Things to do in Phnom Penh
Cook up a tasty dish at a Cambodian cookery class
Once you've tried the tasty Khmer cuisine, find out how to do it yourself with a cooking class (tel: +855 12 524 801; www.cambodia-cooking-class.com). Starting with a trip to the local food market, choose fresh ingredients from an array of colourful vegetables before a Cambodian chef will show you how to create a delicious dish.
Get up and running with the Hash House Harriers
Found wherever there are substantial communities of expats, the Hash House Harriers (tel: +855 99 353 325; www.p2h3.com) are a social outfit that organise runs in the Phnom Penh countryside. Join them for a 10km run; they meet every Sunday at 2pm outside the railway station and always end with some food and drink. No need to book.
Go to war with your conscience
Considering Cambodia was in the midst of a civil war within living memory, some may have issues of conscience to contend with. For those that don't, Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range (tel: +855 10 951 771; www.cambodiashootingclub.com) gives visitors the chance to fire a range of weapons from AK-47s to bazookas and even a rocket launcher.
Scuba dive in a stretch of paradise
Learn to dive in Phnom Penh at the Scuba Nation Diving Centre (tel: +855 34 933 700; www.divecambodia.com), Cambodia's first 5-star Instructor Development Centre. Teaching takes place in an air-conditioned classroom with practical tutorials in their training pool. Once complete, the centre offers dives in and around the paradisiacal islands off the shore at Sihanoukville.
Swing toward Sihanoukville for a round of golf
A round of golf is a popular activity in any part of the world and the Royal Cambodia Phnom Penh Golf Club (tel: +855 023 366 689) is just 9km south of the city. Surrounded by lush rice paddies and swaying coconut palms, it is in an idyllic setting. Booking is recommended for non-members.