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Phnom Penh Travel Guide, Cambodia

Visit the amazing city of Phnom Penh

Ideally situated on the banks of the famous rivers, the Tonle Sap and the Mekong, Phnom Penh is a great travel destination to be with your loved ones. It is the Cambodian capital that features a rich and distinct culture and history. Exploring the various temples and museums is simply amazing for both residents and foreign tourists. Also, having a boat trip on the Mekong River and gazing at the architecture of French Colonial are some of the superb choices that can win the heart of every visitor. A trip to this enchanting and magnificent place will surely make a memorable vacation. Even the name of the city is itself filled with a picture of exotic.

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The radiant spires of the royal palace, the luscious destination on the banks of the Mekong and the fluttering saffron colour of the monk’s robes are some of the exceptional things that are to be enjoyed in Phnom Penh. It is considered that this place is the unexplored gem of the entire Asia and the crossroad of Asia’s past and present. It is a city filled with poverty but also a city of charm that never misses to captivate the tourists from different parts of the globe.

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The colonial and crumbling architecture along with extended boulevard styled roads offer the place with a relaxed feeling. This offers a truly contrasting background of lively Cambodian markets as well as Asian traffic, streets chocked with cycles, cars and motors. Another striking quality about the city of Phnom Penh is that it is the single primary city that is located on the Mekong River banks. The best time to visit the riverside region is the sunset where you can actually see the natural beauty of Phnom Penh. A large multitude of dining options offer famous cuisines of Europe and Asia. Also, the city boasts its vibrant, entertaining, exciting and lively nightlife. Ranging from glitzy nightclubs to bistro styled bars, Phnom Penh has it all.

The National Museum is a must visit in Phnom Penh. It features brilliant collection of arts from the golden age of Cambodian Angkor. The primary attraction of this museum is the King Jayavarman’s statue. Other places that are worth visiting in Phnom Penh include Royal Palace, Wat Ounalom, Wat Phnom, Central Market and Silver Pagoda. So, book your tickets and plan a fantastic tour to the amazing Phnom Penh.

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    After Ankor Wat I probably did what few tourists have ever done. I went back to see the sun set and because I had very little time, I actually took a few pictures of Angkor Wat and then found my Tuc Tuc driver to take me to this small mountain. The sun was already setting and so I had to run up...
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Phnom Penh City Ratings

  • Rating73%
    City Rank198
  • History & Culture: rated for 40%
  • Night Life & Entertainment: rated for 85%
  • Family & Fun: rated for 20%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 20%
  • Food: rated for 70%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 60%
  • Shopping: rated for 30%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 60%
  • Must visit this place: rated for 50%
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