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kcheepv Phnom Penh - A travel report by Kim
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Phnom Penh,  Cambodia - flag Cambodia
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I Loved Cambodia!!!

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Spent approx 24 days in Cambodia. Visited Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kompong Thom and Kompong Cham. Enjoyed the country greatly. As far as ease of travel within I can compare it to Indonesia. Very easy to get around from place to place. I started in Phnom Penh. Spent my days on walking journeys through the city. My evenings were spent at the National Museum watching the bats do their nighlty emergence from the roof. Took a day to head down to Tonle Bati and had lunch on the lake. Visited a temple and played with some children for a while. After a few days I headed by boat up to Siem Reap for Angkor Wat. Words cannot describe the structures there. Amazing! Spent 3 days visiting the Angkor ruins. I also took a day to travel about 3 hours North to see the Beng Mealea ruins. Also from the Angkor era. There are still live land mines around Beng Mealea so make sure you hire a local to guide you through. I also took time out to visit the Mine Museum near the Angkor entrance.No room email me

Favourite spots:
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National Museum watching the bats emerge at dusk. Sitting on the wall by the river in PP talking with local students. Visiting an English language school in Kompong Thom and meeting the students. Going out to Beng Mealea ruins in NW Cambodia. The deserted ruins near Kompong Thom.My lunch at Tonle Bati. I just loved the whole place!

What's really great:
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My solo walking journeys through Phnom Penh. I just picked a different direction each day and headed out on foot... The overall kindness of the Khymer people. Very hard workers.

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Tonle Bati, National Museum, Killing Fields, Uodong, Beng Mealea, Angkor, Tuol Sleng Museum, Rides through the Countryside, Sambor Prei Kruk

PP-...WalkAbout, ok place. Hot shower, fan and tv. Very noisey from street. Can walk to riverfront. $7/night. Seedy bar/food downstairs. Prostitutes around.

Siem Reap-...Beng Mealea GH along the river. $6/night 2 bed with cold shower and toilet. Free moto transport to town. About 1 mile I think. Good food too.

PP-...OK Guesthouse, I got a really dirty room. $5/night. cold shower. Good food and lots of other travelers.Can arrange all sorts of tours and bus tickets.

PP-...Royal GH, $10/night hot shower and satellite tv. good food, close to riverfront and clean! Aircon also.Can arrange tours and visas. Nice family run place.

Happy Herb Pizza...try it out

Some good street stalls all around.

The Globe...western food in an ex-pat atmosphere, nice people, good view of the river.

FCC Club-...good food but pricey. Good views of the river and National Museum.

Published on Wednesday January 1th, 2003

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Tue, Jan 18 2005 - 03:56 PM rating by mistybleu

A pleasant informative report.

Tue, Jan 11 2005 - 05:05 AM rating by britman

Very useful and valuable information nicely illustrated too

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