Living in Phnom Penh: Riverfront

All Around Cambodia, Living in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh / Friday, March 12th, 2010

Here in Phnom Penh one of the places to be is the riverfront. Officially known as Sisowath Quay, the riverfront is a great place to stroll, to join those ever popular mass tai chi and aerobics sessions, eat in the numerous cafes and restaurants lining the street, feed the pigeons in the park right in front of the Royal Palace, to shop for some souvenirs, and to simply sit and enjoy the river views.

As for us, we like driving around this place, getting ourselves a place to sit and people watch for an hour or two, just taking in the vibe of the place. It has been something like our favorite weekly ritual since we started living in Phnom Penh.  I always have a camera with me and since I’m compulsive about taking photos, I didn’t realize I’ve collected a good number of photos of Phnom Penh riverside. Let me just share..

The Royal Palace… taken before 7 am, the best time to take photos here I think..

Rows of Flags.. Chinks likes these. She gets to name which country a flag belongs to..

The other side of the road.. lined with hotels, cafes, restos..

Lots of pigeons in front of the Royal Palace.

2 Replies to “Living in Phnom Penh: Riverfront”

  1. Nice photos and post!
    I love the new riverside now – they are more family-friendly, no more dark nooks where sinister things happen, etc. I love walking there after work, watching people and traffic pass by, with an ice-cold drink in hand. They also have aerobics class and Khmer dance class there. I remember when I was new in Cambodia, every weekend we would eat balut, nilagang mais and teuk ro lok in front of the Royal Palace, nakaupo lang sa mat. It reminds me so much of Luneta Park, particularly on weekends. Dami din kasing photographers hehehe.

  2. Z, you’ll often find us there weekend pm si Chinks kase talagang tuwang tuwa sa mga pigeons. Then we’ll walk over to those carenderias beside Sentosa Silk for lo’chaa..

    Type ko ngang sumali dyan sa mga mass exercise na yan eh 500 Riels lang naman eh. Kaso pinagtatawanan ako ni Hi-ace. Hmmph  kainis nga..

    I love hanging out there at magpeople and fashion watching. Aliw talaga!

    .-= Lui´s last blog ..Food Trip Friday 01: Fried Cambodian Rice Cakes =-.

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