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Foreign Correspondents Club

A pleasant way to spend the evening in Phnom Penh is on the wide balcony of the Foreign Correspondent's Club. This well-located bar, restaurant and boutique hotel sits on the banks of the riverside overlooking the converging Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. The spectacular view is best appreciated at sunset, which luckily coincides with the FCC's happy hour (5pm - 7pm). The FCC can be more expensive than its neighbours, but the colonial-chic style and atmosphere of the place gives an invaluable French flair to the night. The FCC sits in the heart of the bustling waterfront district, close to various popular nightlife venues. The club was renovated from a colonial-era French villa but, despite the many stories implying a rich past, is actually only about 19 years old. Nevertheless, it is one of Southeast Asia's most legendary watering holes, famous for being the spot where the numerous journalists covering the last days of Pol Pot's regime converged. Unlike most Foreign Correspondent's Clubs it is not private but members from other clubs do get a discount.

Address: 363 Sisowath Quay

Website: www.fcccambodia.com

Telephone: (0)23 724 014