Phnom Penh is a halfway point between a sleepy Southeast Asian city and a chaotic town hurling fast foward towards the future. Rundown delapitated buildings coexist alongside old colonial style verandas. Buddhist monks slowly walking across the temples for their morning alms are juxtaposed...more
The Flicks is a unique movie house in Phnom Penh. Flicks is a film house located right above a private residential home. The movie house also includes a bar and the film room has an AC, which is a big deal in Phnom Penh. Flicks shows a wide variety of documentaries and independent features. It's...more
SPK Colorlab & Professional Photo Studio is a Glamour Shots photo studio done in Khmer styling, meaning there's ample opportunity to dress up and look like a Khmer princess. The digital backdrops are cheesy, and hair and makeup is over the top, but it's a lot of fun!...more
Chinese House is a former house that used to be own by a Chinese merchant located on the outskirts of the riverside in Phnom Penh. It has since been converted to a restaurant and lounge and serves Latin American food. The venue is atmospheric and is great for hosting parties....more
Pho is located next to Ngon, a popular Vietnamese restaurant in Phnom Penh. This little-hole-in-the-wall serves fragrant bowls of pho with tea. I recommend coming here in the morning so you can watch locals whizz by in their bikes, tuk tuks, cars, and motorbikes....more
ARTillery is a breakfast/brunch restaurant and fashion boutique located in an alleyway off of Street 240. It's located right by a wine bar. The food is Western food with a focus on local, fresh ingredients and vegetarian-friendly options.
East West is a massage and spa and offers a range of affordable massages, from Swedish to Khmer. The massages are very good and the decor, with the mix of stoned paths and soothing music ensure visitors are relaxed and feeling zen-like.
D's Books sell an impressive of second-hand books in English, French, and other languages. They also sell nice-looking postcards and stamps, making it convenient if you want to mail postcards back home to family and friends.
The Shop is actually a bakery that specializes in pastries, bread, and other baked goodies. They also serve breakfast. The nice thing about the Shop is that it's opens early. I usually go in before 7 am and purchase almond croissants and coffee before I have to catch the bus for work. In addition,...more
Sovanna serves Cambodian comfort food. It's very popular with locals. During the evenings, the restaurant is packed with families and friends gathered together to feast on morning glories, roasted corn, and grilled pork. For those that went a down-home Cambodian experience, Sovanna is...more