We enjoyed sunny weather in Phnom Penh. Our son, Josh, joined us for a few days in Phnom Penh, and we saved the best sightseeing for our last day there: the grounds of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda.
A few raindrops fell on us as we walked to the entrance. What exactly does dry season in Cambodia mean? We juggled putting up umbrellas as we purchased the tickets in a light rain and then dashed to take cover under the portico as heavy rain poured down.
We had time as we watched the rain, so we studied the map of the Palace grounds and figured out a strategy for dashing from building-to-building-to-portico to see as much as possible while still under a roof.
Everyone else had taken cover as well. Whenever the rain started to diminish, we and other tourists dashed to the next building. And so it went through our visit. We managed to see everything we wanted to see, but all was timed in rhythm with the rain.
We didn’t complain. Most visitors stayed away that day. Overcast lighting and no crowd made conditions ideal for taking photographs. Taking cover and waiting out the rain offered us opportunities to see things we might not have noticed otherwise.