For many years Phnom Penh has been regarded as a business destination with little to offer to those traveling on leisure. However a thriving arts and culinary scene is now offering everything from film festivals to art exhibitions, concerts and some very memorable dining. Cambodia’s capital city is no longer just a city for doing business, but a perfect weekend getaway for those searching for a uniquely vibrant city to escape to.
On a warm June day, a group of Thai social media stars landed in Phnom Penh for the first time. Flown in by Bangkok Airways and hosted by Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, the group was invited to discover the Kingdom’s thriving capital – just a 50 minute flight from Bangkok. The influencers would spend three days visiting cultural sites, trying the vibrant culinary scene and taking it easy in the city which presents everything within easy reach by local Tuk-Tuk.