Neak Loeung Bridge in Cambodia’s Prey Veng Province, was opened on the 6th April 2015. Crossing the Mekong River, the bridge is 2.2km in length and now appears on the 500 riel note.
Neak Loeung is approx. 60km from the capital, Phnom Penh.
First built in 1590, the bridge was constructed by the local Japanese residents to link themselves to the Chinese community across the river. The bridge was restored in the late 1980’s. A small Buddhist temple is located on the far side of the bridge.
Cambodian couple having wedding photos taken at Ta Prohm (Jungle Temple) at the Angkor Complex, Cambodia.
The Hotel Continental Saigon was first opened in 1880 after taking two years to build. Located on Dong Khoi Street, next to the Opera House, it has had a few famous guests over time, including Graham Greene, author of “The Quiet American” and Jacques Chirac. former President of France.
Construction of the Hue Citadel began back in 1804 under the watchful eye of Emperor Gia Long who gained power in 1802. Years later, on 31 January, 1968, it was also the area that saw fierce fighting during the Vietnam War (Tet Offensive).
Today, a large team of experts, tradesmen and organizations are slowly, but surely, restoring the Citadel. It will take a long time, but the work completed to date, is AWESOME!