Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Cooking class/Food Tour/Fish market tour
  2. 2 Trip Report Best Of Nepal Tour
  3. 3 Trip Report Kyoto Temples and Imperial Palace - Travel Report
  4. 4 Japan rough itinerary
  5. 5 Trip Report Travelling the Silk Road - Trip Report
  6. 6 trying to fathom Chinese train travel
  7. 7 Bangkok- Sky Bars
  8. 8 2 weeks in Asia with my adult kids Xmas
  9. 9 Please recommend a hotel in Mumbai
  10. 10 Japan Itinerary Help Needed
  11. 11 Bangkok- Dinner Cruises
  12. 12 shanghai for 4 days
  13. 13 Budget Servied Apt
  14. 14 7 hour layover in Beijing
  15. 15 Trip Report Trip Report: Second Time to Japan - Sakura, Gardens and Castles
  16. 16 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Just back from first time to Japan!
  17. 17 Himeji Castle - luggage storage
  18. 18 What areas to stay in Singapore & Bali
  19. 19 Opinions on Osaka? And other burning questions...
  20. 20 Trip Report Something about... Malaysia
  21. 21 Trip Report China Trip - 2 Cities + Lakes, Rivers, and Rice Terraces!
  22. 22 Help needed for 1 week trip in Kuala Lumpur with kids
  23. 23 Layover in Seoul with a dog?
  24. 24 Please help me to start planning a trip to Bhutan
  25. 25 Tour Companies for Vietnam trip
View next 25 » Back to the top

Phnom Penh questions.

Jump to last reply

I will spend two nights (one full day) in PP. Unfortunately, my schedule is tight and I'm not able to spend longer in the city.

I will fly to PP from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have a choice of a flight that arrives at 10.50 am or a flight that arrives at 4 pm. I'm not a morning person and the airport in KL is far from the city I would have to get up at 6 am or 6.30 am for the earlier flight. At times my day isn't as productive as I'd like if I have a super early start. I am also worried about reports of pickpockets, bag snatching, etc in PP and am aware I need to be aware of my surrondings. Ideally, I'd rather take the later flight with a 4 pm arrival time.

These are the sights I'm interested in in PP:- the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Central Market, Russian Market, Independence Monument, Vietnam Friendship Monument and the building facades in Colonial Square (not sure if this is it's official name, it's where the Main Post Office is). I have no interest in the Killing Fields.

Assuming I take the flight from KL that arrives at 4 pm, this is the sightseeing schedule I have worked out:-

Day 1 - arrive 4pm, travel to hotel, see Independence Monument , Vietnam Friendship Monument and Colonial Square.

Day 2 - Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda early am. National Museum. Lunch break. Central Market than the Russian Market.

I plan on staying in the Riverfront area, which is why I prefer to start sightseeing at the Royal Palace and Silver Pavillion.

Is this sightseeing itinerary doable? Not sure if I have allowed enough time at the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum.

If this sightseeing schedule isn't suitable the only way to pull this off is to take the earlier flight and cover some sights on day 1 (and drink loads of coffee!).

How bad is theft and bag snatching in PP? That is what worries me the most about taking the earlier flight on day 1, it's no fun to be in an unfamiliar place, need to be on top of things and are feeling up to par.

Any advice on PP will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement