I took this photo whilst I was on a tuktuk on the way to the meet a friend last week. I took several shots and this one came out thebest of them all.
The Railway Station of Phnom Penh has recently been restored with the funding coming from international aid money. As you can see, the new coat of paint from the recent major makeover makes it look like a brand new building. New signs displaying schedules were put up, unfortunately, it is still not open for operations. It is unclear up to now when the passenger service resumes. Only the freight service is working at present from Phnom Penh to a few selected points in the country.
I love this French colonial building. If only I had taken a better picture you will agree with me and admire more its art-deco style. The tuktuks parked in front of the closed station leads you to believe that they are waiting for passengers!
Currently, the railways all over the country are being repaired and upgraded. It won’t be too long before trains from Thailand and neighbouring countries to start operating services. Cambodia is the missing link to the planned Trans-Asian Railway network planned by ASEAN countries. If everything goes well, traveling around SEA will be more convenient and enjoyable.