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Travel Guide

Travel Agencies




Tourist Attractions

Also see What To Bring before you start packing.

As of January 2007 it is now possible to apply for the Cambodian tourist visa online.  
See:  http://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh/ for more information.

Travel Agencies

As soon as your visa appointment has been confirmed, it's time to make your travel plans.  The best place to start is with an experienced travel agency.  These are agencies that adoptive parents have had good experiences with:

Fantasia Tour Co. Ltd.
135C, St. 360 
S/k Boeung Keng Kang III, Khan Chamkarmorn 
Phnom Penh , KH 
Phone: (855) 23 992 333 
Fax: (855) 23 992 333 
E-Mail: [email protected] 

Federal Travel
Information and Fare Quotes: (954)942-8666
Fax: (954)942-4047
Email: [email protected]

Four Corners of the World
Todd Gallinek
6519 Newhall Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
Home/Office: 704 364 7107
Mobile: 303 918 9888
Email: [email protected] 

Hidden Treasure Tours
Steve Powers
Phone:  888-889-9906 or 516-670-9232
Fax:  516-432-0544
Email:  [email protected]

Lotus Travel
Phone:  (425) 957-9956
Email:  [email protected]

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There are many nice hotels in Cambodia.  Often agencies have agreements with one or more hotels and can get you very good deals.  If you prefer, you can also book a hotel on your own.  

Click on photos to enlarge.

Goldiana Hotel *
Telephone:  855-23 219 558
E-mail:  [email protected]


Golden Gate Hotel
Telephone:  855-23 721 161
E-mail:  [email protected]

Hotel Cambodiana *
Telephone:  855-23 426 288
E-mail:  [email protected]

Himawari Hotel Apartments * (formerly MiCasa)
Telephone:  855-23 214555 
E-mail:  [email protected]
Sunway Hotel
Telephone:  855-23-430 333
E-mail:  [email protected]

* swimming pool

More hotel listings can be found at:

Cambodia Travel Mart

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These have been frequented by adoptive families and found to be very good.
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Name Address
FCC a #363 Sisowath Quay
Irina (Russian menu) #7 Street 228
Nike's Pizza House + #160 Street 63, corner of Sihanouk Blvd.
Pon Lok (Asian/Khmer menu) #319-323 Sisowath Quay
Riverhouse (Mediterranean menu) + a #6 Street 110
The Shop (deli/bakery) + #39 Street 240

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Supermarkets/Department Stores - These stores are geared toward foreigners.  They have imported western food and products, as well as some clothing, baby products (walkers, strollers, etc), and other items.

Lucky Supermarket - 2 locations
    #160 Sihanouk (St. 274)

Pencil Supercenter
#15 Samdech Pan (St. 215)

    #191 Mao Tse Toung (St. 245)
    (aka "Parkway Lucky")

You Nam Supermarket
#306-312 Kampuchea Krom (St. 128)
Sorya Shopping Center
#13-61 Trasak Paem (St. 63)
    (South of Central Market)

Artist's rendition of the Sorya Shopping Center
which officially opened May 2003.

Traditional Markets - Make sure you go to at least one traditional market while in Phnom Penh.  You can find all sorts of goods at the markets, from food and clothing to jewelry and silk.

Central Market (Psah Thmei)
    The largest of the markets, this is the one you see on postcards... it is a yellow art-deco building with additional stalls surrounding it.  Things to look for here: souvenirs (t-shirts, postcards, etc), silver, silk, electronics.  Most notable is the main area with numerous gold merchants where you can get incredible deals on beautiful jewelry.

Russian Market (Psah Toul Tom Poung)
    Smaller than Central, but with a more varied selection of souvenirs, curios and silks than the Central Market.  Also you can find name brand clothing for bargain prices.

Old Market (Psah Chas)
    A local market not geared toward tourists.  Fruits and vegetables, secondhand clothes, hardware, religious items. 

Cambodian Handicrafts - These specialty stores are great places to pick up souvenirs and gifts.  Many also give back to the community by employing local artisans, widows and others in need.

NCDP (National Center for Disabled Persons) - silk and fabric items, Battambang pottery.

Address:  #3 Norodom

Rajana - t-shirts, jewelry, handicrafts *also charcoal drawings of Cambodian children by local artist Chan Borey.  Bring in a photograph of your Cambodian child and within a few days you will have a beautiful portrait for only about $30!!

Address:  Northeast Corner of Russian Market #170 Street 450

Tabitha Cambodia - silk and fabric, baby gifts, needlework, handicrafts.  *choose from a variety of baby quilts which can be personalized with your child's name (in English and/or Khmer) for $10 - allow at least one day for personalization.

Address:  #239, Street 51, Corner of 360   (New Address as of 9/04)


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Tourist Attractions

The Royal Palace - Includes the Royal Residence, Silver Pagoda and a life sized model of a traditional Khmer home.

The National Museum - Contains a collection of Angkorian as well as pre- and post- Angkorian artifacts.

Wat Phnom - Features a shrine on top of a hill (open to visitors), caged birds, monkeys and Sam Bo the elephant who gives rides around the park.

Tuol Sleng Museum - located near junction of Streets 113 and 350.  A former high school which was turned into a prison, torture and interrogation center by the Khmer Rouge.

The Killing Fields - 15 km. south of Phnom Penh.  A memorial stupa has been built which houses 8000 skulls of the victims of the Khmer Rouge.  The surrounding area is still littered with bones from the many mass graves.

Sihanoukville - 232 km SE of Phnom Penh.  Beaches, coral islands for snorkeling and diving and sometimes windsurfing.  See The Sihanoukville Visitors Guide for more details and information about transportation and hotels.

Siem Riep/ Angkor Wat - Best access is by plane.  Travel arrangements can be made at your hotel or a local travel agency.  Angkor Temple complexes built by successive kings from the 9th to the 14th centuries.  Most popular and accessible temple complexes are Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei and the Bayon.  See The Siem Reap Visitors Guide for more details and information.


For a more in-depth guide to Phnom Penh, go to
 The Phnom Penh Visitors Guide


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