As I featured last time, I got the chance to travel out of the country and play live with Makiling in Cambodia during the ASEAN Indigenous Festival 2014. One thing that enters one’s mind when going to Cambodia is the famous Angkor Wat. Unfortunately for the group, it’s not part of our itinerary so we weren’t able to check it out and aside from that, travel time is around 7 hours from Phnom Penh so it’s unviable from our tight and busy schedule.
But despite that miss, I had a great time in Phnom Penh as I got to meet new friends from other South East Asians. In our stay, the only time we got the opportunity to tour was after the show which was the following day. We toured the National Museum of Cambodia and Royal Palace with the other ASEAN delegates.
Inside the museum, you will see historical displays of various collections, sculptures, potteries and bronzes that dated back in their pre-Angkorian period, Indravarman period and Angkorian period. Some of the latest works can also be seen inside. The four pavilions face a nice garden which is a good scenery.
Here’s a clip from the trip.
Airport and Road trip.
National Museum of Cambodia, Royal Palace, etc.
Some photos taken.
Cambodia’s version of Tuk-Tuk, a type of transportation which is quite similar to the tricycle in the Philippines, only this one has a larger passenger space (a cross between tricycle and karitela)