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Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2017 ????????

Clem Kadiddlehopper
Published on 01 Nov 2019 / In People & Blogs

00:46 Visa on arrival process
01:09 Cheapest tuk-tuk option to riverside
04:54 Phnom Penh's ancient food market
09:08 Passed out foreigner
10:18 Luxury Hotel in Phnom Penh
12:29 Nightlife on Riverside
16:08 Khmer chef beauty at breakfast buffet
16:38 Walk along ton le sap on Riverside
18:31 Cambodian street food
19:48 Phnom Penh shopping
20:55 Bicycle taxi old man
23:17 Ancient street coffee roast method
23:54 Modern supermarket
25:26 $70 hotel room
25:57 Phnom Penh gym
26:44 Rooftop jacuzzi
28:42 Inside Riverside bars
31:06 Tuol Sleng S-21 Khmer Rouge prison
35:04 Capitalism rising
36:00 When is the best time to visit Cambodia?

Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh is on the rise. Although Western tourism is down year over year, the city's economy is booming.

Khmer's continue to see improving living standards and life in the country's capital is almost unrecognizable in just 10 short years. The ancient and modern sides of Phnom Penh continue to co-exist to produce a city unlike any other in Stouh-East Asia.

This film depicts both old and new Cambodia. I take a tour of the old food market, show you around a luxury hotel, visit some of the cities many nightlife venues and talk to the local people in various professions.

The first time I visited Phnom Penh was back in 2003. Since then Riverside have been transformed to a haven for connoisseurs of with modern Western restaurants. Traditional Cambodia is nowhere to be seen. As soon as you walk a block away from riverside however things change and you're thrown back a decade or ten.

Bicycle taxis take locals to and from work whilst motorbikes which appears to date back to the Japanese invasion of French Indochine during World War II still maneuver past moving at snails pace.

For how much longer one will be able to witness old Asia in Cambodia is anyone's guess. No is as good a time to visit as ever though. The longer you wait the higher chances are that visiting Phnom Penh will be nothing more than a visit to a mini Bangkok.

Outro: Batushka - Yekteniya 1
Intro: TeknoAXE - Technopop7_b

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