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Phnom Penh

Capital and largest city of Cambodia, known for its historic Royal Palace, bustling markets, and as a gateway to the Khmer Empire's ruins.

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The capital city can be overwhelming because it’s a busy place. The riverside here is the place to go if you want to unwind and get some great views. I recommend heading to the Foreign Correspondents Club, made famous during the civil war, climb up the stairs to the rooftop. Perfect place to watch the sunset and enjoy a cocktail whilst escaping the hustle and bustle going on below. They have a happy hour each day from 5-7pm with drinks half price, perfect because it’s not the cheapest place in town. You MUST visit S21 prison and the Killing fields to learn about the atrocities that happened during the Khmer Rouge times.

onestep4ward 4 years ago

The bus trip from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh crosses the heart of Cambodia. Rice farms, water buffalo, the glimmering surface of huge Tonle Sap Lake – there’s no end to the sights you’ll see. Then it’s onto the capital. Darker tales await there, what with the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in S-21, an erstwhile school turned torture camp under the Khmer Rouge. You should also visit the monuments at the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, where mass graves and sobering memorials spread around a Buddhist stupa.

jrfrancis 2 years ago

Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, is a fascinating destination for those seeking a blend of history and modernity. Visitors can explore the stunning Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, stroll through the bustling markets, and sample the delicious Khmer cuisine. Additionally, the city offers a vibrant nightlife, with a wide range of entertainment options. As one of the fastest-growing cities in Southeast Asia, Phnom Penh is a must-visit destination for tourists and travellers alike.

seeker 11 months ago

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