One Day in Phnom Penh Itinerary for an Enriching Day in Cambodia’s Capital

2019-06-08T16:15:48+07:00By |

One day in Phnom Penh obviously isn’t enough time in the Cambodian capital. However, 24 hours in Phnom Penh is all many travellers allocate, treating it simply as a stopover, especially after a long haul flight, and especially if they’re en route to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. It’s a shame that one day in Phnom Penh [...]

Best Phnom Penh French Restaurants – From Elegant Fine Diners to Casual Buzzy Bistros

2019-01-16T19:50:15+07:00By |

The best Phnom Penh French restaurants include everything from elegant fine dining restaurant Topaz for classical French cuisine and sophisticated yet super-affordable Khema Pasteur to lovely Open Wine for quintessential French favourites and Bistro Lanka for a buzzy French vibe. We typically steer travellers in Southeast Asia towards Southeast Asian food, unless there’s good reason [...]

King Father Norodom Sihanouk – Remembering Cambodia in Mourning

2018-10-20T15:26:39+07:00By |

King Father Norodom Sihanouk died on 15 October 2012, bringing Cambodians together to mourn the loss of their beloved former king in the capital Phnom Penh. On the eve of the anniversary of his passing, we thought we’d share our story of a nation in mourning. In October 2012, we rented an apartment for a [...]

Best Phnom Penh Bars for Creative Cocktails and Local Craft Brews

2019-04-27T11:00:50+07:00By |

Best Phnom Penh bars range from an historic watering hole in a grand old hotel to a rooftop bar overlooking Russian market and a speakeasy hidden behind a Coca Cola fridge on a backstreet alley. You’ll find everything from classic cocktails stirred from boutique spirits to exotic Southeast Asian concoctions mixed from Cambodian ingredients. Less [...]

Pchum Ben, Cambodia — Feeding the Ancestors During the Hungry Ghosts Festival

2019-09-26T21:49:05+07:00By |

Pchum Ben in Cambodia is the country's most important Buddhist festival. Also known as Ancestors Festival or Hungry Ghosts Festival, Pchum Ben, which marks the end of Buddhist lent, takes place over 15 days towards the end of monsoon. Pchum Ben in Cambodia has started! The Pchum Ben festival begins on the fifteenth day of the tenth month [...]

Responsible Travel in Cambodia – A Comprehensive Guide

2018-11-27T18:29:19+07:00By |

Responsible travel in Cambodia isn't all that hard. Yet far too many tourists seem to have missed the memo that Cambodia is a Buddhist nation, the temples are religious structures, and the country remains one of Southeast Asia’s most impoverished, so we thought it time to post a guide. Learning how to travel responsibly in Cambodia – [...]

Travelling Responsibly in Cambodia – Here’s Why It Matters

2017-08-25T14:53:43+07:00By |

Travelling responsibly in Cambodia matters. No, it's not okay to wear your bikinis and shorts to Angkor Wat or on tours to villages and visits to local homes. But travelling responsibly in Cambodia is about more than what you wear. Here's why... Travelling responsibly in Cambodia matters more than anything else you do as a visitor to one of [...]

A Local Guide to the Phnom Penh Bar Scene

2018-11-26T17:17:19+07:00By |

Once known for little more than colonial style pubs and seedy girlie bars, the Phnom Penh bar scene now boasts an array of interesting drinking spots including a handful of stylish small bars. Here’s a local guide to the Phnom Penh bar scene from the guys responsible for reviving the drinking scene in Cambodia's capital. The owners of some of [...]

A Culinary Travel Writing and Photography Tour in Cambodia

2018-11-26T17:10:18+07:00By |

Last month we told you about EAT LEARN LOVE CAMBODIA, a culinary travel writing and photography tour that we’re hosting with Asia-based Backyard Travel, starting in Siem Reap on 22 May 2015 for 8 days and nights. We finally have more details for you. Please forgive the delay. We’ve been taking our time to carefully [...]

Phnom Penh Day Trips – Excursions Beyond the Cambodian Capital

2019-01-19T18:26:22+07:00By |

Phnom Penh day trips include everything from a sobering visit to the Killing Fields and an easy bicycle ride around tranquil Silk Island to a tour of Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre and the chance to care for beautiful sun bears for a day. While a weekend in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, provides a wonderful taste of [...]

Where to Stay in Phnom Penh – Best Boutique Hotels

2019-08-19T13:59:22+07:00By |

Where to stay in Phnom Penh when it comes to the best boutique hotels is a decision that's becoming increasingly challenging as beautiful new hotels open in the Cambodian capital all the time. The boutique hotels below are our picks of the city's best, all tried and tested. Updated 12 January 2019: I'm currently in [...]

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