Journey MekongCambodia Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is one of the must-go places in your journey to Cambodia. This is the capital and largest city of, located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers. This city was liberated from the Khmer Rouge by the Vietnamese in 1979. Nowadays, it is a developing country with rather slow growing pace. Although roads remain shabby and traffic chaotic, the city has its own attractions of the ‘Paris of the East’ as it was called in the 1970s. You can come to this city by planes, boats and trains with good services quality. The weather is hot and humid. If you visit Phnom Penh in a rainy season, you can frequently enjoy the small and lovely rainy afternoons. Once in this city, you can use both US dollar and the Khmer riel to buy things. Phnom Penh is not a city of luxury or neatness but a crossroad of Asia’s past and present, of extremes of poverty and excess, of charm and chaos. This beauty has captivated thousands of visitors each year. Let’s come Phnom Penh and immerse yourself in this special taste ever.

Cambodia Phnom Penh Palais Royal

Cambodia Phnom Penh Palais Royal

 

There are numerous interesting sites to come in your tour in Phnom Penh. You should visit The Royal Palace, which includes Palace Grounds, the Silver Pagoda and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. These structures were built in the 19th century with French technology and Cambodian designs. One another worth seeing spot is The National Museum of Cambodia, which is located in the opposite of the Royal Palace. This works represents excellent collection of art from Cambodian “golden age” of Angkor, and a lovely courtyard at the centre. There are graceful statues of Hindu gods, ancient stelae (tablets) inscribed in Sanskrit and Old Khmer, and artifacts from a prehistoric burial site. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take photos inside the museum. You will be taken to Wat Phnom (“Hill Temple” in meaning). With the park inside with a pleasant green space, this is a popular gathering place for locals. Never miss the chance to join elephant rides Phnom Penh. In the city center, you caorating the departure of the French in 1953.

Prom Penh Royal Palace

Prom Penh Royal Palace

 

It is amazing to have a city in Phnom Penh City centre by local vehicles.  Motorbikes, motorbike-taxis, bicycles, tuk-tuks, taxis and cyclos are available everywhere. Phnom Penh is also notable for its wide boulevards and promenades envisaged by the French. These places have become parking spaces and market stalls. Therefore, you are not advised to walk on foot while in this City. You had better visit the Central Market groceries, and other beautiful boutiques to buy silk, silverware, handicrafts and curios, and made-to-order clothes. Cambodian food is found in many restaurants and shops on your way.

Phnom Penh Royal Palais

Phnom Penh Royal Palais

 

Whatever your flavor, no matter how your taste, it’s all here in Phnom Penh. Why don’t we grasp chance to go there to experience the reverberating sound of life, of commerce, of survival all around.

 

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