Hun Sen Park, now home to Naga World, a gaudy casino, hotel and restaurant complex, lies east of Sothearos Boulevard, and spills into adjacent Koh Pich, or Diamond. Once a quaint offshore farming village, the area now hosts a children’s park, ornamental gardens, a golf course, a water park and a vast exhibition centre. It was on the footbridge linking Diamond Island to the mainland that the stampede occurred during the water festival in November 2010 (see The Bonn Om Toeuk tragedy). Opposite Naga World is Dreamworld, Cambodia’s biggest amusement park, while to the south lies the Buddhist Institute and the enormous National Assembly building. This stretch of road is particularly popular with the city’s rich boys who come here to road-race their powerful SUVs in full sight of the police on guard at the Assembly building.

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