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Published : Jun, 2023

When to visit | Sites & attractions | Suggested itinerary
Chez Gaston | Choeung Ek Genocidal Center | Daughters of Cambodia Cafe | Mekong River | National Museum | Royal Palace | Russian Market | Silver Pagoda | Sora Skybar | Tuol Sleng | VMansion Botique | Wat Phnom | White Mansion Botique
“Guys, how many days should I stay in Phnom Penh?”

…is a question we get asked a lot by our readers. And the answer is, it really depends on how much time you have on your hands to explore Cambodia. We came here expecting to stay for a few days but ended up staying for a few weeks!

Phnom Penh is the capital city and main transport hub of Cambodia. It's famous for the Killing Fields – a harrowing memorial dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime. Most come to visit this then quickly move on to Siem Reap to visit Angkor Wat. For us, we extended our trip here because we quickly fell in love with the bustling Cambodian capital. It's a very cool, modern, city, similar to Bangkok but on a much smaller scale.

At the end of the day, it depends on how long you've got for your Cambodia trip. We think you could easily spend a week (or two!) in Phnom Penh and never be bored. However, for those pushed for time, we think two days is more than enough to get a flavor of the city and learn about the country's sad history.

Published : Aug, 2022

Health & safety | Cheap food | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Outdoor
Myanmar Food | National Museum | Shwedagon Pagoda | China Town Dinner | Kandawgyi Lake | Lunch at Inya Lake | Massage
Land of the Golden Pagodas. With a moniker like that, it is no wonder Myanmar has been gaining ground in tourism in the recent years. And no other city best fits this claim than Yangon, the primary gateway into the country.

Myanmar’s commercial and religious center, high-rise residential and commercial buildings stand side by side with the city’s gilded Buddhist temples. For most tourists though, Yangon serves only as the launch pad to other places in Myanmar, like Bagan – to see the hot air balloons floating over its 2200 Buddhist temples – or the Inle Lake – to catch some wicked gravity-defying fishing tricks. But in fact, there are already plenty of places to go and things to do in Yangon.

Published : Apr, 2021

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural | Photography & video
Special Cuisines | monasteries | Lhakhangs or temples | Simtokha Dzong | Tiger’s Nest | National Institute for Zorig Chusum | Drametse Festival | Textile and Tradition | Khadi & Thaqzo | Chortens or Stupas | Archery: National Sport |
Watch this video on my conversation with the Indian Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj on Bhutan History, Heritage, and Culture.

Anuradha Goyal: Today, I am going to take you to the small Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, and can’t get a better person to speak about it than our current Ambassador to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj Ji. I have been connected to Ruchira Ji for a few years now when she was posted at UNESCO in Paris as India’s permanent representative. I remember we joined in a celebration when Nalanda and Chandigarh were inscribed by UNESCO. She has worked on many sites to be inscribed by UNESCO. Here is our conversation on Bhutan History, Heritage, and Culture. So, Welcome Ruchira Ji!..