Sokha Club Hotel
Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
We arrived in Phnom Penh Cambodia after a 6 hour bus trip through incredibly dry and scrubby country, and we hit a cow on the way. He got up and walked away and the bus headlight was fixed with masking tape! Our new guide is Phalkun, a Cambodian who lives in Siem Reap.
It is swelteringly hot here but what a surprise when we got here to …
... come out every night to exercise, socialise etc. It is great!
We went up to a flash rooftop bar one night and sat on the edge and enjoyed the views, sounds and smells over this area. Well, not so much the smells as we were getting a regular dose of SEWERAGE aroma! Along the riverside parkland are three sewerage access points with ladders descending into them. They are about 4x4m square and surrounded by lovely ...
Last night I was watching an old episode of Downton Abbey when I suddenly heard a lot of shouting from the street. Being naturally curious about the disturbance, I went out on my balcony to see what it was. I started out thinking there might have been another accident but no. There were about 15-20 youngish adults in the street yelling at one another. Guys and ...
... reminded us of the Holocaust. On our final day in Phnom Penh we visited the "Killing Fields". This is a mass grave site - just one of more than a hundred across Cambodia. It was quite a chilling and sombre experience. In this particular mass grave, people were driven here from the S21 prison after months of torture. They were told they were being moved to a "new house", when in reality, they were being shipped out to die. The process was ...
... my hands up and say that before coming to Cambodia I was not aware of this travesty and still find myself in shock thinking about it.
Rose and I spent the next day at a Bear sanctuary run by a charity called Free the Bears, located at Phnom Ta Mao Zoo just outside the city. The zoo covers 6000 acres of protected regenerating forests but the charity occupy just a small part this housing 123 bears, the charity have rescued a total of 175 bears since 1997. They ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility