Category Archives: Phnom Penh

Fast 5MB WI-FI in Phnom Penh

Great news. The Velkommen Backpackers & Velkommen Guesthouse in Phnom Penh recently upgrading its WI-FI internet to a fast 5 MB!! This is available in the bar and all rooms. Even better, in the evenings our speeds double to 10MB!! - We appreciate all the recent great feedback … Continue reading

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The End Of His Majesty’s Birthday

The last night of celebratory fireworks is upon us which can be seen and heard from the door step of The Velkommen , so here’s a brief history for you of his majesty  King Norodom Sihamoni . Cambodian King’s Birthday, … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Rain :)

Although many people will tell you not to visit Phnom Penh during the rainy season, it’s actually not as bad you might think. During the morning hours the sun can be described as nothing less but glorious , reaching  a scorching temperature … Continue reading

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Khmer New Year BBQ At Velkommen Back Packers!!

Velkommen are very excited to invite you to celebrate khmer new year in a tradition fashion with a BBQ . It will be held from 6pm until 9pm , on April the 14th , 15th and 16th . With hot … Continue reading

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The Three Day’s Of Khmer New Year

Maha Songkran Maha Songkran, derived from Sanskrit Maha Sankranti, is the name of the first day of the new year celebration. It is the ending of the year and the beginning of a new one. People dress up and light … Continue reading

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Feed Back From Our Guests.

Yesterday we had an interesting session with a lot of our female guest’s here. We were interested to learn what they felt make a great guesthouse. The 3 main point that they mentioned was cleanliness, safety and of course the … Continue reading

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