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Phnom Penh Travel Guide

Phnom Penh Attractions

The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace

This is the principal attraction of the city and contains the best examples of 20th-century Khmer architecture. The Royal Palace is the official residence of King Norodom Sihanouk. Set among...

National Museum

National Museum

The museum houses the country's most important collection of ancient Cambodian culture and Khmer art. It is made up of four galleries containing relics, sculpture, art and crafts covering history...

Tuol Sleng Museum

Tuol Sleng Museum

When the Khmer Rouge came into power in 1975, they commandeered and converted a secondary school into a primitive prison where they detained and tortured anyone suspected of...

Choeung Ek (The Killing Fields)

Choeung Ek (The Killing Fields)

Choeung Ek was the extermination camp where the prisoners from S21 (now the Tuol Sleng Museum) were transported to and executed. Also known as the Killing Fields, after the movie of the same...

Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville

While this beach town doesn't have much to compare with Thailand's pristine coast, it does make a great getaway from the dusty or muddy (depending on season) rest of Cambodia. Sihanoukville is the...

Krong Kep

Krong Kep

From Sihanoukville, a great destination is the once-popular resort town of Kep. The Khmer Rouge did a number on this town, but the crumbling villas of past French and rich Cambodian tourists...

River Dolphins

River Dolphins

Irrawaddy river dolphins, once in danger of extinction, are now saving the rural north-eastern town of Kratie. For years the dolphins were killed in now illegal fishing practices and hunted by the...

Blind Massage

Blind Massage

Cambodian travel can often be jarring; hard beds, bumpy roads and death defying taxi drivers can leave a body in ill shape. Seeing Hands is a business employing blind masseuses to work out those...

Central Market (Psah Thmay)

Central Market (Psah Thmay)

Phnom Phen's most obvious landmark looks more in style with a trading post then most earthly structures. Inside the tall dome is a host of goods, from watches, to jewellery, clothing and food....

Foreign Correspondents Club

Foreign Correspondents Club

A pleasant way to spend the evening is on the balcony of the FCC. The well-located bar and restaurant sits on the banks of riverside overlooking the converging Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. Prices...

Shooting Range

Shooting Range

Amuse your inner warrior with Phnom Phen's best carnal pleasure: shooting big guns. Whatever one's taste, be it automatic rifles and rocket launchers or grenades, they are all a possibility. It...

Memphis Pub

Memphis Pub

Memphis Pub is a cool venue to hear great cover bands put their spin on old classic rock. It is a thumping place, usually packed with expats and tourists until late. There isn't much Khmer...

Lakeside

Lakeside

Lakeside is the backpacker hub of Phnom Phen. It is located on the shore of Boeung Kak Lake, a short taxi ride from downtown. The cheapest rooms are available for a couple of dollars but...

Cambodia Cooking Class

Cambodia Cooking Class

It is always wonderful to return from your time abroad with a skill you didn't have when you left home in the first place - and the Cambodia Cooking Class, one of Phnom Penh's most popular tourist...

Rantanakiri

Rantanakiri

Rantanakiri Province is Cambodia's version of the Wild West. Situated in the north-east of the country along the border with Vietnam, it is rather inaccessible, but definitely worth the...

Russian Market

Russian Market

Not to be confused with the Central Parket (Psah Thmay), the Russian Market (Psar Toul Tom Poung) is best reached via tuk-tuk or moto. It is located south of Mao Tse Tuong Boulevard, and...

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