Phnom Penh is the biggest and wealthiest city in Cambodia. It's also the cultural, commercial and political centre of the country. Covering an area of 345 sq km, Phnom Penh is located in the south-central region of Cambodia, at the confluence of the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers.

The bustling capital offers extensive cultural and historical attractions, including temples, museums and the Royal Palace. Attracting travellers from all over the world, Phnom Penh has accommodation options ranging from simple guesthouses to 5-star hotels. Phnom Penh also has a diverse dining scene as well as vibrant and varied nightlife.

What to see & do in Phnom Penh

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  • 18 Best Things to Do in Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh offers plenty of things to see and do – you'll often be surprised when making a stop in the Cambodian capital heading to or from Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat. Those who don’t make a stop off in Phnom Penh will often miss out on so many interesting historical, cultural and environmental attractions in the city.It’s not all about...

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Where & what to eat in Phnom Penh

  • 16 Best Restaurants in Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh restaurants are emerging as culinary surprise packages to match larger and more established Southeast Asian neighbours. Traditional Khmer street food surrounds the footpaths of haute cuisine restaurants, and cafés and bistros of every variety sprout in alleys and old colonial houses. Of course you’ll want to try the local food while you’re here, but don’t miss the chance to...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Phnom Penh

  • 20 Best Shopping Experiences in Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh shopping experiences may not be on par with shopping destinations in Southeast Asia like Bangkok or Singapore, but it's something you shouldn't dismiss. The city has a lot to offer the discerning shopper, as well as souvenir and bargain hunters.  It’s not just about steamy local markets or cheap knock-off bags and watches any more. Local markets (you can...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Phnom Penh

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