Phnom Penh

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The Cambodian capital Phnom Penh is with 2 million inhabitants the largest city in the Kingdom and also its commercial, economic and political hub. Characterised by its unique location at the confluence of the rivers Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac, its colonial villas, boulevards lined with trees, art-deco architecture combined with local traditions, Phnom Penh still has kept its original charm.

 


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Nowadays it is hard to imagine that this lively Asian capital was unoccupied for several years after the invasion and evacuation by the Khmer Rouge in April 1975.

 

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Due to the central location Phnom Penh also is a gateway to Cambodia's tourist attractions. The temples of Ankgor in the western part of the country, the beaches and islands in the south or the national parks in the north-east can be reached overland within a few hours.

 

Tips on what to do in Phnom Penh:

 

- Bargain for souvenirs at the Russian market

- Wake up early and join the Khmer for morning sport activities.

- Visit the National Museum

- Enjoy a sunset cocktail overlooking the Mekong.

- Take a cyclo ride through the colonial part of the city.

- Visit Tuol Sleng Museum a sad reminder of Cambodia's history

 

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How to get from Phnom Penh to other destinations:

 

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