Penh, which is today's Phnom Penh Royal Palace . 1_e35Wo98lTCxOKYf6J3GpsA Photo Credit: Double-A Phnom Penh Royal Palace 1_TPy66fe3SkzRRmVOGl1J7Q Photo Credit: Double-A Sisowath portrait in the National Museum of Phnom Penh 1_u750QYjNW4JY6pwqpEe-EQ Photo Credit: Double-A Sisowath statue at the National Museum of Phnom Penh But on the whole, France is not actively building Cambodia. Compared with Cochinchina, the construction of Phnom Penh is more backward; compared to the Vietnamese publications in Cochinchina, in the early 20th century Phnom Penh, in addition to French materials, Khmer newspapers Magazines are few and far between.
The colonial economy was built for the photo color correction services export economy, and many of Phnom Penh's important buildings were built in Sisowath's time. At the beginning of the 20th century, the population of Cambodia grew rapidly, and it was also at this time that the national consciousness of Cambodians became stronger and stronger. However, due to the long-term manipulation of the political situation by Vietnam and Thailand, the Cambodians did not resist the French colonial rule as vigorously as Vietnam. On the contrary, many people feel that the French can at least "protect" their king, and this point For France, it is also believed that Cambodia is better to rule than Vietnam.
As for cultural maintenance, the French have done a lot, especially because they are fascinated by the exquisite architecture of "Angkor", France has carried out a lot of research and protection work. At the same time, while demarcating the border between Siam and Cambodia, France unknowingly included the Preah Vihear Temple on the Thai side of the Biantan Mountains into Cambodia. but they will send people from Taiwan to Xiamen and Manchukuo on the other side to hold important positions. This use of ethnic checks and balances is more common in French Indochina.