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Phnom Penh: one of 52 places to visit in 2016

In 2014 The New York Times ran a travel piece: 36 hours in Phnom Penh, which tells you what to do in the Cambodian capital city during your stay. This year, Phnom Penh is on the list of 52 places to visit recommended by the paper.

In the “52 Places to Go in 2016,” The Times says: “It’s a big world out there, so we’ve narrowed it down for you. From ancient temples to crystalline waters, here are our top destinations to visit this year.”

The New York Times’s Adam H. Graham wrote:

“The Sleuk Rith Museum, an archive for Khmer Rouge history and a center for Asian genocide studies, was to open this year but is stalled while it raises funds for its new home designed by Zaha Hadid. The modernist Khmer architecture of Vann Molyvann, a Cambodian architect and student of Le Corbusier, is getting overdue attention, including his 1960s brutalist National Sports Complex, which was added to the 2016 World Monuments Fund Watch List. Khmer Architecture Tours provides student-led tuk-tuk tours of it, and in late 2015 reintroduced its tour of Front du Bassac, another major Molyvann site. This year also sees the opening of the 148-room Rosewood Hotel on the top 14 floors of the Vattanac Capital Tower with views of the Mekong River.”

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