Details: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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GETTING THERE

Travel Guide 2013

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Qatar Airways offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Phnom Penh.

WHERE TO STAY

The Plantation

No. 28, St. 184

011-855-232-151-51

www.theplantation.asia

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.

Villa Langka

No. 14, St. 282

011-855-23-726-771

www.villalangka.com

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

Chez Gaston

No. 76, St. 15

011-855-779-109-45

French bistro on a small street near the river. Friendly owner. Entrees start at around $8.

Armand’s

No. 3, St. 108

011-855-155-489-66

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

www.ka-tours.org

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 contact@ka-tours.org.

INFORMATION

www.tourismcambodia.com

J.F.

 
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