Hi y’all! Would like to share what you can do in Cambodia, where to eat, stay and explore in Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s busy capital, sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. It was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. On its walkable riverfront, lined with parks, restaurants and bars, are the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, displaying artifacts from around the country.
Flights can be cheap depends on where you are and what flights you’re taking. I usually take Jetstar Asia. They do have promotions every Friday so you might want to keep a look out for that. I usually stay in a friend’s place but I could recommend some simple 3 or 4 stay hotels.
– I usually take the afternoon flight so reach Cambodia about 3.25pm Cambodia time.
-Its safe to take the tuk tuk but asked for a fixed price and not a metered one.
-do also take note of your belongings, very important, a lot of thieves and snatching !
- Check in at townview hotel
– it has a good location for nearby attractions and also 8km from airport.
-it’s a very simple room, if you’re intending to have a place to shower and sleep only, then this will be the hotel. If you’re a fancy person, you may also check out a new hotel that opened this year.
Next stop will be checking out places that’s rich with history. It can be disheartening seeing the displays but we will also learn to appreciate people and our country.
- Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
- Independence Monument
- National Museum
- Killing fields
So remember to check out the timings on opening hours before going to your location.
- Food (my favourite 😬) and shopping !
Food and shopping can be cheap if you shop at the right places and if you are good at bargaining which I suck at it😅
- Orussey market
- Night market
- Central market
- Restaurants at Riverside
- Brown cafe
–if you’re more of enjoying local food, you should try the street food! It’s savoury!
- Balut (I don’t dare to eat this. It’s an embryo of a duck🤭)
- Anything at a night market ! This is definitely Yummy!
- Noodle soup – any meat with noodles are to die for!
Hope you like this little research that I have done. So have a fun trip to PP. Please do let me know if there’s anything that y’all would like to know.