Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
Nach einer weiteren Schneckenfahrt von Sihnoukville, erreichten wir nach gut 5 Stunden die Hauptstadt Phnom Penh. Wir hatten uns bereits informiert, wo die Hotels in unserer Preisklasse liegen und wie weit sie von der Busstation entfernt sind. Laut unserem Guide waren die Hotels mehr oder we***** 500m von der Busstation weg. Aus diesem Grund, …
The drive from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh was great for taking
in some of the views. We passed many Rice Fields and flood plains, and at one
café they served tarantulas :P ewwwwww.
When we arrived it was a typical SE Asian city, big and
smelly :P and when we got to our hotel it had free laundry which was a bonus.
... before making our way to the post office for Dev. It took us a while to find it but eventually with the help of the locals we did. We made our way back home slowly afterwards because it was 6pm by this time and we were quite a way out, with all the riots and protests we thought best to get back. We did some shopping in the market and collected some bits we wanted and when we made it back we ate and packed up ready for our bus journey the following morning at 6am. ...
... lunch we walked round the corner to the entrance to the Choeng Ek Genocide Centre, also known as The Killing Fields. This is where the prisoners from S-21 prison which we visited yesterday were taken to be killed. An audio guide is provided with your entry if you pay the advertised $6 entry but if you don't want that then it's only $3 but you have to ask for it! We walked to the small museum first to read about the history of the site and as we arrived the video was just ...
... to Choeung Ek. The roads soon deteriorated in the suburbs into what I can only describe as a dusty moon surface, with workers scurrying around trying to re-surface. Unfortunately we got stuck in a 40 min tailback on this section. By the time we reached Choeung Ek it was crowded and sweltering. However with the aid of an excellent audio tour, it was both silent and respectful. Historians have no idea how many people were killed here. Mass graves litter ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Great hotel, however the stairs to our room and lack of windows let it down, although the rooftop Jacuzzi was a good bonus :)
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