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Alternative things to do in PP?

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Alternative things to do in PP?

Hi,

My husband and I are coming back to PP and last time did all the historical things, royal palace etc. Does anyone have any alternative things to do that might be fun. We are fit and active and game for anything within reason! We both love military history so anything off the beaten track in this regard would be good too ( we visited Killing Fields and s21 last time) .

thanks

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1. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

How about the Hash harriers run. I have done this twice in PP. The first time we met at the station and a truck took us into the countryside. I was there again this year and we met by the river and a boat took us 90 minutes downstream. Great way to see the local villages, meet expats living there and Cambodians also join the run.

Read about it here if you are unaware of the organisation

http://www.p2h3.com/

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2. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

Thanks- I will look at this .w e are cruising Mekong delta from Vietnam to PP this time rather than flying so some village visits included in this but sounds like fun!

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3. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

Have a look at Backstreet Acadamy..

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4. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

Movie, shopping and dinner at Aeon mall

Visit to silk island

Visit to Oudong

Evening boat trip on the Tolel sap for sunset

Gambling at Sohka casino

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5. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

Hop up early and walk the Riverside (5.30-6) and watch the city come alive.

Go with Beatlenut Tours out to the wild life sanctuary. Fantastic day. I have done it twice with them. Great guides and the lunch is to die for.

Go to the local kick boxing. Costs nothing to get in. Buy a few beers outside and watch the show. Much of the show is watching the audience.

Take the train down to Kampot and have a lazy weekend in Kampot. But get up early around 5 am and watch all the fishing boats come in and the nights catch get unloaded. Whilst there visit the caves, salt farm and fish sauce factory as well as pepper farms.

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6. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

Hop up early and walk the Riverside (5.30-6) and watch the city come alive.

Go with Beatlenut Tours out to the wild life sanctuary. Fantastic day. I have done it twice with them. Great guides and the lunch is to die for.

Go to the local kick boxing. Costs nothing to get in. Buy a few beers outside and watch the show. Much of the show is watching the audience.

Take the train down to Kampot and have a lazy weekend in Kampot. But get up early around 5 am and watch all the fishing boats come in and the nights catch get unloaded. Whilst there visit the caves, salt farm and fish sauce factory as well as pepper farms.

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7. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

Good ideas, Steve. I've done the riverside early in the morning, but didn't know about the kickboxing. Where can one go to see that?

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8. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

There are numerous stadiums around town. Ask at your hotel what nights it is on and get your tuk tuk driver to go with you. I would also again recommend a day with Beetlenut tours to the Wildlife sanctuary. Great day.

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9. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

Another thing that many visitors overlook is the availability of current maps of Cambodia.

I've just got back from Central Market and buying new maps showing the newly created provinces. In addition, I was delighted to find that I can now buy many of the maps for the individual administrative districts in Cambodia, scale 1:70:000 which most useful to me on a selective basis although the scale is unusual to some extent to those more accustomed to working with maps scale 1:25,000 and 1:50,000. These maps are mostly bilingual too although many variations in Romanizstion of Khmer names.

Not only are good maps useful to the visitor but also make good souvenirs or conversation pieces when framed once back home.

Best regards. Ian/Angkorlad

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10. Re: Alternative things to do in PP?

Thanks, Steve. I've been to the national stadium, but didn't see it there. In any event, I will ask around next time I'm there. The wildlife sanctuary has been on my bucket list for a while.

Ian, it's good to know about the maps. I like collecting that sort of stuff.

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