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What do you think of when Cambodia is mentioned? If your answer is the Angkor Wat and more temples in the picture, you are not entirely wrong. Let’s just say, there’s so much more to Cambodia than meets the eye. Siem Reap is Cambodia’s burgeoning capital, destined for great establishments and things.
With its own unique traditions, modern establishments, bar-filled streets, workshops and tours sprouting from every corner of the city, Siem Reap is one fine Southeast Asian gem to visit if you haven’t already.
Here are 23 Reasons Why Siem Reap should be the top of your bucket list.
Located in the Southern side of Phnom Penh city, Russian Market aka Psah Toul Tom Poung is a bustling bazaar that offers travellers spectacular glimpses of local Cambodians’ livelihoods, comprehensive variety of value-for-money souvenirs and endless photographic opportunities.
The Russian Market was extremely popular amongst the Russian expatriates in the 1980s, hence gaining its apt name. From processed fishes, motorcycle spare parts, knock-off merchandise to even nail parlours, you can find virtually every item and service available here.
When in Cambodia, Psah Toul Tom Poung is a must to visit.
No trip to Cambodia is complete until you try their national dish – Fish Amok. The exact presentation and texture of the complex delicacy vary across Cambodian regions, but key ingredients such as marinated fish, curry paste and aromatic spices remain present in all Fish Amok recipes.
Armed with a handy weather-proof Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8, we boarded a plane with the Panasonic team and embarked on a weekend adventure around the capital of Cambodia.
Cambodia is just a 2-hour flight away, and the historically rich third-world city is a destination in Southeast Asia worth visiting. An exotic experience is almost guaranteed if you visit with an open mind; indeed, we had a great time immersing ourselves into the Khmer culture.
It was surely a fulfilling weekend and we had the special moments all photographed with the all new Lumix DMC-GX8 that shall serve us as happy memories.
From visiting the Tuol Genocide Museum to sampling crickets, here are 12 Tips on What To See and Do with 48 Hours in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.