Cambodian people and culture are great. There is a big push for people to learn English, and for Cambodians knowing English is the difference between a crappy job and a good one. So they will love... more
We were in siem reap last year for this festival.
I would recommened this activity; Don't stay on a bridge with too many people.
You may see the boat races from about everywhere all day long.
At any rate, we went back to this same stand every day of our stay in Phnom Penh, sometimes twice. The young girl that manned it got the biggest kick out of us as we ordered the same thing every time,... more
When I took the 6-hour Mekong Express bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap to see the countryside, little did I know how fortunate I would be. The Fancy Guesthouse got seat 1D for me. It turned out... more
When visiting Palaces, museums, temples in Cambodia, remember to dress appropriately! You can wear a T-shirt accompanied by a pair of long pants or three-quarter Bermudas.
The ticket office rents... more
This former school was converted by the Khmer Rouge regime into a prison when they came to power in 1975. It was mainly used for purges within the Khmer Rouge. The Vietnamese Army 'liberated' it in... more
A trip to at least one traditional market (psah) is a must. If you visit only one or two markets, begin with the Russian Market and the Central Market. Both offer curios, souvenirs and a cultural... more
For anyone thinking of taking a moto / tuk tuk to the Killing Fields, don't do it. I'm not trying to put the poor bastards out of business, but a recent trip there was the bumpiest, most crazy ride... more
Silver Pagoda: Wat Preah Keo, Next to Royal Palace
The Royal Palace tickets are valid here. 7:30-11, 14:30-17
Pagoda of Emerald Buddha. The floor is covered with over 5000 silver tiles.No photography... more
Phnom Penh offers a chaotic sensory assault with its odd mix of gentle Asian beauty and raucous Wild West sensibilities. From the clandestine tourist areas to the squalor of its backstreets, one is......
You can sit in the Foreign Correspondants Club, look out over the Tonle Sap river and think all is well.
A PROJECT WORTH SUPPORTING: Visual voices from Cambodia
The British nonprofit PhotoVoice has...
Gary lived in Cambodia for a year back in the early nineties. So many many years later in 2005 it was time to go back. That was my first visit.
Since then we have been to Cambodia many many times, it...
Phnom Penh is named after the temple, Wat Phnom Daun Penh which was built after a wealthy widow Daun Penh found a hollow Koki tree with 4 Buddha statues inside it . She originally built a small temple...