Whether you are for or against the development project of Boeung Kak lake by Shukaku Inc., I guess in a year or two the lake will become just a thing in the past. Unfortunately I could not find my way to the beach made by the sand pumped into the lake by the company. It is true that water in the lake is polluted by the people settled around the lake. However, I wish the lake would be developed into a park not another housing area. I still remember that when I was a small kid, there was even a zoo there. Phnom Penh needs greenness more than concrete, as now its air is so polluted and filthy.
The first three photos were taken from Lazy Fish Guest House and Restaurant located a few meters from the man-made beach, and the last three photos were taken from the roof-top restaurant of Grand View Guest House.
Boeung Kak is also the heaven for backpackers, offering cheap accommodation and foods. You can find from Indian curry to Italian pasta here.
In the background: New Building of Council Ministers, Phnom Penh’s Railway Station and the man-made beach.
Father and son catching fish in the lake.
The beach sandwiched by typical houses with zinc roofs and the building of Council of Ministers
The beach increases its size day by day as sand pumped into.
If I am not wrong the other end is Tuol Kuk area. It is an HDR Photo.
PS: The view of sunset from the rooftop must be very great if the cloud was not thick. Not sure if I have chance to go there again before it disappears from this earth. The other day when I was at the nearby 9 Guest house, the sunset was so breathtaking. Check the photo here