សួស្តី, Living the Cambodian experience

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SAFE TRANSPORTATION

Phnom Penh is a perfect city for a solo woman traveller. It is a very safe city and offers many opportunities to meet new people. Most of all, you can have safe tuk-tuk rides. Cambodian tuk-tuk drivers will always manage to take you home, even when facing the language barrier. Tuk-tuk is the best way to move across Phnom Penh. To travel around the country, night buses are the best option. You can lay down on sleepers and almost enjoy your night (you’ll have to consider the air conditioning though). For example, to go to Siem Reap, I took an 8 hours night bus from 10 PM to 6 AM for a very cheap price.

Typical tuk-tuk in a typical Phnom Penh street.

TO VISIT

Phnom Penh has a lot to offer. It has wonderful architecture and that’s maybe why it is often called the “Pearl of Asia.” For example, the Royal Palace is a typical example of the “Cambodian pagoda” architecture. The Royal Palace is located in the centre of Phnom Penh and it is the first thing you are going to visit for sure. It is a bit expensive but it is where you will see the most impressive constructions.

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
A volunteer and I in the inner courtyard of the museum
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
People who come to visit leave their bracelets as a sign of commemoration for victims.
Front of the shuttle to get to koh dach island.
Kod dach island landscape

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