all digital photos taken with a Canon Ixus 750.

I will remain in Cambodia for the next few uploads, returning to Wat Phnom in a few days with closer views of people in the temple.

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