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Phnom Penh now boasts a small number of luxury hotels. Familiar international names such as Sofitel (opening late 2010), Raffles and InterContinental as well as local 5* hotels such as the Las Vegas-style NagaWorld hotel and entertainment complex. For those favouring a more intimate feel, then a range of luxury and mid-range boutique hotels include the Amanjaya Pancam, or the family-friendly Kabiki.
Visiting Phnom Penh, like any large capital city, it can be difficult to find the best places, the places that the locals go to. Whether you want the best in boutique shopping, or where to find the best Western food after your weeks of living like a local in Asia - our travel tips can help you. The best Phnom Penh shopping, restaurants, bars and massage - all in our opinion, of course.
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Phnom Penh, capital city of Cambodia, is by far the largest and most developed city in the country. While life in the Cambodian provinces has real third-world feel (Siem Reap aside, perhaps) Phnom Penh is very much a modern Southeast Asian city, with all the sights, sounds and smells that implies - street vendors selling noodles outside of multinational banks, beautiful gilded pagodas and shrines set in areas of heart-rending poverty, chic boutiques side by side with counterfeit DVD sellers.
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