Phnom Penh, a booming city on the forefront of Cambodia, offers great opportunities and possibilities. As a tourist spot on the waterfront, it has plenty of options.
The Riverside, located at the heart of Phnom Penh, is the nearest and most popular getaway where the city’s residents and expats can briefly escape their polluted, busy life and enjoy exercise and recreation in many forms.
A walk along Phnom Penh’s Riverside is never complete without a visit to the Preah Ang Dang-Keur shrine. For Cambodians, this is the main shrine to worship and make offerings to Loekshvara, the six-armed deity who is also known as Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Khmer Times asks Teng Chanda – who has been struggling with a fall in business activity at her store – whether the low sales were the result of July’s general election.
Police are investigating the murder of a man who was standing along the riverside.
Phnom Penh’s popular Riverside area, a tourism and business hub, will see more development in the coming months, with a number of massive construction projects about to commence, on the drawing board, or in the pipeline.
The Riverside, being one of the most visited places in the capital, has been a witness of how and when restaurants, bars, hotels and massage parlors have sprouted along its strip.
In November this year Phnom Penh will witness the launching of an entertainment complex and tourist attraction that will be among the best Cambodia has seen in years.
At Phnom Penh’s Riverside, by the banks of the Tonle Sap, before the sun’s fully risen, walkers, runners, aerobic devotees, and Tai Chi exponents can be seen on the pavements.
For those looking to get out of Phnom Penh and soak up some of colonial Cambodia, the place to go is Chhlong, about 31 kilometres south of Kratie.