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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 11:56 AM
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Five day trip coming up. I'll have a day and a half for sightseeing and five other evenings free.

Looking for rants, raves and recommendations: sights, shopping, food, places to people watch, and maybe a game of pool. wouldn't mind seeing a traditional dance performance. Sighly racy nightlife suggestions always taken into proper consideration

Inital short list below:

TUOL SLENG MUSEUM
CHEUNG EK KILLING FIELD:
NEW CENTRAL MARKET
NATIONAL MUSEUM
ROYAL PALACE

Heart of Darkness Bar
Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC)
Riverhouse Restaurant





What do you think?
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 04:47 PM
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Russian market?
Boat trip on Mekong and/or Tonle Sap rivers.
Sorry I can't help with racy nightlife.
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Old Oct 10th, 2009, 06:29 PM
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The Russian market is a little more interesting for shopping than the central market, although of course the architecture of the central market makes it 'necessary' quick stop.

Friends restaurant is the one 'must dine' spot for me in PP.
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Old Oct 11th, 2009, 06:32 AM
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I'll also highly recommend dining at Friend's. Very good and creative food and friendly service. Wish it was in my neighborhood. Looking forward to returning.
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Old Oct 11th, 2009, 09:58 AM
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Thanks for the inputs. I've added them to my list. Friend's looks like my kinda place.
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Old Oct 11th, 2009, 11:47 AM
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Revised list:

TUOL SLENG MUSEUM
CHEUNG EK KILLING FIELD:
NEW CENTRAL MARKET
NATIONAL MUSEUM
ROYAL PALACE
RUSSIAN MARKET
BOAT TRIP ON MEKONG AND/OR TONLE RIVERS
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS CLUB (FCC)
RIVERHOUSE RESTAURANT
FRIENDS RESTAURANT


STREET 178: known as ‘Art Street’

STREET 104 AREA: Pub Street.

La Volpaia - Italian dining
Van’s Restaurant - french dining.

STREET 240 - boutique & souvenir shop street.

Tamarind Restaurant - French/Mediterranean ambiance, dishes

Freebird Bar and Grill - first-rate American bar food

STREET 51 - late night place to be.

Shanghai Bar
Pitstop Bar
Walkabout Bar
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Old Oct 11th, 2009, 11:34 PM
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While not a restaurant recommendation, I'd suggest sitting outside at one of the riverside restaurants one evening and watching the traffic and public wandering by. From overloaded tuk tuks (counted 8 in and around one) to fat repulsive western males with tiny Kymer girl friends, its a fascinating cavalcade.
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Old Oct 12th, 2009, 11:20 AM
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"to fat repulsive western males with tiny Kymer girl friends, its a fascinating cavalcade."

And some profitable cultural exchanges to boot! LOL!
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