Journal of my Tour by jeep of Thailand, Cambodja and Vietnam, November, 1956, p.35

JOURNAL OF MY TOUR BY JEEP OF THAILAND, CAMBODIA AND VIETNAM

NOVEMBER, 1956 , page 35

I think one should first see Angkor itself, that giant open air museum and then make a supplementary and explanatory visit to the National - or Jayavarman VII Museum, many of whose objects derive from Angkor. For us tall Northerlings it is amusing to see the gala uniforms worn through the centuries by the Khmer kings none of which stood higher than 5 feet. Pompous and boastful uniforms of the 19th century evidenced a strong Napoleontic influence.

After my visit to the Museum I drove to the Phnom, the hill after which Phnom Penh was named, with on top of it the pagoda presented by Mrs Penh.


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