Once the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh’s shine was tarnished by the impact of war and revolution. But the city has since risen from the ashes to take its place among the hip capitals of the region, with glass buildings, five stars hotels, an alluring cafe culture, bustling night clubs and a world-class food scene.
The capital of Cambodia and the heart of government is a captivating city of great charm and vitality, crisscrossed by broad tree-lined boulevards and dotted with old colonial villas. Situated in a virtually flat area at the confluence of the Tonle Sap, Bassac and Mekong rivers, the compact city hasn’t yet been overwhelmed by the towering high-rise developments that blight neighbouring Southeast Asian capitals, although the construction of newer, higher, and more modern buildings is certainly gaining pace.
This activity is designed with special transportation by Cyclo , Cambodian bicycle –powered rickshaw, to highlight and experience the street and historical building. We sometimes have to enter some building on foot.
Aerobics at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium every evening at dusk hundreds of Cambodians gather at the top of Olympic Stadium to listen to Khmer techno and get some cardiovascular exercise
By night, Phnom Penh takes on another aura. The riverfront’s rooftop bars buzz with the clinking of glasses as sunset-seekers settle down, cocktails in hand, to watch the glowing red ball settle on the Mekong River.
Most tourists like to bring something back with them. The Night Market along the riverside has all kind of souvenirs, silk clothing, and products made in Cambodia. Just bring your cash and do the bargains!
Siem Reap, Cambodia is located on the north eastern side of the Tonle Sap lake and is the main access to visit Angkor Wat. The center remains a rural old town, with French style houses and shops. The area around the old market is crowded with locals and foreigners all day long. A few steps more and you are in the middle of the nightlife area where the fun lasts till the sun shines again.
Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Cambodia; Everyone does it; you’d be amazed by how many tourists show up at 5:30am. You just have to know how to beat the crowds and where to sit for optimal unobstructed viewing.
Bring your fearless face and do the rural dirt roads on the outskirts of Siem Reap are rutted and mogul-like. This is a group activities and must book way in advance.
Learning the art of Cambodian cuisine is a fun and unique tourist attraction. The class sizes tend to be around 6 people, and you will learn to cook 3 entire meals, as well as get recipe cards at the end.
Happy Ranch Horse Farm – This ranch offers countryside trail rides by horseback—you can take rides that last anywhere from 1-4 hours. Wander in and out of the various villages, rice fields, and Buddhist pagodas during sunrise or sunset. It is an awesome adventure.