Phnom Penh’s best vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants

I often get asked if it’s easy to be vegetarian in Cambodia. In Phnom Penh, the answer is yes! The city feels like a foodie paradise as so many different restaurants and cuisines have popped up in recent years. Here’s a roundup of the best vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in Phnom Penh. This list is by no means comprehensive, and I’m always discovering new favorites. So feel free to comment below with your favorite veg spot, and I’ll add it to the list!

I’ve organized the list by neighborhood: BKK area; Riverside; and Russian Market (Read more about how to eat vegetarian and vegan in Cambodia).

Phnom Penh vegetarian

Don’t worry, there are a plethora of vegetarian and vegan options in Phnom Penh

BKK Neighborhood

Vitking House 1*

Vitking House’s all-vegetarian menu focuses on Khmer food, often incorporating meat substitutes made from soy or other veggie alternatives. With two locations in Phnom Penh (see ‘Vitking House 3’ below, in the Russian Market section) and two in Siem Reap, the growing chain has become popular with both locals and foreigners. Most dishes are $2-4, making it one of the better bargains for vegetarians.

Open daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
370 Street 163
T: 023 222 150
facebook.com/VitkingHouse

Vego Salad Bar

With its create-your-own style menu, Cambodian-owned Vego Salad Bar allows you to work around any dietary restrictions, and choose from a wide variety of ingredients. Or forgo veggies and choose to make your own fruit salad.

Open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
3Eo Pasteur St. (51)
T: 012 984 596; 011 984 596
facebook.com/vego.saladbar

Cafe Soleil*

This Cambodian-owned vegetarian restaurant has a relaxed, no-frills backpacker vibe, with a shelf of books and magazines to peruse while you sit. It offers a wide selection of Khmer and American-style vegetarian dishes, many of which are vegan. It’s also one of the cheaper options for vegetarian food in Phnom Penh, with many dishes between $2 and $4.

Open daily, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
22DEo, street 278
T: 012 923 371
facebook.com/Cafe-Soleil

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Farm to Table has a small garden, full-size tractor, and lots of veggie and vegan options.

Farm to Table

The large outdoor seating area, complete with a small garden, full-size tractor, and chickens running around definitely provides a unique vibe within Phnom Penh. The menu offers many vegetarian and vegan options, including a vegan cheesecake to enjoy after your meal (or before — life is short!). Farm to Table is a sister restaurant to Artillery Cafe and hosts a monthly farmer’s market, “Mindful Market.”

Open daily, 8 a.m to 9 p.m.
16 Street 360
T: 078 899 722
facebook.com/FarmToTablePP

Java Cafe

With its extensive menu Java has some of the best vegetarian options of any coffee shop in Phnom Penh, including salads, sandwiches, and a veggie burger (mushroom patty). Many of the veggie options include cheese or yogurt sauce, but can easily be ordered dairy-free. The walls of Java showcase rotating art exhibits and the cafe hosts art, music, and literary events.

Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
56E1 Sihanouk Blvd (facing Independence Monument park)
T: 012 833 512
javacambodia.com

best Phnom Penh vegetarian restaurants

Botanico’s relaxing beer garden is an oasis from the hustle & bustle of Phnom Penh.

Botanico

It’s not always easy to find veg-friendly ‘bar food’ to pair with a cold brew. Luckily, Botanico’s small food menu includes multiple veggie options, including a Mediterranean plate (hummus, olives, and pita) and falafel ‘slider’ burgers. The relaxing beer garden setting surrounded by greenery makes this a good stop when you need a quick break from the busy city.

Open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9b Street 29 (near street 294)
T: 077 943 135
craftbrewhouse.org

There’s no shortage of delicious Indian restaurants in Phnom Penh, many of which have vegetarian and vegan options. Here are a few of my favorites in BKK:

Coriander Vegetarian Restaurant

While its name can be misleading because the menu does include some meat dishes, Coriander is one of the most veg-friendly Indian restaurants in Phnom Penh. Most options are under $5 and portions are big enough for two, especially if you add naan or a starter.

Open daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
21Eo, Street 71
T: 088 996 9651

Dosa Corner

Dosa Corner is one of the best options in Phnom Penh for good, inexpensive Indian food, and offers numerous vegetarian and vegan options. As its name suggests, the menu revolves around the south Indian dosa, a super thin pancake made of fermented rice and urad beans (black lentils). The menu includes a wide selection of sides to pair with your dosa, including biryanis and curries.

Open daily, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
5E Pasteur St. (Street 51)
T: 012 673 276

Namaste India (formerly Madras India)

Located on the lively, expat-favorite Street 308, Madras offers Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Its air-conditioned interior (with delicious smells wafting from the kitchen) is a great place to unwind after a long day or before a night out on the town. Most veggie options are $4 or under, and portions are generous. Try the vegetable biryani.

Open daily, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
15 Street 308
T: 099 624 710
madras-indianfood.com

Riverside neighborhood

The Corn

The Corn is great if you want to try some traditional Khmer dishes meat-free. Nearly all main courses are vegan with the option to add chicken, fish, or prawn for an additional cost. They make a great vegetarian ‘amok,’ a traditional Cambodian dish that is usually made with fish. In addition to beer and wine, they also offer some original cocktails.

Open daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
26 Street 269 (Preah Suramarit)
T: 017 773 757
thecornphnompenh.com

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The Corn’s entrance, an alley off the north end of Independence Monument Park, will make you feel like you discovered Phnom Penh’s best kept vegetarian secret

The Vegetarian*

As the name suggests, the entire menu at The Vegetarian is meat-free. In a quiet, tree-filled setting just north of Independence Monument Park, they also offer a wide variety of smoothies and fruit juices. Many of the dishes include soy or other meat alternatives.

Open Monday to Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
158 Street 19
T: 012 905 766

Besto Indian*

Besto is a vegetarian and vegan Indian restaurant. In addition to a wide variety of Indian food, their menu offers an array of Western food including veggie burgers and a vegetarian hot dog. Also open for breakfast.

Open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
74-76, Street 126 (just west of Central Market)
T: 010 700 602
facebook.com/Thebestoveg

Vegan and vegetarian Phnom Penh

Backyard Cafe is hip and healthy, with lots of vegan and vegetarian options.

Backyard Cafe

The food & decor of this cafe near the Royal Palace invoke the feel of many hip, health food cafes you’d find in Western cities. In addition to many vegan options, Backyard’s menu includes gluten-free and raw food. They also sell food and body products to take home.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
11b, street 246
T: 078 751 715
backyardeats.com

Friends Restaurant

Friends is a social enterprise training restaurant with profits supporting Friends International’s social programs. The menu offers numerous vegetarian Western and Asian tapas and full courses. The gift shop next door also supports Friends International.

Open daily, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
215 Street 13
T: 12 802 072
tree-alliance.org/friends

Romdeng Restaurant

A sister restaurant of Friends and also operating as a social enterprise, Romdeng is located in an old colonial building with a large patio and plenty of greenery. Their menu includes a “For the Veggie Lover” section and a small gift shop also supports their social programs.

Open daily 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
74 Street 174
T: 92 219 565
tree-alliance.org/romdeng

Vegetarian Buffet*

Easy to miss if you don’t notice “Vegetarian” written on the awning, this small Cambodian restaurant offers a buffet of all-vegetarian foods. You may need to speak Khmer to inquire which dishes are vegan or about other dietary restrictions, but the prices can’t be beat. (See our guide to ordering vegetarian food in Khmer)

Street 51 & Street 208 (Just northeast of the intersection)

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Artillery’s health food and arts cafe is located down the grafitti-adorned alley way, dubbed ‘240½’

Artillery

Artillery cafe focuses on providing options for a range of “healthy lifestyles” including vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, and raw. They offer an extensive drink menu including cold-pressed juices, smoothies, tea, and coffee. The walls feature local artwork and you can find locally handcrafted (food and non-food) products for purchase.

Open daily, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Street 240 ½ alley, near Street 19
T: 78 985 530
artillerycafe.com

Russian Market neighborhood

Master Ruma*

A new addition to the Russian Market neighborhood, Master Ruma is an all-vegetarian restaurant, though they offer many dishes with meat alternatives. The menu focuses on Asian fare and most main dishes are under $3, making it a great bargain. The decor and bookshelves pay tribute to yoga and mindfulness.

Open daily, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
16A Street 456
T: 023 632 8328
facebook.com/Master-Ruma

Sumatra

One of the best options in Russian Market for an inexpensive, delicious, and filling meal is Sumatra Indonesian restaurant. They offer numerous vegetable, tofu, and tempeh dishes and the prices are hard to beat. Try the cassava tempeh or the tofu gado gado.

Open Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
67 Street 123
T: 016 561 980
sumatracuisines.com

Phnom Penh vegetarian restaurants

As savory vegan breakfasts go, it’s hard to beat Lot 369’s vegan breakfast bowl.

Lot 369

This vegetarian, vegan, and carnivore-friendly cafe serves up salads, sandwiches, breakfast, and tapas in a cozy, open-air space adorned with greenery. Recently added indoor and air-conditioned seating can be found on the second level. The drink menu focuses on coffee, tea, and probiotic drinks. The vegan breakfast bowl is one of the best savory vegan breakfasts in town.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
13C Street 454
T: 012 345 541
facebook.com/lot369

Alma Cafe

Finding good meat and dairy-free Mexican food isn’t always easy, but Alma offers delicious vegetarian tacos or burritos. They come with cheese and sour cream, but with the fresh veggies, homemade salsa, and black beans, they are just as tasty ordered sans dairy. The margaritas are also excellent.

Open daily, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
59 Street 155
T: 092 424 903
facebook.com/AlmaCafeinCambodia

Buffalo Sister

Buffalo Sister’s menu is meat-heavy and they are known for their weekly Sunday Roast dinner, but they have one of the best vegetarian salads in town. I usually only finish half of their heaping falafel salad and get a second meal out of the other half. They have a few other vegetarian salads and sandwiches, but I’ve yet to deviate from the falafel salad.

Open Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
55D Street 456
T: 017 879 403
facebook.com/Buffalo-Sister

Eleven One Kitchen

Eleven One Kitchen has a separate vegetarian section of their menu and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner (no vegan breakfast options, though). They offer a wide variety of Asian and Western foods at good prices. The vegetarian curry and tofu mushroom amok are both excellent.

Open daily, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
37 Street 123
T: 086 619 111
facebook.com/eleven.one.kitchen

The Snacker*

This local ice cream stand sells fresh, non-dairy ice cream made from coconut and/or local fruit (it is also gluten free). Traditional flavors include chocolate, vanilla, and coconut, while more creative offerings include soursop, red dragonfruit, and durian.

Street 163 & Street 450 (Russian Market parking lot)
T: 012 833 105
facebook.com/the.snacker

Phnom Penh vegetarian

Sesame Noodle Bar’s house noodles with tofu and hibiscus iced tea.

Sesame Noodle Bar

This small Asian fusion restaurant offers some of the best noodles in Phnom Penh. The customizable menu allows you to choose yellow egg, green veggie, or glass noodles and top them with pork or tofu. The vegetarian small plates include tofu steak, tofu and kimchi, carrot salad, and — my favorite — vegetable gyoza (dumplings). The tart hibiscus iced tea really hits the spot on hot days.

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 5p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
9 Street 460
T: 096 868 5780
sesamenoodlebar.com

Long After Dark

If you like your vegetarian fare with a side of scotch, Long After Dark is the place for you. The menu denotes vegan options, which include burgers, pasta, and appetizers. My favorites are the veggie burger or the pan-fried sesame seed tofu with lemon zest dressing. With bookshelves full of whiskey/scotch and tunes spinning from vinyl records, the ambiance isn’t bad either.

Open daily, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
86 Street 450
T: 093 768 354
longafterdarkcambodia.com

Vitking House 3*

See ‘Vitking House 1’ description above.

Open daily, 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
315 Street 430
facebook.com/VitkingHouse

Tummy Filler Cafe and Pub

Tummy Filler is a Cambodian-owned restaurant providing Cambodian and Western favorites. The vegetarian offerings includes spring rolls, salads, sandwiches, and Asian dishes (they recently added numerous veggie options which aren’t yet up on their website menu). The full bar also serves a wide selection of wines and cocktails.

Open daily, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
28A Street 460
T: 081 559 168
tummyfillercafe.com

Big Board Kitchen

You might not think of schnitzel as being vegetarian-friendly, but in the case of Big Board you’d be wrong. They offer many yummy vegetarian options including eggplant schnitzel, noodle and rice dishes, deep fried vegetables, and deep fried tofu crumble balls. The menu also offers a wide variety of sauces for you to pair with your schnitzel dish.

Open Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
33 Street 123
T: 017 841 258
facebook.com/bigboardkitchen

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes the restaurant has an all-vegetarian menu. All other restaurants are vegetarian and vegan-friendly.

How to get from Kampot to Kep (and vice-versa)

If you’re visiting Kampot and are itching to see Kep, or are sick of eating crab in Kep and are ready to see sleepy Kampot, never fear, there are several options to go back and forth between Kep and Kampot. The trip is only 25km (15 miles) and takes between thirty minutes to an hour depending on which type of transport you choose. None of these requires advance reservation and all can be booked while in Kampot or Kep.

The road from Kep to Kampot

The road between Kampot and Kep is finally sealed, and a tuk tuk ride is a great way to see the Cambodian countryside.

Tuk tuk

Currently the trip between Kampot and Kep takes about 35 to 45 minutes by tuk tuk through the Cambodian countryside and several Cham Muslim villages. The road is now fully sealed, so it’s a much more comfortable journey than it was a year ago. When the road was being redone the journey cost between $12 and $15 due to the added wear and tear on vehicles — it was between $8 and $10 before that. These days, negotiations usually start at $15 or even $20, but most drivers will be happy with $10 or $12 for two people. If you are looking to do a day trip, return trips are usually about the same (because most tuk tuk drivers turn around and go back after dropping you off, anyway). They will be happy to wait for you for a few hours for a couple of extra bucks.

You can catch a tuk tuk at any of the bus stations in Kampot or just on the road. In Kep, your guesthouse can call one for you or you can pick one up at the Crab Market.

Moto

A moto can be had for between $3 and $6 one-way. If you’re happy to drive yourself, you can rent a moto in Kampot or Kep for between $4 and $7 per day.

Taxi

Taxis provide a smoother journey between Kep and Kampot. As with most taxis in Cambodia, expect an older model Toyota Camry that seats four passengers (but not if you have as many large suitcases). A private taxi will cost $20, but you will need to negotiate to get to that price. You can book a private taxi online in advance for a few dollars more. The trip takes about thirty minutes.

Kampot Crab Shuttle

Take a sunset cruise from Kep to Kampot.

Boat

For a more scenic way to get from Kampot to Kep, the Crab Shuttle is a daily boat (weather permitting). The trip takes about two hours and costs $9.50 one-way and $13.50 return. The Crab Shuttle is more than just transport; you can buy drinks on the boat and enjoy the scenic cruise. The boat times mean you can spend the day in Kep and head back to Kampot for dinner.

The boat leaves at 9:30 a.m. from Kampot to Kep and arrives at the Rabbit Island Pier at around 11:30 a.m. The trip back from Kep to Kampot is at 3:30 p.m. In this direction, they go a bit slower in order to catch the gorgeous sunset on the river. The boat arrives in Kampot around 6 p.m.

The Crab Shuttle
T: 088 829 6644
facebook.com/crabshuttle

Bus

Several companies are running express vans between Kampot and Kep, and all can be booked at any guesthouse, hotel or local travel agency. The schedules change often—sometimes on a daily basis — so although the times listed below are current as of writing, they change often so it’s best to check before you go.

The most reliable of the bunch is Rith Travel, (also known as Kep Tours and Travel). They run express vans twice a day from Kampot to Kep at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. From Kep to Kampot they have express vans running at 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 3 p.m. The trip takes about 45 minutes and costs $4. Tickets can be purchased online in advance.

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Review: Spoons restaurant, Siem Reap

In a town that seems to have no shortage of training restaurants, Spoons has been open for less that two months but is already setting itself apart. The menu is tightly constructed, with just a handful of appetizers, mains, and desserts. The chef, Mengly Mork, draws inspiration from Cambodian street food, incorporating popular favorites in an upscale, fusion style.

Spoons Siem Reap

Num krok, a sweet and savory green onion and coconut crispy dumpling, at Spoons.

Siem Reap has at least a dozen training restaurants that aim to give disadvantaged Cambodia students skills that will allow them to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. The restaurants are generally run by NGOs that offer students English lessons plus employment and life-skills training before letting them work in the NGO’s restaurant. This model has had varying degrees of success around town, with the most effective restaurants, including Haven and Sister Srey and to a lesser degree, Marum, offering excellent food and service. Other training cafes offer same-same dishes at inflated prices with abominable service.

I was happy to see that Spoons is firmly in the first camp, due in no small part to the very involved Western and Japanese management team, who regularly try the food to make sure it’s up to snuff and overseeing the kitchen and front-of-house staff. This may not seem like a big deal, but when employees who have little restaurant experience — both in terms of employment or dining — are left to fend for themselves, standards often fall.

EGBOK Cambodia

Chef Mengly, sometimes know as “Peanut.”

Spoons Cafe is part of the EGBOK (Everything’s Gonna Be OK) NGO. I’ve given up trying to judge which of the many organizations in in Siem Reap are legitimately “good,” but the EGBOK model seems like a sensible one — they have a limited scope and focus entirely on hospitality training. The program for students is a year long, divided into three modules that cover hospitality, life skills, and employment training. The aim to train 45 students per year, and the first batch are already working the Spoons kitchen, while others train for future work as front-of-house staff.

We tried several dishes on a recent visit, and were impressed by Chef Mengly (known to his friends as “Peanut”), both in terms of enthusiasm and creativity. Mengly doesn’t shy away from using traditional Cambodian flavors including prahok in his dishes, a brave move in a town filled with tourist restaurants that completely avoid prahok, the defining ingredient in authentic Cambodian food. As such, the dishes at Spoons have an authentic flavor, even if they are prepared in a more high-end style than you’ll find at popular street stalls.

EGBOK Spoons Siem Reap

If you’ve got a sweet tooth…

I particularly liked our starters, a grilled chicken skewer served with a perfect, pungent green mango salad, and num krok, a sweet and savory green onion and coconut crispy dumpling. The num krok was similar to what you can get at the local markets, but infinitely better, as the street food version is often unseasoned and almost completely tasteless. Our mains didn’t quite hit the mark but were still very good, and as the place is still getting their feet, I’m confident that they will iron out the kinks. I’d like to see a few more standard things on the menu — a burger is always appreciated — but overall, was happy with the menu despite the fact that it was small.

We also enjoyed the desserts, particularly the coconut panna cotta with black rice that had been fermented until there was a delicious alcoholic tingle. The menu also has options for vegetarians and pescatarians.

Even though Spoons is new, their menu has already placed them among the better training restaurants in Siem Reap. I’m going to keep an eye on them, because chef Mengly clearly has potential.

Spoons

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wat Damnak, Siem Reap [map]
T: 076 277 6667
egbokmission.org/spoons-cafe

Lock’n’load in Kampot: Paintballing at Potshots

In Kampot’s glorious backyard, with serene Bokor Mountain looming in the distance, you won’t hear much but the faint sounds of ducks quacking in the distance. That is until you begin firing off a hundred shots, run for cover, and engage the enemy… Well, they used to be your friends until they were set loose with a top-of-the-line paintball gun. I sat down in the weapons locker with Ant, the mastermind behind the guns, the glory, and the games to learn more about Kampot’s next biggest attraction: Potshots paintball.

Kampot paintball

Fortune favors the bold.

About 3 km out of town, surrounded by the lush nature of the laid-back Kampot countryside, Ant has created an adrenaline junkie’s paradise. To get there, cross the new bridge and take the road to Sihanoukville with Wat Kampot on your left-hand side. Once you pass the petrol station, the road curves slightly and you’ll see a right turn onto a small dirt road with a Potshots sign. Follow the road for 300 meters until you see the next sign, turn left and you will emerge upon your battlefield. A tuk tuk from town costs $3 or $4. Potshots has flexible hours and so it’s best to give Ant a call and organize your havoc-filled day prior to arriving. Continue reading

The best coffee in Battambang

Battambang is a quiet town, a far cry from the noise and congestion of Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. But tucked away on these quiet streets are cafes serving up some of the best coffee in Cambodia. Here are the five best coffee places in Battambang to grab a terrific cup of joe for when you’re tired of street coffee and condensed milk.

Battambang coffee

The best coffee in Battambang? It’s definitely in the top five.

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Getting potted in Siem Reap: Khmer Ceramics Center review

When the temples start to all look alike and souvenir shopping palls, consider spending an hour or two sinking your hands into some genuine Cambodian clay. A pottery class at the Khmer Ceramics and Art Cente is hardly an in-depth encounter with traditional Khmer craft, but it’s an entertaining couple of hours that will leave you with a personal bit of handicraft and perhaps some appreciation for a real potter’s skill.

Khmer Ceramics Center Siem Reap

Looking for something to do besides temples? Spend an afternoon making ceramics.

Classes run a bit less than two hours and are given seven days a week throughout the day. You can choose to learn how to shape clay on the pottery wheel or try your hand at ceramic painting. Each class costs $20 and includes the firing of your finished piece, plus free pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Siem Reap. You can combine both classes for a four-hour experience. Continue reading

Where to find the best pizza in Kampot

Kampot, the up-and-coming foodie epicenter of Cambodia, draws inspirations from cuisines across the globe. Yet, it is the humble pizza that deserves attention. Pizza is, and always will be, the perfect comfort food for backpackers and expats alike. From thin-crust classics to deep-pan goodness, Kampot has a slice or two up its sleeve. We’ve got a rundown of some of the best pizza in Kampot, to ensure that you’ll find pizza perfection whenever you have a craving.

Divino Italian Restaurant Kampot

It’s true that lots of restaurants in Cambodia serve Italian food, but their pizza is one of the best.


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Christmas in Sihanoukville 2016

With only a week to go until the most magical day of the year, here in Sihanoukville preparations are fully underway to make it a Cambodian Christmas to remember. From a traditional turkey with all the trimmings, to inspired Asian/Western fusion cuisine to all-night parties, live music and a seasonal themed market for last minute gift ideas, there is something here for everyone. Here are out picks for how to have the best Christmas in Sihanoukville, including Christmas dinners, parties, and more.

Christmas Sihanoukville

It’s time to celebrate Christmas, Sihanoukville style.


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2016 Christmas dinners in Phnom Penh

It’s possible to get a better Christmas dinner in Phnom Penh than you would at home, and without all of that uncomfortable family dinner table conversation. Here’s the Move to Cambodia round-up of the best 2016 Christmas dinners in Phnom Penh, listed from budget to extravagant. If you know of others, please leave details in the comment section.

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Happy Merry Christmas in Phnom Penh!


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How to get to Mondulkiri from Phnom Penh

Mondulkiri, one of Cambodia’s northeastern provinces, is famed for its distinctive hilly landscape (‘kiri’ means hill in Khmer), indigenous ethnic minority groups and beautiful, if disappearing, wildlife corridors. With relatively little traffic and smooth, paved roads, the trip from Phnom Penh to Sen Monorom, the capital of Mondulkiri province, is a dream compared to a decade ago when the trip could take more than a day. These days, you can get to Sen Monorom in less than 6 hours. In this post, we’ll cover how to get to from Mondulkiri to Phnom Penh.

How to get to Mondulkiri

Beautiful Mondulkiri is within reach.

Express vans to Mondulkiri

The express vans (aka mini-buses) generally complete the journey to Mondulkiri in 5 to 6 hours depending on traffic, allowing you to get settled in Sen Monorom and see sunset on your first day. We recommend returning to Phnom Penh on the morning vans to avoid congestion in the capital.
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