Collected by Kimberlee Weller
ផ្លូវវត្តភ្នំ, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Wat Phnom the eponym of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (in English: "Temple of the Mountains" or "Mountain Pagoda") is a Buddhist temple in the heart of the city. It was built in 1373, and stands on a mountain a whole 88.5 feet above the ground. Actually it...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
My favorite thing to do, when traveling, is wander the streets. It's the best place to people watch, chat with locals, and find food stalls with some of the yummiest eats. Most of the major sights of Phnom Penh are within a short walking distance,...
Village Trea, 402 Ln, Phnom Penh 12352, Cambodia
Not far outside of Phnom Penh is the Stung Meanchey Landfill. There is a large community of people living in and off this landfill...sifting through the rubbish in order to find food, shelter and things to recycle for money. I visited this...
321 Sisowath Quay, រាជធានីភ្នំពេញ, Cambodia
Like many travelers, I am drawn to stores and shops and restaurants where my tourist dollars can help those in the the countries I am visiting. If you are in Phnom Penh, Daughters is a must-visit (and Friends deserves its outstanding reputation I...
Sangkat Boeng Keng Kang Ti Pir, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
I snapped this shot in early morning, just before heading to the royal palace at the opening hour. We saw monks on the move throughout the downtown in morning. Insiders top: explore Phnom Penh just after sunrise, before the throngs of tourists,...
28 Samdach Preah Thoamak Lekhet Ouk St. (184), Phnom Penh 12206, Cambodia
The Plantation hotel opened up in late 2011 just down the street from my house. It's great for lots of reasons: rooms and facilities are spread across several historical buildings that were slated for demolition (and saved by this project),...
126 Preah Norodom Blvd (41), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The last stop on our Sunday morning Khmer Architecture Tour (check them out at www.ka-tours.org) was this apartment block. One of the only high rise housing projects of its kind in a city full of villas and shophouses, it was built in the late...
Siem Reap, Angkor High School Road, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Upon arrival, after a long, dusty drive from Phnom Penh, we were greeted like old friends and given sweet welcome drinks, garnished with orchids, in silver cups and refreshing cool towels. The best way I can describe this boutique hotel is it's...
215 Street 13, រាជធានីភ្នំពេញ, Cambodia
Though Phnom Penh is rebounding from periods of war and unrest, a visit there is still fraught with reminders of its difficult past: children begging on streets, men with amputated limbs selling books and postcards, and tours of the Killing Fields...
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Walking through a market in Cambodia is like walking through the inside of a silky rainbow. The rows and rows of vibrant colored silks are seemingly endless. It's so abundant that it is easy to take their beauty for granted. While traveling from...
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Unlike some of the other places you will visit throughout Asia, the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh actually has a King living in it. Constructed in the 1860's, the palace has been the home to all royalty since, with exception to the time around the...
No. 16, St. 152, 12253 Phnom Penh, 152, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Fingerling bananas are everywhere on the streets and markets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It can be argued that one has not truly eaten bananas until one has sampled one from South East Asia – four inches long and intensely flavorful. One can find...
25 ផ្លូវជើងឯក, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
So as to not repeat the past, we must learn from it, even when it is difficult to face. Visiting the Buddhist memorial at Choeung Ek is one of those experiences. Located outside the city of Phnom Penh is the memorial and burial site of the victims...
67 Oknha Chhun St. (240), Phnom Penh 12110, Cambodia
Cambodian cuisine is delicious; similar to Thai, if not as spicy. Frizz Restaurant offers a cooking class on a breezy rooftop patio, which is a great way to spend a morning or a day. Our teacher, Heng, was patient & thorough, with enough culinary...
Thuận Hòa, Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
Just like everyone else on AFAR, I love travel. It’s one thing we all certainly share a love for here. I’d expect though, that despite them being an almost essential factor of travel, not everyone also loves hotels. Personally, I fall into the ‘...
ផ្សារធំថ្មី, Calmette St. (53), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Sorya shopping mall next to Central Market (Phsar Thmei) has one of Phnom Penh's best views, at least until the many skyscrapers currently underway are completed. Take the elevator (or escalator, but be warned that patience if required) all...
Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Don't worry, I did sample traditional Khmer and Cambodian food in Phnom Penh but a friend who used to live there highly recommended Yumi and I'm so glad we took her advice. Set in a restored red lacquered shop house, Yumi's barbecue ribs, pumpkin...
Sangkat Wat Phnom 92 Rukhak Vithei, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The iconic Raffles Hotel Le Royal takes visitors back to the French colonial period. Last November, the property, which dates to the 1920s, underwent a renovation that added Khmer artwork and fabrics. In the elegant Elephant Bar, guests can sip...
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