The city of Phnom Penh roughly extends from the Chroy Chung Va Bridge in the north to Yothapol Khemarak Pholimin in the south. The area around the yellow-domed Psar Thmei (literally New Market, although it’s popularly known as the Central Market) where you’ll find most banks, is loosely regarded as the centre.

There are two major north–south routes, Norodom and Monivong boulevards (and to a lesser extent, the easterly Sothearos Boulevard that snakes north towards Sisowath Quay), both intersected by the two great arcs of Sihanouk/Nehru and Mao Tse Toung boulevards, which act as ring roads; together, these four thoroughfares cut the city into segments and can be useful points of reference for specifying locations to taxi, tuk-tuk and moto drivers.

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