Penh stretches N to S on W side of the confluence of the Tonle
Sap & Mekong rivers.
The city offers a fascinating cocktail of flavors. The crumbling,
colonial architecture & wide boulevard-style roads, give
the city a relaxed French feel. This provides a contrasting background
to the vibrant Cambodian markets & typically chaotic SE Asian
traffic, the roads choked with motos, cyclos and cars.
Phnom Penh is the only major city on the
banks of the Mekong. Sunset is a good time to visit the riverside
area. A multitude of restaurants offer cuisine from all over
Asia & Europe.
In spite of it's dangerous reputation,
Phnom Penh also has an excellent variety of nightlife, from small
bistro-style bars to huge glitzy nightclubs & for a few more
months, a casino ship.
Streets are numbered, Odd numbered streets
run E toW, starting from the river, Even numbered streets run
N to S.