Phnom Penh

Off the Rails in Phnom Penh by Amit Gilboa

Phnom Penh is a city of beauty and degradation, tranquility and violence, and tradition and transformation; a city of temples and brothels, music and gunfire, and festivals and coups.
But for many, it is simply an anarchic celebration of insanity and indulgence. Whether it is the $2 wooden shack brothels, the marijuana-pizza restaurants, the AK-47 fireworks displays, or the intricate brutality of Cambodian politics, Phnom Penh never ceases to amaze and amuse.

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Time to Plan YOUR TRIP to CAMBODIA

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Time to Plan Your Trip to Cambodia

You know you’ve been meaning to, and you promised yourself a holiday around Christmas/New Year. So, why not Cambodia? In fact, December and January are the coolest months of the year and as such is the peak of the tourist season. So now is the time to plan your itinerary, budget and then make the bookings.

Where to start?

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  • Published in Culture

Phnom Penh A Cultural History by Milton Osborne

As a one-time resident of Phnom Penh and an authority on Southeast Asia, Milton Osborne provides a colorful account of the troubled history and appealing culture of Cambodia's capital city. Osborne sheds light on Phnom Penh's early history, when first Iberian missionaries and freebooters and then French colonists held Cambodia's fate in their hands.

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Lonely Planet Cambodia by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Cambodia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch the sun rise over the magnificent temples of Angkor, hit boho bars in Phnom Penh, and find a tropical hideaway in the Southern Islands – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cambodia and begin your journey now!

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Newbie Guide to Phnom Penh by Single Man's Travel

Why Phnom Penh?
You might ask, 'why Phnom Penh?' rather than your usual holiday destination. Have you ever wondered what it is like to have women run after you like you're a star? Sick of women who think a man’s duty is to do everything and anything to keep her happy? Sick of paying large amounts of money to have the company of women?

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My Tales of Woe - and Wow - from My Travels through Cambodia by Ryan Biddulph

Blogging from Paradise blogger and author Ryan Biddulph shares his tales of woe and wow during his 2 month trip through Cambodia in 2013. From Phnom Penh, to Siem Reap, to Sihanoukville, to Battambang, to Kampot, Ryan braved wicked typhoons, swinging bags of vomit and intense meditation sessions in Cambodian wats to share these stories with you. If you're a sucker for a good travel story, kick back, relax and enjoy.

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Cambodia: The Solo Girl's Travel Guide by Alexa West

Phnom Penh | Siem Reap | Sihanoukville | Koh Rong | Kampot | Koh Kong |Battambang

Would you rather skim the surface of crowded tourist destinations?
Or, do you want exclusive access to secret beaches, hidden bungalows, and off-the-beaten-path destinations?

Ditch the generic travel guides that are impersonal AF and feel like they were written for your nerdy cousin who wears socks with sandals.
The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide is about to make your #VacationGoals come true.

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  • Published in Culture

Modern Khmer Cities by Vann Molyvann

This book offers an analysis of urban planning in Cambodia by the preeminent Cambodian architect and urban planner, HE Vann Molyvann. The urban areas of Angkor / Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Sihanoukville are examined through rich layers of historical, geological and ecological analysis.

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King Norodom's Head by Steven Boswell

King Norodom's Head deals with sights of Phnom Penh rarely found in guidebooks. This is not, therefore, a guidebook with walking tours of the town. There are no detailed descriptions of the Royal Palace, National Museum, or Khmer Rouge's infamous S-21 detention-cum-torture centre, though all these places make appearances in the book.

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