Tours & Tickets
Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia. Even though many tourists and travelers treat this as a transit and transfer point, this city also has its own unique charm. The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is full of beautiful splendor and richness of Khmer culture. The National Museum offers an opportunity to learn more about Cambodia's ancient history. For shopping, the Central Market and Russian Market are perfect to buy some souvenirs.
The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, also known as Preah Barom Reachea Vaeng Chaktomuk, is named after the intersection of the Mekong River, the Tonle Sap River and the Bassac River. This is the palace of the King of Cambodia. It is composed of a group of golden roofs and yellow walls. It consists of many large and small palaces such as Chaya Hall, Golden Temple and Silver Temple. It is exquisitely shaped and magnificent, full of traditional Khmer architecture and religious tone. On the cloister of the building is a magnificent relief mural depicting Angkor Wat, depicting the achievements and religious stories of the dynasties. Local residents and monks alike enjoy keeping cool on the spacious lawn in front of the palace, it's extremely lively.
The National Museum is Cambodia's famous museum of history and archaeology and contains many Khmer art collections. The museum building features a gabled roof, carved doors and Khmer ancient temple architecture, blending traditional Khmer architecture with French colonial style. There are tens of thousands of precious collections in the museum, spanning different historical periods, mainly including four types of exhibits: stoneware, bronze, porcelain and wood. There are also small collections of oil paintings, textiles, pictures and other archives. Enshrined at a small pavilion in the center of the museum is a small statue. It is surrounded by several small artificial lotus ponds, full of charm.