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Faded French-Colonial Architecture in Kampot, Cambodia - In order to make colonists feel more at home and at the same time to reflect its vision of imperial grandeur, the French colonial government set about building Cambodian cities according to European specifications. Often painted ochre or lemon yellow, these structures are commonly government offices and little appreciated by your average Cambodian. In other instances, they have been tarted up by foriegn owners and turned into cafes or hotels.
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Faded French-Colonial Architecture in Kampot, Cambodia -  In order to make colonists feel more at home and at the same time to reflect its vision of imperial grandeur, the French colonial government set about building  Cambodian cities according to European specifications.  Often painted ochre or lemon yellow, these structures are commonly government offices and little appreciated by your average Cambodian.  In other instances, they have been tarted up by foriegn owners and turned into cafes or hotels.