As I arrived in Phnom Penh, my Cambodian friends, I called them my brothers and sisters hurriedly have gone out to see me. We were all together in our study in China and we are family. They were gracious to show me around the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, asked for the ticket (complimentary) and hurriedly we went off to sightsee the grandest of all palaces in Cambodia. Soon afterwards, as the night draws near, we walked passed parks where children were playing and entered into this unassuming place where I have tasted the best food in my Cambodia jaunt. Read more
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Just as I was sightseeing in Phnom Penh, at the Royal Palace, I came across these two monks who also were on a sightseeing siesta at the Palace. I have always been fascinated by them since and snapped this away. One of the few favourites I have had while on the road in Cambodia. This photo explicitly reminded me of how a Kingdom, past and present, are forever intricately linked by people, pious ones, for humanity. I have had this urge to capture monks in their walk-about and I have failed myself no more.
As had been customary for every travel, I bought a personal gift for myself for taking the leap of faith and conquered fears in travelling. In Phnom Penh, my Christmas gift for myself is a silver ring which has a wonderful dragon carving. My silver ring is worn by me the moment I purchased it in Sisowath Quay in downtown Phnom Penh and until today.
I choose the dragon silver ring for it is my Chinese birth year. I had been fascinated ever since and of the power and grandeur of my birth year. Since I am born in the metallic dragon, I bought my silver ring for $10 apiece and bought one before I heads out to Wat Ounalum. Read more