Phnom Penh City Guide

Phnom Penh City Guide
Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia. Its located in the junction of Mekong River. Three days in the bustling city will allow you to have enough of sight seeing.

The local currency is Cambodian Riel (KHR), but US Dollars are accepted all over the country.

1 USD – 4,100 KHR.

Its easy to converse with people in English, however knowing few words of Khmer would certainly be appreciated.

Hello – sous-dey

How Are You? – sokh sabbay chea teh?

I am fine – khñom sokh sabbay.

Thank You – orkun

Good Bye – chum reap leah

Before Arriving:

Most of the nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival to the Kingdom of Wonder, however its strongly recommended to check your entitlement beforehand. Its advisable to obtain an E-Visa, a week before starting your trip.

Upon Arrival:

Once in Phnom Penh, your primary modes of transport are Taxis, Tuk-Tuks and Moto.


A taxi from the airport to Wat Phnom or the Riverside will cost $9 and pretty much everything else is $12. However, they will try and give you a $12 ticket regardless, so if you are going to the Riverside say $9 and ask for the yellow ticket, there is no extra fee for additional passengers or baggage, or to drive during the rush hour or night time.


Within the premises of the terminal tuk tuks are also available for the set price of $7. If you’re looking to save some money, you can take a short walk to the main road outside the airport and get tuk tuks to ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Phnom Penh City Guide
Guide Location: Cambodia » Phnom Penh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
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