Phnom Penh, Cambodia Shooting Range
Phnom Penh's notorious shooting range has long been a place of interest to
tourists -- if not to visit in person, then to shake their heads at. If shooting really big guns is your
thing, this is the place for you. For $30 you can fire 30 rounds of an AK-47 or 20 rounds of an M16.
According to many a rumour, for a minimum of $200 you can shoot a cow -- but we're yet to meet anyone who has
seen that happen firsthand, and our expense budget doesn't cover blowing up cows.
You can hire a taxi to take you to the range for about $10 but if you have your own transport it isn't
impossible. Head west on the Russian Boulevard past the airport, and continue for about another 15km on NH4, before
slowing down as your enter a village. Keep your eyes peeled to the right for a sign that says Shooting Range. Near
it is a sign that says Kambol. When you see the sign, turn right through an archway and continue north. Keep your
eyes peeled to the left, and past a building that looks like a school (except it is the jail -- more razor wire
than most schools), you will see an entry to a military base. It's okay -- you're allowed here. Tell the officers
at the gate that you are there for the shooting range and they will wave you in.
20km out of Phnom Penh
In the Phnom Penh city center you should have no trouble finding someone to take you to the gun range as all tuk
tuk drivers are eager to bus you around. Once outside the city you will be taken to a military base where you
will be given a “Gun Menu”. This menu lists the types, prices, and rounds that you can choose from. For
more explosive weapons (grenades and missile launchers) you will need to drive to a location further outside of
town. From here, simply pay the lady at the counter, go to the designated shooting range and fire away!
There is limited information available on this activity outside Phnom Penh and many guide books shy away from
writing about it. So for that reason we’ve published the price list for your viewing pleasure. Keep in
mind that these prices are subject to change.
The Cambodian Military Shooting Range Price list (in USD):