The one and only green public space remoted from traffic in Phnom Penh.
An islet with a few fishermen and farmer families, Koh Pich (Diamond Island) has gone through a spectacular urban development in the last twenty years.
Saved from concrete and high-rise expansion, Treellion was created at the end of the 1990s as a haven of nature where couples and young families could stroll among a collection of statues celebrating love -- it was then called The Love Garden -- and fauna. In the center, a sculpture evoking the four-faced towers of the Bayon temple, the work of master sculptor Chantha ចន្ថា, still proudly stands.
Far from hectic traffic and close to the River, Treellion's trees and shrubs are a refuge for several rare species of birds, often spotted by bird watchers.