Phnom Penh Sunset River Boat Cruise

Phnom Penh is such a laid back city. The pace of life is not crazy fast, and you can still actually enjoy walks in the parks, badminton on a side street, group calisthenics along the river side.  It’s one of the things that I really love here. That you can enjoy free and simple things. I won’t be surprised when one day I might just be in my sport shoes and jumping/dancing with a group to whatever tune those boom boxes in some corner is playing. Lol.

Phnom Penh Sunset River Cruise

river boats for rent…

Lately, when we don’t have have much to do we usually end up taking a lazy Phnom Penh sunset river boat cruise. These cruises are available at sun down about 5:00 pm and leaves every 30 minutes with the last boat at 7-8pm. We usually pay 5000 Riels {$1.25} and 2000 Riels for kiddo per ride. Expect to pay a little bit more if you’re a foreigner {about $2.} The cruise usually takes about an hour and is a wonderful spot for sunset watching. If you want your own boat you can rent one at the same place {along Sisowath Quay, beside Bopha Titanic Restaurant}. Bargain hard. Prices depends on how long you want to rent the boat. But average prices are from $20-$30 for two-three hours.

Here’s some photos from a recent boat cruise..

Phnom Penh Sunset River Cruise

@the boat top deck..waiting for some more cruisers..

Phnom Penh Sunset River Cruise

Royal Palace and riverfront…

Phnom Penh Sunset River Cruise

fiery sunset..

Phnom Penh Sunset River Cruise

Phnom Penh Sunset River Cruise

floating houses..

Phnom Penh Sunset River Cruise

ferry dock on opposite bank..

Phnom Penh Sunset River Cruise

Oh, someone mailed me asking about the photo effects on some of my photos. I usually like making my photos Black & White, Sepia or the Miniature Model Effect {tuts here and here}. My current favorite though is the Seventies look. For some reason, the lonely, old 70’s look appeals to me. You can check out Pioneer Woman for some Photoshop actions to get these effect much easier.


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    September 7, 2011 at 8:11 am

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