Phnom Penh gets no respect. Visitors often just overnight or bypass Cambodia's capital entirely on the Bangkok - Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) - Ho Chi Minh tourist trail. However, 10 year resident James Pham presents an insider's look on some must see / must do activities aimed to put a Phnom Penh stay back on your SE Asian itinerary.
The Basics City Name: Phnom Penh Where is it located?: Phnom Penh is in southern Cambodia on the Mekong River. Why do people go there?: Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital and is usually one of the first stops into the country. From here, you can find transportation to visit other parts of the country or [...]
Train Surfing Battenbang to Phnom Penh, Cambodia Proper The Fugitive stuff, the movie I mean. Or could be from some old wild west flicks. Backs up the Cambodia wild west theme anyway. The train ride from Cambodia’s second city, Battenbang, back to the capital Phnom Penh. Ticket costs $3, the locals pay about $1. I [...]