Towns

Temples

Phnom Penh

As Asian capitals go, Phnom Penh is a real sleepy backwater, but that’s changing, fast. Located on the banks of the Tonle Sap river, where it meets the Mekong and the Bassac, water is an obvious theme and limit to the towns enlargement. Somewhat ignored by mainstream tourism in favour of its glamourous little sister, Siem Reap, the hill (Phnom) that Penh found is home to a wide variety of different cultural influences and characters.

High Light

  • Nightlife
  • Wat Phnom
  • Royal Palace
  • Modern world, international phones, internet
  • Markets

A evening spent exploring the city’s nightlife can certainly be an eye-opener. Located almost bang slap in the middle of the country, it is home to Cambodia Expeditions’ base of operations; from here we can get easily to anywhere. Most of the early evening entertainment can be found overlooking the river, where there is a surprising selection of restaurants, from the finest Mexican food in Asia to Ganja-flavoured pizza. Only really of interest to tours as the stepping off point for trips into Koh Kong, by far the most difficult of the provinces to traverse.

Points Onward & Riding Conditions

The rest of the country 

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