Phnom Penh's notorious shooting range has long been a place of interest to tourists -- if not to visit in person, then to shake their heads at.
If shooting really big guns is your thing, this is the place for you. For $30 you can fire 30 rounds of an AK-47 or 20 rounds of an M16. According to many a rumour, for a minimum of $200 you can shoot a cow -- but we're yet to meet anyone who has seen that happen firsthand, and our expense budget doesn't cover blowing up cows.
You can hire a taxi to take you to the range for about $10 but if you have your own transport it isn't impossible. Head west on the Russian Boulevard past the airport, and continue for about another 15km on NH4, before slowing down as your enter a village. Keep your eyes peeled to the right for a sign that says Shooting Range. Near it is a sign that says Kambol. When you see the sign, turn right through an archway and continue north. Keep your eyes peeled to the left, and past a building that looks like a school (except it is the jail -- more razor wire than most schools), you will see an entry to a military base. It's okay -- you're allowed here. Tell the officers at the gate that you are there for the shooting range and they will wave you in.
Last updated on 22nd April, 2009.