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Phnom Penh

Cambodia
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About Phnom Penh

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.

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Royal Palace
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Palace
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.
National Museum
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Museum
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.
Central Market
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Market
Filled with an extensive amount of items at bargain prices, the Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmei) in Phnon Penh, Cambodia is usually on the list of many travelers to the area. Constructed in the mid-1930s, it opened for business in 1937. This large market is included in an Art Deco building with a dome-shaped center surrounded by four extending wings. It was once the largest market in Asia. Each of the four sections of the building is filled with shops that sell items that range from clothing, electronics, jewellery, food, fabrics and many other items.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
4.3/5
256 Reviews
Museum
When Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, this former high school was converted into the detention and interrogation center known as S-21. Political enemies suspected of treason were brought here and tortured for confessions. Very few detainees survived S-21, but the brutal history of Toul Sleng was documented by the Khmer Rouge themselves in the postmortem photos of many of the victims. The tragedy of S-21 is almost too much to bear, whether you choose to walk through the buildings alone or with one of the excellent guides registered with the museum.

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The city of Phnom Penh Cambodia is the country’s largest urban center which features a mix of a great traditional heritage and a modern past filled with conflict. Those who’ve lived in the city have watched it grow and transform slowly into the beautiful tourist destination that it is today. Being the capital, the city maintains a great deal of quality to offer the best experience to the visitors and local population that has adapted quickly to be tourist-friendly. Phnom Penh has a number of attractions starting from Buddhist temples with ornate architectures that speak of its spiritual depth and modern resorts to pubs and night clubs for the more hip crowd that pours into the city.
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I recommended Tonle Sap, Kirirom National Park.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Phnom Penh: Eclipse Sky Bar, FCC Phnom Penh Restaurant & Bar, Mok Mony, Topaz, Feel Good Cafe.
Here are the best places to visit in Phnom Penh, including: Central Market, Preah Vihear Preah Keo Morakot, Phnom Penh Night Market, Choeung Ek, Wat Ounalom.