Since the encouragement from the Ministry of Fine Arts and Culture and the
Cambodian people strongly support to the Khmer films, most abandoned cinemas
have been re-open. Recently, the Khmer films is very popular for Cambodian
people not only in city but also provinces. The Khmer movies can be seen around
the city at the main street - such as Kirirom Cinema - Sihanouk blvd., Luxe
Cinema - Norodom blvd., Vimean Tip - Monivong blvd...
English language movies shown in private viewing rooms at Movie Street Video
Center, #116, Sihanouk blvd., The French Cultural Center (Street 184) hosts
French films at 6:30PM every few days. The Russian Market (Toul Tom Pong)
carries the most recent movies CDs.
Phnom Penh is the place for disco nightlife. There are several clubs that see a
good mix of locals and foreigners, like Rock, Spark, U2... Nightlife in Phnom
Penh tends to begin fairly late - an 9 pm start is usual, after a leisurely meal
and some drinks at a bar. Drink prices can be steep, but you can always pop
outside and get a swift half from a street seller.
Outside Phnom Penh, nightlife is dominated by Khmer nightclubs. These are
basically 'hostess clubs' aimed at men, but it is no problem for foreign women
to enter. They have a live band and are a good place to learn a bit about Khmer
Public performances of Khmer traditional dance are few and far between. The
places to find are at few hotel in Phnom Penh and most local restaurants in Siem
Reap. Check the local English-language newspapers for news of upcoming events.
Pubs & Bars
Phnom Penh and Siem Reap is best place for pubs and bars. Elsewhere around
Cambodia, drinking takes places at street stalls, in restaurants and in