- The riverfront and the gardens in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh are a popular gathering place for local residents and visitors alike. Early in the morning locals often exercise there, and in the early evening stalls set up selling a multitude of interesting snacks.
- If you feel like escaping the city take a drive to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary, Asiatic bears, elephants, a wide range of water birds and even tigers are waiting for your visit. Call in at the Tonle Bati Lake on the way. Alternatively head out of town to the old capital of Udong.
- Phnom Penh has its fair share of arts and culture. Traditional Apsara dance shows, shadow puppet performances, photo exhibitions, film nights and lots more can add to your evening’s entertainment. Check out local newspapers for what’s happening around town.
- Leave some room in your bag for shopping in Phnom Penh. Added to the lively markets there are also a growing number of fair trade shops and community based projects producing high quality and interesting gifts, the profits of which benefit organizations supporting the disadvantaged, the environment and the animals of Cambodia.
- For a different experience ask the staff in your hotel where they shop. They will point you in the direction of a local market you won’t have heard of.
- Phnom Penh has a great variety of NGO (non government organization/charity) restaurants with great food where the more you can eat the more you help local projects!!!! Try Friends, Romdeng, Hagar and more.
- Visit the Child Safe Centre and other charity run centres - they are free, give you a good insight into the country and also offer you a positive way to give back to Cambodia.
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