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Shooting Range

Amuse your inner warrior with one of Phnom Penh's best carnal pleasures: shooting big guns. Whatever one's taste, be it automatic rifles, rocket launchers, or grenades, they are all a possibility. The Phnom Penh shooting range is legendary among those who enjoy exploding things and a visit here will give you the opportunity to handle weapons that are probably unavailable to you at home. The range is run by the military and there are safety measures in place but it is still a remarkably casual and free environment. It is even said that for extra money targets can become live farm animals, although this controversial practice may have been stopped in recent times. It does all come at a cost though and at about a dollar a bullet, make sure Rambo instincts are kept in check. Upon arrival you will be able to see all the weapons on display and read a 'menu' detailing what is available and how much handling each weapon costs. Guides generally recommend that you visit the shooting range first if you plan to also see sites like the Killing Fields because thinking too deeply about Cambodia's violent past has been known to dampen the excitement and fun to be had at the range. All guesthouses and taxis can provide a trip to the shooting range, which is located close to the airport.

Address: Dangkor, in west Phnom Penh, near the airport