36 Hours in Phnom Penh, Cambodia | กินเที่ยวพนมเปญ

one’s idea of a glamorous city several decades back, Phnom Penh – or ‘city interrupted’ – is now bursting with fast-expanding urbanization; it surely will captivate those with keen eye to observe a city in major and dramatic transition. You might want to define Phnom Penh today by the numbers of its cool cafes. Or even glamorous restaurants run by some of the best chefs in the world. The signs of hipping-it-up is everywhere: diaspora Cambodians are moving back into town, creating their own unique trendy microcosm. Expatriates are loving it here, they settle down, help creating new leading trends. Phnom Penh is on a move, but...

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Vann Molyvann – Phnom Penh Modernist Architecture | สถาปัตยกรรมเขมรสมัยใหม่ โดยวัณ โมลีวาณ

(⬇︎Scroll down for ENG ⬇︎) ก่อนหน้านี้ ได้เล่าไว้ในวีดีโอว่า กัมพูชาควรอย่างยิ่งที่จะเจริญได้มากกว่านี้ คราวนี้ตามที่บอกไว้ ก็จะมาบอกว่าเป็นเพราะอะไร ดิฉันรู้จักกัมพูชาน้อยมาก แต่พอได้ไปแล้วชอบมากจริงๆ (เข้าใจความรู้สึกของแองเจลิน่า โจลี 🙂...

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2 Places to Eat in Phnom Penh, Cambodia | ร้านอร่อย พนมเปญ กัมพูชา

I am not an adventurous eater, so Phnom Penh’s famous street foods are off limits for me. But somehow, when we were in Phnom Penh twice last time, we had such a blast eating away their delicious local foods. As anyone would tell you, Phnom Penh is a capital in rapid transition. From a quick ‘in-and-out’ place where people come in, get their business done, and leave as soon as they can, PNH is becoming a destination on its own. And that I am glad, because I’m kinda fond of the place for its unique charms, and that increasing popularity of the capital is being proven by the increasing numbers of cool places to eat...

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Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh | รีวิว โรงแรมรัฟเฟิล พนมเปญ

 (⬇︎ภาษาไทยด้านล่างค่ะ ⬇︎) recently took us to Phnom Penh and we got to stay at the city’s one and only heritage hotel – Raffles Hotel Le Royal. Once the tallest building in Phnom Penh when it first opened in 1929 with 54 rooms as Le Royal, the building has gone through the Khmer Rouge and then some. When Raffles took over the premises in 1995, a thorough and delicate restoration was made along with two new additional buildings that replicated the original heritage...

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Royal Khmer Cuisine | อาหารชาววังเขมร

 (⬇︎ภาษาไทยด้านล่างค่ะ ⬇︎) royal Khmer cuisine that we had tried at Restaurant Le Royal of Raffles Hotel Le Royal proved that Thai cuisine and Khmer cuisine are in fact siblings. Geographically wise, there’s no surprise there, we share the similar region, hence similar ingredients and in fact eating culture. There are a lot of herbs, mixtures of textures and aromas, strong scent of fish sauce, pounded fresh chilies and aromatic steamed jasmine rice. คนไทยมาเที่ยวเขมรมักจะพูดเหมือนกันว่า...

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Sunday Brunch, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh

 (⬇︎ภาษาไทยด้านล่างค่ะ ⬇︎) Sunday Brunch at Restaurant Le Royal of Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh is something of a delectable legend. It is a perfect place for cosy gathering or family get-together, definitely worth checking out. For US$58++ for food only, or US$68 ++ for food + free flow wines or US$78 ++ for all the above + free flow champagne, you will be not only stuffed with fine selections of European and Khmer foods, but also an access to Raffles’ famous sanctuary of their tree-trimmed pools, too. ที่โรงแรม Raffles Hotel Le Royal...

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