Just a handful of visitors populate Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on a recent evening – a far cry from the busy crowds and hedonistic atmosphere of the party strip just eight months ago. Photo: Jorge RodriguezJust a handful of visitors populate Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on a recent evening – a far cry from the busy crowds and hedonistic atmosphere of the party strip just eight months ago. Photo: Jorge Rodriguez
Just a handful of visitors populate Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on a recent evening – a far cry from the busy crowds and hedonistic atmosphere of the party strip just eight months ago. Photo: Jorge Rodriguez

The rise and fall of Cambodia’s Pub Street, the most notorious party strip in the country

  • Pub Street, in Cambodia’s north-western city of Siem Reap, is still almost empty of revellers despite the area having reopened in June following pandemic closures
  • Unchecked development and a lack of long-term vision had led to overcrowding and degradation, although alleys of cosmopolitan cool have grown on the periphery

Topic |   Asia travel
Just a handful of visitors populate Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on a recent evening – a far cry from the busy crowds and hedonistic atmosphere of the party strip just eight months ago. Photo: Jorge RodriguezJust a handful of visitors populate Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on a recent evening – a far cry from the busy crowds and hedonistic atmosphere of the party strip just eight months ago. Photo: Jorge Rodriguez
Just a handful of visitors populate Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on a recent evening – a far cry from the busy crowds and hedonistic atmosphere of the party strip just eight months ago. Photo: Jorge Rodriguez
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