If we have to start from a Point Zero in Phnom Penh, it is the riverside. Day or night it is busy and the proper Phnom Penh downtown. A recommendation to stay in the Cambodian capital is looking any hotel of that district and you have from back packers to five stars’ options. Another is to get a map of the city, since it is quite difficult to understand the city’s nomenclature plus it is easier to point out in a map the place you want to go to a moto-taxi, cycle or taxi than trying to explain it in English or any other language to your Cambodian driver.
Along the riverside, you find the oldest sectors of the city and the footprints of different generations since the kings abandoned Angkor to the arrival of the French colonization. The views of the rivers is amazing with the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers to form the Bassac just in front to the Royal Palace and in the same point where it is celebrated the races of the Water Festival in November.