Phnom Penh

Few in tourist sites but plentiful in colors of local life in this riverside town. Phnom Penh simply means sit down and absorb.

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Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, the Capital of Kingdom of Cambodia, situated at the junction of the three great rivers - the Mekong, the TonleBasac and the Tunle Sap. Phnom Penh is the city of opposites exotic Southeast Asian culture and up-and-coming modernity. As a small capital city it manages to retain its charm at the same time as offering a varied lifestyle and many attractive options for entertainment. It is gaining a reputation for business and also represents a convenient gateway to other areas of Cambodia, with good transport links.

 

Phnom Penh offers travelers a combination of Asian characteristics and a generous hospitality typical of the people of Cambodia. In addition to being the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is the center of politics, economy and trade of the country. 

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highlights

  • Visit TuolSleng Genocide Museum, S-21 for a better understanding of the darkest time in the history of Cambodia under Pol Pot regime. 
  • The National Museum and the Royal Palace is a must for Khmer architecture admirers. A contrast of Khmer architecture in those attractions versus the standard modern house in the surrounding makes it more interesting of a visit.
  • Phnom Penh excursions to the white sand beaches in Sihanoukville and Kep are options for ones who long to escape the hustle of city life in Phnom Penh to far off the beaten path.