Not your normal tourist sites....

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Not your normal tourist sites....

Post by Kampuchia Crumbs » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:06 pm

Was wondering if anyone else had some "historical" non touristy sites they are aware of.... I'll give some I know of for example.

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Phnom Penh Gun Statue;
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ph ... &FORM=IGRE

Located in middle of circle roundabout just north of Wat Phnom. In middle of the Kamplerng Kouch Kanong Circle.

I had seen this but didn't know history behind it. While reading the book "Hun Sens Cambodia" by Sebastian Strangio there was some intresting insight (PAGE 94). To quote the book "After the reconing of July 1997 a trimphant Hun Send had sybolized the new status quo by ordering the erection of a small statue of a revolver pointing skywards with a know in it barrel. The statue was designed to commemorate a weapons amnesty, but Hus Sen ordered that it be placed in the sunbaked traffic circle in front of Funcinpec's headquarters in Phnom Penh, where it stood as a constant reminder of the party's defeat."

perhaps someone who knew where the headquarters used to be can see if the barrel (tied) is pointing to where the headquarters used to be? I looked but did not know where it used to be.

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Another place that is slowly being forgotten.

Cambodian stampede memorial stupa near Koh Pich bridge.
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/sites/def ... -stupa.jpg

Located just east of Naga World Casino, next to water - South side of bridge before crossing over to Koh Pich.

From what I read online many of the people in the stampede were electrocuted, but the government would not admit to this. Be aware this is a very somber place to visit. If you go dress proper and show respect.


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Now for a lighter note.... I remember hearing that in the movie "City of Ghosts" that the filming location for the "hotel" was actually an active police station somewhere in Phnom Penh. Does anyone know where this is? Other shooting locations from the movie?

If you have some off the beaten path sites in Phnom penh please share. I would love to visit some other places on my next vist. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Not your normal tourist sites....

Post by console » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:33 pm

Worthy of a bump, also thanks for this post for i have never seen that gun statue and its rather a neat statue.
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Re: Not your normal tourist sites....

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:05 pm

Doeum Sleng
in Phnom Pehn

Some 489 families reside alongside hers in Doeum Sleng, a village that has taken root in a cemetery for Phnom Penh's Vietnamese community, as well as some Chinese immigrants. Similar villages have sprung up in graveyards across Phnom Penh, to accommodate the people who have come to the capital looking for a better life.
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Re: Not your normal tourist sites....

Post by Username Taken » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:19 pm

Kampuchia Crumbs wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:06 pm

Now for a lighter note.... I remember hearing that in the movie "City of Ghosts" that the filming location for the "hotel" was actually an active police station somewhere in Phnom Penh. Does anyone know where this is? Other shooting locations from the movie?
The quote below from general-chatter/2017-kow-price-breakdow ... ml#p185807
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do you know where abouts the bar is that they filmed a lot of scenes in the City of Ghosts movie is?
It's just across from the main post office, but it was never actually a bar in real life.
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It was called the ‘Hotel Belleville’, in the film.
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The ‘Hotel Belleville’, Phnom Penh, 2008

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It was called the ‘Hotel Belleville’, in the film.
That was the "hotel" but the bar was in a building across St 13. The hotel used to be the Central Police HQ back in the French era.
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Re: Not your normal tourist sites....

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:17 pm

Every time i am in PP i visit there, been taking over by squatters and has some great photo ops.
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also next door to the volley bar court an pool hall
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