Phnom Penh

phnom penh the capital of cambodia

Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, is a hub of history, culture, and modernity located on the banks of the Mekong River. Discover the unique blend of traditional Khmer architecture and modern skyscrapers, bustling markets, vibrant nightlife, and historical landmarks. Explore the iconic Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and Central Market. At night, Phnom Penh comes alive with rooftop bars, buzzing clubs, and live music venues.

The Royal Palace is a stunning complex of buildings that dates back to the 1860s. Explore the ornate Throne Hall, the Silver Pagoda, and the Khemarin Palace, the home of the Cambodian king. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is housed in a former high school, converted into a prison and torture center during the Khmer Rouge regime, providing a moving and educational experience. The Central Market has been a hub of commerce since the 1930s, offering everything from clothing to street food.

Phnom Penh’s vibrant nightlife includes rooftop bars with stunning views, clubs, and live music venues. This destination offers something for everyone, whether you’re interested in history, culture, cuisine, or just soaking up the energy of a bustling city. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the heart of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.

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The Royal Palace of Cambodia in Phnom Penh features a stunning silver pagoda that is covered with 5,000 silver tiles, each weighing over a kilogram. The floor of the pagoda is made of Italian marble and houses a life-sized gold Buddha statue adorned with 9,584 diamonds.

The Royal Palace of Cambodia

The Royal Palace is not just one building, but rather a complex of multiple structures that covers an area of over 170,000 square meters. The palace was originally built in the mid-19th century and has since undergone numerous renovations and expansions, including the addition of new buildings and gardens.

Today, it serves as both a tourist attraction and the official residence of the Cambodian king. Visitors can explore the palace’s stunning architecture, intricate decor, and fascinating history.

Best Food & Drink

1. Fish Amok

A creamy, coconut milk-based curry made with fish and flavored with lemongrass, turmeric, kaffir lime leaves, and other aromatic herbs and spices. It is usually served with steamed rice and is a popular dish in Khmer cuisine.

2. Nom Banh Chok

A type of noodle soup that features rice vermicelli noodles topped with a fish-based broth made with lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, and other ingredients. The dish is typically garnished with fresh herbs, vegetables, and a variety of condiments.

3. Angkor Beer

A popular Cambodian beer that is brewed in Phnom Penh and enjoyed throughout the country. It has a light, crisp flavor and is often served chilled with meals or as a refreshing beverage on its own.

amok cambodian signature dish

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