Cambodia Phnom Penh 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.
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.
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.
11 months ago
Phnom Penh Guides
- ryan (Ryan Haq)
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- seeker (Seeker Editors)
Explore beneath the glittering pink lights of Beijing, hop on a plane to the bustling metropolis of Seoul, discover sandy coastline cities and wander ancient temples of civilizations past- we present our collection of capital cities in Asia. Asia is a massive continent deeply rich in history with diverse cultures, these awe-inspiring destinations are sure to be future backdrops of life-changing adventures to come.
- onestep4ward (Johnny Ward)
Cambodia is one of the highlights in Southeast Asia. People often just visit the big 3; Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap, but there is so much more to see in this beautiful country. Here are my 12 most beautiful spots in Cambodia.
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