Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, a developing country in the heart of Southeast Asia. It conjures the images of a glorious and mysterious past and rich of the cultural heritages. Phnom Penh is a really fantastic place that you can not miss out on the trip to Cambodia.
Phnom Penh is located in the Southern of the country and at the influence of 3 rivers: the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap. This city became the permanent capital of Cambodia in the late 19th century during the reign of King Norodom. Tours Indochina
There are many ways to get to Phnom Penh. It can be reached by either domestic, international flight or speedboat from neighboring provinces. It does not take too much time to go from The Phnom Penh International Airport and the Port of Phnom Penh to the city center. To travel the city, you can catch a taxi, a motorcycle taxi, a bus or rent a bicycle to visit the city on your own. All of these ways are offered with very reasonable prices.
Phnom Penh is a city with a long history so there are many historical sites here. You can catch a tuk tuk to Royal Palace, a palace with classic Khmer roofs and ornate gilding. Come to this palace on Sunday, you will have fun to see many local people paying their respects.
If you are keen on exploring the whole history of Cambodia, the National Museum of Cambodia is a right place for you. The museum is home to the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculpture – a millennium’s worth and more of masterful Khmer design. This museum just allows tourists to photography the courtyard not the collection. Beside these 2 places, there are many other sites such as Cheung Ek Killing Field, Independence Monument, Toul Sleng Genocidal Museum, etc. Cambodia travel tours
Shopping in Phnom Penh is also a very great experience. You can buy Cambodian souvenirs for your family members or friends in markets, super markets or trading centers. Central Market is one of the most busiest market in this city. It is filled with many items from food, clothes, jewelries to electronic and secondhand stuffs.
Phnom Penh has a vast range of restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes, from noodle shops and market stalls to Western luxurious places. You can try some famous dishes like Khmer red curry, fish amok, Lap Khmer, jelly dessert, etc.
These special things all represent an exotic Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. But they are just some of many things you can experience here. Come, try discovering other things and have a wonderful trip.