Urbex-Cambodia

Posted: March 22, 2012 in unposted
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Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities.[1] Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (when exploring drains) urban spelunking, urban rock climbing, urban caving, or building hacking (Wikipedia)

I started shooting Urbex around 2010 after seeing some mind-blowing Urbex photos. Later on I started to look for abandoned building in Phnom Penh. If you pay good attention, you will find plenty of abandoned buildings here, yet it is relatively hard or impossible to trespass though buildings. So far, I could only trespass a few buildings in the Penh.

To my surprise, I also learned there are several ghostly buildings in Senmonorom, the Provincial Town of Mondolkiri Province, from Tom Windelinckx, a Belgian blogger living there.  Last month, I had a chance to visit Mondulkiri on my mission and was fortunate to have some time for my own. I decided to hire a motor taxi and hunting for the buildings I saw on Tom’s blog. And here are some of them.

Unknow Building
Unknown Building Building. From its interior, I can tell this building was under renovation but for some unknown reason it was stopped.

Former Military Base
I was told it is former military base.

Former Department of Social Affairs My motor taxi said it is former Department of Social Affair.

PS: I have also created a facebook page for Urbex-Cambodian, please be my fans. You can also find more my Urbex photos at my flickr’s urbex set as well.

Comments
  1. Amazing as always Pou Wat Phnom… the first one is so stunning, any photos of the interior part?

  2. Phossdey says:

    Another great work, bro. I also checked the rest of the photos. I was amazed.

  3. ShutterLust says:

    Great! I’m going to Cambodia this year but I’m not sure if I will do Urbex🙂 so thanks for the insights🙂

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