Phnom Penh is the capital and the largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the mighty Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, cultural heritage, and diplomacy of Cambodia.
Once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Nowadays, it has grown to energetic and fascinating city with graceful tree-lined boulevards, riverfront promenades, beautiful boutiques, art galleries, stylish restaurants and cafes.
Start your sightseeing tour at the Royal Palace with its glimmering spires and beautiful tropical gardens. The Royal Palace is the residence of the King Norodom Sihamoni, the King of Cambodia, and his family.
Find more about ancient past in the National Museum or take a walk to Wat Phnom („Wat on the hill“) where you can spot monkeys and have your fortune told….
You can also choose one of the cycling tours to the countryside or to the small island of Koh Dach or enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Mekong river.
Browse the city markets for a bargain, one of the most famous markets is the Central Market in a distinctive Art Deco building where you can buy nearly everything, from CDs, to silk, crafts, jewelry and more.
Phnom Penh is a city of past and present, of charm and chaos and offers everything - whatever is your flavour or taste it is all here!
To Phnom Penh you can easily get from Siem Reap by boat, by bus or by air. Of course, taxi is also available. There is a good bus connection between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, too.There is the Phnom Penh International Airport at Pochentong.