Chroy Changvar Bridge

Attraction National Highway 6A, Russei Kaev, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hour
05:30 PM
06:00 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Historic
Outdoor
Scenic
People watching (street)
Must see
Kids
Free
Architecture
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Chroy Changvar Bridge (Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge) was constructed in 1966. During the war from 1973 to 1975 the Khmer Rouge forces mined twice to death in 1973.

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Why Chroy Changvar Bridge is special ?

Chroy Changvar Bridge (Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge) was constructed in 1966. During the war from 1973 to 1975 the Khmer Rouge forces mined twice to death in 1973. By 17th April 1975, all Phnom Penh citizens have been chased out of the city, by Khmer Rouge forces, to live and farm at the rural areas. Therefore, the bridge has been abandoned without taking care or repairing the damages from the war.

What to explore at Chroy Changvar Bridge?

You can walk over the bridge – there is a pedestrian “lane”. Walking through the bridge, you can admire clearly this historical architecture. You can watch the riverlife, you can see the boat. In the early morning, you can get to see the sunrise. It is the fascinating sightseeing. Apart from walking, you can ride the bike along the bridge, bring your camera to caught the nice view of city from the bridge.

In addition, you can buy some food and drinks at the vendor on the bridge. Enjoying some food while seeing the nice view.

How to get to Chroy Changvar Bridge?

The bridge can easily be reached with a 20 minute walk along Sisowath Quay from the riverfront area.

Selling points

  • Ideal place to watch river life
  • Great place for short walk in the afternoon
  • Bridge that connecting east and west Phnom Penh
  • Seeing city from the brigde
  • Heat the beat
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Duration
2.0 days
Estimated
61.41 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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National Highway 6A, Russei Kaev, Cambodia

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  • You should bring some water or drinks.
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  • You should bring plenty of cash in case you want to buy something.
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  • You should bring suntan, hat to save you from sunshine.
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  • You should bring your camera to caught the spectacular sightseeing from the bridge.
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  • You should bring umbrella or raincoat, weather is unpredictable.
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  • You should wear the comfortable shoes and cooling clothes.
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  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.
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  • Apart from Chroy Changvar Bridge, tourists can also visit the nearby attractions like Ounalom Pagoda, Toul Sleng Genocidal Museum.
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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.

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