Today after breakfast we headed to the National Museum!
There, we saw many sculptures and artifacts from daily life in the early times in Cambodia! We also really enjoyed the pretty courtyard in the middle!
Then, we hopped back in the tuk tuk and drove to Wat Phnom! It was built in 1372 and is in the center of Phnom Penh. According to legend, a woman named Penh found four Buddha statues inside a tree in the river and then made a small shrine on top of this hill. The small shrine eventually became a large temple in the city named after her.
Then after dinner, Gary and Lois took Anna back home to bed, and Kimleng and Sarun showed us around a few places! We first went to the container market that had a lot of neat shops and had bars with music! At the market they were so sweet and bought us both Cambodian Kramas (scarf)- I’m wearing mine in the photo!
While at the market, I ate a cockroach and a cricket!! They really didn’t taste bad, but I still couldn’t convince Alexander to do it with me!
Kimleng and Sarun also bought us chunks of sugar cane while we were walking along the river! You just chew them to get the juice out and then throw the pieces away. They were so yummy!
It was nice to spend the evening with another couple our age and getting the chance to chat with them! We really appreciated them doing that for us!