Royal Mekong Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
It was finally time to head back to Phnom Penh for our last night in Cambodia. Our dilapidated bus from Sihanoukville, costing the princely sum of $5, took five hours to do the usual four hour journey. Not helped by the Saturday market rush hour traffic on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
The sewage smells coming from the open bus door were …
... camp was used to torture and gather information on anyone against, or suspected to be against the party. Almost every single prisoner that set foot in the S21 prison was sent to the killing fields at Choeung Ek, just outside the city. In the museum today there are photos of prisoners being tortured, human remains, torture tools and stories from the few survivors that lived through this war. We specifically wanted to talk about ...
... for lunch, at 11:20am!! We weren't eating though as 1) we had no Cambodian Riel and 2) the bus would get in at 2pm so we would eat then for much cheaper than a restaurant that had a contract with the bus company! The rest of the journey went smoothly, the boat over the surprisingly fast flowing mighty Mekong was a particular highlight. On arrival in Phnom Penh we were dropped at the bus company's office and it was not near the middle of town. This was very ...
... and most of the UN until after Polpot's death. The final piece of the killing fields, after the tree where they beat infants to death, is a memorial Stupa holding 8000 skulls of the largely unknown victims. Once leaving the killing fields all the taxi drivers crowd around you asking it you want to go to the rifle range to fire an AK47. Normally as Sally wasn't there I would have jumped at this opportunity but ...
... A spread of dishes will arrive for sharing. Meat dishes are worth making definite identification of before diving in - everything is coarse - chopped, so it's not always easy to name the species. In a country where they eat absolutely anything, and where rat sells for $4 a Kilo (not cheap!), it pays to be careful. My favourite (and safe) dish is "Morning Glory and Pork" - which is always worth a titter, even if Morning Glory here is ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking