My Khmer New Year 2023 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Oh when will impulsive, sensation-seeking me ever learn?!

After a quiet, cool dinner and stroll around Toul Kork, I was BORED! It wasn’t enough. So I decided to take a night ride into the city to photograph the beautiful KNY lights and decorations at Wat Phnom. Toul Kork was so quiet that I expected the wat to be quiet after 9 pm too. But I was wrong….Mayhem!

Water fights on all the streets surrounding Wat Phnom. And then, out of nowhere, came a storm! Whirlwinds with sand, dirt and rain flying all around, stinging my eyes while I was in the tuk tuk. After circling the area, I never made it to Wat Phnom. Sheepishly asked the driver to take me back home.

And I felt terrible for getting him caught up in the mayhem and storm. He was a nice, old man with a beat-up tuk tuk, working over Khmer New Year. 💔

I’m now home, without any pics of Wat Phnom. But at least I have these pics from Toul Kork. I think I’ll retire for the night with my books in bed. But tomorrow is another day! 😉

Khmer New Year display at TK Avenue, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh
Japanese dinner at Genki Sushi, Fun Mall, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh
Khmer New Year decorations at TK Avenue, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh
Bored me in Phnom Penh, about to go in search of bigger and brighter lights!

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