Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia located in the junction of Mekong River and Tonle Sap Rivers. A busy city with 1.5 million population in the city that allow you to enjoy the exquisiteness of the royal architecture,  taste the fragrant street food amd enjoy Cambodia culture on the shore of Tonle Sap Rivers.

Cambodia Attractions

Royal Palace

Attraction Phnom Penh

The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, also known as the Four Arms Grand Palace, is named after the intersection of the Mekong River, the Tonle River and the Basa River. It was built by Kind Norodom in 1866-1870 and is full of traditional Khmer architecture and religious colors.

The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh is the palace of the King of Cambodia. It consists of a group of golden roofs and yellow walls. The shape is exquisite and magnificient. Including Chaya Hall, Golden Temple, Silver Temple, Dance Hall, Treasure Hall and other more than 20 large and small palaces, the palace has spires, representing prosperity; the temple is mainly yellow and white, yellow represents Buddhism, white represents Brahmanism. On the cloister of the building is a magnificent relief mural depicting the Angkor Temple, depicting the achievements and religious stories of the dynasties.

Traditional music performances can be seen at the exit of the Royal Palace. Most of these actors are physically handicapped people who have lost their limbs. On the spacious and clean lawn in front of the palace, every night, there will be local residents, monks, and tourists from all over the world. The scene is very lively. It should be noted that the current opening of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is limited, mainly in the Silver Temple, the Coronation Hall and the surrounding courtyards.

Address :
Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh

Phone :
+855 12 721 915

Operating Hours :
Monday        8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday        8.00 am – 5.00 pm 
Wednesday  8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday      8.00 am – 5.30 pm
Friday            8.00 am – 6.00 pm
Saturday      8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday         8.00 am – 5.30 pm

Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument

Cambodia Vietnam Monument

The Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Tower is located in the center of Phnom Penh, near the Independence Monument. It was built in 1979 when Cambodia and Vietnam fought together and overthrew the Khmer Rouge regime. Around the tower is a square. There are many people coming for a walk and exercise at night. There will be fountains and light shows on the evening square, which is very beautiful. You can take a photo during the day and it will be an amazing scenery with blue sky as background.

Address :
Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh

Operating Hours :
24 hours

Central Market Cambodia

Cambodia Central Market

One of the busiest markets in Phnom Penh is known as the “landmark of Phnom Penh” and the “Life Museum of Life in Phnom Penh”. The central market was designed and built by French architects, and the cross-shaped dome is magnificient and stretches radially around. The interior of the building has no beams and no columns, extending in all directions. It is built by the interaction between building materials, and the structure is very novel and unique.

There are a wide variety of goods in the market, from crafts, daily necessities to fresh food. The market is surrounded by seafood, vegetables, melons and other stalls. The interior is divided into small stalls by region. Visitors often visit crafts, jewelry, jade, tourist souvenirs, Buddha, statues, second-hand or pirated books, postcards and other booths. It will come to buy colthing, small appliances, daily necessities, etc. Electronic calculators , computers, photographic equipment and office furniture can also be bought here. In addition, it is a paradise for food, and there is a snack area in the market where you can taste the local specialties while enjoying Cambodian specialties.

Address :
Central Market, Phnom Penh

Operating Hours :
7.00 am – 6.00 pm

Independence Monument

Attraction Phnom Penh

The Independence Monument was built to commemorate the independence of Cambodia from the French colonial rule on November 9, 1953. Located at the intersection of Norodom Avenue and Sihanoukville Avenue, in the middle of Independence Square. Designed by the famous Cambodian designer Van Monniwang, the monument was completed in March 1958. It is 37 meters high and has 7 floors. There are 100 snakes (the cultural symbol of Cambodia) and 100 monuments. The bud shape is beautiful and spectacular. every year on National Day, the Cambodian King or King’s representative will hold a grand celebration here, which is very memorable.

Address :
City Centre, Phnom Penh

Phone :
+855 23 723 949

Operating Hours :
24 hours

Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk

Phnom Penh Attractions

It should be that the Cambodian people deliberately placed this bronze statue here to commemorate this great founding father Sihanouk. And on the same axis as the Independence Monument, it shows the sublime status of this founding father.

Address :
Opposite of Independence Monument

Operating Hours :
24 hours

Mekong River

Cambodia River

Speaking of the Four Arms River may not be known to the world, in fact it is part of the largest water system in Southeast Asia: it is called the Lijiang River in China and the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. Entering the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, the Mekong River accepts two tributaries, one is the Tonle Sap River and the other is the Baise River. Because it looks like a four armed River. The Baise River entered Vietnam and eventually entered the sea from near Ho Chi Minh City. Take a boat tour to see the scenery of the Four Arms River, and more importantly, you can understand the most simple life of Cambodians: the life of people on the water. By water and water, all kinds of activities in human society are carried out on the water. This may be the most natural lifestyle of Cambodians, which fully reflects the intimacy between man and nature. Usually the charter boat drifts from upstream to downstream, and you can observe the scenes of people’s lives on both sides of the strait. The local fishermen have a special snack, which is to freeze the leftover rotten fish and ferment it. As a small dish after the wine, the name is “smelly fish”, and it catches up with the stinky tofu in China.

Address :
Mekong River, Phnom Penh

Operating Hours :
24 hours

Choeung Ek

Top 10 Cambodia Attractions

The killing scene is like a big park with inaccessible and dense trees. Through the straight walkway, you will see a tall memorial stupa with thousands skulls of the victims. The skulls are arramged according to the age and gender of the deceased. The scene is quite scary and in dim light. It’s extremely creepy. You may buy a bunch of flowers at the entrance of pagoda to show dedication to the souls of dead.

Out of the stupa, there is a big tree not far away which many people have been hammered under the tree. In the killing field, there are various kinds of corpses and wrecks, and the tragic history of the Khmer Rouge is told in the form of words and photos.

Address :
15km Southwest of the city, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phone :
+855 23 305 371

Operating Hours :
8.00 am – 5.30 pm

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Killing Museum Cambodia

The Phnom Penh Prison Museum is located at the intersection of 113th Street and 350th Street in the southern part of Phnom Penh. Originally a high school, it was used as a concentration camp for prisoners during the Khmer Rouge period, also known as the S-21 prison. More than 17,000 intellectuals, civilians, and women and children were imprisoned here. Countless people were imprisoned here. Countless people were tortured to death every day. Until the Yokoyama Forest regime entered Jinbian in 1979, there were only 14 bodies and 7 survivors left in the concentration camp.

Now open as a museum, it displays a variety of instruments of torture, photographs and literature and history. It is creepy and silently telling the history of the horrific people. In addition, there are documentary film broadcasts every day at 10am and 3pm. The film mainly tells the true story of a young lover who was forced to seperate in the historical background and suffered from the persecution of the Khmer Rouge.

Address :
Corner of Street 113 & St 350, Phnom Penh

Phone :
+855 236 655 395

Operating Hours :
8.00 am – 5.00 pm

Website :
http://tuolsleng.gov.kh/

Tonle Sap River

Tonle Sap River Cambodia

Located in the heart of Cambodia, the Tonle Sap River and is a natural passage between Tonle Sap and the Mekong River. At the same time, it is also the fourth largest fresh water fish source in the world. There are more than 150 kinds of fish in the river, and the fresh water resources are very rich. The main reason for the so-called rich water resources is the unique phenomenon that the Tonle Sap River can “reverse the flow”. During the rainy season from June to September each year, the water level of the Mekong River caused by the melting of snow in the Himalayas has soared, causing water to flow from the Mekong River into the Tonle River, reversing the flow of the Tonle Sap River; and from October to May. The river flows back to the Mekong River.

Around the Tonle Sap River, there are famous attractions such as the Royal Palace and the National Museum. The scenery is beautiful and it is very pleasant to walk or rest on the river. On the blanks of the river and north of the Imperial Palace, there are also a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars. You can immerse yourself in a romantic colonial restaurant and enjoy a delicious Western-style meal. It is the best location in Phnom Penh and the local life. Experience a great place to experience exoticism.

Address :
15km Southern of Siem Reap

Phone :
+855 962 233 559

Operating Hours :
24 hours

Wat Ounalom Temple

Cambodia Temple

Ounalom Temple is the largest and oldest temple in Phnom Penh, with the largest pagoda in Phnom Penh. “Ounalom” means “Holy Eyebrow”. It is said that there is a sorghum eyebrow in the stupa. Now here is the headquarters of the Cambodian Buddhist organization, where you can see the scenes of the monks reading and discussing.

The tower enshrines the Buddha relics that were welcomed from Ceylon in 1890. Therefore, many officials like to build an ashes tower in the temple to store the ashes of the ancestors around the Buddha and gradually from a tower group.

Address:
Ly Yoak Lay St. (172), Phnom Penh 12000

Phone :
+855 12 890 010 

Operating Hours :
6.00 am – 6.00 pm
(closed for afternoon)

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