Agodacom Brings Holidays

by yudaica2013 ·

The time to new year, Singapore is particularly well suited for Phnom Penh (December 18, 2013) Agoda.com has put together a range of cheap hotel deals in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s historical and often underrated capital city, for the new year. After the Viet Nam war and the fall of the Khmer Rouge, which had the entire population of the capital city in the year 1975 on the land, forcibly Phnom Penh was for many years the Wild West of Southeast Asia”. However but great efforts undertaken over the last two decades, significantly to improve the quality of life and also the cultural attractions of Phnom Penh. According to a legend, the city was founded in 1372 as a lady-in-waiting named Penh hillside (called in the Khmer language Phnom) built a temple to accommodate several Buddha statues in it, that they had found. In the following centuries lucky Phnom Penh fluctuated due to the different conflicts and colonial interests, which shaped the region, constantly back and forth, until finally in the year in 1866 to the capital of the then Kingdom of Cambodia was raised. In 1867, however, Cambodia with Laos and Viet Nam was incorporated into the French colonial empire and remained there until its independence in 1953.

This sustained almost a century colonial period is evident today in the architectural cityscape of Phnom Penh. Even the temple built by the Lady-in-waiting has repeatedly restored and converted form as WAT Phnom – the temple on the Hill – saved over to the present. The modern Phnom Penh is located in a busy development phase and is probably finally escaped its ancient slumber. Built new hotels and shopping malls, historic buildings are renovated and new trendy restaurants and bars open at every nook and corner of the city. But Phnom Penh lags behind still the other bustling metropolises of Southeast Asia such as Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City, which is however not quite negative, because it gives their own incomparable charm of the capital of Cambodia.

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