Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia.

Hitching out

South towards Kampot, Sihanoukville

There is a roundabout called Choam Chao, 12 km from the city center or 2 km from the airport entrance. This is where the national roads NH3 and NH4 start, one to Kampot and one to Sihanoukville. This makes a good hitchhiking spot. A tuk-tuk from the train station will be between 2 US$ and 6 US$, depending on the time and how good you haggle. A public bus goes to the roundabout beginning at the Night Market.

Public Transport

Since late 2014 Phnom Penh now has a very small bus network of three routes. The most interesting is line 3 along Confederation de la Russie between the night market by the river in the east and past the airport to the Choam Chao roundabout. Each bus stop has a list of names of bus stops written in English. These are landmarks and important places, not street names. So unless you know the city well, it's not easy to know the location of each stop. There is a bus stop somewhere along this stretch of road The bus is air-conditioned, comfortable, and not crowded. Tickets are KHR 1,500. Otherwise you can use Tuk-Tuks or motorbike-taxis to leave the city.