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“It's just a bridge...”

Chroy Changvar Bridge
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour
Ranked #70 of 122 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“It's just a bridge...”
Reviewed 1 March 2013

It's a bridge - what's all the fuss about? It does what it says on the tin. Big and grey and concrete. You know the sort of thing. Gets you from A to B. Though the B - the peninsula - has all the fascination of watching paint dry. I cycled it easily in an hour. Nice juice/smoothie bar, though, opposite the big grey ugly new university building, was worth a stop - and free wi-fi too...

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Peter C
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Luong Son, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Ideal place to watch river life”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

I did stand there to watch the boat race, watching fishing boats go by, listen to story tellers that some girls have used this place for suicide

Visited November 2011
5 Thank Nguyen C
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Melbourne, Australia
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“The bridge you can see from the riverfront”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

The Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge has an interesting history, with the original bridge being destroyed during Pol Pots’ regime. After the fall of the Khmer Rouge there was simply not enough money to fund the rebuilding of the bridge, and it was not until recent times that with Japanese assistance the bridge was rebuilt.
The bridge can easily be reached with a 20 minute walk along Sisowath Quay from the riverfront area. Access to the bridge itself is easy, with spiral steps leading up to the bridge itself. Just hold your breath on the steps – they were stinky! You can walk over the bridge – there is a pedestrian “lane”, although bicycles and scooters were veering onto this lane when I walked across (as with all Cambodian traffic, they just rode around me, but just take caution!). Near the middle is a little alcove which affords a degree of protection from the passing traffic and an excellent vantage point of both the river and the Phnom Penh riverfront area.
I enjoyed a walk up to and over the Friendship Bridge, as something a little different to do in Phnom Penh.

Visited January 2012
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