City Court House, Phnom Penh
Sunset is my favorite time in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. When life slows down and seemingly everybody heads to the river for a stroll, a date or a game of sports, taking in the sunset before heading to drinks or dinner!
The beautiful City Court House and the park across the street, both located South of the Royal Palace, are a good place to start your stroll!
Cambodia is popular among backpackers for its remote beaches – but it’s quickly offering much more. If you are traveling as a familiar or couple and want to be pampered in a resort without ever having to leave for food, entertainment, beach or massages, The Sokha Resort on (almost) private Sokha Beach is a good choice – find out more about Cambodia’s Best Beaches!
The most popular day tour for visitors to Kampot is a visit to the Bokor Hill Station. It includes a visit of a nearby temple, a giant Buddha statue, an abandoned palace and a church ruin. While none of the sights would be worth a trip on their own, it makes for a relaxed day trip through the countryside with … Continue reading
If you are living in Europe and want to avoid the more popular destinations in South East Asia, Cambodia is a great alternative: you can see Angkor Wat, one of the most amazing historic sights in the world, relax on uncrowded, white sand beaches and have some fun in the bustling cities of the region – all in great comfort and for … Continue reading
Phnom Penh River Promenade
Phnom Penh is a fast-growing city and changing quickly. It has turned from the town-trodden city in shambles after the end of the civil war in 1994 to a bustling city that you can enjoy on any budget. That becomes very obvious when you visit the riverfront promenade during sunset, when everybody enjoys the calm of the day’s end, from young couples on a date to boys playing soccer or wealthy tourists going for a stroll!
Long Set Lagoon
While the islands of Cambodia have received a lot of interest and unleashed a wave of backpackers onto their shores, they are still a remote destination that takes a little effort to get to and that see far fewer visitors than their Thai neighbors – and you can still find peace and quiet without having to walk far, like this lagoon behind Long Set Beach on Koh Rong, my favorite on my list of Best Beaches in Cambodia!
Royal Palace Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is often bypassed by travelers – but it’s worth to stop and see the rich history of Phnom Penh, from ancient Khmer artifacts to the Royal Palace built during the French colonial history!
The Patio Hotel and Urban Resort is a sister property of the Aquarius Urban Resort I stayed at during my visit to Phnom Penh, located in the popular expat area Boeng Kang Keng (BKK1). It offers modern rooms, a restaurant, spa and a rooftop pool with killer views over the city, all for reasonable prices. If you are looking for … Continue reading
Many visitors to Cambodia bypass Phnom Penh and go straight to Angkor Wat or the Beaches of Cambodia – but Phnom Penh is well worth a visit. You’ll get insights into Cambodia’s unique and difficult history as a backdrop for people’s life today. And Phnom Penh is a lot more fun than people give it credit for, with great hotels, … Continue reading
Sunset on Otres Beach
I admit it, I’m a sucker for sunsets. There is just nothing as peaceful and relaxing for me as the sun setting over the ocean, watching it with my toes in the warm sand and (ideally) a cocktail in my hand! Otres Beach is a great place to do that and to do it without paying a fortune. It offers great beach, clear water and beautiful sunsets at bargain prices – what’s not to like?
Check out my Best Beaches of Cambodia to find your tropical paradise!