Posts Tagged ‘Ecole Professionelle’

Sadly neglected another French-colonial building is disappearing from the Penh.

Taken on 18 October 2009. I should have try-passed it and take some photos inside.

Taken on 06 March 2010. I have known this building would end up this way, but still I am shocked to see it being destroyed.


I like the idea that Park Café having tried to renovate the below colonial building, bringing it back to the public. There are plenty more of them that extremely in need of some sort of love and care. Some of them are dying in a couple of year. The more I observed the city, the more abandoned colonial buildings I have found.

Tourists are not allured by the newly-built modern architectures, but something historical and cultural. If the government truly wants to get more tourists to the capital, they should pay more attention on this heritage attraction.

By the way, can anyone tell me why most of the buildings, including school buildings, in Cambodia are painted in yellow?

091020ParkCafeNew Park Café outlet facing Calmette Hospital on Monivong Bld.

091020ParkCafe2Outdoor space in front of the main building of Park Café

091020OldBuildingHere is another old building that is not far from the Park Café

091020OldBuilding2Ecole Professionelle. It probably will be disappeared someday soon, thank to the development.