Qatar Airways offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Phnom Penh.
WHERE TO STAY
No. 28, St. 184
Boutique resort in the middle of the city, expanded from a French-era building. Poolside lounge area and big breakfast spread for guests. Rooms from $85.
No. 14, St. 282
Leafy, laid-back boutique hotel with pool near the city’s Independence Monument. Great food and a relaxing place for cocktail hour. Rooms from $50.
WHERE TO EAT
No. 76, St. 15
French bistro on a small street near the river. Friendly owner. Entrees start at around $8.
No. 3, St. 108
Pricier than Chez Gaston, but the owner puts on more of a show. Steaks seem to be the specialty. Main entrees start at around $20.
WHAT TO DO
Khmer Architecture Tours
Preservationist group of architects and students offers a variety of scheduled tours of Cambodian and French architecture. Customized jaunts may also be arranged. Prices vary, but the popular cyclo and walking tour of colonial-era structures is $15 per person. Book by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.