The best way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Phnom Penh is offered on Asiana, Korean, China Eastern, Malaysia, EVA and Thai. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,256, including taxes and fees.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 855 (country code for Cambodia) and the local number.
WHERE TO PLAY
Garden City Golf Club, Phum Prek Tavath, Khum Prek Tasek, Srok Russey Keo, Phnom Penh; http://www.gardencityclub.com. Greens fees for 18 holes: $70 weekday, $90 weekends.
Angkor Golf Resort, Kasekam Village, Sra Nga, Siem Reap; http://www.angkor-golf.com. Greens fee for 18 holes $115; for nine holes, $80.
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Vithei Charles De Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap, http://www.lat.ms/1gDQNXY. Walk-in greens fees: $120.
Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club, Street 598, Phum Khmuonh, Sangkat Khmuonh, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh; http://www.lat.ms/1asEN6I. This is a private club so you must be signed in by a member. Green fees for 18 holes: need these.
City Club Phnom Penh, Street 598 near Chea Sophara Land, Sangkat Toul Sangke, Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh. About 10 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, 830 yards, par three. Two-tier driving range, club hire, chipping and putting green.
WHERE TO STAY
Raffles Hotel le Royal, 92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh; 23-98-18-88, http://www.raffles.com/phnom-penh. Doubles from $195.
Sunway Hotel, 1 Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh; 23-43-03-33, http://www.phnompenh.sunwayhotels.com. Doubles from $105.
Navutu Dreams Resort & Spa, Angkor High School Road, Siem Reap; 92-14-16-94, http://www.navutudreams.com. Doubles from $125.
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra, Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap, 63-96-46-00, http://www.sofitel.com/3123. Doubles from $157.
WHERE TO EAT
Navutu Dreams Resort, Siem Reap (see above). Dinner entrees $5.50 to $11. Ask for the Khmer Tray, which includes pork and beef satay and shrimp. Delectable.
Serpent Bar at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra, Siem Reap; http://www.lat.ms/1gDQNXY; light dishes and snacks. You can also swim to the pool bar for a drink and a snack.
TO LEARN MORE
Indochina Services for Tourism to Cambodia, http://www.tourismcambodia.com.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun