Cambodia - Phnom Penh Capital

Minimum 2 days / 1 night

Day Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is Cambodia's second most popular tourist destination next to Seam Reap Angkor, Situated at the confluence of three great rivers - the 'four arms' or 'four faces' of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers - Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia, and home to more than a million people. The city offers several and historical attractions including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum. There are also a variety of services available including five-star hotels and bugget guesthouses, fine international dinning, neighborhood pubs and more.


National Museum - distinctive rust-red  National Museum displays over 5000 objects including Angkorian era statues, lingas and other artifacts. Though the emphasis is on Angkorian artifacts, there is also a good collection of pieces from later periods

Royal Palace and 'silver Pagoda'
- The Palace buildings and Silver Pagoda are located within the same walled grounds just off the riverfront. The Royal Palace was built in 1866, though many of the buildings in the complex were added over the following decades. The 'Silver Pagoda' within the palace ground is the city's most often visited pagoda because of its display of priceless historical objects.

Choeung Ek Memorial (The Killing Fields)
The memorial at Choeung Ek stands on the site that, under the Khmer Rouge regime, became one of Cambodia;s infamous killing fields. More than 17000 individuals were executed at this particular killing field.
Toul Sleng Genocide Museum Prior to 1975, Toul Sleng is a high school. When the Khmer Rouge came to power it was converted into the S-21 prison and interrogation facility. The building now serves as a museum, a memorial and a testament to the madness of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Traditional Dance and Shadow Pupet Performances- Sovanna Phum Art Association
hosts traditional performances every Friday evening at 7:30PM - dance, shadow pupertry, circuses, music and more.

Central Market (Phsar Thmey)
This unique, art-deco building is a Phnom Penh landmark. The entrance to the market is lined with souvenir merchants hawking everything from T'shirts and postcards to silver curios and kramas. Inside is a dazzling display of jewels and gold and more.

Russian Market (Phsar Toul Tom Poung)
This market is of fer less architecture interest but has a larger and more varied selection of souvenirs, curios and silks than the Central Market.

About an hour west of Phnom Penh lay the hills of the abandoned royal city, Oudong - Oudong was the capital of Cambodia from the early 17th century until 1866 when the capital was moved to Phnom Penh. Several temples, stupas and other structures cover three hills.

Phnom Chisor
On the top of Phnom Chisor sit some verynicely preserved 10th/11th centurytemple ruins. The 530steps to the top of the hill make ofr a fairly vigorous climb but the quality of the ruins and the amazing view of the countryside make the climb worth it.