“Why would I want to spend three days in Phnom Penh?” some might say. But now’s a great time to open your eyes! The Cambodian capital is much more than a short stopover on the road to the temples of Angkor and greatly deserves spending at least 72 hours there.
With its Colonial architecture and numerous decorative details from the Angkorian period, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra presents a beautiful blend of the French way of life and the refinement of Cambodian culture.
Elegant fusion of Khmer, colonial and Art deco architectural styles, The Royal Hotel was opened for the first time in 1929. Over the course of the 20th century, it has been the symbol of refinement in Cambodia, praised by many celebrities.
Recently, a specialist in Southeast Asia tourism (Parichat Haenen from Booking.com) listed for Latitudes an “incredible or instagrammable setting” as top second priority for nowadays travelers, right behind a comfortable mattress and before a spacious room.
A very interesting mix of modernity and old-school, Phnom Penh Heritage Tour takes you on a trip to discover the “Pearl of Asia” in a traditional tuk-tuk, but equipped with a tablet on which you have videos describing the 20+ interesting places featured.
At 22, the manager of a successful Khmer cuisine restaurant re ects on the aspirations of the younger generations in a really young country. Excerpts from our chat with the soul of Phka Slaa, an airy eatery near the Phnom Penh Royal Palace.
Phnom Penh Post Office Square has been both emblematic and neglected during decades. Within the rather hectic development of Cambodia´s capital city, this deliciously quaint area is now striving to find its own identity and character.