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Phnom Penh Capital

Phnom Penh Capital

Once dubbed the Pearl of Asia, Phnom Penh has been reborn as a thriving commercial and cultural hub at the meeting of four rivers in the heart of Cambodia. Luxury restaurants and bars line streets resplendent with colonial and Buddhist architecture, from the golden spires of the Royal Palace to the modern majesty of Vattanac Tower. Here, we break down the best of the best of what this flourishing capital has to offer.
Where to visit and things to do?
  • The Royal Palace, admiring the 5,000 silver tiles covering the floor of the Silver Pagoda and the collection of shiny golden Buddhas.
  • The National Museum, home to Asia’s best artifacts collections
  • The harrowing S21 and killing fields to learn about the country's tragic recent history under the Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s
  • Another favorite is the Russian Market or Central Market
  • Enjoy dinner on a boat cruising on the Mekong River
  • French Colonial Buildings and more …
  • Phnom Penh's Surroundings (Day Trip)
  • The Old Capital of Udong
  • The Silk Weaving Island (Koh Dach)
  • Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
  • The Mountain Ruins of Chisor Mountain

**Recommended time required: Three days to adequately explore all of the city’s main sights.

Tours & Experiences in Phnom Penh & Surroundings

The Highlights of Phnom Penh


Full Day (8.30 a.m – 5.30 p.m)
Phnom Penh
Strolling around the vibrant city of Phnom Penh and witness its tumultuous past – visit the spiritual Wat Phnom, the glittering Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and the genocide memorials

The Delights of Phnom Penh Capital


Half Day (1.30 p.m – 6.30 p.m)
Phnom Penh
Strolling around the vibrant city of Phnom Penh
Memorial sunset cruise on the Mekong River to witness the beauty of this charming capital at dusk

Ultimate Cambodian Adventure

18 Days 17 Nights
Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Koh Kong & Sihanoukville
See the diversity of Cambodia – a harmony of past and present: Step back in time to the glory days of the Khmer Empire, the colonization of the French, the depredations of the Khmer Rouge, and the Cambodia you see today.

The Highlights of Cambodia

6 Days 5 Nights
Phnom Penh & Siem Reap
Witness the hundred-year-olds “Royal Strolling around the vibrant city of Phnom Penh and witnessing its tumultuous past
Explore the infamous World Heritage site of Angkor, the “City of Temples” built to replicate the heavens on earth.

Cambodia Discovery

11 Days 10 Nights
Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap
Discover the Kingdom’s Capital of Phnom Penh and explore the Charming town of Battambang
Discover the iconic Temples of Angkor and go beyond Angkor and feel like an explorer

Takeo Countryside & Wildlife Awareness


Full day (7.30 a.m – 4:30 p.m)
Phnom Penh
Appreciate the stunning views from the top of the Chisor Mountain temple
Visit Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre