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Best Places to Visit in Phnom Penh Province of 2017

  • 01 Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument

    Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument
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    Built to commemorate the previous alliance between Vietnam and Cambodia, there is the Cambodia- Vietnam Friendship Monument. It is located in the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh and the monument is one of the largest concrete construction of Cambodia. Botum Park near the monument gives it more tourist approach and the Royal Palace is also near to both these attractions. It has the heroic statues of the soldiers from both the countries along with an image of a lady carrying a child that symbolizes the Cambodian civilians. It has got a lot of political attention since many revolutions, rallies and political gatherings for many relevant reasons. The monument established during the communist government after the eventful Khmer empire got down of the throne has a glittering golden top.

    Highlights: Statues of the soldiers, carvings and images of civilians, Botum Park

    Location: Khan Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Price: Free


    Top Things To Do in Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument

  • 02 Bouchon Wine Bar

    Bouchon Wine Bar
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    Bouchon Wine BarBouchon Wine Bar is a renowned landmark in Phnom Penh that is known for its after work and nightlife scene.

    Highlights: The exquisite wine bar of the Phnom Penh features an elegant selection of French wines that have been acquired from the different vintages, grapes and regions that have been exquisitely selected for the venue. Atmosphere at the Bouchon Wine Bar is unique and elegant given its industrial style blended with colonial vibe which is highly evident from the factory lamps, mirrors, concrete floors and a U shaped central bar which dominates the bar. Food menu of the bar is vivid and is famous for patés, roasted chicken, smoked meat plates and spaghetti foie gras.

    Location: Bouchon Wine Bar is located at 3 street 246, Phnom Penh 12206, Cambodia

    Timings: Bouchon Wine Bar stays open from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM from Tuesday to Sunday. On Mondays, the bar is usually closed.

    Price: The Price for the drinks and the food at Bouchon Wine Bar is reasonable.


    Top Things To Do in Bouchon Wine Bar

  • 03 Pit Stop Bar

    Pit Stop Bar
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    If you are looking for a bar with a great relaxing feel and lounge facilities, Pit Stop Bar is the place to be. Located in a street which is lined with other bars and nightspots, Pit Stop Bar has managed to attract customers to a great extent due to its excellent service and variety of food.

    Highlights – Friendly customer service, soothing music as per the requests of customers, reasonably priced food and drinks, lounge facilities that offer relaxation, free pool tables, great ambience, amazing variety of cocktails and a rich Khmer history are some of the points that work in favour of Pit Stop Bar.

    Location – Street 51 of Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – Drinks and food are priced between USD3 and USD20.

    Timings – Pit Stop Bar is open from 6PM to 3AM.


  • 04 Lobby Lounge & Bar

    Lobby Lounge & Bar
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    If you are willing to visit a luxury bar and pay a little extra for the ambience and high quality of services, you should visit the Lobby Lounge and Bar in Phnom Penh. Part of the Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, the Lobby Lounge & Bar offers the best wine and cheese in the locality.

    Highlights – Come here to enjoy a relaxing morning coffee or celebrate with an impressive range of cocktails in the evening with friends. Irrespective of what you are looking for, you will get full enjoyment when you come here. You will be impressed with the exhaustive selection of snacks and drinks that are on the offing at this bar.

    Location – Strategically located in Mao Tse Toung Blvd, between the International Airport and riverside of Phnom Penh.

    Price – The bar gives out prices only upon request.

    Timings – The Lobby Lounge and Bar is open from 9AM to 11PM. 


    Top Things To Do in Lobby Lounge & Bar

  • 05 Candy Bar

    Candy Bar
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    It is one of the most sought after hostess bars in Phnom Penh. Located in close proximity to the riverfront, this bar a hot property among local and international guests . Comfortable interiors, cushioned seating, great music, highly-hospitable staff, affordable drinks and snacks and a soothing overall ambience make this bar one of the top attractions in the nightlife of Phnom Penh.

    Highlights – Don’t forget to taste their authentic Khmer, Western and Thai dishes when you order your drinks. When you are done with eating, you can take off some time for yourself to enjoy at the pool table at the bar. This bar has made its mark as one of the better known sports bar in Phnom Penh.

    Location – Close to the Phnom Penh riverfront.

    Price – Draft beer available from USD1.25.

    Timings – Open 24/7; happy hours last between 9AM and 7PM.



  • 06 Ounalom Monastery

    Ounalom Monastery
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    Buddhism is one of the prominent religions in Cambodia. This explains the large number of Buddhist monasteries found here. The capital city of Phnom Penh has five original monasteries that were built in the 14th century. Ounalom Monastery is one of them.



    Highlights – Established during 1422 by the final ruler in the Khmer kingdom, King Ponyea Yat, Today, Ounalom Monastery serves as the residence of the chief Buddist monk. There are totally 44 buildings in this monastery which includes monasteries, schools, libraries, stupa and residential complexes. During the notorious Khmer Rouge rule, this monastery was damaged severely, but today, much of it has been restored. A Pali inscription and stupa housing an eyebrow of Lord Buddha are the major highlights of this place.

    Location – At about 250m from the Royala Palace.

    Timings – Open from 6AM to 6PM on all days of the week.

     Price – Entry to this monastery is free of cost.


  • 07 Phnom Tamao Zoo

    Phnom Tamao Zoo
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    If you are an animal lover, you cannot help but wonder at the services offered by Phnom Tamao Zoo in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh.



    Highlights – This is more of a wildlife rescue centre, giving ultimate protection to almost endangered species of animals, birds and reptiles. It started off at a very humble level and today there are close to a whopping 1200 animals of about 102 species set up over 6000 acres. Most of the animals found here are endangered species like Asiatic elephants, tigers, Malayan sun bears, Siamese crocodiles Pileated gibbons and many more. Established during 1995, this zoo is probably one of the fewest places in the world where you will spot these rare species that are almost extinct.

    Location – Takeo, Phnom Penh.

    Timings – 8AM to 5PM on all the days of the week.

    Price – USD150 for a day of Behind the Scenes tour of the zoo.


    Top Things To Do in Phnom Tamao Zoo

  • 08 Kam-Air Wake Park

    Kam-Air Wake Park
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    If you are a water sports, you will absolutely love the Kam Air Wake Park located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Highlights – It is the first and one of its kind water sports park in Cambodia. Led and guided by a team of professional wake boarders, Kam Air promises unlimited fun and excitement for guests. As you surf along the waters with the help of a rope and pulley powered by generators, the thrill that you get from this experience is enough to last for a lifetime. Invoke the child within you as you surf past the towers at this cable park, one of its rare kinds of entertainment in Cambodia.



    Location
    – 15km from the Phnom Penh National Highway, this park is located across the famous Tonle Sap Lake and Prek Tar Sak.

    Timings- 10AM to 5PM from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, courses are available when booked well in advance. The park remains closed on Sundays.

    Price – USD20 per hour on weekdays and USD30 per hour on Saturdays (includes gear).




    Top Things To Do in Kam-Air Wake Park

  • 09 Phuentsholing

    Phuentsholing
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    Phuentsholing is a town in Bhutan which shares its border with the Indian town of Jaigaon. The place became popular due to the assassination of its Prime minister in this region in the year 1964. It is one of the major places where trade happens in Bhutan and you can also spot various headquarters of banks and companies.

    Highlights: You can visit the Indian-Bhutan border in this town and witness two starkly different cultures across the border. Towns such as Jaigaon and Siliguri in India are easily accessible from the city. Shopping is one of the major activities that tourists indulge in as it is home to cross border goods from India and they are available at very low prices.

    Location: Phuentsholing is located at Chukha District in Bhutan.

    Timings: The place is open for visiting all throughout the year.

    Pricing: There is no cost for anyone visiting the town. "


  • 10 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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    The Tuol Sleng Genocise Museum is an explicit replica of the history that affected Cambodia during the 70s under the reign of Khmer Rouge. It symbolizes the darkened genocide period Cambodia has gone through before some years. Originally a school, the building was turned to become a prison and it houses the tombs of those victims and it still knows as the remnants of a Killing Field. The word Tuol Sleng means ‘Hill of the Poisonous Trees’. The prisoners were regularly tortured and beaten up and the museum possesses the graphics, pictures and writings came out during imprisonment of people which exhibit the extreme cruelty imposed by the Khmer reign. It is not advisable for kids to visit the museum. The entry starts at 07:00 AM and ends at 05:00 PM.

    Location: Corner of Street 114 and St 350, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Price: $2 per person


    Top Things To Do in Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

  • 11 Cadillac Bar & Grill

    Cadillac Bar & Grill
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    Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia is best enjoyed during the night hours, when it is buzzing with activities. There are quite a few bars in the city which serve great refreshments and drinks along with some scintillating music. Cadillac Bar & Grill is one of them. This is one of the best bars in Phnom Penh as the place serves great Western cuisine, lots of varieties of drinks and has highly hospitable staff members.

    Highlights – Visit here during Fridays, as you get all drinks and food for just USD5. (Famous $5 Fridays). Try out the burgers, as they are one of the biggest in the world. Download the bar’s app on your smartphone to know more about offers.

    Location – Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – Draft and local beer cans are available from USD1.50 onwards. The biggest burgers cost about USD6.75.

    Timings – 8AM to 11PM;

    Happy hours- 4PM to 8PM (come to avail good deals during these hours).


    Top Things To Do in Cadillac Bar & Grill

  • 12 Cocina Cartel

    Cocina Cartel
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    Cocina Cartel is a popular Mexican Restaurant that Cambodia boasts of.

    Highlights – This place offers a scintillating variety of Mexican dishes. Combined with the great customer service and highly hospitable nature of the chefs and staff members of this place, guests coming here are treated to a magical experience. It is this hospitality and warmth that the restaurant exudes, which makes it one of the talking points in Phnom Penh. Cuban and Latin cuisine is also served at the restaurant here. This restaurant has the best combination of everything - best chefs, best staffs, best food and best service.

     Location - Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Price for two – USD10 to USD15.

    Speciality dishes – Home- made tortillas, op-shelf tequilas, slow cooked meats and freshly made salsas. They also serve fresh Guac with corn chips and enchiladas.

    Timings - All days 11 30 AM to 3 PM, 5 PM to 10 PM.


  • 13 Phnom Penh Local Markets

    Phnom Penh Local Markets
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    Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia is a shopper’s paradise. You will be able to find anything from a pin to plane in these local markets. The variety of local and international goods that you get here is absolutely mind-boggling.



    Highlights - First and foremost, know what you can shop for from these local markets – Handmade scarves, lanterns, silk garments, intricately carved statues, second-hand electronics and DVDs are some good choices to pick up from here. The important markets that need to be covered in Phnom Penh are Central Market or Phsar Thmei (known for its electronics, household goods, jewellery, clothes and fresh food), Russian Market or Phsar Toul Tompong (known for its excellent souvenirs, sculptures, paintings, silk scarves and other goods at affordable prices), Orussei Market or Phsar Orussei (known for its household goods) and Night Market or Phsar Rea Try (known for its food and snacks and open from 6pm to 12am).

     Location – All over Phnom Penh.

    Timings – Depends on individual markets.

    Price – Entry is free of cost


    Top Things To Do in Phnom Penh Local Markets

  • 14 Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

    Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
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    As the name suggests, this is a centre that rescues abandoned and endangered animals. This is a must-visit place for any animal lover. It was established during 1995 and has been doing a phenomenal job in animal conservation since then.



    Highlights
    – This is the largest zoo in Cambodia and one of the top tourist attractions. There are close to 1200 animals belonging to over 102 species in this rescue centre. You can find rare species like Siamese crocodiles, tigers & elephants from Asia, Malayan sun bears and more. If you are looking for an interactive wildlife experience, this is the place that you have to be.

    Location – at about 25 miles from the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
     
    Timings
    – 8AM to 5PM on all days of the week.

    Price
    – Behind the scenes tour of the zoo costs around USD150 for one day.


    Top Things To Do in Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

  • 15 Baristo

    Bar.sito is tucked down in the newest and the most exciting alleyway in Phnom Penh. It is dedicated to offering something exquisite and different to tourist markets, expat and Khmer.

    Highlights:
     240 ½ alleyway is the newest and the most burgeoning area of Phnom Penh. Offering opportunities for entertainment and retail including 88 Japanese Furniture, ARTillery, Paper Doll and of course the Bar.sito. Bar.sito. is a restautant that serves specially crafted and designed cocktails, red & white wines, Champagnes, ice-cold beers and spirits in a metropolitan alleyway bar. It is Phnom Penh’s debutant and the most unique speakeasy bar which offers the most classic and creative cocktails.

    Location: Bar.sito is located at #3E0 St.240, Street 240, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Timings: Bar.sito remains open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. However, on Sunday and Monday, the restaurant is shut.

    Price: The Price at Bar.sito usually varies from $$ (10-30).



  • 16 Sharky Bar & Restaurant

    Sharky Bar & Restaurant
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    Sharky Bar is one of the Phnom Penh’s oldest night bars and is still popular among local and international tourists coming here in large numbers, especially during the weekend. The reason why weekends is quite crowded here is because of the live music band which plays songs as per the request of guests.

    Highlights – Come to this night bar on your vacation to get a true feeling of what nightlife in Phnom Penh is exactly like. You will never know the time once you are inside the bar, because there are lots of activities like soothing music and pool tables to keep you engaged. You can also get a good selection of Tex-Mex, Thai and Western cuisine here to accompany your drinks.

    Location – Street 130 of Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – USD1 for Angkor draft beer and USD2 for Cranbulkas.

    Timings – 4PM to late hours; happy hours – 5PM to 8PM.


    Top Things To Do in Sharky Bar & Restaurant

  • 17 Shanghai Bar

    Shanghai Bar
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    If you are looking for a hostess bar that has been in the business for a long time and that has made a mark for itself in this industry, it is the Shanghai Bar located right in the heart of the Cambodian capital city, Phnom Penh.

    Highlights – Shanghai Bar is still as popular today as it was during the olden days,because the quality of services and food offered here. It is considered as the true representation of Phnom Penh’s nightlife today. People from all over the globe visit here in large numbers, especially during the weekends to get a feel of this bar. Known for its great hostesses and reasonable prices, this bar is definitely one of the leaders when it comes to night bars in Phnom Penh.

    Location – Street 51 of Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – Draught Beer, Imported Beer and Standard drinks – USD2.50 onwards and Lady Drink – USD3 onwards.

    Timings – 4PM until late into night; happy hours from 6PM to 9PM.


  • 18 Howie Bar

    Howie Bar
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    If you are looking for place that is open into the late hours of night when you are enjoying the nightlife of Phnom Penh, Howie Bar comes to your rescue as it is open for a longer time than most of the other bars that are in the vicinity. One of the best parts of Howie is that you can hold up a conversation with almost all anybody who comes here. Locals, tourists and expats visit this bar frequently. Staff members are very friendly and the price is definitely worth the price it demands.

    Highlights – Situated in close proximity to famous joints like Heart of Darkness and Pontoon nightclub, Howie Bar is one of the most entertaining nightspots in Phnom Penh. This is also one of the safest bars in the city, provided you don’t stay for too long here.



    Location
    – Street 51, Phnom Penh.

    Price – A cocktail costs around USD3.50; prices are indeed steep here.

    Timings – Open 24/7.


  • 19 The Heart of Darkness

    The Heart of Darkness
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    One of the main reasons as to why Cambodia has transformed from being an architectural marvel to a country of buzzling nightlife is due to the factor that this place has so many night bars and clubs. The Heart of Darkness is one such classic bar and is widely regarded as Cambodia’s most famous bar since its inception in 1993.



    Highlights – As the name indicates, the interiors of The Heart of Darkness are quite dark yet safe. Traditional Khmer style interiors and culture ooze out from every nook and cranny of this place. Tourists, expats and locals drop in at this bar just to feel the essence and vibration of this place. The fingerfood offered here is absolutely delicious.

    Location – Street 51 of Phnom Penh River Side.

    Price – Local Beer Bottle – USD2; Imported Beer & Standard Drink – USD3, Cocktail – USD4.

    Timings – 10PM till late into the night.


    Top Things To Do in The Heart of Darkness

  • 20 The Lost Room

    The Lost Room
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    The Lost Room provides one of the best experiences in dining in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh.



     Highlights – The food is too delicious here that your gastronomic trip to Cambodia is considered incomplete if you don’t visit The Lost Room. The name might seem a bit creepy but the ambience here is heavenly and is a complete irony to the room. This restaurant provides a decent customer service. One has to book for a place to dine here, well in advance. They provide wide variety of dishes which are so delicious that one might regret of not having enough space in their stomach to taste all the foods.

     Location - Abdul Carime, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Price for two – USD8 to USD22

     Speciality dishes - Their main dishes are crab cakes, sea bass, falafel, chorizo, and duck.

    Timings - monday to saturday 5 PM to 10PM, Sunday – closed.


  • 21 Piccola Italia Da Luigi

    Piccola Italia Da Luigi
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    Piccola Italia Da Luigi is a restaurant which serves Italian cuisine.



    Highlights - They are known for their pizzas as they are Italian based restaurants. The place is well maintained even though it is quite small. The cleanliness and hygiene that they maintain are two factors that differentiate them from other restaurants. The customer service is also very friendly when compared to other restaurants. They have a very special pizza crust, that they make themselves. The atmosphere is also quite decent because of the cleanliness they maintain.

     Location -Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Price for two – USD18. Speciality dishes - They serve the best pizzas, breads, burgers and antipasti. The must try is the tiramisu which is almost recommended by anyone who tries it. The pizzas are so good but are served at an affordable price.

    Timings - morning hours - 11 30 AM to 2 PM; afternoon hours - 5 30 PM to 10 PM.


    Top Things To Do in Piccola Italia Da Luigi

  • 22 Wat Phnom

    Wat Phnom
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    Hill temples have a general attraction about them that makes them worth visiting. Wat Phnom in Cambodia is one of them and it is truly special because, it is probably the only proper hill in the entire country.

    Highlights – The Wat Phnom was founded in 1373 in order to install four statues of Lord Buddha here. Over the years, this 27m tall hill temple has undergone many restorations. The main altar of the temple consist of a huge bronze statue of Buddha. Lots of people come here every day to offer their prayers. Today, this temple is considered to bring in loads of luck to people coming here. Lots of murals, figurines and statues of various respected revered genies/sages are found here in plenty.



    Location
    – Phnom Penh.

    Timings – The temple is open from 7AM to 6,30PM on all days of the week and the museum in this complex is open from 7AM to 6PM.

    Price – Entry fee is USD1 for temple and USD2 for museum.




  • 23 National Museum of Cambodia

    National Museum of Cambodia
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    When you visit Cambodia with intent to learn more about its history and archaeology, you should definitely visit one of the top tourist hot spots in the country – National Museum of Cambodia.

    Highlights – This was established during the 1920 and it is the largest museum in Cambodia housing exquisite cultural and historic items representing the authentic Khmer culture. There are close to 14000 items here including bronze and ceramic items, damaged statues from many centuries ago of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, wooden and pottery items belong to pre-Angkorian era and many other impressive items. The museum is set up in an attractive terracotta building including an awesome courtyard garden, which attracts many.



    Location
    – Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.

    Timings – 8AM to 5PM on all days of the week.

    Price – Entry fee of USD5 for foreigners and around USD0.1 for local tourists.




    Top Things To Do in National Museum of Cambodia

  • 24 Royal Palace

    Royal Palace
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    This is one of the top tourist attractions in Phnom Penh. This gives you a glimpse of the lifestyle of the royal people.

    Highlights – The Royal Palace still serves as the residences of Cambodian rulers. The construction of this palace was started during 1866, when Phnom Penh became the new capital of Cambodia, replacing Oudong. You cannot help but wonder at the similarity in the architecture style found in the Royal Palace found in Thailand. You should remember to dress appropriately as you witness this majestic Khmer architectural marvel to pay respects to the royalty staying here. The exact part in which the royal people stay, is still closed to the public, though.



    Location
    – Phnom Penh.

    Timings- Royal Palace is open from 7.30AM to 11AM and from 2PM to 5PM.

    Price – Entry fee of USD3 per person; additional fee of USD2 for taking pictures.




  • 25 Tuol Sleng Museum

    Tuol Sleng Museum
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    Cambodia is the land of heritage, culture, temples, beaches and games. There are quite a casinos on the beaches and seaside gambling spots that you can enjoy in the little Sihanoukville coast in Cambodia.



    Highlights – Almost all the casinos in Sihanoukville are open 24hours a day unlike other casinos that operate only during the evening and night hours. Most of the hotels apart from offering luxury accommodation also have luxurious casinos that have games like Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack and the like. Free drinks, snacks and cigarettes are provided when you take up gaming packages at any of these casinos. Owing to the large number of tourists coming here, casinos at Sihanoukville employ people who are adept at speaking many languages.

    Location – About 4.5km from South Cambodia.

    Timings – Open all through the day.

     Price – Casino games are available from USD4 per game if you are looking only for gaming and not staying at these hotels.


    Top Things To Do in Tuol Sleng Museum

  • 26 Quitapenas

    Quitapenas
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    Quitapenas is a popular restaurant which serves the best Spanish cuisine in Phnom Penh in Cambodia.



    Highlights – This restaurant offers a really wide variety of dishes of Spanish origin. The dishes are so delicious and it gives the best experience of Spanish cuisine to its customers. The customer service is quite decent providing a warm welcome to its customers and giving them a satisfied meal. The place is best known for its sunday brunch.

    Location - Phnom Penh. Price for two – Around USD10. Speciality dishes - There are many other dishes which are the main attractions of this restaurant like the dishes of sea bass, paella, octopus and duck. They also serve one of the best cheese balls in the locality making it distinct from other restaurants.

    Timings - 6PM to 12AM during week days and 11AM to 2.30PM & 6PM to 12AM on weekends.


  • 27 Phsar Toul Tum Poung (Russian Market)

    If there is one place in Battambang where you can find authentic Russian souvenirs at affordable prices, Phsar Toul Tum Poung is the place for you.

    Highlights – The market is decorated by colourful lanterns, intricately carved statues, scarves, bags, printed T shirts and DVDS of various languages. During the 1980s, this place was dominated by Russian expats, whose influence can be felt at this market even today. The locals commonly address this place as Russian Market. Be prepared to bask in the sun and dirt as this market is quite crowded at all times of the day. The air circulation is quite limited here; however the goods sold here more than make up for the ambience of this place. Don’t forget to taste the local, delicious coffee from the cafes here.

     Location – Chamkar Mon District, Phnom Penh.

    Timings – Open all through the day.

    Price – Entry into this market is free of cost.


    Top Things To Do in Phsar Toul Tum Poung (Russian Market)

  • 28 The Exchange

    The Exchange
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    At the forefront of the Modern international cuisine, The Exchange has successfully been able to reinvent the flavours of the world in stylish new forms.

    Highlights:
    The Exchange offers phenomenal culinary delights backed with the incredible service in a sensational historic French villa. It has impeccably stood the test of the time for about a century. Attracting both the international acclaims and the locals given its top rated style and ambience, this is one of the most loved restaurants in Cambodia. It provides the guests with an incomparable “Exchange experience.”

    Location: The Exchange is located at 28, France st, (st47), Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Timings: The Exchange stays open from 10 AM in the morning to the midnight on all days of the week.

    Price: Price is variable and will largely depend on the dishes ordered by you. However, if you wish to avail some discounts you can make a visit during the happy hour that is usually from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.


  • 29 Sport Bar

    Sport Bar
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    In the recent past, Phnom Penh has witness the opening of many night clubs and restaurants. Sport Bar is one of them.



    Highlights – Though originally set up to serve as an exclusive sports bar in the Cambodian capital city, Sport Bar is now entertaining guests with a wide variety of music like hip-hop, rock, classics and more. Loud music, open-air ambience, friendly and youthful staff members and a great crowd at all times are some of the major highlights of Sport Bar. Do not miss to taste their sandwiches, spaghetti and non-vegetarian main courses when you come here, because they are some of the best in Cambodia. This open air bar also serves an impressive list of drinks and cocktails for the large number of tourists, expats and locals who come here every day.

    Location - Phnom Penh.

     Price – Highly affordable.

    Timings – Open 24/7.


    Top Things To Do in Sport Bar

  • 30 Rubies Wine Bar

    Rubies Wine Bar
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    Rubies Wine Bar is named this way, because it is known for its wide variety of exotic wines. The place offers some of the best wines in the world, which is why it has many repeat customers during the weekend.

    Highlights - Though it is not located in the area where there are other nightspots, many people still visit Rubies Wine Bar because the dishes and drinks offered here are absolutely top class. Soothing music, wonderful interiors, friendly staff, affordable drinks, world-class wines, free Wi-Fi, excellent cuisine and personalised services are some of the highlights of Rubies Wine Bar.



    Location
    – Oknha Chuun Street 240.

    Price –Draught beer –USD2, Imported beer – USD3, Glass of wine – USD3.5, Standard drinks – USD3, Cocktail – USD3.50 and so on.

    Timings – 10AM to 1AM or 2AM (weekends). 


  • 31 Riverside Bistro

    Riverside Bistro
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    One of the best places to enjoy Phnom Penh’s buzzing nightlife, the Riverside Bistro is a hot favourite among tourists from across the globe. This is because this bar doesn’t keep its guests bored even for a minute. There are lots of fun-things and activities offered at the bar to keep guests hooked on till the wee hours of night.

    Highlights – Riverside Bistro is one of the few places in Phnom Penh where a live band performs for the guests, playing songs based on their request. All kinds of songs like the old classics, rock music, pop and other gems are played by the band here. Asian and Western cuisine are available at this bar, making the food absolutely delicious. With great interiors and excellent customer satisfaction, this bar is definitely a top attraction in Cambodia.

    Location – Street 148 of Phnom Penh riverside.

    Price – Local and imported beer bottles start from USD2.50 and USD3 respectively.

    Timings – 7AM to late night hours.


  • 32 Sisowath Quay

    Sisowath Quay
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    If you are taking up a city tour of the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, Sisowath Quay plays a very important role. This is a riverside promenade and one of the most beautiful places in Cambodia.

    Highlights – Running along for 3km, the promenade of Sisowath Quay is lined up with beautiful shops, hotels, restaurants, tourist-friendly locations, bars and cafes. Don’t miss to experience the traditional tuk-tuk drive from the Royal Palace to get to this place, as you will get to see the entire beauty of the pathway, through this route. Some of the top attractions that you just cannot afford to miss on this promenade are the Royal Palace, National Museum, various art galleries, Ounalom Monastery, Elephant Bar, Floating Restaurants and many more.

    Location – Cham Karmom district.

    Timings – Can be visited anytime during the day; however sunset and sunrise hours are considered to be ideal.

    Price – No entry fee applicable for this riverside promenade.


  • 33 Riverfront

    Riverfront
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    Riverfront Park is one of the most important tourist attractions in Phnom Penh. It is a paradise for tourists as it is lined up with pubs, shopping complexes, salons, restaurants and many more.



    Highlights – Since this park leads into the Royal Palace, the Riverfront Park is always full with tourists of different countries. Come here during the early morning hours so that you get to witness the golden rays of the sunrise. The Royal Palace looks magical at the background. From here, you can also view the point of intersection of the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake. Hotels lined along this path will provide cycles on rent, which you can use for taking a stroll along the park.

    Location – Phnom Penh.

    Timings – Can be visited during any time of the day; however early morning sunrise and evening sunset hours are the best times to come here.

    Price – No entrance fee to visit this place.


  • 34 Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach)

    Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach)
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    The capital city of Phnom Penh has many wonderful structures built in authentic Khmer style of architecture. Independence Monument or the Vimean Ekareach is one of them.



    Highlights – As the name indicates, this monument was constructed during 1958 to commemorate the independence of Cambodia from France in 1953. Vann Molyvann, the brain behind some of the biggest cultural heritage structures in Cambodia, constructed this monument as well. One look at the monument and we will be reminded of the famous Angkor Wat Temple. This monument has a lotus-shaped stupa and is the main centre of celebrations during national festivals as the ceremonial light is here. Come here during the evening hours and take excellent pictures with your friends and family.

    Location – Junction of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard, Phnom Penh.

    Timings – Open all through the day.

    Price – Entry is free of cost.


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  • 35 Koh Dach (Silk Island)

    Koh Dach (Silk Island)
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    Also known as Silk Island, the 30 sq.km Koh Dach is one of the naturally beautiful and serene islands of Phnom Penh.

    Highlights – Silk Island is one of the best places to visit when you want to witness the skills of the local artisans like silk-weaving, handicrafts, pottery-making and other relevant skills. There are five villages here namely Koh Dach, Kbal Kho, Lvea, Neah Village and Chong Koh. Don’t miss to witness the local artisans in action here – planting various crops, weaving silk threads and manufacturing nets. As one goes past the Mekong River in cruises to reach this island, one will witness many moments worthy to be photographed. The island is also contains many architectural marvels from past centuries.



    Location
    – Kandal Province, on the shores of Mekong River.

    Timings – Can visit Koh Dach anytime during the year.

    Price – Boat rides usually cost USD10 per person and tuk-tuks cost around USD15 to USD20.




  • 36 Silver Pagoda

    Silver Pagoda
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    When you cover the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, you cannot miss the Silver Pagoda, as this structure is located right next to the royal residence.

    Highlights –The glimmering 5 tons of silver used on the floors of this structure has given this 19th century temple, the name of Silver Pagoda. Right on top of the pedestal, you can find a massive Buddha statue made of Baccarat crystal. Next to this, the golden Buddha blows you mind away with one look. Studded with a whopping 2086 diamonds, this Buddha weighs 90kg and is truly one of the star attractions in Phnom Penh. You can also find small sized bronze Buddha statues, silver statues of Buddha statues and many figurines of Lord Buddha all over this temple. The locals address Silver Pagoda as Wat Prea Keo.



    Location
    – Within the Royal Palace complex, Phnom Penh.

    Timings – 7.30AM to 11AM and 2PM to 5PM.

    Price – USD3 towards entry and extra charges of USD2 towards pictures.




  • 37 The Killing Fields

    The Killing Fields
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    This is one of the massive graveyards in Cambodia. These are the places in which millions of people were tortured to death during the notorious Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia which lasted from 1975 to 1979. This highly cruel rule came to an end when Vietnam took over the control of Democratic Kampuchea.



    Highlights
    – Close to 20000 mass grave sites were identified in the Killing Fields area in Cambodia. Evidences indicate that around 1.38 million victims were killed in these areas. There is a huge stupa at the Killing Fields located at Choeung Ek and this is adorned with the skulls of the victims who were killed in the area.
     
    Location – Choeung Ek, Phnom Pehn and is considered as the area of mass genocide in Cambodia.

    Timings
    - Can be visited any time during the year. Price – Around USD6 for foreign tourists and free of cost for local tourists.


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  • 38 Phnom Penh Royal Palace

    Phnom Penh Royal Palace
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    When you visit the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, one of the first tourist attractions that you need to visit is the Royal Palace, which still serves as the royal residence of King Norodom Sihamoni and the previous king, King Norodom Sihanouk. This Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda close by adorn the skies of Cambodia with its resplendent colours and brilliant piece of Khmer style of architecture.



    Highlights
    - While visitors are allowed inside the Royal Palace, it is worthy to be noted that the actual place where the royal stay, Khemarin Palace, still remains closed for the public. Tourists who are coming here should be dressed appropriately as a mark of respect for the royals.

    Location
    – Sothearos Bvld, Phnom Penh.

    Timings
    – 7.30AM to 11AM and from 2PM to 5PM on all days except on days of official functions and ceremonies.

    Price
    – Entrance fee – Around USD6.25 per person and additional photography charges of USD10.


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