Arts Exhibitions and Galleries
Cambodia's art scene has begun to blossom as a new generation of
Cambodian artists come into their own. Art spaces offering changing
Culture and Arts: Events
Amrita Performing Arts
An international performing arts
production company working to promote and sustain the revival and
preservation of traditional Cambodian performing arts.
Cambodia Living Arts
Currently offering 'Traditional Dance
Performances,' a series of three rotating performances, showcasing a
range of traditional Cambodian performing arts. Featuring more than
Apsara dances, offering the chance to discover the diversity of
Cambodian culture in the garden of the National Museum. Traditional
an initiative by non-for profit Cambodian Living Arts, also aims to
create regular, well-paid work for emerging arts professionals in
Cambodia. Low season: June 6 - August 30 shows on Fridays &
Saturdays only. Starts at 7:00PM. Doors open at 6:45PM. Tickets:
$15. (No shows in the months of April, May and September.)
Institut Français du Cambodge
(formerly the French Cultural Center)
Events, lectures and exhibitions. Le
Cinema hosts French films at 6:30PM every few days. Watch for
monthly event schedule brochures.
#214, Street 184,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
A café set in an exhibition space,
offering regularly changing exhibitions showcasing contemporary
#56 E1, Sihanouk Blvd.,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Art and media gallery hosting regularly
scheduled events in the arts - exhibitions, films, panels and
#37 Sothearos Blvd.,
Sovanna Phum Art Association
Sovanna Phum Art Association aims
to revive and promote the treasure of Cambodian culture. Classical,
Folk and Contemporary dance, Shadow theatre, Circus and Music are
performed to local and international audiences in or out our
theatre. Also active in promoting inter-cultural exchanges by
interacting with artists from other countries as well as working
with NGO/IOs on different educational and awareness campaign
projects. Sovanna Phum's artists can be hired for private or
commercial events. Performances every Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM.
Adult : $10; Children: $5
#166 Street 99, corner of St. 484,
Kingdom Breweries (Cambodia), the producers of the premium beer
Kingdom Pilsner, offers regular tours of its brewery facilities just
north of the city. Kingdom Breweries in Phnom Penh has been in operation
since 2010 and Kingdom Pilsner is available at bars and restaurants
throughout Cambodia. Enjoy a complete tour of the brewery and stop in a
the brewery bar, the Taproom overlooking the Tonle Sap River for a
Kingdom Pilsner and Visitors are welcome to check out how the most
premium Cambodia beer is made as brewery tours can be arranged and get
to enjoy the Kingdom's pride at the brewery's Taproom.
Located at #1748, National Route #5,
Russei Keo district, Kandal Province.
Tours are available Mon - Sat, 1:00PM-5:00PM.
Call for reservations Tel: 023-430180-2
The Cambodia Cooking Class
The Cambodia Cooking Class has been running since 2005. Begins with a
tour around a local market. At the cookery school itself it's hands-on
action. You'll make everything from scratch with fresh ingredients.
Classes are held every day on a rooftop terrace. Book through frizz
#67 Street 240
Feel Good Cooking School / Street Food Tours
Khmer cooking classing by experienced Cambodian cooking teachers at Feel
Good Cafe. Featuring a trip to a traditional market to shop for
ingredients. In class, individual cooking stations. Also offering
Evening Street Food Tours.
#79 Street 136 (Feel Good Cafe)
La Table Khmere
Well-reviewed Cambodian cooking classes in Boeung Keng Kang 1 (BKK1) at
La Table Khmere restaurant. Daily, half-day classes, morning and
afternoon, including a trip to the market and hands-on preparation in a
modern kitchen environment.
#11A Street 278, BKK1 (La Table Khmere restaurant)
Dance and shadow puppets
Sovanna Phum Art
In addition to hosting regularly scheduled
Sovanna Phum Art
also offers workshops in traditional
Khmer arts such as Shadow puppet making & performing, classical & folk
dance and how to play Khmer traditional music instruments. Private
classes in the art of shadow puppet making are available on request.
#166, Street 99,
Tel: 023-987564, 012-846020
Most of the major hotels have gyms offering complete, modern facilities.
For early risers, every morning at the crack of dawn people congregate
in the park in front of the Royal Palace to jog, walk, stretch, do Tai
Chi and calisthenics.
3G Mini Football Pitch
Pitches for rent by the hour. Half and full
size. Call for reservations.
Near the National Assembly,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Intercontinenal Phnom Penh Hotel Fitness
Air- con, cardio/weight equipment. Swimming
#296 Mao Tse Toung Blvd.,
Boxing and kickboxing. Instruction, class -
es, training. Proper ring, equipment.
#63 Street 294, BKK1 (next to Mt Everest),
Phnom Climb Community Gym
Indoor climbing, bouldering, classes,
workshops, kids activities. Open: 3:00PM - 9:00PM (8:00PM on Sunday);
Saturday 8:00AM - 11:00AM, 3:00PM - 8:00PM.
#345, St 460,
Toul Tom Poung,
Physique Club, Hotel Cambodiana
Air-con, wieght machines, swimming pool,
#313 Sisowath Quay Blvd.,
The Place 2
All new, five-star gym, state-of-the-art equipment, sauna, Jacuzzi,
classes, swimming pool, table tennis, internet lounge.
#11 Street 51, BKK1 (The Place 2),
VIP Sports Club
Tennis, swimming pool, exercise equipment, table tennis, sauna,
Cambodia offers a limited but slowly growing number of golf courses. The
Cambodia Golf and Country Club is the best and most popular 18-hole
course in the Phnom Penh area, sitting about 35km from the city. There
are now three comparative new courses in and near Siem Reap Angkor in
the west of Cambodia.
Cambodia Golf and Country Club
Cambodia's first golf course and the most popular in the Phnom Penh
area. 18 hole golf course spread over 120 acres, palm trees, several
water features. Clubhouse, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis courts.
Golf Course: Rte #4, 35km south of
Hash House Harriers
In the time honored colonial tradition of curing the weekend’s hangover
through exercise, beer and good cheer, the Phnom Penh chapter of the
Hash House Harriers meets every Sunday at 2:00PM for a run, fun and
food. Gather in front of the Railway Station at Monivong Blvd and
Cambodia Country Club
Equestrian center at the Cambodia Country
Club with 30 horses, complete stables, arenas, open riding country.
Offering lessons at all levels - basic riding skills, kid’s classes,
dressage, jumping, vaulting and pony club for the kids. Lead trails for
the kids. Sports club and restaurant.
Street 2004, Russey Keo District,
Causes and NGOs
Humanitarian Causes, NGOs
and Volunteer Opportunities page
Ice Park Cambodia
The comparatively new Ice Park
Cambodia offers a large, state of the art ice skating rink as
well as skate rental and skating lesson. . Both have skate rental and
the Ice Park offers skating lessons. and is open 9AM-10PM.
Located in AEON Mall,
Kid’s City Asia
Asia State-of-the-art indoor entertainment
center for kids of all ages. Ice skating, Science Center, Clip & Climb,
Laser Tag, Playground, dining, kid’s clothing shops.
#162 Sihanouk Blvd.,
The city now sports several modern movie
theaters, most in the malls, showing the latest first-runs and
blockbusters. The facilities at the major theaters are state of the art
- 2D, 3D, 4D, and very comfy VIP seating. There are also a few old
school traveler-friendly small community movie houses with regularly
scheduled movies, often classics, in a sofa lounge atmosphere, with food
and drink available.
The Empire Movie House
The movie house sits above The Empire
restaurant and bar. Very comfy, 22-seat, fully air-conditioned,
sound-proof theater. Chairs, tables, throw cushions and mats, your
choice. Showing the classics and the latest movies, afternoons and
evenings on weekdays, and an extra matinee showing on the weekends.
Enjoy food and drinks from the restaurant/bar, served to you in the
theater. One block off the riverfront.
Monday - Friday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: 1:00PM - 11:00PM
Happy Hour daily 4:00PM - 6:00PM
All house wine,
cocktails and mixed drinks $2.50
Thursday steak special - Steak meal $7.50 (usually $12)
#34 Street 130 (near corner with Street 5),
Tel: 015-251971 (English)
The Flicks Festival Movie House
uber-comfy movie houses offer blockbusters, film festival winners,
documentaries and classics in HD quality on the big screen, in a/c movie
rooms. The Flicks 1 has a welcoming bar with lounge deck outside. The
Flicks 2 can be found next to the 11 Happy Backpackers on Street 136,
ready to serve you cold drinks and fine food. The Flicks 3 @ Gasolina is
the open air cinema during the dry season, screening movies on the big
screen in a big garden. Cover: $3.50/day. See website for the weekly
movie schedule and to make reservations.
Flicks 1 Community Movie House: #39B, Street 95, BKK3,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
11 Happy Flicks 2: #88-89 St 136, riverside,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Flicks 3 @ Gasolina: #56-58, Street 51, BKK1,
The Legend Cinema
Phnom Penh’s first and currently only
international standard movie theater playing first-run English language
movies. Three movie halls with proper theater seats (including a VIP
section), a full size screen, THX sound and 2D/3D capability. Popcorn,
soft drinks and candy. See website for current showing schedule.
Major Cineplex at Aeon Mall
Phnom Penh’s newest international
standard movie theater. State-of-the-art theaters. VIP seating.
Aeon Mall, Sothearos Blvd.,
International standard movie theater at
Sorya Mall playing first-run English language movies. Three movie
halls with full size screens and proper theater seats, including a
VIP sections. 2D/3D movies. See website for current schedule.
Street 63, between Streets 142/154, Sorya Mall, 5th floor,
Scuba Nation PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center
The pioneers of diving in
Cambodia, providing comprehensive diving and snorkeling services, day
trips, live-aboards, nitrox and a full range of PADI courses from
beginner to instructor. Flexibility is the key: you can do training
sessions while ding sight-seeing in Phnom Penh, then finish with a live
aboard on the only custom made diving boat in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh Head Office:
#1818Eo, Sothearos Boulevard,
Sihanouk Ville Serendipity Beach Office:
Mohachai guesthouse, serendipity beach road,
Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia.
If you are looking for a refreshing swim or leisurely afternoon lounging
poolside, some of the fitness clubs (see previous page), most of the
top-end hotels and many of the mid-range hotels allow use of their
swimming pools for $4-$10/day. Here are but a few:
Large pool. Jacuzzi. Gym.
#313, Sisowath Quay,
Large pool. Restaurant/drinks.
#16, Street 152 (100m from Tchecoslovaquie Street),
Rooftop infinity pool and bar with city
#134Z Street 51, BKKI,
Raffles Hotel Le Royal
#92 Rukhak Vithei,