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Bowling

The Phnom Penh Bowling Club and the Superbowl are 2 places to go for this more leisurely sport. Both are open until late. Superbowl is at Parkway Square located at 113, Mao Tse Toung while the Phnom Penh Bowling Club is 34-38, Street 294. Telephone: (23) 365303.

Billiards

Every Tuesday night The Walkabout Hotel hosts a pool competition. If one would like to compete with the locals, small pool halls can be found down almost any street since the game is almost a national obsession.

Canoeing

The Cambodia River Tours or Adventure Canoes offer short paddle near Wat Phnom to a marathon journeys through the provinces. These are the better established canoeing businesses in the area but others are worth trying. For more information contact your hotel on arrival.

Diving

Sihanoukville's pristine beaches located about a 3-hour drive or 30 minute flight is the nearest place for diving adventures.

Elephant Riding

This fun event can be done at Wat Phnom on weekends and some evenings. Ask your hotel on arrival for more details.

Gambling

Naga Floating Casino is Phnom Penh's only casino, set on a former ocean liner and it is the only casino in town.

Go-Carting

Formula One racers can try go-carting at Kambol F1. Phone them on 012-804620 for more details.

Golf

Two golf courses and two driving ranges are available in the capital.

The Cambodia Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole course, located on Route 4 or 35 kilometres south of Phnom Penh. For any assistance or information contact them on (23) 363666.

The second option is the CVK Royal Golf Club, also an 18 hole course on Route 4, 5 kilometres south of Phnom Penh. Telephone: (23) 366689 for more enquiries.

If playing an 18 hole course takes too much of your time, put some practice in at the Parkway Square with a rooftop driving range and putting green located at 113, Mao Tse Toung. Another driving range is situated at the Royal Phnom Penh Hotel on Sothearos, Sangkat Tonle Bassac. Telephone: (23) 982670.

Fitness Centre's

The best equipped Clark Hatch gym at the Hotel Inter-Continental is great for this and for more information please call (23) 424888. Another good gym is at the Royal Phnom Penh Hotel but it is somewhat small. Telephone: (23) 982670 for more information. Other gyms are available around the city and a few other hotels also have gyms within their residences.

Fun Runs

A great way to meet and see the locals is to go on a run with the Phnom Penh Hash House Harriers. To find out more about the family event where the kids can join in too, head down to the Phnom Penh Railway Station on any Sunday afternoon at 3.00 pm. Meet at 2.45 pm at the Railway Station at the intersection of Monivong and Street 106 or contact Mat Wheeler: mwheeler@bigpond.com.kh

Jet Skiing

The Alligator Ski Club has jet skiing from their floating bar on the Mekong River. To get there is easy, just cross the Chruoy Changvar bridge, go about 1.7 kilometres and search for the Alligator Ski sign in front of the Klein Klang pagoda on the right. Phone them on 012-835859 for more information.

Kickboxing

Held every Sunday at the TV5 studios. Cambodians are passionate about their kickboxing, which is very much like Muay Thai of Thailand. It is also believed to be a Khmer invention. A large number of people gather to watch local heroes, especially when the match includes foreign contenders.

Soccer

The Cambodian National Soccer League games are played at a variety of locations and when games are on their venues they are listed in the Cambodia Daily.

Shooting Range

The Thunder Ranch Shooting Range is situated on the road to the airport or on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. More than 20 different guns are available here, ranging from AK-47's to M60 machine guns.

Swimming

Most of the main hotels have swimming pools.

Water Skiing

The Alligator Ski Club on the Mekong River provides boats and skis. For those who do not want to ski, there is a floating bar to lounge around in.