Phnom Penh Local Customs

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    sugarcane juice seller and his...
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    Whole baby chicks to go
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  • 1. Daily life

    Along the banks of the river you may see some locals selling insects from stalls which is quite common in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Sorry for the photograph but it had to be taken from a distance...

  • 2. Useful informations

    As most tourists know, it is not advised to drink anything but bottled water while in Cambodia. But the ice in country is actually made from filtered water and is therefore, supposedly safe to...

  • 3. Mindset

    Cambodian people don't seem to have any manners. This can be observed daily. Of course this excludes the service people who are paid to be polite and nice (ie, hotel staff reception desk, waitress,...

  • 4. Religion

    It’s a very common sight to see Buddha’s in local temples with money donations in plain view, something Westerns might find odd in such a poverty stricken country. But as is the case in most cultures,...

  • 5. Local Market

    In the streets of Phnom Penh and particularly at the markets you may like to try fresh sugarcane juice if you have never tasted this before. Usually you will find a sugarcane squeezer on a table,...

  • 6. Best Corn Ever

    As soon as we crossed the border into Cambodia we saw venders selling these light beige coloured corn on the cobs, the husk and all were cooked. Everyone on our...

  • 7. Exotic Food

    Some of the local food looked pretty exotic to my Western eyes. I saw what looked like a whole pigling on a barbecue and along with some other varieties I...

  • 8. another snack you might like or not

    You will see that night food market is great place to buy or just watch special foods and snacks. Here before Royal Palace and next to Sisowath Quay, on that...

  • 9. try something different snack

    It is not only Cambodian popular snack and you can buy it from hawkers in other SEA streets; it looks like a normal boiled egg from outside and when you buy it...

  • 10. Local Custom's

    Cambodian culture and customs has a rich and varied history dating back many centuries and has been heavily influenced by India. In turn, Cambodia has also...

  • 11. People of Cambodia

    Cambodia is bordered to the North by Thailand and Laos, to the East and the South by Vietnam and to the South and the West by the Gulf of Thailand.Approx....

  • 12. Water Festival - Bonn Om Took

    Bonn Om Took (normally held in November) is the water festival which brings in the fishing season and marks the change of the flow of the Tonle Sap river,...

  • 13. Royal Ploughing Ceremony

    The Royal Ploughing Ceremony is celebrated in May at the beginning of the rainy season and is the first of the traditional agrarian festivals.This day marks the...

  • 14. Crossing the road

    In order to get across a road in Cambodia. Walk calmly across the road.The cars,tuk tuks and motos will go around you. If you move suddenly you are more likely...

  • 15. Aranas-Spiders

    A mi la verdad es que me llamo la atencion ver a esta nina vendiendo aranas asadas. Nosotros esta vez no las probamos , ya veremos que pasa la proximaTo me it...

  • 16. "Traineras" - Boat Festival

    Durante tres dias viene gente de todo el pais para ver las "regatas" que estan compitiendo de dos en dos para eliminarse y asi poder llegar a la final.La gente...

  • 17. Tipos de botes .Type of boats

    Durante el festival de botes se pueden ver de distintas categor?as , en algunos reman de pie mas de 60 personas, en otras van sentadas 20 o 40 personas Todos...

  • 18. Silk Weaving

    The Cambodian silk is still woven by hand and it is amazing to watch.At the exit of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda you can see it being weaved, very slowly,...

  • 19. Survivor of the Pol Pot Regime

    (last date visited : Dec. 28, 2004)Danila's mother...simple mother with simple hope...experienced the Pol Pot regime...great survivor who will inspire the new...

  • 20. Hospitality

    (last date visited : Dec. 28, 2004)I was invited to have lunch with the family of my friend Danila.Very hospitable!

  • 21. Sua s'dei ! Hello !

    It is a common custom to join the palms and bow a little when u greet someone instead of shaking hands.

  • 22. Have your picture taken...

    You can choose the setting:* in front of a waterfall* in front of nice flowersor more optionsCambodians love it

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