Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia, located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers. The city is a crossroads of Asia’s past and present, a city of extremes of poverty and excess, of charm and chaos, but one that never fails to captivate.

Phnom Penh Quick Facts

2h (on average)
Riel (KHR), although US Dollars (USD) is most preferable.
GMT +7 hours
+855 23
Jetstar, SilkAir, Tiger Airways

 

17/09/2012

Museum-hopping in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh has been the capital of Cambodia since 1865, and the city remains as the soul of the nation. Situated at the confluence of the stirring Mekong River, Phnom Penh, once a region paralysed by war, is now the …READ MORE »

17/09/2012

Phnom Penh on a shoe-string

If you are a no-frills traveller that enjoys an insider’s look into the heart of a foreign land, then getting inside Phnom Penh and its confines will tickle your fancy. Founded in the 14th century, Phnom Penh, was the centre …READ MORE »

19/06/2012

Remembering the dead – the memorial trail

The capital of Cambodia remains one of those unpolished Asian capitals, which, if one is not prepared, can be a little bit of an assault on the senses. It was once known for being a beautiful ‘Paris of the East’ …READ MORE »

19/06/2012

A guide to the road less travelled via motorcycle

Bordered by Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Gulf of Siam, Cambodia has always been a country defined by adventure seekers as one of the last bastions of unpaved road riding. They country itself with its unpredictable terrain of broken asphalt, …READ MORE »