Phnom Penh markets: a mini guide

Did you know that there are more than 30 markets in Phnom Penh. This is a guide to shopping in the Cambodian colorful city. All these selected Phnom Penh markets have their great selections and offerings. There is no single market that has everything for every buyer. Whether you need to do your regular groceries shopping to electronics products, I have you covered.  The Central Market (Phsar Thom …

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Future of Phnom Penh

What will Phnom Penh look like in 2035? To answer this question, it’s important to base the answer on the Phnom Penh’s 2035 master plan. Despite the media coverage of its slow progress, let’s take a look where we’re heading to. How Phnom Penh will fare with other capital cities in Southeast Asia? Phnom Penh has been known as the Pearl of Asia or the even the Paris …

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Why people love Cambodia?

This is a list of reasons people from all over the world fall in love with Cambodia, a charming country in Southeast Asia. Before you continue reading this, please make sure that you’ve been to Cambodia before. Or at least you’ve heard about Cambodia from you friends or family members. After reading this, it’s time for you to decide to make your first visit to Cambodia. If not, …

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How to get to Phnom Penh from Dubai by flight

Last update: June 7, 2017 Here’s a list of a direct flight from Phnom Penh Yangon of Myanmar, Dubai, and Paris: Phnom Penh to Yangon: $256 Phnom Penh to Dubai: $522 Phnom Penh to Paris: $670 You can search for the direct Emirate flights for the latest prices and promotions: https://www.emirates.com/english/book/featured-fares/ Taking a direct flight from Dubai to Phnom Penh? The cheapest round trip flight for Dubai and …

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Camera shops in Phnom Penh

Where to buy a digital camera in Phnom Penh? This is a mini guide for you. Believe it or not, you can now buy a brand new digital camera in Phnom Penh without having to fly to Bangkok or Singapore. Some years back, it’s hard to find an authorized camera dealer like Canon or Nikon in Cambodia. But that’s no longer the case. I’m listing some of the …

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Book shops in Phnom Penh

Where can you buy new and used books in Phnom Penh? Here’s a list of bookshops and online stores you can pre-order and new books. Some new online book shops in the Cambodian city source their books from Amazon and other major stores and sell them to Cambodian customers at reasonable prices. This means that you don’t have to order them and deal with the shipping and handling …

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Guide to courier delivery service in Cambodia

This is a quick guide to sending your stuff, parcels, documents, and products to anyone in any province in Cambodia. While DHL and FedEx have built their reputation for their fast shipping and delivery from one country to another, these local delivery services (below), offer a convenient and reasonably fast delivery service here in Cambodia. For those who live in Phnom Penh, it’s really easy to send goods …

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Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

Back in the early 2000s, traveling between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh city by bus was a pain. It took me all day long to get to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) from Phnom Penh back then when the roads were not well-paved. It’s a big difference now. You can take a bus from the Vietnamese capital city to the Cambodian city faster than in the early 2000s. …

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Loung Ung: First They Killed My Father author

As much of the spotlight of the latest Netflix film First They Killed My Father is on American director Angelina Jolie, less is about the original storyteller and author Loung Ung this week in Siem Reap. Born in 1970, Loung Ung is a Khmer Rouge survivor. She tells her lifetime story from 1975 until 1980 in her book, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. …

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Furniture shops in Cambodia

Whether you need to fill your new apartment room or add some new ones to your sweet home, shop, or office, these are some of best furniture shops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap you can buy a new sofa, a dining table, and chairs. Or you might want to get stools, tables, or a sleeping bed. These furniture shops are located in the Phnom Penh. IKEA products? …

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Pho Cali in Tuol Kork: Phnom Penh

This month, Pho Cali began serving those who love the flavor of a Vietnamese beef noodle soup. The shop owner, a Khmer American, comes from California. Pho Cali is close to TK Avenue. I’ve lived in Tuol Kork district since the early 2011. It’s amazing to see how this small, quiet district has changed over the years. New shopping mall like the TK Avenue has been a nice …

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Travel Cambodia with Khmer music

Cambodian legend Sin Sisamouth isn’t known as a seasoned traveler. He’s popularly known as Cambodia’s most celebrated singer of all time. Throughout his life and music, his audience can learn so much about the country. Most of his songs remarkably tell the romantic tales of most of Cambodian provinces. From Battambang to Kampong Cham to quiet beach town Kampot, it’s as if singer Samouth enjoyed his time communicating …

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Our most popular blog posts of 2016

CamboPedia.com wants to be a blog where you can rediscover some beautiful things about Cambodia. Starting mid 2016, we reactivated this Cambodian-run blog to offer our readers more original quality content. We’re not there yet. However, we’re on the early, right direction to get there. We want travelers and and expats in Cambodia to get to know more about this country through Cambodian perspectives or Cambodian lens. We …

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Phnom Climb: Phnom Penh

Want to climb the mountain? Phnom means mountain. If you’re looking for a bouldering space and our top rope walls for fun and exercise, Phnom Penh is probably the first indoor rock climbing facility in the Kingdom of Cambodia. At Phnom Climb, you can enjoy bouldering, top rope climbing and lead climbing. You can even hang out at the climbing hall. The location is good. It’s near the …

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How to be the best Airbnb host in Cambodia

I’ve been a part-time Airbnb host since late 2016. So this blog post is my experience as a first time Airbnb host in Phnom Penh. During that period, for about 6 months, I learned a great deal to be a better host. Airbnb, what? For starters, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. In Cambodia, especially in …

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Chapei Dang Veng musical tradition now on UNESCO Intangible Heritage

To conclude 2016, let’s congratulate our own Cambodia’s Chapei Dang Veng on being listed as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO announced 17 hours ago that Cambodia will receive financial support for the urgent safeguarding of Chapei Dang Veng musical tradition. This Khmer musical tradition associated with the life, customs and beliefs of Cambodian people. Chapei dang veng features the chapei (a lute often played at …

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