Phnom Penh is famous for its magnificent architectural wonders. But now Phnom Penh’s buildings are loosing this grandeur. The buildings belonging to colonial era are quite known and famous till date. The buildings that are yellow in color with green shutters lure the tourists in large numbers.
Reaching Phnom Penh is very convenient as there are a large number of cheap flights and cheap business class flights offering cheap business class tickets. The popularity of architectural grandeur of this place is spread all over the world; as a result tourists in large numbers visit this place.
In past Phnom Penh was referred to as “pearl of Asia”. Due to land owners stressing more on financial gains, the beauty and lure of the old buildings is fading away. One of the worst hit buildings was Nation Theatre which is just a faded image of its earlier grandeur. The architect of this building was Vann Molyvann. Another building by the same architect was National Sports Complex. Although, the building is still standing, it has lost its magnificence as due to newly built buildings all around it.
Simple buildings but still having a unique charm, the local residents as well as visitors must understand their importance. These buildings must be safeguarded from damage and sites showing more degradation must be restored.
It is very important to know the importance of these architectural treasures that are present amidst them. These sites have given a unique identity to the destination making it more alluring.