What is the best way to see Phnom Penh in one day?

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Lindsay Muscato

If you only have one day in Phnom Penh, start it with breakfast at any of the fabulous Brown café locations (good food, excellent drinks, lots of locals). Then stroll to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda to soak in some history. Walk along the river; stop at Friends Restaurant for lunch, then take a tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to learn about an important but dark chapter in Cambodia’s past. After, go to the Russian Market for souvenir shopping, and then try dinner in Khmer Surin’s garden-like atmosphere (the top floor is best). Afterwards, stop by the Foreign Correspondents Club for sangria on the roof and, if you’re lucky, some live music. Still awake? Equinox near Independence Monument usually has music and drinks until the wee hours.

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