A haven from the civil war, Cambodia’s Hotel Le Phnom | History

From: Struggle Inns

From colonial luxurious to killing fields, Le Phnom was a haven for journalists reporting on the Cambodian civil battle.

Behind the elegant colonial facade of Lodge Le Phnom lies a few of the grimmest tales of Cambodia’s brutal civil battle.

When the Vietnam Struggle spilled over into neighbouring Cambodia within the Sixties, journalists, cameramen and correspondents from all over the world flocked to the Cambodian capital to cowl the story.

They primarily based themselves in Le Royal lodge, later renamed Le Phnom, which turned “a house away from dwelling”, a communications centre and a media headquarters through the lengthy and bloody battle.

A few of these reporters and media recall their experiences and relate the story of the battle, by one in all its enduring characters, this Cambodian battle lodge.

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