Phnom Penh : Places To Go In Cambodia
After you’ve been to Phnom Penh, you’ll find it hard to forget and, like many, you’ll also struggle to leave. It’s an addictive, unique and vibrant city.
The sites to see during the day are memorable lessens in history, and the restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in the evening are always very hard to walk away from.
Located near the conjunction of the upper Mekong, Tonle Sap, Bassak and lower Mekong rivers, the city has been the capital of Cambodia for the majority of time since Angkor was finally abandoned in the 15th century.
Today, with a population of around 1.5 million, the bustling South-East Asian city continues to be at the epicenter of Cambodian economic, cultural and political life.
Due in large part to its charm and glorious architecture, Phnom Penh was even given the title of the Paris of the Orient in the 1960’s and, thanks to its lack of skyscrapers today, it is still renowned for its traditional Khmer and French colonial buildings, colourful roof tiles, Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, monuments and, of course, the spectacular riverfront.
And it doesn’t just stop there, there are masses of good value hotels, guesthouses and restaurants, and captivating bars and nightclubs spread throughout the city.
Plus, with daily domestic flights to Siem Reap, Battambang, Rattanakiri and Stung Treng, and international airline companies flying to the capital from most South-East Asian cities, Phnom Penh now serves as a great gateway travel hub.
In short, visitors just keep on coming to Phnom Penh. Once you’ve visited, you’ll fully understand why.
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