Saturday, October 17, 2009

Le Pont Des Najas or The Naga Bridge





This bridge on Norodom Boulevard spanned the old canal and led towards Wat Phnom. The canal was one of many that were built to drain the city as it expanded. It was filled in sometime around the mid 1920s and the bridge which was then redundant was demolished. The area of the canal is now mostly a thin park. In recent years a stone imitation of the bridge has been installed, which can be seen in the second picture. The building with the tower which can be seen in the top two images is barely standing now.

3 comments:

Igor Prawn said...

You have some great old photos. Keep posting. (Just for me, I'd like something about Khmer ghosts).

phnompenhpast said...

I've got plenty more, but I'm waiting till I've taken more of present day Phnom Penh to compare them with, thanks.

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