National Museum built of red bricks by the French in 1917 in a pseudo-Khmer style, is built around a courtyard.
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Royal Palace was constructed over a century ago to serve as the residence of the King of Cambodia.
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The “Killing Fields” consists of mass graves of innocent Cambodians, their bodies and clothes riddled across the ground.
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The Silver Pagoda is located on the south side of the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh. Formerly, it was known as Wat Ubosoth Ratanaram.
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The Victory Monument was built to honor the friendship between Cambodia and Vietnam and the victory over the Khmer Rouge.
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A visit to Wat Ounalom Monastery allows insight into the spiritual teachings, philosophies and history of Buddhism in Cambodia.
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Wat Phnom is a standard Southeast Asian wat, with a bell-shaped chedi and Naga snakes decorating the corners of the roof.
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Russian Market is located in the south part of Phnom Penh and is known to the locals as Phsar Toul Tom Poung.
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The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is a museum in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, chronicling the Cambodian genocide.
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Royal Garden in Phnom Penh is very Beautiful.
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Sihanoukville is a colourful but tragic upstart. A mere fifty years ago, a joint French-Cambodian project carved a camp out of the jungle and started building the first deep-sea port in a newly independent Cambodia.
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Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia.
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Phnom Penh is located in the south-central region of Cambodia, and is fully surrounded by the Kandal Province. The municipality is situated on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac rivers.
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Phnom Penh overview

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital and largest city, it is well known for housing the Royal Palace, where the King of Cambodia resides, this is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cambodia.

Best time to visit Phnom Penh

The best time to visit Phnom Penh is in January, February, March, April, November & December during the dry season when temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees C.

How to travel to Phnom Penh?

Phnom Penh international airport is only about 10 kilometers from the city center, so taking a private transfer/taxi or a local bus is simple for this route.

The bus ride from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh takes about 6 hours (6hrs), and the flight takes about 50 mins. It takes about 7hrs by bus from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, approximately 55mins by flight, about 2hrs flights from Hanoi, Vietnam, and approximately 1hr15min flight from Bangkok, Thailand. There are also numerous short 1-2hrs flights from Southeast Asian cities to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Attractions in Phnom Penh

1. Royal Palace
2. Silver Pagoda
3. National Museum
4. Killing Fields ” Choeung Ek”
5. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison)
6. Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong)
7. Victory Monument

Things to do in Phnom Penh

The Royal Palace, which was built on the site of the old town by King Norodom in 1866, and the Silver Pagoda, which is located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, are both must-sees. The Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. Your trip to Phnom Penh also should include the National Museum, which is one of Phnom Penh’s true architectural gems. With its warm red terracotta and a gracefully cured roof topped by dozens of guardian nagas, the Museum is instantly recognizable. The famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts Cambodgiens designed it in Khmer style in 1917.

The infamous Killing Fields ” Choeung Ek” about 15 kilometers southwest of Phnom Penh should not be missed. This is the site of the brutal executions of over 17,000 people, the majority of whom were subjected to interrogations, torture, and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during the Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979). Your journey should include the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school that was turned into a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces, and it became the largest center for detention and torture during the Khmer Rouge’s rule.

With travelers like shopping, the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong) is a lively outdoor market where you will find everything such as antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone, and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs, and other souvenirs. Then you should conclude your trip to the Victory Monument.

Phnom Penh’s food specialties

Phnom Penh is very known for its local, inexpensive food such as Bok Trop Pgnon (Pounded eggplant dip), Bai Sach Chrouk (Pork and rice), Nom Banh Chok (Khmer noodles), Kari Sach Moan (Chicken red curry), Kari Saraman (Beef Saraman curry), Kha Sach ko (Beef stewed in palm sugar), Sngor Chruak Sach Trei (Sour fish soup), to name a few. These regional delicacies are not only delicious but also prepared in a unique manner compared to other cities. It’s an experience just to watch the locals cook using their own methods on the street.

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