Phnom Penh Journals

Historic and Resilient Phnom Penh

A travel journal to Phnom Penh by nofootprint

The Mekong Ferry Crossing Photo, Cambodia, Asia More Photos
Quote: So much to see but so little time to see it ,we did our best to see as much as we could of this colourful and exotic city.With the help of our taxi driver /guide we covered alot of ground .

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The Mekong Ferry Crossing Photo, Cambodia, Asia
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We took the Mekong Express bus for $12.00 from Saigon. We arranged this online with Hotels-IN-Vietnam before leaving home although it would have been easy to do once we arrivedThe bus was comfortable and even included a snack and water.The guide on board was great and spoke some English .He took care of our Visa at the border.The cost was $25.00. I was surprised we didn't even need a picture. As soon as we crossed the border into Cambodia we saw venders selling these light beige coloured corn on the cobs, the husk and all were cooked. Everyone on our bus seemed pretty excitde to buy them but we ( dumb tourists ) passed .Finally a fellow passenger took pity on us and gave us one...Read More
Deep Fried Baby Chicks  Photo, Cambodia, Asia
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Our guide, Sopheak,planned our route and for our day trip around Phnom Penh. To be honest I was entertained just driving through this hectic city ,so foreign to me.Driving by the street venders I noticed some of the local food that looked pretty exotic to my Western eyes. Along the way I saw what looked like a whole pigling on a barbecue and along with some other varieties I couldn't make out .Turned out what I was seeing was a dog and a rat . This is quite normal food here and I guess its whatever you are used to but its too out there for my taste.,so i didn't try it .( at least I don't think I did ) Best for me to stick with a menu I can read.One of our first sto...Read More

Lebiz Hotel and Library

Hotel | "Very New Age in a Very Old City"

Lebiz Hotel and Library Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Lebiz Hotel & LibraryWow this Hotel seems out of its element here in dusty Phnom Phen.Its so bright and modern . Hip young people are waiting at reception offering a cool drink when you arrive.There's no restaurant on site but there is a pretty good Chinese restaurant across the street.The room is very white and large with a 42 inch TV ,a comfortable bed and all conveniences.The continental breakfast was nice with lots of fruit and eggs made to order.There are a few restaurants around withing walking district and Central Market is next door.. The bustling and more happening Riverfront area is a $3.00 tuk tuk rise away. At $65.00 per night...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 7, 2011

Lebiz Hotel and Library
79f Street 128
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
(0)23 999 608

Bopha Phnom Penh Titanic Restaurant

Restaurant | "Lunch on the River"

Bopha Phnom Penh Titanic Restaurant Photo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Titanic Restaurant

On the recommendation of our driver we decided to have lunch here. It is right on the river and overlooks the boats coming an going from Vietnam.

I had my doubts as although it was pretty empty , it was aobviously set up to see tour groups.

I was surprised however .We had the best chicken skewers here . They had a crispy coating and great sauce and a ginger chicken .The food was really good and was not expensive ,at least by our standards.
Lunch for two $18.00



Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 7, 2011

Bopha Phnom Penh Titanic Restaurant
Sisowath Quay
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
(0)23 42 72 09

Riverside Bistro

Restaurant | "Come for the Food - Stay for the Atmosphere"

Riverside Bistro Photo, Cambodia, Asia
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Great Atmosphere Riverside Restaurant & Lounge Review There are many outdoor restaurants along the riverfront. They attract tons of tourists all day long and well into the night.This was alot of fun . We enjoyed people watching and taking in the sites and sounds of visitors and locals bustling back and forth . We got a feel for what must have been....before the terrible wars here. The food was quite good.. We started with chicken spring rolls and Pat tried the local dish Amok.They combined fish with other vegetables, and it all blended together.It was pretty good. I had beef with coconut curry . We each had a large Ankor Beer . Dinner and drinks for two $25.00 ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 7, 2011

Riverside Bistro
Corner Street 48 and Sisowath Quay
Phnom Penh, Cambodia