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PHNOM PENH

From the ornate roofs of the Royal Palace to the glistening steel of Vattanac Tower, Cambodia’s capital is a fascinating blend of traditional and modern. Even as the skyline reaches ever upward, the city manages to retain a small-town vibe. With swanky bars and restaurants fit to grace any capital, this buzzing city is definitely on the up
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HOTELS

SHINTA MANI

Website: http://shintamani.com
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Biographical Info

Located on Oum Khun Street in Siem Reap’s verdant French Quarter, Shinta Mani Angkor features the effortless grace and comfort typical of legendary hotel architect and designer Bill Bensley. With a vast pool shimmering in the shade of swaying palm trees and expansive spa suites offering aromatherapy massages for temple-weary travellers, Shinta Mani combines tropical ease with unmistakable refinement – helped in no small part by some of the finest staff in the industry.

shintamani.com

Categories: Hotel, Siem Reap
Updated 5 months ago.

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Finding transport is rarely an issue in Phnom Penh. The most atmospheric way to get around is via tuk tuk, but be sure to negotiate a price before getting in. Taxis are also becoming popular and are easily ordered via ride-hailing apps – we recommend Exnet, though others are available.

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A number of regionally brewed lagers will vie for your attention on menus throughout the country, and which is the best is the subject of much debate. Angkor and Cambodia Beer are the most popular with locals, though the Singaporean brand Anchor and the famed BeerLao from neighbouring Laos are also good options.

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Log on to utopia-asia.com for LGBTfriendly travel resources for the region and a regularly updated section that deals specifically with Cambodia.


Key phrases:

Hello > Sua s’dei

Goodbye > Lia hao-y

How are you? > Sok sabai?

Sorry > Sohm toh

Yes > Baat (man) – Jaa (woman)

No > Ot-tay

Thank you Awkun

No problem > Ot benh ha

Left > Schweng

Right > Saddam

Straight on > Dow tron

Go back > Dow veng