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Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Introduction

Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is a captivating city offering a unique blend of history, culture and modernity. Once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, it now attracts travelers from all over the world with its French colonial charm, serene temples and vibrant atmosphere.

What to see and do in Phnom Penh?

The Royal Palace:

This majestic complex houses the Golden Throne and the Silver Temple, offering a fascinating glimpse into Cambodian royalty. (Open from 8am to 11am and from 2pm to 5pm, entrance fee: 10 USD)

Wat Phnom

This Buddhist temple perched on a hill offers panoramic views over the city. Its construction dates back to the 14th century and it is considered one of Phnom Penh's most important religious sites (open daily from 7am to 6pm, free admission).

Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek

These dark historical sites bear witness to the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime. Tuol Sleng was a torture prison and Choeung Ek a killing field (open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., entrance fee for both sites: 6 USD).

National Museum of Cambodia

This museum houses a vast collection of artefacts tracing Cambodia's history and culture (open 8am to 5pm, admission 10 USD - Information for visitors (cambodiamuseum.info).

Central market

Psar Thmei is the ideal place to find souvenirs, clothes and local food. (Open daily from 6.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., free admission)

Riverfront

Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Sisowath quay and watch the sun set over the Mekong. Numerous restaurants and bars offer a festive atmosphere.

Cruise on the Mekong

Discover Phnom Penh from a different angle on a cruise on the Mekong. Admire the temples, palaces and daily life of the inhabitants along the river. (Cruise prices vary)
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