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My lockdown fantasy: I wish I was back in the bustling, mind-blowing beauty of Phnom Penh

My lockdown fantasy: I wish I was back in the bustling, mind-blowing beauty of Phnom Penh
Wednesday 3
17:10 2020

From its sublime palaces and museums to its divine art deco markets, the city’s glorious architecture is lovingly captured in a thrilling new book. But can it survive a tidal wave of foreign investment? Hovering like a banana-coloured flying saucer above the dusty, congested streets of scooters and cyclo taxis, the central market of Phnom Penh is a remarkable thing. Its enormous concrete dome rises in sharply serrated steps, perforated with screens of chevron tiles, above four long streamlined arms that stretch out like the wings of a benevolent mothership, sheltering the chaotic labyrinth of market stalls below. Built in ...

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Summary: From its sublime palaces and museums to its divine art deco markets, the city’s glorious architecture is lovingly captured in a thrilling new book. But can it survive a tidal wave of foreign investment? Hovering like a banana-coloured flying saucer above the dusty, congested streets of scooters and cyclo taxis, ...

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