Phnom Penh Travel Guides

Phnom Penh is a capital of Cambodia. It is located at the junction of 3 major rivers named Tonle Sap River, Bassac and Mekong River, whic...

Phnom Penh is a capital of Cambodia. It is located at the junction of 3 major rivers named Tonle Sap River, Bassac and Mekong River, which creates convenient conditions to access to Cambodia wonderful landscapes.



Royal Palace


The beautiful landscapes of Phnom Penh


Although Phnom Penh is not a completely-traveling city, it has some famous sights such as the Royal Palace near Mekong River, Independence Monument, Wat Preah Morakat, and Silver Pagoda. The positions of these tourist attractions are quite close to each other so that visitors can spend half a day visiting all the places.




Independent Monument

Ticket to tourist attractions: Royal Palace - Silver Pagoda ($6 / person), The National Museum of Cambodia ($3 / person), Wat Phnom ($1/ person), Independence Monument (free tour), Toul Sleng Genocide Museum S-21 ($2 / person)



Silver Pagoda

To understand more about Cambodia history, especially Phnom Penh, tourists should visit places associated with the Pol Pot regime such as the Tuol Sleng Museum and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). In addition, the Tuol Svay Prey High School is another place to visit on a trip to the city of Phnom Penh. During the war, the Tuol Svay Prey High School was considered as a prison of Pol Pot troops. They used it for the purpose of detention, arrest and torture.


Tuol Sleng Museum

Transportations

Popular transportation in Phnom Penh is motorcycle taxis and tuk tuk. If tuk tuk is associated with tour package in Siem Reap, it is hired in different locations in Phnom Penh. However, tourists can negotiate the price of tuk tuk. Normally, visitors would have to pay 3-5 dollars to travel around the monuments in Phnom Penh.



Tuk tuk



Residence

About residence, Phnom Penh has two crowded areas attracting international tourists, which are Boeng Kak Lake and Sisowath Quay. Boeng Kak Lake is located far from the center of Phnom Penh so the evening is a bit sad, but room rates are quite cheap, just under 10 dollars. Sisowath Quay is is located in the center of the city, near shopping attractions, room rates range from $ 10-25 / room.



Besides, tourists can choose the hotels cleaner and more tidy which will have room rates from $15 to $ 25 / 1 night. It is suggested that visitors should book rooms in advance through travel agents or travel websites when having an intention of visiting Phnom Penh so that you can make your holiday season more active and get rid of unexpected risks.



Markets and Cambodian traditional food



Almost all of the markets in Phnom Penh are divided into locations for selling different food, so visitors can experience lots of delicious food, especially Cambodian traditional food. There are some foods tourists should try in Phnom Penh such as the food from insects, Prahok, Phnom Penh noodles, duck eggs (Pong tea khon), Angkor beer, palm wine ... The average price per meal in Phnom Penh ranges from 5-8 USD.



Cambodian food from insects



If visitors want to buy souvenirs for family members or friends, Sorya shopping centers, markets Russia (Russian Market), Central Market (Central Market), fair in Phnomp Penh Night are ideal choices.


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