Phnom Penh is a phenomenal city with a rich history, especially because of the famous Mekong river that flows through it. The Balé Phnom Penh is a boutique hotel and resort near the riverside, and the location is fantastic for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway in Cambodia.
Here are some of the reasons why you should stay at a hotel in Phnom Penh with a riverside view.
1. Calming sounds
Unlike many major rivers in the world, the traffic on the Mekong river is not particularly busy with bulky barge and container ships. You’ll find that it’s pretty much a traveller’s river, with occasional ferries cruising along the shores of Koh Dach, and a few fishermen in the mornings and afternoons.
Lacking in noise and air pollution, the banks of Mekong river in Phnom Penh are an excellent spot to sit down and settle in, to meditate while listening to gentle lapping water, chirping birds, quacking ducks, and the faint, distant chatters of greeting fishermen on their boats.
2. Sight for sore eyes
Staying in a Phnom Penh hotel in the city center may not present a great view. The skylines might look incredible from above, especially at night, but if the concrete jungle is your only view out the window, you may start to long for something more peaceful.
On the banks of the Mekong river, the wide body of water and the blue sky dominate your field of vision. City lights can still be seen at afar like stars in the night near the riverside, and your eyes will always find something new to look at floating in the water – diving birds and colorful boats.
3. Fresh air for healthy lungs
Another benefit to being out in the open space is the air exchange. Due to the special properties of water, areas by rivers around the world are almost always cooler than in the city center. This could be because of the flowing winds that accompany the rivers, or just the sheer size of open air that you can enjoy from your Riverfront Suite near the riverside.
Fresh air exchange is beneficial for your lungs’ health. Lacking air pollution, the Mekong river bank is an ideal location to build a boutique hotel and resort such as The Balé Phnom Penh. You can fall asleep outdoors, to the gentle sound of lapping water.
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