Phnom Penh Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. From dusk till dawn

    A bit tipsi after hitting the bars on 104th and 136th St., it was about 1:30 am, I got into a moto to go back to my hotel. After I told the driver the name of my hotel, a popular hotel he should have...

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  • 2. "Corruption"

    When renting a motobike in Phnom Penh, be careful not to break any traffic rules. There are huge numbers of policemen who just wait until a foreigner violates a rule. Then they stop you and demand...

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  • 3. Your bag is your life

    The warnings are in every guidebook and it is a common topic among visitors as they sink into the sofas at a pavement cafe. I normally treat the warnings of daylight theft casually, but I, also, felt...

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  • 4. Dangerous Driving

    Motorbikes (but not self-drive cars) are available for rent, however Phnom Penh traffic is chaotic and dangerous even by Asian standards. Motorbike-taxis (motos) are everywhere and will take you...

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  • 5. Climate

    On the boat from Siem Reap I had to do all the journey on the roof, under the bright sun. I didn't care taking sun lotion with me, as I am used to the sun and don't really care much about that. But 5...

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  • 6. Landmines

    During the last couple of years, safety in Cambodia has improved a lot. The main problem in rural area are still the landmines (especially near the border to Thailand). The Khmer Rouge have been...

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  • 7. Wanting more money

    Hired a cyclo driver for a short trip, the cost $1. When I paid, he saw I had more in my purse, so it went up to $2, then he wanted more, which he didn't...

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  • 8. LONG LING = ACCOMODATION SCAM

    HELLO DEAR TRAVELLER ,PLEASE IN PNHOM PHEN DON'T GET THE " LONG LING SCAM "WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ACCOMODATION. USUALLY ALL THE GUEST HOUSES ARE WERY GOOD...

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  • 9. Invitation for a home visit..gambling scam..beware

    I met two friendly Fillopino looking girls who spoke good english and invited me home to meet their sister who will soon be travelling to my country...can I...

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  • 10. ALWAYS CARRY PLENTY OF FRESH WATER

    Due to extreme heat and humidity here in Cambodia it is necessary to always carry plenty of fresh drinking water as it is surprising just how much your body...

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  • 11. Adventure Travel - Crossing the Street

    Crossing the street in Phnom Penh is an adventure every time you do it. There are so many cars, motorcycles and bicycles to dodge. It is especially fun to do...

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  • 12. Beggar's

    Begging is very common throughout Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Many of them are children. Think twice before you give them money as you...

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  • 13. Violence

    Violence against tourists is pretty rare, however if you are in a crowded nightclub or bar, just be alert. If you do happen to get into an argument with a young...

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  • 14. Blackjack Scam!

    Last night I was real scared in a dark house with very unpleasent people. Because tunderstorm it was blackout(no electricity).Any way story goes like this: very...

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  • 15. Crossing the streets

    Traffic is on the right. But there are some thousands of motobikes passing in front of you. When you want to cross a busy street, the best is to wait some...

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  • 16. Back to the Airport of Phnom Penh

    Just a reminder for you whenever you have to take an airplane from the airport of Phnom Penh early in the morning on a working day.On a Monday morning I had to...

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  • 17. Beggars - all shapes and sizes

    The beggars here are intense. One of the unusual ones we encountered were fake monks who roam the Royal Palace. They are robed like real ones and I have no idea...

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  • 18. Bags, Cameras etc

    Always be aware of your handbag, backpacks, cameras, mobile phones etc. Especially if you are travelling in a cyclo, hold on to your belongings tightly, wrap...

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  • 19. Tuk Tuks

    There are several warnings with regard to tuk tuks. We used a tuk tuk one day and paid $3.00 to get to the Royal Palace (I know it was more than it should have...

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  • 20. Bodily functions in public

    I saw more than one example of people "relieving" themselves in fairly public places in PP - eg. piddling into a bush just outside the national museum, behind a...

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  • 21. Beggar children at the killing fields

    These were pesky little ones, who had pretty fair English for what they wanted to say! Give us US$1 and we will leave you alone. One of the girls with us fell...

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  • 22. National Museum Camera Fee

    I was initially incensed, but then quite amused when I paid US$1 camera fee when we visited the National Museum. Great museum - but pictures could only be taken...

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  • 23. Be prepared!

    This is more of a "be prepared" tip than a warning or danger one! After travelling to Phnom Penh by boat - and emerging, exhausted, oxygen deprived, hot and...

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  • 24. Cautions:

    Cambodia has a large influx of tourists each year and it is inevitable in a poor country, that are some people will take advantage of a visitor’s...

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  • 25. Rip-offs

    Watch out for everything you buy or pay for in Cambodia. It is very much like China in that you cannot trust what the majority of people say. Everything comes...

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