Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Foreign Correspondents’ Club – Sisowath Quay; 011-855-23-210-142;; for bar.

Pavilion – 227 Street 19; 011-855-23-222-280;; pleasant boutique hotel in fine location with good food.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal – 92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh (Sangkat Wat Phnom, off Monivong Boulevard); 011-855-23-981-888;; excellent service & lovely furnishings.

Bopha Phnom Penh Titanic Restaurant – Sisowath Quay; 011-855-23-427-209;; Khmer specialties.
Friends – 215 13th Street (House 215); 011-855-12-802-072;; staffed by former street children.
La Residence – 22/24 Street 214 (former prince’s palace); 011-855-23-224-582;; expensive & delicious, French colonial food.

Khmer Architecture Tours –; Khmer Architecture Tours promotes urban heritage in Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh, and conducts tours on architectureand public-awareness projects. Battambang City has inherited a rich urban heritage with a great variety of historic architecture, representing different phases of the city's history. SIGHTS & SITES
Central Market (Phsar Thmay) – between 126th & 136th Streets (city center); 011-855-23-216-666; 1937 Art Deco landmark; towering cruciform rotunda with 4 wings.
Stupa Ossuary – Choeung Ek (commune, Dangkor District, south of Phnom Penh); 011-855-23-880-278;; also known as “Killing Fields”; contains genocide victims’ skeletal remains.
Tonle Sap River Cruises – 130th-144th Streets (try also Passenger Port near 104th Street and/or Sisowath Quay);; short (sunset) cruises along Phnom Penh riverfront are easy to arrange & offer interesting city view; typically takes about 1-2 hours; see National Museum, parks, Phnom Penh skyline, & Royal Palace; then, across Tonle Sap River, travel up Mekong River to view floating fishing villages; tourist boats (varying quality & size) wait along riverfront.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 113th Street (Boeng Keng Kang, south of city center);; 011-855-23-300-698.

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