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How to travel to Phnom Penh

April 02, 2021 - 86 views

Wonder which is the best way to get to Phnom Penh? Below are all you need to know about how to travel to Cambodia's Capital.

1. How to travel to Phnom Penh

Phom Penh can be reached by either domestic flights, international flights or overland and speedboat from neighboring provinces.

  • By plane

There are direct international flights between Phnom Penh and most East Asia cities, including Bangkok, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon (Seoul), Kuala Lumpur, Nanning, Qatar, Singapore, Shanghai, Taipei and Vientiane.

Currently there are domestic flights between Phnom Penh and two cities: Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.

  • By bus

Mekong Express Bus

Mekong Express Bus

Tourists can travel to Phnom Penh from many main cities in Cambodia like Siem Reap, Battambang, Sihanoukville, Sisophon… and Poipet (Thailand). The bus station at the southwest corner of the Central Market is the base for buses run by Mekong Express, Phnom Penh Sorya Transport, Capitol Tours, Giant Ibis, and GST Express. The other bus station is next to the night market, at the Northern end of riverside road (Sisowath Quay).

Phnom Penh Bus Station Map

Phnom Penh Bus Station Map

  • By boat

+ River ferries connect Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, leave at 7:30am and usually take 6 hours; a ticket for foreigners costs 35 USD. Ferries will arrive at the Phnom Penh Port on Sisowath Quay.

+ Fast boats leave every morning at around 8 am from Chau Doc in Vietnam's Mekong Delta and take 5 hours to reach Phnom Penh. There are 3 choices of boat to Chau Doc: Hang Chau Speed Boat, Mekong Tour Slow Boat, and Cawaco hydrofoil from Can Tho.

Boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

Boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

2. How to eat bugs when traveling to Phnom Penh

Although its appearance may be a little bit thrilling, insects are nutritious, eco-friendly and abundant. They can be sold in markets, pushed through the streets on carts or even offered in hotel and restaurants as specialty dishes of Cambodia. Of course, all of them are edible, non-toxic: tarantula, black beetles, cockroaches, grasshoppers, locusts, bamboo worms, water bugs...  Customers often like to eat fried insects while drinking beer, as a healthy and exotic replacement for popcorn or peanuts.

Bugs are non-toxic and nutritious!

Bugs are non-toxic and nutritious!

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