I would like to make a recommendation to all those who find themselves in Phnom Penh and feel a bit lost and overwhelmed by the swarm of tuk tuks that they will encounter.
After a few bad experiences we felt lucky that we ran accross Mr Thea, an honest, fair priced, friendly, and knowledgeable tuk tuk driver that made our experience much easier and enjoyable.
We didn't have much of an itinerary for Phnom Penh because we had not initially planned on staying in Phnom Penh. We hired Mr Thea as our tuk tuk driver for the day and after we had done the things we needed to do, he drove us around some pretty interesting parts of the city and we got to see some pretty cool sites we would not have seen without him.
He also took us to a place where locals eat that was very delicious and the next day he helped us coordinate a private taxi to Kampot which was a huge help since my wife had had enough of the bus experience by this point in our trip.
His name is Mr Thea
and his phone number is +855 012 59 6860.