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Phnom Penh's street art

Street art is popping up across the Cambodian capital, with work by famous names and local artists too


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Moeun Thary holds an image of the now-whitewashed mural of her painted by El Mac at her home in Bodeng, also known as the White Building, Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art on the roof of Bodeng, or the White Building, Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art on the roof of Bodeng, or the White Building, Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A stencilled image of the now-whitewashed mural of Moeun Thary in an alley off Sothearos Blvd. Photo: Daniel Besant

Rubbish piles up in front of street art at an abandoned guest house, Street 80, Beoung Kak, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A stencilled image of a woman, off Street 80, Beoung Kak, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A mural by Théo Vallier off Street 86, Boeung Kak, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A mural on Street 86, Boeung Kak, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A monkey mural off Street 93, Boeung Kak, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A mural on Street 93, Boeung Kak, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A mural covers the side of a partly demolished building on Street 93, Boeung Kak, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

An unfinished mural under the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art under the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art under the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art under the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art under the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art under the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art under the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art under the Chroy Changvar II Bridge, Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A damaged mural on Street 308, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A mural attributed to David Chao on a wall south of Psah Thmei, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A mural of a bull by Esao Andrews up an alley to the north of Sothearos Blvd, near the junction with Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art up an alley to the north of Sothearos Blvd, near the junction with Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A mural up an alley to the north of Sothearos Blvd, near the junction with Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A mural by Esao Andrews on a shop wall up an alley near Psah Kabko between Street 9 and Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A scooter partially obscures street art in a alley near Psah Kabko, Street 9, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Street art in a alley near Psah Kabko, Street 9, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A motorcycle taxi driver next to a mural near Psah Kabko, Street 9, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Mural near Psah Kabko, Street 9, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

A mural by French artist Seth on Street 430, Phnom Penh. Photo: Daniel Besant

Keep reading:
Art is life” – Street artists are colouring the streets of George Town, breathing new life into the city’s heritage quarter

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