About the Book
Over the next decades King Norodom built his Royal Palace and his pagodas, the French built their grand public buildings and villas and the Chinese built their shophouses.
From 1975 to 1978 the murderous Khmer Rouge drove out the people and left Phnom Penh to rot. Since the 1980s the city has slowly revived and in the 21st Century Chinese, Korean and Japanese investment is transforming the city.
This book is a photographic collection of images taken since 1994 as Phnom Penh has re-emerged from the darkness of war and genocide.
The author has visited Phnom Penh many times from his base in Bangkok.
History teaching was my job but also my passion. There is no better way of learning history than traveling to the site where it happened. As a teacher at a Bangkok international school for 20 years I was very fortunate to be so close to some of history's great sites, and even more fortunate that the wonderful students were keen to take history trips and make them so enjoyable. Since retirement I have had the great privilege of researching and writing family history and meeting some amazing people who are a part of my wider family.