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
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):