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  • A flamboyant city sightseeing is a promise from the city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. It is known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’; once it was marred by war and revolution leading to the point where its charm got diminished. Nestled in a therapeutic nature, Phnom Penh is brimming with serenity and harmony along with luscious food. Khmer architectural style is undoubtedly carved on the walls of the Royal Palace, it stands out from the other attractions of the city.

    Ample opportunity to explore the city will come in search of visitors; stirring activities like cruise, cycling, quad biking, go Karting, boating etc take each tourist through the rustic as well as modern sectors of the majestic city. In addition, visits to witness the relics of ancient regimes like Silver Pagoda, the national museum of Cambodia, Phnom Udong and Wat Phnom will narrate beautiful citations of the history.

    Here are some Things to do in Phnom Penh:

  • 01Cruising

    Cruising
    When there is a possibility to cruise along the magnificent water bodies of any place in the world, it makes the place look all the more beautiful than it ever. The same is the case with Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

     Highlights – If you have not enjoyed the river cruises and sunset cruises in Phnom Penh, your trip to this beautiful city is incomplete. Lots of tour operators run cruise tours in Phnom Penh. Sunset Cocktail Cruises, Cocktail Cruises, Lunch Cruises, Explore Cruises, Silk Cruise, Bassac Cruises, Honeymoon cruises and private cruise tours are some of the types of cruise tours that you have to try while you are here. Enjoying the wonderful landscapes of Phnom Penh atop the magnificent cruises with your loved ones is an incredible experience.



    Location
    – Mekong River. Timing – Depends on various types of tours. The maximum and minimum time for these packages is 8 hours and 1 hour respectively.

    Price – Around USD49 for adults and USD24.5 for kids for an 8-hour package.


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  • 02Khmer Cooking Classes in Phnom Pehm

    Khmer Cooking Classes in Phnom Pehm
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    About the Activity:
    • Embark in this exciting cooking classes in Cambodia and learn to prepare some special Cambodian dishes.
    • Start this tour at 9:00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel in a tuk tuk vehicle and reach the tour locality.
    • Enjoy preparing some special dishes with plenty of herbs, leaves,pickled vegetables, dipping sauces, edible flowers and other garnishes and condiments.
    • You will be guided by your Cambodian chef while preparing the dishes.
    • Visit the local market and learn about the different vegetables and herbs.
    • Prepare some mouth watering starters, main dishes and desserts.
    • Conclude your tour at 12:30 PM and get dropped back at your hotel.
  • 03Luxury Spa Package in Phnom Penh

    Luxury Spa Package in Phnom Penh
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    • lPhnom Penh
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    About the Activity:
    • Feel rejuvenated with a spa package in Cambodia and travel to the next level of nirvana.
    • Get picked up from your hotel in a tuk tuk and get dropped at the tour locality.
    • Choose for invigorating and pleasure spa for body, face and soul; it is based on oriental rites of beauty and relaxation.
    • Dip yourself into a relaxing environment with sweet scents and professional service at a Spa.
    • Get a chance to enjoy few of the best delicious scrubs, natural facials, unique body wraps or body massages.
    • You will be absolutely recovered and freshen up for your days ahead.
    • Conclude your session after 3 hours and head back home feeling refreshed.
  • 04Sunset Rivercruise in Phnom Penh

    Sunset Rivercruise in Phnom Penh
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    About the Activity:
    • Relish in this delightful excursion in an hour long cruise in Phnom Penh and get a chance to enjoy the amazing beauty of this region.
    • Get picked up from your hotel in the afternoon in a tuk tuk and reach the tour locality.
    • Enjoy a warm welcome by the crew on board and start cruising in the Mekong River, the twelfth longest river in the world.
    • Marvel at the sight of the amazing view of Diamond Island and then visit an unique fishing village built on the river
    • Enjoy drinks from the open bar with many kinds of beverages and set yourself  free.
    • Get amazed by the breathtaking view of the sunset and return back.
    • Conclude this tour after 1 hour 30 minutes and head back home with lots of memories.
  • 05Half Day Phnom Penh Food Adventure

    Half Day Phnom Penh Food Adventure
    • h3 Hours
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    About the Activity:
    • If you are in Phnom Penh and love eating food then this tour is the perfect fit for you.
    • Start this amazing tour after getting picked up from the hotel at reach the tour locality.
    • Enjoy tasting some delicious meals at the Cambodian restaurant.
    • Visit some of the famous sites and enjoy the amazing view of the city.
    • Conclude this tour after getting dropped back to your hotel.
    • Head out  to a local market to taste some tropical fruits, desserts before having a delicious Khmer BBQ dinner.
    • Conclude your tour after 3 hours after enjoying your dinner.
    • This tours is a customized tour and can be availed at your convenience.
  • 06Cultural and Historical Tour in Phnom Pehn

    Cultural and Historical Tour in Phnom Pehn
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    About the Activity:
    • Indulge in this exciting cultural tour in Phnom Pehn and get a chance to learn about the culture and history of this region.
    • Get picked up from your hotel at 8:30 AM in an air conditioned vehicle and explore some of the best places.
    • Visit the Royal Palace (a classic example of royal Khmer architecture), Silver Pagoda (Emerald Buddha)newly erected statue commemorating the late King Father (Sihanouk).
    • Admire the architecture of the pagoda at Wat Phnom, the Silver Pagoda and the Independence Monument. 
    • Enjoy a delicious lunch and then continue sightseeing by taking a sobering walk through Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum .
    • Learn about the cultural and the historical facts bleak period of Khmer history which followed the fall of Phnom Penh in April 1975.
    • Continue on to Choeung Ek Memorial, one of the infamous Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge executed around 17,000.
    • Conclude your tour at 5:00 PM in the evening and get dropped back at your hotel.


  • 07Quad Biking

    For an experience that is filled with adventure, excitement, thrill and safety, quad biking is the right activity for you. There are lots of quad biking tours available in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh.

     Highlights -–This is the best way to experience the natural extravaganza of this city and the traditional lifestyle of Khmer people. As you pack your bags and travel through your ATV quad bikes (Honda 125cc) and go through rice fields, you cannot help but sink in the goodness of the place. Cover the famous tourist spots in Phnom Penh, with the help of these bike tours and cover the rough terrains in with a great deal of confidence.

    Image Credits : Jason Judge



    Location
    – Covers all the tourist spots in Phnom Penh.

    Timings – ATV Quad Bike tours are available all through the year. Timings will depend on tour operators.

    Price
    – Cost depends on the duration and kind of bike used. Price is within the range of USD25 to USD110.


  • 08Go Fishing

    With quite a few brilliant lakes and rivers in its premises, it is not surprising that fishing is one of the favourite pass-times of tourists coming to the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

    Highlights – Enjoy the various river, lake and sea fishing tours in the capital city as there are many authorised tour operators who offer these to guests. Rods and refreshments are served as part of package costs. Watch in wonder as experienced guides teach you to catch different varieties of fishes like Mekong Spot Catfish, Asian Catfish, Redtail Catfish and many more. If you have already have experience in fishing, you should be prepared to see Snakeheads , Tomans and Giant Catfishes in your fishing net.



    Location
    – All lakes and water bodies in Phnom Penh.

    Timings
    – Take up fishing tours during the Water Festival to enjoy boat tours and fireworks.

    Price
    – Private fishing – USD30 for an hour and it goes up to USD55 per hour per person.


  • 09Visit Royal Palace

    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.


  • 10Visit Killing Fields

    Some tourist spots in the world bring back painful memories of the past. Killing Fields of Choeung Ek in Phnom Penh, is one of them.

    Highlights – This is one of the areas which represents the genocide of Cambodia that happened during the notorious rule of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979. This was the area which is a mass graveyard where close to 1.5 lakh people were brutally tortured and murdered as a result of the Khmer Rouge policies, diseases and other natural calamities. Close to 20000 burial sites were identified in this name and one of the journalists who escaped the trauma of this rule, gave this place, the name of “Killing Fields”.



    Location
    – Phnom Penh.

    Timings – Open all through the year for local and international tourists.

    Price – USD6 per person for international tourists and no charge for local tourists.


  • 11Visit Silver Pagoda

    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.


  • 12Visit National Museum of Cambodia

    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.


  • 13Tuol Sleng Museum

    Image Credit :  Clay Gilliland
    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.

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    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.
  • 14Visit Phnom Udong

    If you are a mountain and stupa lover, Phnom Udong, in the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh, is the most apt place for you to visit.

    Highlights – Phnom indicates mountain in the local Khmer dialect. Prior to establishing Phnom Penh as the capital city of Cambodia, Udong served as its capital for a long time from 1618 to 1866. Today, though the place has lost out to other cities in terms of development and tourism potential, there is still one major attraction here - Mount Udong. Today, there are couple of humps left of this mountain. The most attractive feature is that these humps have various stupas adorning them. Don’t miss out on the Phnom Preah Reach Throap (Hill of the Royal Fortune), Phnom Vihear Leu (small sanctuary), famous stupas of Damrei Sam Poan, Ang Doung and Mak Proum. Lots of Buddha temples, relics, statues, figurines and carvings decorate this peak.



    Location – Udong.

    Timing – Open all through the year.

    Price – A full tour costs about USD12 per person for one day.


  • 15Visit Koh Dach (Silk Island)

    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.


  • 16Visit Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

    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.
  • 17Visit 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.

    Image Credits : Matthew Klein



    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.


  • 18Visit Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach)

    Image Credit : mattwl
    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.

    Image Credits : rwoan



    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.
  • 19Visit Phnom Tamao Zoo

    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.
  • 20Friends the Restaurant

    This is one of the best and customer friendly restaurants in Cambodia.



    Highlights - This is a restaurant which is loved by almost a lot of people. It serves the best delicious dishes and mouth -watering desserts which make the restaurant irresistible for its customers. It is the most loved restaurant in Phnom Penh. The restaurant has a beautiful set up which attracts a lot of people to check it out. It is located nearer to the national museum. The mouth- watering tasty foods are its greatest plus point. With an excellent ambience, great food and customer friendly staff, this restaurant is one of the go-to places in Phnom Penh. It has branches all over the world.

     Location – Capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

    Price for two – USD4 to USD5. Speciality dishes - tapas, hummus, chocolate cheese cake and meatballs.

    Timings - 9 AM to 9 PM on all days of the week. 
  • 21Go Shopping

    The capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, is one of the best shopping destinations in the world. You can shop for all kinds of goods at reasonable prices when you are here.

    Highlights – Household goods, hand-woven silk scarves, garments, handicrafts, sports goods, books, fashion accessories, street food, artificial jewellery, intricately carved statues, bags and much more can be bought from the shops in Phnom Penh.

    Location – Some of the famous markets where you can shop from in Phnom Penh are Psar Thmei, Russian Market, Psar Tuol Tom Pong, Psar O Russei, Rajana, Night Market, Daughters, Watthan Artisans, A.N.D., NCDP Handicrafts, Aeon Mall, DAH Export, Peace Handicrafts, Psar Chaa, Open Book and Smateria.

    Timings – Depends on the markets. Most of them are open from around 6.30AM to 5.30PM, whereas the Night Market is open from 6pm to midnight.

    Price – Depends on goods bought. Negotiations skills are a must. Clothes are available from as low as USD2.50

  • 22Boating

    Just like any other capital city, Phnom Penh too is very busy and noisy most of the times. In order to go past the busy roads of this city, boat tours are the best.

    Highlights – Enjoy the early morning, afternoon and sunset rays of Phnom Penh through relaxing boat tours. It takes around 1 or 2 hours to cover the streets of Phnom Penh. Visit the majestic Royal Palace and the beautiful skyline of Phnom Penh through these boat tours. If you want to enjoy to the maximum, you can get food and drinks as well on the boat.



    Location
    – Boat tours are available all over Phnom Penh along the Tonle Sap, Mekong River and Sisowath Quay.

    Timings – Boat trips are available throughout the year.

     Price – Depends on the type of boat chosen and duration of trip. Small boats charge USD15 per hour, Medium boats charge USD20 per hour and big boats charge USD25 per hour.


  • 23Go Karts (Kambol Village)

    If you are an adventure lover and are looking for some source of entertainment in Phnom Penh, you can enjoy karting in the Kambol Village, which is located in the outskirts of the capital city.

    Highlights – If you though go Karting was just for fun, you have to change your views when you look at the professional lanes and circuits of the Kambol Village in Phnom Penh. Once you gear up properly with the necessary accessories, you are all set to go. Get the thrill of racing on professional lanes along a rural setting in the Kambol Village.



    Location
    – Kambol Village is located at about 2km off the road that takes you to Sihanoukville and 8km from the airport.

    Timings – Can be done anytime during the day.

    Price - It costs around USD12 for a 10minute of karting session.


  • 24Cycling

    Bicycle tours are not only great for observing natural beauty, but also for one’s health. Almost all the hotels in the capital city of Phnom Penh offer cycles on rent to tourists to go around the town and explore its beauty.

    Highlights – Almost all cycle tours in Phnom Penh come with English speaking tourist guides for the benefit of international tourists. Get on rented cycles with your own accessories and tour around some of the lesser-known beauties like Phnom Chisor Temple Complex. Cycle tours are very flexible here. You can choose the one that suits your time and budget limits. There are half-day, full-day and multi-day tours here. As you drive along the tricky Oudong Mountain, you cannot help but wonder at the local Cambodian lifestyle of the people here.



    Location
    – All over Phnom Penh.

    Timing – Cycle tours are available all through the year.

    Price – For a cycle tour which lasts between 3 and 8 hours costs anywhere between USD20 and USD50.


  • 25Visit Kam-Air Wake Park

    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).



Attractions

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Phnom Penh Royal Palace

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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The Killing Fields

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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Silver Pagoda

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.


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Koh Dach (Silk Island)

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.


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Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach)

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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Riverfront

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.
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Sisowath Quay

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.
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Riverside Bistro

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.
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Rubies Wine Bar

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). 
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Sport Bar

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.
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The Exchange

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.
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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.
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Quitapenas

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.
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Tuol Sleng Museum

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.
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Royal Palace

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.


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National Museum of Cambodia

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.


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