Overview of Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh’s dynamism was diminished by the impact of war and revolution. But the city has since then regained its strength.
Very appreciated by its visitors, Phnom penh offers an excellent range of temples and palaces, witnesses of the Cambodian history. On the bank of Mekong river, the city attracts as much travelers as expatriates, all in love with the cafe culture, the kindness of inhabitants and the delicious food scene, recognized in all Asia.
WHY PHNOM PENH
Perfect for quiet city getaway
To discover Cambodia history of the past 60 years
For a departure spot before visiting Cambodia
The tour list goes through Phnom Penh
WHAT IS THERE TO SEE ?You can experience the Cambodian culture just by walking through its streets and mixing with the locals, but if you want to really understand it, you have to learn about its history. The two main places to visit if you want to understand the city is the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 Prison) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Both an important part of Phnom Penh’s bloody history under Khmer Rouge, the prison stands as a monument to the thousands that were murdered and imprisoned, while the killing fields finally stand as peaceful grounds.
While Cambodia’s other major city, Siem Reap, is better known for its many temples and ruins, Phnom Penh has some wats (temples) of its own that deserve some attention: Wat Phnom, Wat Ounalom, Ta Prohm, Wat Langka, Phnom Chisor.
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