Phnom Penh is the capital, largest city and most wealthy city in Cambodia. The city was first settled in 1372. It did not become very important untill Angkor fell to Siam, at that time the King of Cambodia moved the capital nearby to current day Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh itself was not official the capital of Cambodia until 1865.
From the Phnom Penh Travel Guide
I was asked $3 for a tuk tuk from the drop off point from Ho Chi Minh but paid $1.50 which is ample as it is not far. Easy check in. No lift and each step is higher than usual so gives an impression of steepness. Clean and airy room. Towels and everything else but toilet paper. A wide selection of channels on TV. Free wifi was good. ... more
This was a great guesthouse in a terrific location. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, well-apportioned. Internet access was terrific. Unlike other places we stayed in, the aircon and bar fridge were both in good condition and actually cooled things very quickly. But really, the absolute best thing about this place is the people. ... more
I was very impressed with the quality of the service and friendliness of the staff! The attended to My every need and gave me good advice on timing and places to see and how much things should be costing! My only complain is the building site next door, too noise, but I appreciate it's the hotel's fault. ... more
Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Hi guys I have heard nightmare tales about the overland route between Bangkok and Siem Reap so am now looking into other option. We are thinking of flying from Bangkok to Phnom Penh and then catching a bus to Siem Reap for a few days and then back to PHnom Penh before heading to Vietnam. Has anyone ...
guesthouse/hotel in Phnom Penh
My husband and I are in our 60,s and travelling Thailand/Cambodia?vietnam in Feb/March. Can anyone recommend a guesthouse/hotel in Phnom Penh, have been looking at California 2, any one had experience there or know of an alternative? Thank Stokesy ...
Last stop in Cambodia
Our last stop in Cambodia is Phnom Penh, the capital. We had heard mixed reviews about it, but overall we thought it was a good city (if a little frayed around the edges). Its striving to be like other ...
Posted in Bloors on Tour by bloorsontour
"We just want to go to a bar, with people like us"
Next stop on our travels was Phnom Penh...what a shithole! After being given an unexpected city tour by several tuk tuk drivers who couldn't comprehend that we didn't want to go to a brothel (at ...
Posted in The Wolf Pack by the wolf pack