Phnom Penh Things to Do

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  • 1. Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    A lot has already been written about the Royal Palace but how many of us have looked up and seen the image of Buddha on the spire (i am sure that there is a correct word for this) on the roof of the...

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  • 2. Tuol Sleng Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    At Toul Sleng ( S 21) all the rooms where Pol Pot's Regime tortured people are still open and most of them contain a metal frame of the bed where these horrific procedures were carried out. The...

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  • 3. Killing Fields

    A sign reminds visitors to show respect to the million people who died at the hands of Pol Pot, but i think the sign is not necessary as it is a most somber place. The visitor is greeted by a strange...

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  • 4. National Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    A visit to Phnom Penh would not be complete without a visit to the National Museum, even if it is just to gaze at the renovated building. Inside the museum you will see the best collection of Khmer...

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  • 5. Wat Phnom

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Visited this Wat Phnom or originally named the Wat Preah Chedey Boraput on January 2014. Located in the area within Preah Sotheavong, Oknha Santhomok,and Preah Ang Sophanovong street. It was built on...

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  • 6. Central Market - Psah Thmay

    4 out of 5 stars

    Psah Thom Thmey (New Grand Market) has been open since 1937 so perhaps it should now be called the Old Grand Market! Just wander around and see the gems and jewelry inside, the fruit and flowers...

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  • 7. Silver Pagoda

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Silver Pagoda is located on the North side of the Royal Palace complex. The official name is Preah Vihear Preah Keo Morakot, but is called the Silver Pagoda because the floor is covered with 5,329...

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  • 8. Independence Monument

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This monument also known as the victory monument or named Vimean Ekareach, we visited here on January 2014,take some pictures then took off. Passed this monument many times during our visit in Phnom...

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  • 9. Wat Ounalom

    4 out of 5 stars

    Wat Ounalom was constructed in by 1443 and consists of 44 different structures and is located on Sisowath Quay, not too far from the Royal Palace. It is the center of the order of Mohinikay Buddhism...

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  • 10. Russian Market

    In the 1980's this market was known as the foreigner's market but soon changed to the Russian Market as nearly all the foreigners were Russian. You can spend a few hours wandering around the Russian...

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  • 11. Tonle Sap

    They are popular with some visitors. Local tourist boats are available for hire on the riverfront in Phnom Penh and can usually be arranged on the spot for between USD10 and USD20 an hour, depending...

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  • 12. Architecture

    A Frizz Restaurant web page has an interesting discussion of the French Colonial architecture in Phnom Penh. It talks about the famous rococo palace "fixer-upper" that I used in my introduction. The...

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  • 13. Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument

    Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument is located on streets between Street 7 and Sothearos Blvd. It was built in the late 1970s by the communist regime that took power after the Cambodian-Vietnamese...

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  • 14. Sisowath Quay

    This is one of the most beautiful river walks in phnom Penh because it is facing the Royal Palace. There are palm trees along the river walk and a yellow building as a restaurants serving Chinese...

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  • 15. Countryside

    Outside Phnom Penh you can visit small villages where traditional crafts like weaving are still carried out. The workshop is usually underneath the houses and several ladies will work there...

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  • 16. Cambodian Performing Arts Center

    The Cambodian Performing Arts Center in Phnom Penh is a small traditional dance school that welcomes visitors to watch the young students in training. When visitors arrive the students will usually...

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  • 17. Local Experiences with Backstreet Academy

    Backstreet Academy finds creates the most unique travel experiences by finding local masters who are amazing at what they do and help them create one-of-a-kind...

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  • 18. SMOKIN' POT--------INTERESTING

    I came across this old photo from a few years ago, and searched the web to find out more about it. Apparently there were originally 3 restaurants, one on PP,...

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  • 19. RELAX IN THE PARK

    Between the Royal Palace and the River there is a small park where normally many children are having fun. Spend some time observing the children playing before...

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  • 20. STROLL ALONG THE RIVER

    It is quite pleasant to just take a walk from Wat Phnom along the side of the river, Ton Le Sap towards the Royal Palace. You can observe the activity on the...

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  • 21. TAKE A CYCLO and HELP THE POOR

    Cyclos, a bicycle with seating for two in the bucket seat at the front, were first introduced to Phnom Penh in 1936 and until today they remain the cheapest way...

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  • 22. GAIN MERIT

    At several temples in the capital there are birds kept in cages which the locals buy and release to gain merit, according to Buddhist beliefs . There is a small...

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  • 23. WHERE HAS THE LAKE GONE?????

    Study the maps on photos 1 and 5 and spot the difference! Yes you got it! THE LAKE HAS DISAPPEARED!!!!Beoung Kak Lake used to be the backpackers center with...

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  • 24. Get a massage

    A lot of hotels have a spa where you can get a nice massage. The prices are generally very cheap by European standards.There are also massage parlours of...

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  • 25. Sunset cruise on the river.

    One nice and relaxing thing you can do in Phnom Penh is to take a sunset cruise on the river and go where the Tonle Sap river meets the Mekong river.These...

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