Phnom Penh Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Phnom Penh

  • 1. Killing Fields

    When you arrive at the airport you will be approached by taxi drivers who will try to rip you off. Remember, you can get a tuk tuk to take you anywhere you want for a full day for 15$, don't pay...

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  • 2. Touts

    As you arrive by boat from Siem Reap, you will find many guesthouses' touts waiting for you at the pier. It is a bit confusing at the beginning, they shout and hassle you around... If you have a...

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  • 3. The family business

    "Me Love You Long Time" - 2 Live Crew Look, I'm not going to tell you what to do or how to do it. I figure that people need to be responsible for their own actions. But keep in mind that the...

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  • 4. Language problems

    The cheapest way to go around Phnom Pehn is by moto (motorbike). The basic fare is 1000r -2000r one way. But sometime the driver says "yes" (he doesn't know any other English words perhaps) but...

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  • 5. Firing Ranch

    Out past the airport, there is a firing range which gives you, the visitor, the chance to fire off real honest-to-goodness Cold War weaponry. The more you spend, the bigger the weapon, up to a...

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  • 6. Currency Exchange

    I wanted to change US$ into Riel at Guest House Chey. The fat owner of the guest house also owns the pharmacy on the ground floor manned by his son. He has a...

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  • 7. Volunteer Teach English

    This is sad if my suspicions are correct. I followed a fellow vt advice and went down and volunteered for the ETO. It was both a great experience and a terrible...

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  • 8. TUK-TUK Scam!

    be careful when you ride tuk-tuks. They will charge u 4,000 riel or US$1 in just a short distance. Locals used to pay 1000 or less. U must bargain before you...

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  • 9. The laundry prices at your hotel

    The prices are lower than at a US hotel, but still high. Well don't pay their prices. Instead take your laundry to one of the many local ones near the river....

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  • 10. Motorbike Driver

    Be aware of the motorbike driver on the street. They will give you wrong info if you DON'T take their service. ASK someone else instead of the motorbike driver...

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  • 11. Rip-off at Wat Phnom

    I'm not 100% sure whether this is a real rip-off of tourists, but to me it appeared as one: Wat Phnom, the place where (according to the legend) Phnom Penh was...

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  • 12. walk, don't torture an elephant

    Though the elephant being used did not seem particularly ill-treated, it seems silly to ride an elephant around the base of Wat Phnom just to get a photo of...

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  • 13. Bargin!

    Vendors will charge you 4 times the amount that the item you want it worth. once they tell you how much it is, tell them how much you'd pay & then bargin from...

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  • 14. Beggars

    You will see beggars at every exit of every major tourist attraction in Phnom Penh. Many of them are very young (or very old) and there are many...

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  • 15. Avoid Cyclo

    These Cyclo Drivers cheat you and try to get as much money out of you as they can. They never take you directly to the place u want. They'll go around n around...

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  • 16. FCC Club

    I thought this place was a tourist trap. Chock full of the dreadlocked masses trying to outdo each other with their travellers tales. I was appalled to overhear...

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  • 17. So, this is probably the...

    So, this is probably the biggest trap in the whole Cambodia and also in VTs. Somewhere before Phnow Penh, our bus pass by a small farming village and I saw some...

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