Cambodia Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh


Location

Phnom Penh is the National Capital and the largest city in Cambodia. It is located at the confluence of the Mekong river, Tonle Sap and Bassac River. The climate here is Tropical - Wet and Dry. It is fast becoming a metropolis. most of the Cambodian Economic Development is centered here. There are many attractions this city offers. The Famous temple Wat Phnom, Royal Palace with the Silver Pagoda, The National Museum which houses many Khmer Antiquities. Due to the French Colonial Architectural Influence on the Buildings and wide Beautiful Boulevards, add lots of character to the city. To understand the recent Tragic History of Cambodia you need to visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. It is a former High School used by the Khmer Rouge as a Concentration and Torture camp from 1975 to 1979. Of the estimated 17,000 prisoners only a few survived.

Phnom Penh Attractions:

French Colonial Villa

  • Killing Fields Museum -Tuol Sleng and Cheong Ek. Cambodia recent dark past.

  • Russian Market- A no holds barred anything goes market. sharpen your Bargaining Skills here.

  • Royal Palace and Silver pagoda. Built in 1866.The silver Pagoda houses the Emerald Buddha made from Baccarat Crystal and another Buddha statue made from 90Kg of Gold.

  • National Museum of Arts- Khmer Style building contains many Khmer Era artifacts and exhibits.

  • Wat Ounalum- This Buddhist temple was built in 1443 and is considered the seat of Cambodian Buddhism.

  • Phnom Tamao Zoo- It houses many local animals found in Cambodia.

  • Wat Phnom - A beautiful Temple atop a Hill and is a symbol of the Capital.

  • City Tour of the magnificent French colonial buildings.

The are many Daily International Flights that arrive at the Phnom Penh international Airport from all over the World. For the more adventurous one can travel overland form Thailand by Road and take the ferry on the Tonle Sap.

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