Phnom Penh’s only formal night market, Psar Reatrey overlooks the riverside from the central reservation that separates downtown and northern Phnom Penh. It’s easiest to enter by the gate at the north end of riverside to avoid scrambling between lines of parked scooters. As with Orussey, the Night Market is chiefly oriented towards the local market, but is definitely worth a dip to pick up some very reasonably priced clothes — there’s not a huge lot else really aside from some tacky and generic souvenirs.
Orussey Market is Centrally located, Orussey Market is much more geared towards locals than tourists; hence you will not find as much in the way of souvenirs as the other markets mentioned. A huge array of foodstuffs is on offer including the wet market with fresh meat, poultry and seafood. Other items in abundance include house ware, hardware and electronic goods.
There are a wide variety of items available for purchase in Orussey Market, Phnom Penh. This is one of the not so famous Tourist Attractions in Phnom Penh. The market is more frequented by the locals than the tourists in the city. The shops in the market generally sell essential items rather than souvenirs. That is why, tourists do not take much interest in visiting this market. Still, a visit to Orussey Market, Phnom Penh give you an opportunity to interact with the local people and get an idea of their food habits and daily life.
Once reserved for the country’s rich and famous,traveling to the small seaside town of Kep – once known as Kep-sur-Mer – is making a comeback and it’s easy to see why. Boasting lashings of charm, the country’s best seafood, a nice stretch of sand and pristine countryside, a visit to Kep is a must. Here’s 10 reasons
The short stretch of imported white sand that makes up Kep beach is a popular spot during public holidays and weekends, filling up with Cambodians wading in the shallow waters or picnicking on crab and other snacks in the dappled shade. The beach is well maintained and is the ideal spot to hire a deck chair or an inflatable ring from one of the many women who line the shore.
travel to Koh Rong, for most of the people, they only hear it for the first time from the “Survivor” Tv series or see people posting photos of the island on Instagram or Facebook.
That’s it. The island is far and not safe for them to visit.
There are only some people who dare to take the boat and explore the island.
I had a chance to go and stayed one night on the island.
Located at Phnom Sruoch district in the province of Kampong Speu, Kirirom National Park is established on a seven hundred meters hill covering an area of over thirty five thousand hectares in the Elephant Mountains. The name ‘Kirirom’ meaning Mountain of Joy was given to it by the King of Cambodia. Kirirom National Park, a high altitude plateau, is known for its unique high elevation pine forest, which forms the headwaters for numerous streams feeding Kampong Speu Town.
This park is part of the ‘Southwest Cluster Protected Areas’ which include Phnom Bokor, Preah Sihanouk and Kep National Parks.
Attractions at this hill station of Kirirom are its spectacular scenery and its astonishing waterfalls.
Just north of the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, the rust-red boat comes into view: six storeys and 6,000 square metres of unused space floating on the Tonle Sap river.
With its dilapidated look, some might think it was abandoned — or perhaps even an eyesore — but it is this space that organisers plan to transform into Cambodia’s largest collaborative centre dedicated to the contemporary arts.
You visit Phsar Thmei as much as to see the iconic exterior as for the goods on offer and if you want tourist tat you head out of the centre to the Russian Market. If you want to stock up on fruit or veg, invest in a few gold bangles or do an incense stick stock fill for your house shrine then head down to Phsar Chas. It is, needless to say, a fascinating spot for a stroll as well.
For an incredible view of still relatively low-rise Phnom Penh, head up 23 store’s to Eclipse Sky Bar, which as of end-2015 is the highest rooftop bar in the capital. The bar sits at the top of the Phnom Penh Tower, which is otherwise home to offices and embassies on Monivong Boulevard, and is found just a 10-minute ride from Independence Monument.
We checked out a half-day, 25-kilometre Grasshopper tour to the Mekong islands, which was excellent and priced at US$39. We haven’t come across any other outfits offering similar cycling tours, though it’s possible some guesthouses or hotels offer their own versions.
Along with freshly opened Aeon Mall, another new shopping destination that may either fill you with delight or horror is TK Avenue… Yes, really, this is still Cambodia.