Former Central Police Station

Posted: July 1, 2011 in Architecture
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Commissariat (Central Police Station), from circa 1910, commands a corner view by the Post Office. Shuttered for decades, it was featured in the Matt Dillon film City of Ghosts. One feature is the late addition of exterior terraces after French troops learned firsthand that the city’s screened terraces weren’t entirely ornamental but vital for cooling off in the tropic heat. Rumors have circulated for years that it may be reborn as a boutique hotel.

Source: Forbes (I wonder how long this building will survive)

Police Station, Phnom Penh
Former Police Station in 2003 by pigalle

Former Police Station in Phnom PenhFormer Police Station in June 2011

Interior of Former Police Station, Phnom PenhFormer Police Station’s Interior in June 2011

  1. borky101 says:

    Hey I like your photos, I have similar Photo blog too, it’s I hope you visit it lets share our love of photography 🙂 I’m also in Phnom Penh but I’m not Khmer 🙂

  2. stockcam says:

    Where is it located?

  3. Hi Phal,Your shots are great. I love the story it conveys. Very powerful emotions.. 🙂 Congrats!

  4. - Chea Phal says:

    […] Here is the link for some more photos from my previous visits. […]

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