The Preah Suramarit National Theater opened in 1968 was one of the greatest buildings designed by Cambodian renowned architect, Vann Molyvann. Though it could survive the civil wars, it was threatened by development and was ripped down in 2008 along with the building of Council Ministers designed by the same architect.
While I am going through some photos I took several years back, I found these photos of the former National Theater taken in late 2005. I would surely visit it again, if it still has been standing there. I am happy that at least I took some photos of them, but I wish I had taken more and better photos.