Phnom Penh Attractions

What to See in Phnom Penh

Phom Penh is a city full of attractions and memorable places to visit. The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are magnificent while the National Museum of Arts houses a priceless collection of artifacts and historical items in a country where history was all but effaced, making them even more valuable as links to the past.

Speaking of which, in the midst of all this colourful splendor, grim reminders of the past are waiting to be visited for those with a wish to learn from it. 


Most Popular Attractions in Phnom Penh

Apsaras Dance & Dinner Shows Apsaras Dance Shows

Phnom Penh is not as active as Siem Reap when it comes to Khmer performing arts. However, some of the performing arts schools in the city are open to the public during the day. Read More...

 
Independence Monument Independence Monument

Independence Monument, or Vimean Ekareach – as it is referred to in Khmer, is a majestic structure that dominates Phnom Penh city centre. Read More...

Mekong Island (Koh Dach) Mekong Island (Koh Dach)

If you wish to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh, then a visit to Mekong Island about 15km north of the city centre will be just right for you. Read More...

 
National Museum of Arts National Museum of Arts

The National Museum of Arts is the country’s largest archeological and cultural history museum. Get a glimpse into the cultural side of Cambodian history, dating back to the 4th century. Read More...

Phnom Penh Central Market Phnom Penh Central Market

Whether you’re a shopping enthusiast who wants to gauge your haggling skills or just want to explore the architectural wonders of the city, then Central Market is a place not to miss. Read More...

 
Phnom Tamao Zoo Phnom Tamao Zoo

Be sure to take a tour to Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) – the country’s largest zoo and wildlife sanctuary ocated about a 45-minute drive outside town. Read More...

 

Wat Ounalom Wat Ounalom

A visit to Wat Ounalom allows insight into the spiritual teachings, philosophies and history of Buddhism in Cambodia. Perhaps the most prominent and oldest of five pagodas in the country. Read More...

 
Sisowath Quay Sisowath Quay

Sisowath Quay is a striking boulevard, located along the intersection of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. This is perhaps the most bustling area in the city. Read More...

The Royal Palace The Royal Palace

The Khmer-style Throne Hall was built in 1866, to serve as the residence of the King of Cambodia, his family and foreign dignitaries, as a venue for the performance of court ceremonies. Read More...

 
Tuol Sleng (S21) Museum & Choeung Ek Killing Fields Tuol Sleng (S21) Museum

Cambodia's tragic past can be seen less painfully through the perspactive of time and its war museum, if not the most cheerful place in the world, can be extremely instructive. Read More...

Other Attractions in Phnom Penh

Oudong

Located to the north approximately 40km from Phnom Penh, and located on a hill overlooking vast plains, this site is famous for cultural patrimonies and used to be a capital city between 1618-1866. 

Wat Phnom

On a hill to the north of the city, and restored or reconstructed in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926, Wat Phnom is a symbol of the capital city Phnom Penh and regularly used for prayer, small offerings, and meditation. 

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