19th Century Photo Of Phnom Penh

Taken from a Facebook post. These photos are of Phnom Penh from either 1866 or 1886. *According to history buff Philip Coggan it is from ‘1873, taken from a park that then existed on the bank of the Bassac River south of the palace’.

Work on the Royal Place began in 1866.

Under the French, the capital was rapidly built up from around 1870.

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