There is a mushrooming urban art movement in Phnom Penh with local and foreign artists creating masterpieces in many locations in the city. So far, I’ve seen several along the areas of Boeung Kak Lake, Russian Boulevard and the backstreets of Mao Tse Tung.

This is one of them – a mural. I rarely see this piece of art because it is hidden from the view most of the times with big trucks parked in front plus the potted plants. So when I finally had a good view, on a rainy day at that, I just had to take a photo of it whilst inside a moving vehicle.


A fantastic find in one of Phnom Penh's backstreets.

I just wanted to believe that it depicts a boy, with a red krama on his neck, fast asleep and dreaming. A fantastic find in one of Phnom Penh’s backstreets.

What do you think? I think it’s awesome. A little sleuthing in the internet told me this was created by an artist known only as Seth.
We definitely need a lot of colours to brighten up the many old, dilapidated buildings in the city.

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  1. Love it!

  2. What a beautiful shot, mural and surroundings alike.

  3. What a lovely mural!

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