Phnom Penh

Situated at the confluence of the Mekong River, Bassac and Tonle Sap rivers, Phnom Penh is the lively capital and biggest city in Cambodia. The city is not only a political, cultural and commercial center of Cambodia but also one of the significant global and domestic tourist destinations.

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh was officially established as the capital of Cambodia in 1434 by King Ponhea Yat to succeed Angkor Thom. Over the years, the city bring a unique blend of traditional charm and urban bustle. Coming here, visitors will find a sort of provincial charm and tranquility with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture and hustle life in the central commercial areas.

Royal Palace Phnom Penh

There are many attractions in Phnom Penh, including interesting touristy sites for you can learn about the Cambodian history and royal life. You can visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda which are located in the center of city and on the same ground. Not far away, you can combine to visit the National Museum where there are many of the cultural and historical values of the nation preserving such as Khmer sculpture, bronzes, ceramics, ethnographic objects,… and so on. Besides, the famous historical sites visitors often explore in Phnom Penh city are the Wat Phnom, Toul Sleng Fenocide museum, the Choeng Ek Killing Fields, …

Traveling to Phnom Penh

To experience the taste of city life, you should walk along Sothearos Boulevard or strolls around Phnom Penh. These are the places you can find the local foods, ‘antique’ shops with products from the province of Pursat, beautiful cafes and restaurants. If you are interested in shopping, some local markets such as Russian market (also known as Phsar Toul Tum Poung) or Central market will offers sundry souvenir items, and factory over-run designer clothing or carvings, paintings, silk, silver, gems. You can explore and experience the bustling life at this charming city.

Another exciting activity in Phnom Penh which many tourists enjoy is joining a sunset cruise tour down Phnom Penh's Tonle Sap river. After a busy day, this is a perfect, relaxing end to an activity-filled day. Catch the soft river breezes and watch as Cambodia's capital begins to light up and shimmer for the evening.

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