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General information
- Province: Phnom Penh
- Area: 290 sq km
- Population: 1,184,594
- Density: 3,448
- Khan: 7
- Sangkat: 76
- Village: 637
Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia.
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Tourist attractions

Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Central Market:
- Location: Phnom Penh
- Description: was built in 1937 and many foreign visitors who come to Phnom Penh have always found that it is a fantastic place to look at the many products on sale, especially the shops selling gold..
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Chaktomuk Conference Hall:
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Corner of St. 440 & St. 163, Tuol Tompong Muoy.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Choeung Ek:
- Description: Genocidal Museum.

- Location: Choeung Ek Village, Shangkat Choeung Ek, Khann Dang, Phnom Penh City.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Independence Monument:
- Description: Museums of All Kinds and Subject.

- Location: Inter. of Norodom blvd. & Sihanu blvd.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia M. Of Telecommunication:
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: Corner of St. 102/13.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Mekong Island:
- Description: Small tourist boats can be found along the riverfront north of Street 178. They offer 1-2 hour cruises along the river from Phnom Penh brings tourists to this resort situated on Mekong Island. Tourists can dine in the restaurant, visit the zoo and the weaving villages, ride elephants and watch traditional dance performances. (Capitol Guesthouse runs budget oriented half-day Mekong cruises for 10$/person.).
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia National Library:
- Location: St. 92 Khan Daun Penh.
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia National Museum:
- Description: Was built from 1917-1918 and located in the North of the Royal Palace. The National Museum contains a lot of precious ancient objects relating to Cambodian history. It attracts a lot of international visitors, which ranks after the Royal Palace.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Old Market (Phsar Chas):
- Description: A local market that is not at all geared to the tourist. It carries such items as fruits and vegetable, second hand cloths, hardware, motorcycle parts and religious items. In the late afternoon food vendors and fruit sellers set up mats along Street 13 in preparation for the evening market. The dinner rush hour makes for a confusing, dirty potentially photogenic scene.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Orussey Market:
- Description: Centrally located, Orussey Market is much more geared towards locals than tourists; hence you will not find as much in the way of souvenirs as the other markets mentioned. A huge array of foodstuffs is on offer including the wet market with fresh meat, poultry and seafood. Other items in abundance include house ware, hardware and electronic goods.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Pagodas:
- Description: In Phnom Penh, you are never outside walking distance of a pagoda. Visitors are almost always welcome. Ray Zepp's A Field Guide to Cambodian Pagodas is an excellent introduction to Phnom Penh's pagodas and Cambodian Buddhism.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Phnom Penh Capital:
- Description: Situated at the confluence of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap Rivers, Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh has a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Despite the dilapidation resulting from decades of war, the city retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along tree-lined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the gem of Southeast Asia. Recent political changes have triggered an economic boom of sorts, with new hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs springing up around the city.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Phnom Penh Municipality:
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: City Hall M.V. Preah Monivong.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Preah Keo Morakot Temple:
- Description: Wat Preah Keo Morakot had imitated the Cambodian architecture and been built since 1892 to 1902. Then, it was removed and reconstructed in 1962. Previously, the temple was called Wat Ubor Soth Rotana Ream Temple because the King of Cambodia used this temple for holding ceremonies to follow the eight silos on every Buddhist holiday. In addition, the relatives of Kings and officers had held other ceremonies abiding by Buddhism at this temple. But in this temple didn't have monks, only his Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk stays there during the time of being a priest for a term (in the year of pig AD 2490 Correspondence the 31st July 1947). Therefore, it had a normal word called " Preah Vihear Preah Keo " is not " Wat " in the said word. When His Majesty celebrated any Buddhism celebration day, he would invite monks from another monastery in Phnom Penh City such as Wat Unaloam, Wat Botumvattey etc. Wat Preah Keo Morakot is located in the South of Royal palace surrounding by high long-buildings.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Relaxing Places:
- Description: Besides the above main places in Phnom Penh, there are other places like the Park of Chatomuk Hall where Cambodian dance can be performed, the Park of Independent Monument, the Park of Samdech Hun Sen and the Naga resort. In addition, there are a lot of Casinos and night Clubs in Phnom Penh.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Royal Palace:
- How to go: River site
- Location: in the Phnom Penh
- Description: The Royal Palace was built in 1866 under the reign of King Norodom and is located along the Sothearos Boulevard. Inside the Royal Palace, there are:

- Tevia Vinichhay Temple: The place where the King is on throne.

- Khemarin Temple: The place where the King and Queen live.

- Somran Phirum Temple: The place where the King rides the Royal Elephant.

- Hor aku or Hor Preah Khan: The place keeping the throne objects and accessories.

- Chan Chhaya: The Royal dance hall for king and relatives and high-ranking officers. In front of the Royal dance hall, there is a platform for the King to hold the meeting with people and all levels of officials
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Russian Market:
- Location: Corner of St. 440 & St. 163, Tuol Tompong Muoy.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Silver Pagoda:
- Description: Also called the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, it is located in the compound of the Royal Palace. Inside its floor is constructed of 5000 silver tiles. In the center of the pagoda there is a magnificent 17th-century emerald Buddha statue made of baccarat crystal. The walls enclosing the pagoda are covered with frescoes depicting episodes from the Khmer version of the Ramayana.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Souvenir Shops:
- Description: The souvenir shops in Phnom Penh consist of: - Central Market - The surrounding of Fine-arts School - Toul Tumpung Market - Shops at the big hotels.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Sunset Cruise on the Mekong:
- Description: A one-hour cruise from the capital takes you along the river to watch the daily life of the people living on and around the rivers. You'll enjoy a magnificent sunset, when the reflected rays of the setting sun cast a golden glow across the river.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia The River Front:
- Description: A stroll or cyclo ride along the park lined riverfront is a must - pubs, restaurants, shops and tourist boats line the way. The view of the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap is geographically unique. Early risers, check out the spectacular sunrise over the river in front of the Royal Palace
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Toul Sleng Genocidal Museum:
- Description: In the former time, this museum was the Secondary School of Toul Sleng. In 1975 this school became the torturing place for thousands of Cambodian people (this place was named " S21 " during the Pol Pot regime) who were seriously tortured to death in different ways. Nowadays the Toul Sleng museum remains a lot of evidences include bones and skeletons. In addition, there is another genocidal museum at Cheung Ek pagoda in Cheung Ek Commune, Dang Kor District.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Traditional Markets (Phsar):
- Description: The market places in Cambodian cities and towns always present a hive of activity and a visit to one or two is a great experience for visitors. In Phnom Penh we recommend a visit to the Russian Market and the Central Market. Note that generally most markets open for daylight hours only, from early morning until early evening.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Wat Botum:
- Description: Significant because it is one of the city's original wats, it was founded in 1422 by King Ponhea Vat. It took its current name in 1865 and its present structure in 1937. Of photographic note: The wat compound is crowded with ornate stupas. Just northwest of the intersection of Sothearos and Sihanouk.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Wat Langka:
- Description: Historical Sites and Buildings.

- Location: South West of Independence Monument, Sihanuk Blv
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Wat Neak Kravorn:
- Description: Adorns the western skyline of Boeung Kak lake. This Wat was inaugurated in 1967 and the vihear houses some very unique wall paintings. West on Confederation de la Russie. Turn right at a small street east of Nehru, go through the train yard.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Wat Phnom:
- Description: In 1372, there was a mountain supervised by grandmother Penh before King Ponhea Yat. Until 15th century King Ponhea Yat built the capital in Phnom Penh. In the area of Wat Phnom, there is a big stupa behind the temple used for keeping the cremated ash of the King, Ponhea Yat, the stupas for keeping cremated ash of the Royal families and remaining Buddhist statues of Angkorean era in the big stupa behind. Most local and international visitors like to visit Wat Phnom.
Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Wat Unaloam:
- Description: Wat Unaloam is a monastery for tourists who visit and find out the religion in our country. In addition, the monastery has a stupa built after Angkor. In Phnom Penh, there are 86 priests, 1,633 monks, 859 novices, 2,520 monks, one chief of monks and seven Deputy chiefs of monks.

Source: Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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