Archives: February 2011
Day 8 photo: the hairdresser.
Dotted all over Phnom Penh and Cambodia are these hair cut stands. These are predominantly for men to get their hair cut and have their facial hair shaved. The basic setup is a chair, mirror, razors, combs, scissors and a spray bottle, more often than not in a simple wooden shack or under a piece of cloth. Prices are about $1. The downside is that there are a limited number of hair styles available. What’s the average price for a hair cut in Australia these days?
The rest of the one photo a day series can be found here: http://www.kellyanthony.com/blog/category/a-photo-a-day/
40kms north of Phnom Penh is a town called Oudong. During 1618 to 1866, Oudong was the capital of Cambodia until it was abandoned by King Norodom who moved the capital to Phnom Penh. It was heavily bombed by Americans during the Vietnam War and a site of intense fighting in 1977 between Khmer Rouge forces and Lon Nol forces.
It’s a good day trip out of Phnom Penh and takes about 1.5 hours in a tuk tuk.