Siem Reap Vistior Guide 59th

phnom penh


Getting between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap is easy. There are several daily flights, running as little as $100 return (page 65,) and multiple daily buses taking about 6-7 hours for $7-$10 one way (standard) and up to $15 for a deluxe bus (page 79). River ferries still ply the route as well, both fast boats (5 hours) and romantic slow boats taking 3-5 days, including the Tara River Boat , (page 67.) Phnom Penh International Airport The airport sits about 9km (40-60 minutes) from city center. Transportation (taxis or tuk tuks) into the city can be hired just outside the lobby: Taxi: $9 for desti- nations close to the airport. The fare for most destina- tions in the city now runs $12. For more distant parts of the city, for example Chvoy Chanvar across the bridge runs $15. Tuk-tuk (moto-remorque): $7 into the city. Drivers often ask for an additional $2 for destinations past town center. Motorcycle taxis can be found just outside of the airport and hired for $2-$4. getting to phnom penh The city offers a wide range of accommodations. Hotels are spread across town, though there is a greater con- centration toward the city center and popular riverside area. Mid-range A/C rooms run $15-$90/night with CTV, fridge and hot water at the low end and well-outfitted rooms at the top. Business class starts at about $120. Fan & bed budget digs can be had for $3-$10/night. Alibi Villa Guesthouse $22 - $38 Centrally-located villa- style guesthouse in a garden setting tucked back in a pleasantly quiet area off the main road. Easy walking dis- tance to the Palace and riverfront area. Free wifi. Visa/MC Just off Sothearos Blvd Tel: 023-6959087 016-901590 Amanjaya Pancam Hotel $155 - $250 Four-star standard at the heart of the riverfront district - very well-appointed rooms with balconies overlooking the Mekong. Restaurant and rooftop bar. Visa/MC/AMEX/ANZ #1 Street 154/Sisowath Quay Tel: 023-214747 Feliz Hostel Cafe & Bar $16.50 - $43 Modern, laid-back hostel with private and dormitory rooms. Wi-fi, airport/bus transport, air con, cable TV and a rooftop bar and restau- rant offers views of Phnom Penh monuments and skyline. Z6-132, St 51, BKK 1 Tel: 023-216596 Feliz Urban Hotel $65-$325 Upscale, modern hotel with a restaurant, spa and rooftop pool and bar. Reviewers speak highly of the attentive staff, proximity to shops and tourists spots, and clean and comfortable lodgings. Free wi-fi and parking. #3 Bis, Street 288, BKK 1 Tel: 023-212555 Orussey One Hotel $40 - $100 Four-star hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh with family rooms and VIP suites, in addition to standard rooms. Outdoor pool, fitness cen- hotels

ter, sauna. Breakfast is included with most bookings. Visa/MC/JCB/AMEX/GD/UP #12-14B Street 111 corner 198 Tel: 068-777999 012-907799

Villa Grange Hotel & Guest House $35-$65 The rooms in this newly renovated colonial mansion have Khmer- style decor and modern amenities. Outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, free wifi and a minibar, toiletries and DVD player in each room. #5 & 74, St.244, Sangkat Chaktomuk Tel: 023-986174 Phnom Penh offers some of the best dining and nightlife in Cambodia. There are a surprising number and variety of very good eateries in town spanning the spectrum from budget noodles to the fine French and Cambodian restau- rants. Don't miss the dozens of restaurants and bars that stretch along the very popular riverfront area. Candy Bar A/C, comfortable 24-hour sports bar and restaurant. Cushioned seating, relaxed atmosphere, music, pool table, sports TV. #30, Street 136 Tel: 083-355555 restaurants & pubs

Cerevisia is on a mission: To create damn fine beer. Crafting full-bodied brews with iconic aromatics and a pleasing finish. The Cerevisia taproom, Botanico, is set in a tropical garden. They regularly crank out new and exotic brews, perfect for savouring amongst the lush scenery. #9b, Street 29, near Street 294 Tel: 077-943135

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