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A Quick Guide to Phnom Penh


Once considered the wild west of Southeast Asian cities, Phnom Penh has seen a dramatic revival in recent years. Chic new restaurants and bars are opening daily, cool cafes beckon with leafy gardens and artisan beverages, and a healthy mix of Khmers, expats and tourists means that you can find a wide range of cuisines and cultures in this up and coming urban center. Don’t let outdated guidebooks fool you—Phnom Penh is a city not to miss on your Southeast Asian travels.



Luxe: Raffles Hotel Le Royal92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom, +855 23 981 888

Boutique: The QuaySisowath Quay, +855 23 224 894

Business: Park Hyatt Siem ReapSivutha Boulevard, +855 6321 1234



Chic Eats: Van’s RestaurantNo. 5, St. 102, Place de la Poste, +855 23 991 514

Local Haunts: Romdeng#74 St 174, +855 92 219 565

Trendy Dining: Tepui at Chinese House45 Sisowath Quay, +855 (0) 92 553 330



Drinks with a view: FCC363 Sisowath Quay, +855 23 724 014

Sunset: The Boat HouseHouse 642, Tonle Sap Road, Chroy Chongva (over the Japanese Bridge), +855 092 553 743

Dance the night away: Heart of Darkness Club38 Pasteur, +855 23 222 415



Visit The Royal Palace, the official residence of the King.

Check out the Toul Sleng Museum which chronicles the genocide of Cambodia.

Visit the National Museum, the country’s leading historical and archaeological museum, which houses one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer art.

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