Not your normal tourist sites....

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Kampuchia Crumbs wrote: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:51 pm
I am very very interested in the book "King Norodom's head". It looks to be right up my ally so when I visit next. it's around $25 on amazon, is it at any of the riverside book stops for cheaper (if so I'll get a copy when I'm next in town).
No, it's not available at any stalls, and I'm not sure Monument even have any more copies.

Here's that police station on post office square in 2003:


And as a military barracks in 1974:


It says PM - Prevote Militaire on the sign, not sure what that means, but it looks like the precursors of today's Royal Gendarmerie.
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"King Norodom's head" sounds intriguing. They have second hand paperback versions going for about $10 plus postage on Amazon if anyone's interested. (A new hardcover will set you back $78.49.)
King Norodom’s Head deals with sights of Phnom Penh rarely found in guidebooks. This is not, therefore, a guidebook with walking tours of the town. There are no detailed descriptions of the Royal Palace, National Museum, or Khmer Rouge’s infamous S-21 detention-cum-torture centre, though all these places make appearances in the book. Rather, the reader will learn of the gold of King Ang Duong and of Madame Chum’s infamous opium den, the story behind the mysterious Frenchman buried on Wat Phnom’s hill, and the secret reason behind Jackie Kennedy’s 1967 trip to Cambodia.

Each chapter centres on a site that can be visited, someplace or something that can be seen and often touched. The hope is that together these chapters will give the reader an appreciation of a number of the more obscure or little reported places in the city and of the stories and history associated with them. If this book encourages visitors to spend an extra day here and inspires residents to stroll their city’s streets more than they normally would, it will have achieved its purpose. ... 0%99s-head
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