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.

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