Phnom Penh

The capital city once known as the “Pearl of Asia”

Phnom Penh
Strategically set at the confluence of the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers, the capital city once known as the “Pearl of Asia” never fails to enchant its visitors. Its appeal is the blend of the old and the new, elegant French colonial buildings scattered along grand boulevards, monuments to the genocide and vibrant markets. The best time to visit here is from November to February when the so-called windy season comes.
 
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museuma. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
A former high school used as a prison by the Pol Pot’s forces is now turned into a museum where displays documentation and photos relating to the Khmer Rouge’s crimes.








National Museum Phnom Penhb. National Museum
An imposing terracotta structure of four pavilions surrounded with an inviting courtyard houses the world’s largest collections of Khmer sculptures and art.







Royal Palace phnom Penhc. Royal Palace
A massive complex of striking structures built in the 19th century in the classic Khmer style with gilded and pitched roofs, Royal Palace is the official residence of the current King Sihamoni. Most parts of the complex are closed to the public.









d. Silver Pagoda
The adjoining Silver Pagoda is well-known for its silver covered floor and houses the sacred Emerald Buddha. 


e. Night market
Experience the real flavor of Phnom Penh by mixing yourselves in the nightlife through an open-air market which takes place in every Friday to Sunday selling souvenirs, silks and knick-knacks. 
 

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