Iron House at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Iron house on the grounds of the Cambodian Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh looks a lot like the Royal Palace in Bangkok - similar style, scale, and colours. This house, so magnificently out of place and Victorian, was a gift to King Norodom from Napoleon III. The grounds of the Royal Palace are extraordinarily well kept - the better to clash with the city as a whole, which is quite scruffy and dirty. But the restaurants are good, and the drivers honk a lot less than the Vietnamese. Despite the touts, the dirt, and the heat, I rather enjoyed the city.