While Phnom Penh is known for it’s Royal Palace, a leisurely stroll along the river promenade at sunset will also take you past some impressive temples. Wat Ounalom in Phnom Penh’s downtown is my favorite!
To plan hour own getaway, check out my Destination Guide – Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodia and its capital Phnom Penh have a turbulent history. A good place to learn a little about the earlier eras is the National Museum – it houses artifacts of more than 2,000 years of Khmer history and is worth a visit!
Check out my Destination Guide – Phnom Penh to plan things to see & do, where to stay &eat!
Stayed 2019: 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 … Continue reading
Updated 2019: 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 … Continue reading
Cambodia Angkor Air is the flag carrier of Cambodia and was only founded in 2009. It’s a small airline with only 6 planes that will get you to the neighboring countries and around Cambodia. If you happen to visit and see Cambodia Angkor Air as an option, don’t worry – they are safe to fly and offer a good experience … Continue reading
Angkor Wat offers some of the most magnificent historic sights in the world and after many visits, I’m still fascinated by walking around the amazing temples built centuries ago. Yet, very little is known about the Khmer Empire and it’s capital city Angkor that had 1 million citizens when London was a town of only 50,000 people. The Angkor National … Continue reading
Phnom Penh used to be tough to get around, but thangs to technology it’s just as easy as in Europe or the US – but a lot cheaper and more fun, too! You can ride in the comfort of a luxury SUV or in the back of an open-air rikshaw, all organized by ride hailing apps on your phone. Public … Continue reading
Siem Reap is the town to explore the temples of Angkor Wat – one of my Top 5 Historical destinations and I highly recommend it. If this is your first trip to Siem Reap or a developing country like Cambodia, it helps to prepare a little bit. The countless friendly locals welcoming you at the airport and offering their services … Continue reading
Countries in South East Asia are continuing to make it easier for travelers to visit. Cambodia introduced eVisa in addition to existing Visa on Arrival, so you can obtain your visa online and prior to arrival, reducing the time you spend in the airport for a small fee. Find out who is eligible for the Cambodia eVisa, how to apply … Continue reading
The ibis styles Siem Reap is a brand new hotel in the heart of town. It offers modern, colorful rooms, a nice rooftop pool and friendly service at a bargain rate. You are getting a mid-scale hotel for a budget price, making it very good value. It works best for people who want to explore the ancient temples of Angkor … Continue reading