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!
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!
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
Phnom Penh might not be on top cities to visit lists, but it is a charming city to hang out and a good introduction to Cambodia. You can relax in resort-style hotels in the center of the city at low prices and learn about Cambodia’s history – an important backdrop to understanding the country ad its people today! There is … Continue reading
During my first visit to Phnom Penh in 2002, the memories of the civil war that ended in 1994 were still fresh. Since then the city has grown and dark memories have faded, making Phnom Penh a much livelier city. And one of the best places to soak up the atmosphere is along the River Promenade in the heart of … Continue reading
If you want to understand modern Cambodia, it’s important to know about the horrific history of the Khmer Rouge who ruled the country from 1975-1979 and killed between 1.5 and 3 million people of a population of only 7.5 million. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields nearby are shocking sights and provide … Continue reading
Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is a fast changing city in the heart of South East Asia. While most people head straight to Siem Reap to see the marvels of Angkor Wat, there is a lot to see in Phnom Penh and there are lots of wonderful, independent hotels offering great value – but where to stay in the … Continue reading
The National Museum in Phnom Penh is worth a visit to learn more about the history of Cambodia. It displays artefacts covering 2,000 years of Khmer history, from small wooden boxes or ceramic bowls to huge stone or bronze statues! With many objects from the pre-Angkor period, it provides an interesting framework for what you see when visiting the temples … Continue reading