Couchfish Day 126: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Phnom Penh, like Hanoi, Yangon and Bangkok has its fair share of dilapidated quarters. Walk a bit and you may find a weary pagoda, a colonial vestige, or a tumbledown merchants’ warehouse. Peeling plaster, tree roots on the downpipes, window frames swollen from the seasons.

Within the Grand Hotel. Photo: Stuart McDonald.

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