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Old 05-27-2018, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by tone77 View Post
I have never been to Phnom Penh, but have been to big cities in SE Asia.

Bangkok and Manila are probably more developed than Phnom Penh, but a better comparison.
Nope. Completely different. Both BKK and MNL are mega cities with a lot more development than PP.. which I look at as a large country town in a developing country. Both Thailand and the Philippines are classified as Newly Industrialized countries
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:01 AM
Location: Macao
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Originally Posted by vientianevinny View Post
The Chinese have changed Sihanoukeville for the worse, and are making a big impact on PP. Siam Reap is overrun with Disney type tourists, and is a complete trap, as most UNESCO sites are. Beer is colder and better than Thailand, but sanitation is far behind and so is medical care. If you see the Khmer doing anything except shuffling their feet, it is because they have just stolen something.
Online visa system is excellent. Many of the expats are there primarily because they are non-grata in Thailand.
It sounds like Phnom Pehn is the only one worth going to!

I've heard Kampot & Kep are slowly taking the place of Sihanoukeville on the coast...and Battambang sounds like a nice Siem Reap alternative.
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