Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Have you checked it out?

Sisowath Quay is a historic riverside located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, parallel to Sisowath Boulevard in the Chamkarmon district. The quay is situated along the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap River and is situated near the Royal Palace of Cambodia.

Sisowath Quay
Sisowath Quay

On the western side of the Sisowath Quay is the Royal Palace that is still the residence of Cambodia’s king. Built in 1866, the Royal Palace holds such attractions as the Throne Hall, with its Khmer architecture and the Silver Pagoda, also referred to as the Temple of Emerald Buddha. Visit Sisowath Quay with Indochina tours Vietnam

Start at the Royal Palace, one block west of the south end of Sisowath Quay and make time to count the 5,000 silver tiles at the Silver Pagoda. Enjoy moments of peace in the French-style manicured gardens before venturing across to the National Museum.

Here is one of the world’s best collections of art and stone sculptures from the pre-Angkor and Angkor eras, a peek at one of greatest civilizations in the ancient world.

Sisowath Quay, the riverfront road, is lined with dozens of restaurants and bars and a range of hotels and guesthouses, some affording spectacular riverside views. Interspersed amongst the restaurants are several silk and souvenir shops, massage shops, travel agents, internet cafes and a few ATMs. Tours in Cambodia

Sisowath Quay at night
Sisowath Quay at night

Make a shopping detour and check out the galleries selling art and sculpture on St 178 or Art Street. Check out edgy asparas in color at Asasax Art Gallery, or contemporary silk home décor, bed throws jewelry boxes and accessories at Azea decoration/Silk and Pepper.

Have a snack or a meal, relax at a riverfront cafe and watch the riverfront street life, do a bit of shopping, explore the side streets. The best shopping streets radiating off the river are Street 178 and Street 240 on either side of the Royal Palace and National Museum.

A panorama view of the quay along the Royal Palace
A panorama view of the quay along the Royal Palace

Take a tuk-tuk to the Royal Palace and begin the day along Phnom Penh’s three-kilometer strip of shops, hotels and eateries. Sisowath Quay is also convenient to the ferry terminal. Visitors can hop a boat to Siem Reap, where famous temple ruins draw travelers from around the world.

The Indochina Voyages team.

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