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Sunset boat trip

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One of the most popular past times in Phnom Penh is taking a stroll along the riverfront overlooking the waters of the Tonle Sap, Bassac and Mekong rivers. For a different outlook, spend the late afternoon admiring Phnom Penh’s fast changing skyline from the deck of a sunset boat trip.

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There are many options for doing this and while standards (and prices) vary, the experience is largely the same. Boats will leave from somewhere along the bank of the Tonle Sap (ours left from in front of the Himawari Hotel, a little to the south of the Royal Palace), cruise out, across the Tonle Sap, past the southern tip of Chruoy Changvar (the landmass which is home to the Sokha Hotel eyesore) and over the waters of the Mekong River. From here the boats cruise along the far bank of the Mekong (which is actually Kandal province) before circling around and slowly making there way back to Phnom Penh. The entire loop takes around ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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