While Phnom Penh is no longer the Wild West town it once was, robberies are not unknown, and there have been instances of bags being snatched from tourists walking around key tourist areas including the riverfront and Central Market. Moto passengers, too, are increasingly becoming the target of bag-snatchers, so you should also exercise a bit of caution when taking motos at night. It’s certainly not worth being paranoid, but taking a tuk-tuk at night may be safer (although bags have been known to be snatched from tuk-tuks too); keep your bag well out of sight of passing motorbikes.

Travel offers; book through Rough Guides

Cambodia features

The latest articles, galleries, quizzes and videos.

The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

Elephants are born free, but are everywhere in chains – and it’s tourism which is increasingly to blame. Riding an elephant used to be on every visitor’s …

25 Nov 2016 • Gavin Thomas insert_drive_file Article
11 gorgeous pictures of Cambodia

11 gorgeous pictures of Cambodia

This beguiling country in Southeast Asia has captured the hearts and imaginations of travellers from all over the world. Travel photographer Fiona Campbell is …

11 Jan 2016 • Fiona Campbell insert_drive_file Article
How to see Angkor Wat without the crowds

How to see Angkor Wat without the crowds

The sky is lightening. Squint and you can just about make out a change in the colour of it, a shift from inky-black to blue-black. As the sun rises further it c…

03 Jun 2015 • Helen Ochyra insert_drive_file Article
View more featureschevron_right

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month