Books about Phnom Penh

Jan. 22, 2022

Since its foundation in 1372, Phnom Penh is uniquely known for its historical architecture and great attractions. Many centuries later, there are more and more books written about this city (aka Paris of the East or even the Pearl of Asia). There are reasons for those nicknames. Written mostly by those who fell in love with the city, I also picked some Phnom Penh books authored by Cambodian writers.

Good book to read: From Phnom Penh with Love Glen Felgate has lived in Phnom Penh for years. In this novel, the former foreign correspondent told about a journey into the heart and darkness of Cambodia, a country he felt in love with. This is the author’s first book about his life experience. His upcoming book is about Myanmar.

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It seems there are so many proud locals and expats who contributed to this city architectural guide by Moritz Henning and Walter Koditek.

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